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The Best of Bali Bike Tour

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The Best of Bali Bike Tour

Scheduled Tour

Price from

1770 USD

Duration

7 Days | 6 Nights

Level

2

Tour Code

GHNB23

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Tour by Bike, Foot & Snorkel through Bali's Natural & Cultural Wonders

Enjoy a cycle touring adventure along the backroads of the Balinese countryside, soaking in the natural diversity and iconic landscapes of this paradisiacal island on two wheels. Hike and bike tour through lush tropical settings on carefully crafted routes designed to be achievable for all skill levels. Experience the charms of rural life and savor local specialties while gaining a comprehensive and immersive insight into Bali's culture and traditions.

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Quality Bikes
Polygon Hardtail Mountain Bikes or Optional Kalosi Evo E-bikes

Your Guide
Knowledgable Balinese Guide

Group Size
6 to 14

Accommodation
Comfortable Accommodation

Activities
Bike/Hike/Snorkel/Swim

Minimum Age
14+

Overview

Discover this wonderful part of the world on a bike tour that gives you a comprehensive and immersive insight into Bali’s culture, traditions, and natural diversity.  
This week-long trip will let you explore three distinct sides of the Balinese landscape. Gently glide by tranquil rice paddies and quaint countryside villages before exploring Mt. Agung's volcanic slopes. Heading to the eastern coastline,  traverse the black sandy beaches while admiring the rugged cliffs. Embrace all this natural diversity as you cycle tour along comfortable roads carefully picked for their gentle inclines and lack of obstacles.

Along the way, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to learn about local culture and traditions as you observe the roles spirituality and cuisine play in the daily routines of village life. Our expert guide will help unpack the various rituals and practices you’ll encounter, but you’ll also get to immerse yourself in village life with a stay at Kaura Camp resort, complete with activities that connect you with the surrounding community and celebrate Balinese crafts and farming techniques.  

The Riding - 217km / 135mi total: Aside from some short, tactical transfers to negotiate the hilliest segments, this cycle tour of Bali features an itinerary that allows for a pleasant ride on gentle inclines through equally pleasing landscapes, giving you time to appreciate the views and warm generosity of those you encounter.

We do come across some inclines around the volcanoes, but some strategic transfers allow us to enjoy the elevation without sacrificing the legs. So for the most part we'll be starting at the top of hills and enjoying pedaling down. In terms of surfaces, we’ll be riding along narrow village roads. There will be plenty of single-file riding as we skirt along farming fields, but these are of generally good quality, and we shouldn’t encounter too many bumps along the way.  

We approach each day with a slow and easygoing pace, meaning this bike tour should be accessible to everybody regardless of your cycle touring experience. That being said, there is always the safety net of an air-conditioned vehicle on hand if you would like a break from the bike.

E-Bikes are available as an optional extra on this tour for $210

Highlights

Embrace Balinese rural life cycling less touristy backroads

Connect with the locals at Kaura Community Retreat

Snorkel coral reefs and a sunken WWII US Army ship

Learn about Balinese culture and tradecrafts through community-run projects

Hike through plantations & lush tropical forest

Absorb the serenity and spirituality at Bali's emblematic temples

Unwind with a sundowner from your courtyard villa

INCLUSIONS

  • 6 nights in comfortable accommodation selected for high standards & local flavor
  • 6x Breakfasts, 6x Lunches, 6x Dinners 
  • Healthy snacks, fruit & water during cycling
  • Knowledgeable local guide
  • Quality well serviced bikes and helmet for riding
  • Jersey and water bottle that are yours to keep
  • Comfortable van for support and transfers
  • All tickets and entry costs included in the itinerary

What our Guests Say

Day to Day


Riding:
40km
24mi
Meal:
LD

Get out into the Ubud countryside this morning for a relaxing meandering loop beside idyllic rice paddies and the lush resplendent greenery. We’ll be heading north of your Ubud base to observe the charms of rural Balinese life. We’ll stop mid-morning for some refreshing local coffee, and there’s a chance to sample some local coconuts too.

Biking along narrow backroads, the local Balinese tend to greet you warmly. Most villages have a sacred temple, and you’ll usually catch a glimpse of a ceremony or two. Our friendly guide will help explain the significance of the daily offerings that villagers lay out.

Enjoy your first foray into Balinese cuisine with a delicious lunch of nasi campur beside the rice fields, an excellent opportunity to spot the native birds of the area. End the day with another tantalising feast back at the hotel to celebrate the first day’s riding.

