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Best Cycling Tours in Bali

The beautiful Islands of Bali, made so famous by Author Elizabeth Gilbert, had many a travelers sauntering over to these Islands trying to find and recreate the magic which was in the book, Eat, Pray and Love. And although part fiction, part fact, for whatever reason you envision Bali, know that this will be your own personal Journey and what a great story for you also to take away as memory. The beautiful descriptions of the villages in the book don’t do the justice in real life. The abundance of green and lush and river banks and canals flowing through the roadside and the many beaches that Bali has to offer just opens up a whole new world to the travelers.

 

Many tours are available for you to explore Bali the way you want. There are many bicycle tours organized for your convenience which allows you to bike through these villages of Ubud like the Carangsari village and experience the vibrant life of Bali, enjoy the lush green paddy fields and the backroads of these beautiful villages, and experience a local Balinese household. You can visit famous landmarks in Bali during your bicycle tour, which is actually one of the best ways to discover the inroads of this heartland. There are other adventure activities to seek as well, like mountain cycling and elephant safari ride in Ubud, Mountain biking in Nusa Penida, Sunset tour at Tanah Lod, snorkeling in the oceans at Nusa Lembongan which is a small island off the Southeast coast of Bali and enjoying the vast colorful depths of the ocean corals and sea creatures. Enjoy luxuriously in the white sands of the beaches and be one with nature.

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    6 Day/ 5 Night Cycling Tour of Bali

    About the Activity:Fixed departure: 18th August, 01st  September, 15th September, 29th September, 6th October, 20th October, 3rd November.With this 6 day 5 nights package, explore the best of Bali, Indonesia.During this tour, you will be covering Kuta, Besakih village, Candidasa, Mt. Batur volcano at Kintamani, Pacung Mountain Resort and Jatiluwih among other famous landmarksThe tour includes accommodation, meals, transportation and a lot of activities.

    d6 Days n5 Nights
    Excellent 5.0
    3 reviews

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    Ubud

    About the Activity:If you always wanted to explore the scenic beauty of Bali, this tour is a perfect fit for you. Get picked up from the hotel in Ubud around 08:00-08:15 AM to start your cycling trip.Cycle into the heartland of Bali with a tour along the back roads of Carangsari, and be granted a glimpse into the daily life and vibrant culture of Bali.Enjoy cycling to Elephant Camp and have a quick stop to visit the camp and chocolate factory.Continue travelling to Banjar Buangga to see rice paddy and traditional village and then to Telugtug Village, take a halt in Pura Dalem Telugtug.The tour, suitable for guests of all ages and physical condition, includes a visit to a typical Balinese household, a stopover at the memorial of I Gusti Ngurah Rai.Enjoy a lip-smacking lunch overlooking panoramic vistas of nearby Ubud.End your trip with a close encounter with the surprisingly well-mannered monkeys inhabiting the sacred nutmeg forest at Sangeh, get back to your hotel around 03:00 PM.

    h7 Hours
    Good 3.0

    Starting from

    6464


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    South Kuta

    About the ActivityFixed Departures between September to October 2016, every Thursday.Explore the best of Bali, Indonesia on this fun cycling tour.This 8 day 7 night tour will let you discover the best of Bali as you cycle to the best of locations and explore the Indonesian culture.Over the course of the tour, you will cover Kuta, Besakih village, Candidasa, Mt. Batur volcano at Kintamani, Pacung Mountain Resort and Jatiluwih among others.The tour begins on arrival in Kuta where you will have to make your way to the hotel.The tour includes accommodation, meals, transportation and a lot of activities.

    d8 Days n7 Nights
    Very Good 4.0

    Starting from

    60556


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    Ubud

    About the Activity:Get ready for an adventurous cycling tour, winding down through 25 kilometers of lush valleys in the old Balinese villages. You will be picked up from your hotel  in Nusa Dua, Jimbaran, Kuta, Seminyak, Sanur and Ubud between 07:00 and 09:00 AM.Get acquainted by the history and culture of the people and villages from the guides as you pedal through some of the most beautiful scenery of the tour.  On the way, stop and relax to try some of the most exotic fruits and spices available on the land of Bali. Enjoy the lip-smacking lunch in one of the biggest attractions of Bali, the Elephant Safari Park and indulge in a royal elephant safari.End your trip by rafting and swirling over the water for one and a half hours with natural ramps and sudden drops of the Ayung River and depart to your hotel around 05:00 PM.

