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What You Should Know More About Cycling in Ubud
Ubud is more than a vacation and is an experience. From trekking to forest cycling there are many adventurous things one can enjoy. One of the best things is to do Bamboo Forest Cycling. Through this tour, one can enjoy:
The best time to do cycling in Ubud is during dry season that is July and October. This is the time when you can experience the beautiful countryside of Ubud, as well as rural Balinese village life from up close. One can cross across ancient temples, plantations and beautiful villages across Ubud.
The cost of the cycling tour in Ubud depends on the packages offered and cycle booked. If booked Giant ATX Hardtail or Giant Trance Full Suspension, then it may cost you around $60 to $99. Different cycling tours offer different packages.
It takes approx 1-2 hour to reach Ubud from Ngurah Rai International Airport. There are taxis available outside the airport that will charge you approx $27 or more. You'll be passing through Denpasar. Roadway is the best transportation option to reach Ubud.
Well, it depends on the cycling tour service you opted for. There are half-day electric bike cycling tour and even 2-3 days of cycling tour to different locations of Ubud. There are specific locations in Ubud where you’ll be visiting, also having lunch and other activities throughout the tour.
It is less dangerous to cycle in Ubud, however, one needs to be very careful while riding in roads. Bali is known for less road restriction. Moreover, many roads are in poor condition with potholes. Ubud Village itself is overall fairly flat, the surrounding villages are quite hilly and very curvy.
The best thing is to stay in group while cycling and keep your eyes vigilant, especially while on traffic roads.
Yes, if you’re in a cycle tour group, you’ll be guided with tour guide throughout the journey.The tour guide will help in providing complete details about the places touring around. Every cycling tour is managed by the expert tour manager.
Yes, during the cycling tour, cyclers will be offered with required medical emergencies. First aid kid will be availbale with the tour guide and manager. Also in extreme case, there are some good medical centers. Toya Medika Clinic, Jalan Raya Pengosekan, and other local clinics.
Yes, you can be safe in cycling trip in Ubud. You can join the cycling group and tour round. There will be other women cyclers too in the trip whom you can join and have safe tour.
There are different terrains in Ubud which can be enjoyed during cycling tour. Campuhan Ridge is one such terrain to be enjoyed. One can cycle around the village and coffee plantation which are close to terrains.
The weather in Ubud is both wet and dry. It can get a bit hot at mid-day but there is often a nice breeze and being a bit above sea level keeps the temperature somewhat in check. During the winter the temperature can drop below 20 degrees at night and will usually remain below 30 degrees in the daytime.
Dry season is generally from July to October and the wet season from November to April should be avoided. The rain is extremely heavy and can last for hours.
If you are cycling for the first time in Ubud, then there are certain clothing tips to follow.
While cycling in a place like Ubud, you need a good health condition. This is because there are certain difficult terrains and roads which can take your extra energy out of you.
There are various bicycle rentals in Ubud. These rental services offers services for around $3 or more, depending for how many hours or days you will be getting the cycle for tour. These rentals offer all type of bikes for kids and adult. From electronics to gear cycles are available. Bali Bike Hire Bali Eco Cycling Ubud Scooter Rental
You can opt for both the options. There are different cycling tour companies that conduct regular cycling in and around Ubud. Bali Eco Cycling, Banyan tree Bike Tours, Bali Bike, and Bali Bintang are the famous tour companies. You need to book prior for the cycling tour. If you want to ride alone, then you still do that, however, you need to plan the locations and know the safety things.
Yes, there are cycling tour companies that offer family bike tour. The family will be offered with tour guide and visit all those places worth exploring via bicycle. You can enjoy the family cycling tour packages offered by the touring company. From transportation, pick up to drop off, families will be offered all the services for comfortable cycling tour.
Yes, kids can enjoy the half day cycling tour. You can allow your kid to seat on the back of the bikes allowing them to explore the village. There are bikes having a good back seat for comfortable seating for kids. The reputed cycle tour company also offer children bikes that can be used by kids for half day tour. For inexperienced and kids, the company provide support and instruction.