Riding:
63km
39mi
Meal:
BLD

Get an early start on the bike and head out west to see villagers going into the temples for their morning prayers and watch farmers setting up for their day’s work.  Coffee culture is strong in southern Bali, and we’ll stop mid-morning for another rejuvenating cup at a local market where you can browse the stalls for local produce. We’ll then stop by a village temple to participate in a water purification ceremony. These traditional rituals are performed to cleanse, purify, and bless the water, and usually include incense, flowers, and candles. The guide will help explain the symbolism.

We’ll skirt along the sacred monkey forest sanctuary where you can peacefully observe the playful monkeys lounging and leaping from tree to tree.  Away from the monkey forest,  you can enjoy a typical local lunch as a hospitable local villager welcomes you into his traditional family home. After socializing, hop back on the bikes to continue investigating those backroads on the way back to Ubud.

Riding:
52km
32mi
Meal:
BLD

Time to make our way to Kaura community retreat.  En route, we’ll transition from the rolling rice fields to the rich geological formations around the volcanic Mount Batur. Your guide will help identify the effects of the various previous volcanic eruptions on the natural landscape. You’ll cycle a short, steady incline to enjoy coffee with a view at Mt Batur, a bewitching sight as it looms on the horizon emerging from the tropical jungle.

Next, it’s on to the famous Penglipuran traditional village that has been preserved and maintained as a living museum. The village showcases the Balinese people's way of life and culture through guided tours and cultural performances. On arrival at Kaura, get set up in your luxury tent before getting hands-on with the flavors of Balinese cuisine in a cooking class led by one of the local families of Manggis.

Meal:
BLD

Immerse yourself into the easy-going pace of the local life of Manggis. Kaura community retreat sits alongside the village, whose inhabitants act as hospitable hosts during your stay. Prepare your comfiest walking shoes and embark on a two-hour trekking trip around the village edge. The first stop will be at a palm winemaking house, where the owners will demonstrate their process.

Before indulging in too much wine, your knowledgeable local guide will take you on an unusual trekking route in his village, less-frequented and truly off-the-beaten-path. Spot the indigenous plants growing in this tropical climate, including coffee, cocoa, cloves, and exotic local fruits.

The trail will take you to a natural crystalline pool where you can bathe and swim. After a rejuvenating dip, continue walking to an organic garden run by a local female farmer’s group. Learn about their project and efforts to expand their sustainable farming methods. Enjoy an optional yoga session to rest and recuperate, set in a sala amid the tropical trees.

Part of the charm of being in Manggis is the relationships you develop from spending time with the villagers. Feel harmony as you all get together for a Balinese feast. Take heart from the fact your stay at the camp is empowering the community and supporting their shift to sustainable farming methods.

Riding:
42km
26mi
Meal:
BLD

Day five of your trip and we'll say goodbye to your new friends in Manggis as you head for the coast. The day begins with a transfer to negotiate the hilliest areas around Manggis before hopping on the bikes and heading for the coast.

Cycle along winding palm-fringed countryside roads and pass charming villages to get to the iconic Tirta Gangga water palace. Tirta Gangga is a former royal palace in eastern Bali, notable for its reflective bathing pools and wonderfully ornate stone carvings. Learn about the site’s rich heritage before pressing on to Tulamben on the coast.

Enjoy panoramic views while skirting the rugged eastern coastline, spotting the idyllic fishing villages scattered intermittently. Take time to admire another of Bali’s iconic natural features - the otherworldly black, sandy beaches. Step off the bikes, sink your toes into the sand, and kick back for a well-earned break. 

Meal:
BLD

Take the opportunity to embrace the beautiful Balinese coastline at Tulamben and enjoy the luxury of your courtyard villa accommodation. Discover the multitude of colorful fish and coral on a snorkeling trip to explore the shoreline. There are two particular points of interest off the coast here; the coral garden, a particularly picturesque spot for snorkeling, and the Liberty wreckage, the remains of an American warship sunk during WWII.

You’ll drop anchor around lunchtime to enjoy another fantastic Balinese meal of nasi campur, nasi goreng, and other snacks, laid out picnic-style. After a fun day out on the water, we’ll drop you back on shore mid-afternoon to enjoy the delights of Tulamben at your own leisure before a farewell dinner with the rest of the group. 

Riding:
20km
12mi
Meal:
B

We have time to enjoy one last ride! After breakfast at the hotel, we'll take a relatively short 20 km loop touring the beaches of Tulamben, a nice treat to cap off your bike tour of Bali. Enjoy the sea vistas before pedaling inland to enjoy stunning views of the iconic volcano, Mt Agung. Your guide will help shed insight on the shadow cast by the volcano on Balinese culture, just as it casts its shadow over the lush greenery of the landscape.

You’ll return from the short ride around lunchtime in good time for your airport transfer and the end of your cycling adventure.

Dates & Price


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