    h8 Hours
    Good 3.0

    Starting from

    18% OFF

    15310


    18712

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    Kintamani

    About the Activity: A tour to Bali without cycling amidst the beautiful scenery of Kintamani is incomplete. Reach the Kintamani in the morning and start your cycling down the hills and pass through natural villages.The total distance covered during the trip will be around 17 KM, which will give you tremendous time to acquaint yourself with traditional and authentic Balinese culture.During your cycling trip, stop for some time, relax and enjoy a delicious Indonesian buffet lunch.End your trip after this adventurous cycling trip and get dropped off to your respective hotels.

    h5 Hours
    Good 3.0

    Starting from

    3403


  • About the Activity:Embark on this exciting Mountain Cycling Tour in Nusa Penida and enjoy the view of the relishing landscapes as you cycle through the hills.Start this exciting activity after getting picked up from your hotel from the mentioned points: Nusa Dua, Kuta and Sanur at 7.00 AM, Ubud: 6:45 AM.The First we will visit the beautiful Teletubbies Hill at on the top of Nusa Penida mountain. From here we can see blue Indian ocean.Enjoy cycling through the steep road while witnessing the amazing beauty of the region. The rugged and stunningly  beautiful cliffs to the South West of the island, provide an incredible vista and is a favourite place to spot the Giant Manta Rays swimming below, the landscaped is an unspoilt treasure, nice view, tranquil, peaceful and nature. So on the top of cliff Manta Point we can see secret Sekar Kuning Temple and Ratu Gede Papak Badeng Temple.Delight in a delicious lunch in between your route and then continue riding.After lunch, marvel at the sight of the stunning hills and mountains as you cycle through the uphill and downhill of the roads.End this exciting cycling tour after getting dropped back at your hotel at about 5.00 PM in the evening.

    h10 Hours
    Good 3.0

    Starting from

    9322


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    Ubud

    About the Activity: Indulge in this amazing cycling tour in Ubud at Bali and explore the serene surroundings of Ubud village and acquaint yourself with the authentic and traditional Balinese culture.Reach the activity location and start cycling peacefully into the Ubud village and marvel at the endless fields and the day to day lives of the locals.Marvel at the traditional Balinese lives filled with rich cultural heritage.In the afternoon, enjoy a delicious Indonesian buffet lunch and conclude your cycling tour to Ubud village.

    h5 Hours
    Very Good 4.0

    Starting from

    3403


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    Ubud

    About the Activity  Indulge in this amazing cycling tour amidst the serene beauty of Mount Batur in Bali and explore new places.Get picked up from your hotel in Desa Taro, Tegallalang and Ubud and reach Kintamani. Start your trip from Kintamani and proceed on the beautiful roads passes through the Mount Batur, active volcanoes and Lake Batur, and reach the starting point.Once at the starting point, get briefed by the experience guides about the functioning of mountain bikes.Start traveling downhill from the Kintamani to the Taro village, passing through the mesmerizing rural areas.After reaching Taro village, discover and explore rural life, Balinese village, spectacular rice fields, any kind of plantations like coffee tree, cocoa, natural fruits, spices and many others.Stop for coffee break in the lounge which is located in Balinese compound.Then paddle through the central heart of Taro village and visit the conservation of the sacred white cow.Continue your trip to the city of Ubud and enjoy a lip-smacking lunch during the end of your trip.After the trip, get dropped off to your respective hotels.You can choose the tour duration from 1 hour, 2 hours 30 minutes or 3 hours, as per your convenience. If you are in a mood to go for ATV ride for half an hour along with cycling, there can be no better option than this.

