Rafting in Serayu River, Randegan Village, Banjarnegara


It is likely Banjarnegara and Wonosobo District has only Dieng Plateau as their prime tourist attraction. Well, that is a wrong thinking. It is because more references are available and Serayu River is one of them. The river offers majestic background (Slamet Mountain) and it has become a recommended nature facility to do a fun challenging water sport – rafting. The location is in Randegan / Tunggoro Village and it belongs to Sigaluh Sub-District. In terms of location, it is considered reachable. Not to mention the river was once chosen as a venue for a national rafting competition.

The Nuance
The upstream is located in Dieng Plateau, located in an area with 500 meters above the sea level. The length of the Serayu River is roughly 30 km and it passes through several districts, including Purbalingga, Banyumas, Cilacap, Banjarnegara, and Wonosobo. The river flows to the Indian Ocean and it has challenging stream flows! Today, it becomes one of the most recommended fun activities to do in Dieng and nearby area. It is definitely a perfect choice for those who love new challenges and experiences. There is no special skill required, in fact. Those people only need to follow the instruction and wear proper safety gear.

Exploring Serayu River
Not all people love rafting and that is a fact. However, no one can deny the fun in doing it. Considered as both sport and recreational activity, everyone should try it at least once. Moreover, they are going to conquer Serayu River, which is considered the biggest one among other rivers in Central Java Province. Even it owns a high-grade and qualification due to its variations and beautiful backgrounds. With all of those attractions, no one can resist the temptation of rafting. Overall, it is quite safe due to the presence of an instructor.

Many reasons make Serayu River as the best facility for rafting. For example, it has a long and challenging rafting route. In terms of width, it is not disappointing either. The fact is the management offers more than one rafting route. There are different levels of routes from which tourists can choose, depending on the difficulties and length. For those who want to try the most challenging route, it takes about 6 hours and it comes with the length of 28 km. It is suitable for both beginners and experienced rafters, actually.

The management provides a superb service and facilities to all tourists who want to do rafting in Serayu River. These include snacks, local transportation, gears, bottled water, guides, etc. That means the activity is quite safe for everyone regardless of the experience, age, and gender. Moreover, it can be done anytime as long as the management is available.

Nearby Attractions

  • Curug Pitu Waterfall
  • Surya Yudha Waterpark
  • Wonosobo City

How to Get There
There are many ways to reach Serayu River, but the most recommended one is from Wonosobo City. Travelers can take Banjarnegara-Wonosobo Street or Gatot Subroto Reach to reach that rafting site. The distance is 21.7 and it takes about 40 minutes by any type of transportation.

Where to Stay

  • Pison Hotel
  • Sindoro Sumbing Hotel
  • Mulyo Aji Hotel
  • Nirwana Hotel

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