While planning a cycling trip to Ubud, there are certain things to consider:
It depends on the season you are visiting Ubud. Some of the packing items to Ubud are:
Yes, few well-known cycling tour companies offer accomodation service under discount price. The accommodation includes breakfast and meal. Generally, 10%-20% discount is offered. The Samara Hotel Anulekha Ubud Resort and Villa These are two best accommodation available for cycle tourists.
There are different places one can explore during the cycle excursion.
During the cycling tour in Ubud, you will zoom across some great attractions around. One can enjoy the fragrance of Ubud’s natural countryside, the sound of birds and other things. Bali Eco Cycling, Banyan Tree Bike Tours, Bali Bike, and Bali Bintang, are some bike companies that conduct cycling tours. Some of the interesting places you'll explore in Ubud during the tour are:
Traveller Tales from Ubud
22 September 2016
Bali is indeed a great vacation destination! I went over here along with my husband on our honeymoon, initially I was bit afraid to take up a cycling tour as you need lot of energy to cycle in and around Bali, but the organizers gave us lot of rest time so that we could refresh. Well speaking about the trip – great and fabulous. Cycling to the terraced rice fields and visiting the adjacent landmarks and villages were more than memorable. Jatiluwih is known for its famous rice paddies and I am happy that I saw that for real, well speaking about the real fun – the water rides, the sporting activities and the bonfire were charming. Food was good and we were offered plenty of activities to indulge in. The guides were supportive and had good communication skill. Suggestions – Carry comfy footwear, sunglasses and a good camera (Guys you have loads to capture at Bali). It was an amazing and pleasant stay at the Pacung mountain resort (nice resort experience – I ll write about this a review separately) Well guys if you are planning to take this trip I advise you to take few days of stretching exercise in prior so that you can enjoy to the core!
22 September 2016
Well that now I am back from my Bali 6D/5N cycling tour, I have only two words to say – enchantment incarnate! Even though this trip can be a great trip for couples or friends, I feel it is ideal for family vacation too. I took up this trip with my wife and we got that full-to-full enjoyment. The itinerary and the procedures were explained to us well in advance to us by our team and so it was easy for us to stick to it. The whole way cycling to Volcano at Batur and then cycling to Pacung - Mengwi – Ubud was a bit tiresome (but if you have stamina you can very well manage it). Still the night halt at the hotels and the resorts gave us the needed break and took off the tiredness’. My wife loved the cycling to the rice fields and the nearby village. The folk dancers danced well to the local music and we should admit that we got an exhilarating experience, well all that being said, the trip was above average with prices being at par with the services. Lastly I would like to wind this review by saying that I recommend this trip for sure.
22 September 2016
What matters from any trip is not only the enjoyment that we get throughout the trip, but upon the aftermath of the trip and yes our trip to Bali for six days and five nights was indeed a memorable one. I wanted a trip that will not start and finish in hurry-burry, and I am glad this one trip was not one such, I was relaxed whole way and enjoyed each minute relaxingly, we went over here last month as a gang of eight friends, we had planned and booked the trip online from our travel agents and everything was as perfect as it ought to be. As said before it was a 6D/5N trip and the day one as soon as we landed in the airport we headed off to our hotel at Kuta, we were given ample time to relax, swim and explore the adjacent places. Our actual enjoyment started when we were given the bicycles to ride till the Volcano Batur which was around 35 kms, we were allowed to stop then and there for refreshment ( though I managed to use this time to take lot of selfies of the nearby places like the rice fields, Uluwatu temple, tropical plantations and so on). The itinerary covered almost many places including the rustic Balinese villages, Mengwi, Pacung, Jatiluwih, Kitmani and more. One of my friends was curious to know more about the culture and history of Bali and so we headed on the last day to some of the historical monuments and temples, this bit was amazing as we were lucky enough to witness the dance performance of the Balinese. And even though we were eight in number the accommodation sharing was only two in a room and this was even more comforting for us. Overall a great experience!
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