    h1 Hour
    Good 3.0

    Starting from

    3130


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    Kintamani

    About the Activity:If you are in search of some amazing cycling tours in Bali, this tour is a perfect fit for you, which allow you to explore the picturesque beauty Abuan village and Kintamani.Get picked up from your hotel in Nusa Dua and Ubud at around 8 AM and proceed towards the activity location.After reaching Kintamani, enjoy a light breakfast before starting your cycling tour.At around 11 AM, escort to the starting point in Abuan village, where you will be briefed by your guide and you will be given your cycles and safety equipment.Start your cycling and visit small coffee plantation, and then continue to Banjar Pisang and visit temple and Balinese traditional houses. After that visit Taro village to see the handicraft workshops and concluding your trip in Sebali village.Finish your cycling tour at around 1 PM and enjoy a delicious Lunch in Ubud at around 2 PM.Get dropped off to your hotels at around 5 PM, ending this amazing cycling trip. 

    h9 Hours
    Good 3.0

    Starting from

    6464


  • About the Activity: If you are looking for some amazing cycling tour to explore the beautiful Tanah Lot area in Bali, this tour is a perfect fit for you.Get picked up from your hotel in Ubud or Nusa Dua at around 7 AM and proceed towards the starting point of activity location.After reaching, enjoy your morning breakfast before starting the trip in one of the restaurant at Kintamani with an incredible view of Batur crater and be a witness to the amazing scenery.After breakfast you will be escorted to the start point and you will be provided with a short security and safety briefing.Visit the Taman Ayun temple and Tanah lot temple during you cycling trip and enjoy a mouth watering Indonesian lunch. During the Tanah sunset cycling tour trip you will accompanied by professional Bali cycling tour guide to show you the incredible panorama, rice field, local farm, meet friendly villagers and much more. After around 8 hours of cycling and exploration, conclude your trip by getting dropped off your respective hotel in Ubud or Nusa Dua.

    h8 Hours
    Good 3.0

    Starting from

    4287


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    Denpasar

    About the Activity: Enjoy the quiet countryside of Bali’s back roads and witness first-hand the daily life of rural rice farmers and craftsmen.Get picked up from your hotel from Nusa Dua at 6.30 AM, from Kuta at 7.15 AM, Sanur at 7.30 AM and from Ubud area at around 8.15 AM and proceed towards the starting point. After reaching, Indulge in breakfast at traditional Balinese compound overlooking the beautiful garden and a nice looking water pond. Take part in a walk through the rice paddies to learn how rice is grown and cultivated. A look at Balinese coffee plantations and some of the more unusual plants of Bali, as well as a visit to a village temple with an introductions to Balinese spiritual beliefs. Enjoy a magnificent luncheon in the family compound of the tour guide Wayan ‘Bike – Baik’. This personal welcome into his traditional family life has proved to be one of the most popular component of the tour. Wayan’s genuine warmth and enthusiasm for sharing his culture will guide you through the amazing relationship between Balinese architecture and it’s spiritual practices.

    d1 Day
    Good 3.0

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    2722


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    Ubud

    About the Activity: Enjoy the quiet countryside of Bali’s back roads and witness first-hand the daily life of rural rice farmers and craftsmen.Get picked up from your hotel in  Ubud, Sanur, Kuta and Nusa Dua area on the first day and reach to the starting point of activity. After reaching, Indulge in breakfast at traditional Balinese compound overlooking the beautiful garden and nice looking water pond at our home. Take part in a walk into the rice paddies to learn how rice is grown and cultivated.Enjoy a magnificent luncheon in the family compound of tour guide Wayan ‘Bike – Baik’. This personal welcome into his traditional family life has proved to be one of the most popular component of the tour. In the night, stay at a beautiful deluxe Rice field view room and take a look at Balinese coffee plantations and some of the more unusual plants of Bali, as well as a visit to a village temple with an introductions to Balinese spiritual beliefs.Next day, after breakfast, get dropped off to your respective hotels.

    d2 Days n1 Night
    Very Good 4.0

    Starting from

    4967


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    Munduk Langki

    About the Activity: Engage in this exciting combination of jeep and cycling tour at the center of the Island of Bali.Get picked up from your hotel in Nusa Dua, Sanur area, Kuta and Ubud and proceed to the activity location in an air-conditioned vehicle.After reaching, visit the traditional Pinge village and marvel at breathtaking landscapes while you trek at the Botanical Graden.Followed by it, experience the ultimate adrenaline rush during a 4 wheel drive off road in the Sangeh monkey forest and take a short coffee break.In the afternoon, savor your taste buds with a delicious lunch and relax for sometime. Embark on a 2 hours cycling in the country side followed by a foot massage for 30 minutes after your lunch. After this, its time for relaxing, 30 minutes foot massage. The swimming pool at our finish point is a simply amazing unforgettable experience for you. In the evening, conclude your amazing Bali Nature Safari by getting dropped off to your respective hotels. 

    h6 Hours
    Very Good 4.0

    Starting from

    7825


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    Nusa Lembongan

    About the Activity: Nusa Lembongan is a small island off the southeast coast of the main island of Bali. Fast becoming one of Bali’s most popular attractions, this is a fine place to just put your feet up and relax.Get picked up from your hotel in Nusa Dua, Kuta and Sanur at around 7 AM and from Ubud at around 6.45 AM.After reaching, enjoy a delicious breakfast and take part in a Manta Safari, imagine yourself surrounded by giant manta rays as they feed close to the coastal edge, gliding gracefully through the water, fairly unfazed by your presence. Engage in snorkeling in the clean blue underwaters, a sprawling coral garden with plenty of fish and very light currents.Enjoy a mouth watering lunch during your trip in Nusa Penida and after that just relax along the beautiful white sand of the beaches.Overnight stay in a hotel in a hotel in Lembongan and next day free time until back to mainland of Bali.

    d1 Day n1 Night
    Good 3.0

    Starting from

    12724


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    Ubud

    About the Activity:Cycle through traditional villages, and revel in the sights of Mount Batur, Bali's own majestic volcano.Start you tour after getting picked up from your hotel in Ubud and reach the tour locality.Bali's safari with elephants is a magical experience indeed through the misty forest of Taro.Enjoy a magical elephant talent show followed by a sumptuous gourmet buffet lunch.A wonderful day with the gentle giants, and cycling through the winding paths in the mountains are extremely relaxing.End this exciting tour after 5 hours.

    h5 Hours
    Good 3.0

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    10% OFF

    6056


    6736

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What You Should Know More About Cycling in Bali

  • How to reach Bali from India? Is a visa required for Bali?

    Bali is a fun trip but as much as you have looked forward to this picturesque vacation, it does take some amount of trouble getting to the Islands. There is no direct flight from India to Bali. However, it’s fairly easy and cheap to get a connecting one via Singapore or Malaysia. Popular airlines serving the Bali International Airport include Malaysia Airlines, Thai Airways, Singapore Air, Qantas Airways and Etihad Airways.

    The second and most important thing to consider is the visa. Bali has a very strict visa policy but if you are an Indian Passport holder, you can easily get visa on arrival. The entry permit allows for a 30 days of stay and is extendable for a single time for another thirty days. Do not overstay as it can lead to a huge fine and even some amount of jail time!

  • What is the best time to take cycling holidays in Bali?

    Cycling in Bali is an amazing way to indulge and imbibe in the countryside spirit. There a lot of new opportunities you come across when you choose to pedal around – the rugged terrains past volcanic rims, ancient temples, green plantations, quaint villages and the picturesque beaches. However, at the same time, it is necessary to understand that the general temperature in Ubud is quite humid.

    Whatever time of the year you choose, it will be humid and dehydrating. Bali gets a lot of sun and this makes the months between May and July the best to cycle around. These are the coolest three months before the rainy season starts.

  • Which all places are good for a cycling tour in Bali?

    There are several destinations around Bali that offer a good cycling experience. These would mostly consist of the small villages located outside the cities, the forest roads, and a dozen of well-known trekking routes.

    If you are picking up a cycle, plant to visit:

    • Mount Batur / Kintamani Highlands
    • Ubud
    • Jatiluwih Rice Terraces
    • Putung Village
    • Sideman Village
    • Carangsari Village
    • Bongkasa Village
    • Mengwi Village
    • Candidasa / Taman Ujung Water Palace
    • Sanur Beach
    • Lake Buyan Rainforest trail
    • Singaraja to Menjangan dive resort

  • Which all sightseeing spots I can cover while cycling in Bali?

    The various places for sightseeing in Bali while cycling are:

    • Pura Ulun Danu Bratan
    • Mount Batur
    • Pura Lahur Uluwatu
    • Tanah Lot Temple
    • Uluwatu Temple
    • Ubud Monkey Forest
    • Bali Safari and Marine Park
    • Bali Bird Park
    • Goa Gajah Gianyar
    • Elephant Camp
    • Chocolate Factory, Carangsari
    • Blanco Renaissance Museum
    • Tegalalang Rice Terraces
    • Seminyak
    • Kuta Beach
    • Ubud Art Market
    • Coffee Plantation at Bali Pulina
    • Penglipuran Village
    • Sanur Beach
    • Lovina Beach
    • Gunung Kawi Temple
    • Dream Beach
    • Besakih Temple
    • Jatiluwih Rice Terraces

  • What things I should pack for a Bali Trip?

    Bali is a popular tourist destination and even if you have forgot to carry something important, be pretty sure that it will be available at Bali. However, some things that you cannot miss include:

    • Your sunscreen to save your skin from the tropical sun
    • Cross body bags to ensure that you have your essential close by
    • Things and flip-flops – comes in handy when you look forward to getting wet
    • Travelan – to not let a bad food choice ruin the rest of your trip
    • Duffle bag – to carry souvenirs and clothes back home for friends
    • Cotton clothing – the most comfortable to wear around Bali
    • Bathers and Towels – be the beach or your hotel pool, these are necessary
    • Mosquito repellant – you cannot miss a trip to the volcano but also don’t want to get bitten
    • Hats and hair ties – more about sheltering your face from the sun than style
    • Adapters / power banks – believe me, you will need it, especially if you are clicking and instagramming a lot!

  • What sort of climate is there in Bali?

    It’s a tropical climate in Bali but being an island, be ready for a lot of humidity. The average temperature during the day is about 26 degree Celsius, all round the year. Evenings and nights are a little cooler but nevertheless, humid. The coolest time of the year is between the months of May and July and between August and October, it rains a lot.

    The sun can be pinching but the sea breeze will cool things out at the same time. Bali is comfortable as long as you are well protecting your skin and aren’t wearing something too heavy or sticky.

  • What sort of clothes I should carry for the cycling tour?

    Cycling gear:

    • 2 pairs of summer kits Socks (you will get sweaty and need replacements)
    • Gloves
    • Helmets
    • Sunglasses
    • Sun block/sun screen
    • Waterproof case of your phone / camera
    • GoPro (it would be amazing to attach one to your cycle / helmet)
    • Allen keys
    • Cotton shirt
    • Skirts / shorts
    • Cotton dresses
    • Pjs / boxer
    • Shorts
    • Singlets

  • Is it safe to do a cycling tour of Bali?

    While the journey itself is safe, there will always be a lot of things that you should look over your shoulders when riding a bicycle in Bali. The roads are winding and if you are sharing the same road as do motor vehicles, it is necessary to be on the side to not get hit or run over.

    However, when you proceed to the jungle roads and volcanic terrains, it would be a blissful experience. You can either go on a self guided tour or join a group of other cyclists. There are always groups heading out for cycling, wherever you are in Bali. Going on a group or arranged tour will be a safer and more comfortable option too.

  • What all things I must keep in mind before doing a cycling tour?

    Bali on cycle will be amazing. Pedaling on the tarmac tracks is perhaps the best way to check out the countryside. It certainly will be hard work climbing the mountains but there will always be an easier ride downhill! It is necessary that you pick your bike well, especially if you are looking to do a lot of off-roading and mountain terrains.

    The minimum recommendation is an 18-gear cycle but 28 gear ones are always better. Similarly, wide tires will be good for the slippery tracks that you will need to ride along. The best choice is a mountain bike that has independent suspensions, both in the font and at the back. Picking up a proper helmet too can be a life saving. Also, do ask for a good quality lock since these bikes won’t be cheap.

    A great product would be the Banshee Paradox 29er hardtail size M, with RS Reba 120mm, drive train X.9 with race face crank, carbon brakes and WTB tires. Apart from that, do carry the official stuff, including: Passport with 6+ months validity Ongoing ticket Your landing card Your visa Prescription for any medication you may be carrying

  • How many days are required to explore Bali on cycle?

    If you are looking to cover all of Bali on cycle and check out all prominent destinations, the minimum duration of your trip should be for 15 days.

    There are several places to be with your cycle and include:

    • Mount Batur / Kintamani Highlands
    • Ubud
    • Jatiluwih Rice Terraces
    • Putung Village
    • Sideman Village
    • Carangsari Village
    • Bongkasa Village
    • Mengwi Village
    • Candidasa
    • Taman Ujung Water Palace
    • Sanur Beach

  • What sort of fitness is expected for a cycling tour in Bali?

    Needless to say, to be able to all the cycling and in such humidity and high temperatures, requires a certain level of fitness. If you are not in the habit of cycling, it could be a tough ride. It’s easy getting dehydrated around Bali. Further, taking a bicycle will require a lot of stress on your leg muscles, hips and spine. If you are not into the scene, don’t try it at Bali.

    You certainly can rent a bicycle for a day for small trails across the forest or around the beach or city. But riding off road with minimum level of fitness is not quite recommended.

  • Do I need to book for a group cycling tour or can I travel solo as well in Bali?

    You have both the options. One of the biggest advantages to go on a group cycling tours is that you get to meet a lot of other people who share your passion for riding. Most of the riders will also be locals and passionate guides who would help you with understanding the history of places o showing you new shortcuts and off-road adventures.

    Having someone along is also helpful in case you have a vehicle problem or are in need of any kind of assistance. On the other hand, solo bicycle trips give you the privacy and flexibility of making and breaking your own itinerary. Renting a cycle is pretty easy and costs about US$5 a day. You can put all essential luggages and be off for the whole day.

    If you are going for group tours, it will be recommended that you book/register well in advance. This ensures that you get the time slot according to your plans.

  • Will I have a tour manager or guide?

    When you are going on a guided bicycle tour, there will a tour manager along. In some cases (longer rides), groups are also accompanied by a vehicle (jeep mostly) that will be helpful in carrying the bags, food for the day and be of assistance in emergencies. A tour manager will also act as a guide and you will be better able to understand the places and culture you witness on the trip.

  • Will it be adventurous cycling tour?

    There are petty few adventurous trips that you can make on a bicycle. The popular ones are the ride to the Mount Batur volcano and cycling around Kintamani Highlands. The trip will require you to both cycle and walk to make the road. Sometimes, you will need to cross streams and other natural hurdles to go forward. The experience is pretty adventurous and set in natural locations.

  • Can kids do cycling tour in Bali?

    Taking kids on a bicycle tour could be fun but make sure that the ride is restricted to short distances. The best cycling trip with kids is perhaps checking out the cities like Ubud or doing a beach ride from Ubud to Lovina. It’s the heat and humidity that can be the spoil-sport. However, if your kid has been cycling for a long time now, longer trips can be made.

    Do however ensure that you are carrying water and food. It is also recommended to get into group tours if you are planning on cycling with your kids.

  • Can I do cycling in Carangsari Village? What kind of experience it would be?

    Near to Bali’s southern coasts, the Carangsari Village with its well paved cycling trains will be an important landmark of your trip. This is the birthplace of the Bali national hero, ‘Nugurah Rai, the man after which the international airport too is named. The region offers a distinct combination of village scene and rural cultural lifestyle.

    As you pedal across the rice paddies, you will witness some of the most ancient temples to this region, the quaint village huts and the ever curious locals too would be good company to spend time with. The trip will also take you past the Bali Elephant Camp and you can extend pedaling into the Sangeh Monkey Forest to see its macaques.

  • Can I do cycling in Abun Village? What kind of experience it would be?

    The picturesque village of Abun in the valley of Kintamani is one of the best cycling routes around Bali. You can start from Nusa Dua and explore the Kintamani highlights and the nearby rice terraces for all day. The cycling trip will also take you across coffee plantations, the Banjar Pisang and several Balinese traditional huts. After the Abun Village is the Taro Village, famous for its handicrafts. Group trips typically end at the next Sebali Village

  • Which all places are famous for cycling in Kintamani?

    A cycling trip across the Kintamani Highlands will let you soak in the rural and cultural scene around Bali. The trip passes through several small hamlets, coffee plantations, rice fields, and old temples and will be a perfect day out. Nested amidst the landscape of Mount Batur, this will be a seriously beautiful experience. The popular villages include Abun, Taro and Sebali. Other landmarks include the Banjar Pisang and Mount Batur.

  • Can I do cycling in Denpasar?

    Denpasar has a fair amount of traffic on its road. If you are looking to get around Denpasar on a bicycle, it wouldn’t be a much recommended option. However, you can always take a cycle to head north and it would be a very comfortable experience. While there is no such restriction to cycle inside Denpasar, it is better to take public transport.

  • Can I do cycling through rice paddy fields in Bali? Which Places are good for rice paddy fields cycling?

    Cycling around the rice fields in Bali is one of a kind of experience. Not only are you surrounded by greenery but you can experience the traditional Balinese culture and way of living. Much before Bali became a top tourist destination, it is through agriculture and farming that the economy was supported.

    Even today, you can see small hamlets and traditional huts in the middle of green paddy terraces and it would be an experience of a lifetime. The best places to search for cycling tracks around rice paddy fields are in:

    • Kintamani Highlands
    • Ubud
    • Jatiluwih Rice Terraces
    • Sideman Village
    • Carangsari Village
    • Bongkasa Village

    The Jatiluwih Rice Terraces is the most popular among these trips.

  • What kind of educational cycling tours are there in Bali? What all will I see in educational cycling tour?

    Educational cycling tours in Bali are centered on sustainable tourism wherein you get to learn the eco-friendly way of living alongside nature. It’s a tour where you get to learn how the Balinese tradition has survived through ages by being closely connected to nature worshipping.

    Balinese are hard workers and this is the tour that will take your away from the ‘touristy’ areas and offer a glimpse of the real Bali. You get to go to remote hamlets, talk to local people, try out their cuisine, be a part of their life and participate in local events and celebrations. Further, you will get a glimpse of the less renowned but much older and sacred temples and the history and architecture revolving around it.

  • What kind of cultural cycling tours are there in Bali?

    Cultural cycling tours in Bali take you through the less known villages, small hamlets and old temples. You will get into pathways that are unreachable by car. With experienced guides alongside, you get a closer understanding of the lifestyle of the locals and the things they do on a daily basis. This is a tour where participants of all ages can participate.

    Perfect for families, it takes you away from the hustle of the ‘touristy’ destinations and drops you into the much less known but all the more enchanting cultural experience. The trip will let you be part of old Balinese festivals, try out the authentic local cuisine and witness age old customs and rituals.

  • How safe it is to cycle at Mount Batur?

    Cycling across Mount Batur is completely safe as long as you are properly equipped. It is recommended that you make the cycling expedition to Mount Batur in group. If you are a lone travel, you can always join a group. For couples, it is also recommended that you trek to the volcanic mountain in a bigger group. While there is no physical threat, there is always a chance of injury and accident in the volcanic terrain.

  • What can I expect in terms of accommodation in a cycling tour?

    Depending on the nature of the tour, a cycling tour in Bali could be inclusive of overnight accommodation. This is if you are booking with a travel agent that offers eco cycling tours beyond a night. Mostly, cycling tours start in the early morning and commence by evening. However, you can always ask for customization with your travel agent.

  • Can I do camping during the cycling tour?

    You can do camping on cycling tours if you are traveling in a private group or are alone. Most group tours don’t arrange for tents and the usual stop over are in village that have pre-arranged meals. However, if you are traveling along or with your partner, camping near a village could be an exciting way to reach into the culture of the country.

  • What arrangements will be there for any medical emergency? Are there any hospitals too?

    One of the top advantages of going in a group cycling tours is their preparedness for emergency. With most service providers, cyclists would also be accompanied by a bigger automobile and it will help meet any eventualities – injuries or accidents. Most cycling tours are around city and it won’t take too much time reaching the nearby hospital for immediate medical attention.

  • I am a single woman traveler, how safe is it for cycling?

    It is completely safe for single women to travel around Bali. However, it always helps if you can be a part of a group when traveling to the countryside. This is not for personal safety reasons but for any kind of emergency assistance you may need. The landscape around Bali is both beautiful and risky. The daytime temperatures are high and you can easily get a sun stroke if you aren’t rightly prepared.

    Further, if you have been planning on cycling and offbeat tours, the risk of the rugged terrains comes into play. It will be safer to be accompanied by a guide or go for an arranged group tour.

Traveller Tales from Bali

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Sanya Abbott

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!

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Bishnu Bhattathiri

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.

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Kama Verma

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!