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About the Activity
Fixed 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.

Itinerary

  • Day 1 -

    Upon arrival in Bali, you will make your way to the hotel in Kuta.

    You are free to enjoy the rest of the day swimming, walking by the pool or exploring nearby spots.

    Meals: None

  • Day 2 -

    You will take a drive to the a starting point from which you will begin cycling.

    From the Besakih village, you will continue on through villages, salak plantations (snake skin fruit), rice paddies, cacao and clove trees and will be able to enjoy an amazing view of rice terraces. Largely a cocoa and paddy growing agricultural village, this untouched part of Bali is a favourite with nature lovers.

    Later, your expert guide will take you to enjoy a lovely local lunch at a restaurant surrounded by rice fields.

    You can expect to be cycling for about 2 hours.

    You will return to your hotel in Candidasa today and later enjoy the sunset on the beach.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Day 3 -

    After breakfast, you will visit a small village that is often off the radar of most tourists.

    The ride today will take you on small roads with less traffic and beautiful views of rice fields, river, hills, remote villages, salak plantations, cacao trees and you will witness the process of making Arak (a local alcoholic brew) that is used to supplement the income of some of the locals.

    You will also visit places where sarongs are hand woven.

    Today’s trail is an approximate 2.5 hour ride on the foot of the hill.

    You end today’s bike ride at a local restaurant for lunch and drive back to the hotel.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Day 4 -

    You will be driven to Mt. Batur volcano at Kintamani.

    Your expert guide will lead you to paddle your bicycle downhill through the Balinese villages, temples, tropical plantations and lush rice fields.

    This is the best way to uncover stories of Balinese traditions and way of life that makes up their culture.

    After about 3 hours of cycling, you enjoy lunch and return to Kuta in your support vehicle.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Day 5 -

    You are set free to explore this incredibly popular destination Kuta which has a lot to offer.

    From a long and beautiful stretch of beach, popular for surfing, to shopping at Kuta Square for batik and other handmade crafts to spas and wellness centres, you will be spoilt for choice.

    You may want to spend your last evening in Bali at the famous Hard Rock Hotel.

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 6 -

    You will be driven to the Pacung Mountain Resort from where you start your cycling adventure through villages, hills, valleys, temples, rice fields and various plantation like coffee, mangosteen, durian and more.

    Your first stop will be to visit a typical Balinese House Compound.

    You will cycle leisurely for 4 to 5 hours stopping along the way to appreciate village temples, plantations and the biggest Banyan tree in the region before you arrive at a local restaurant in the Ubud area. Some parts of today’s cycling can feel a bit challenging but certainly it will be a rewarding day with sights that you would never be able to discover without cycling on the narrow back-roads.

    You return to the hotel and you can book yourself a nice spa treatment to end the day.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Day 7 -

    After breakfast, you will visit the World heritage Site of Jatiluwih where you will cycle through the most beautiful terraced rice paddies in the world. It is considered by many as one of the most beautiful parts of Bali.

    As a visitor on two wheels, you won’t get to just watch it all from a distance but will become part of the sparsely populated scenery.

    You head out to a restaurant to enjoy a sumptuous lunch overlooking the scenery and then drive back to the hotel.

    Today is the day you may want to head out and enjoy the nightlife of Kuta.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Day 8 -

    After breakfast you will be dropped to the airport.

    Check out time is 10.30 am and you can leave your bags at the reception if you are booked on a later flight.

    Meals: Breakfast

Stay

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  • 7 Nights accommodation at a boutique hotel (5 Nights in Kuta and 2 Nights in Cadidasa)
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  • Double sharing basis

Meal

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  • Breakfast: Day 02 to Day 08
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  • Lunch: Day 02 to Day 04 and Day 06 to Day 07

Activity

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  • Sightseeing
  • 7
  • Cycling
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  • Hiking

Other Inclusions

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  • English speaking expert local guide during the tours
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  • 5 days of cycling on the backroads to rural parts of Bali

Transport

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  • Arrival and Departure Airport Transfers
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  • Well maintained mountain bikes with helmets
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  • Support vehicle and all land transportation from the hotel to the start and from the finish of all cycling tours

Things To Carry

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  • Sunscreen
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  • Camera
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  • Sunglasses
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  • Hat
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  • Comfortable footwear
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  • Basic medication
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  • Important Travel Documents:
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  • Please keep scanned copies with your family and email a set to yourself. The physical copies should be in your checked-in luggage.
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  • Passport with photocopies.
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  • Visas with photocopies.
  • 7
  • Travel insurance with photocopies. Please ensure your insurers name, 24 hr emergency contact telephone number and policy number are highlighted.
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  • All flight tickets for the trip with photocopies.
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  • Trip Confirmation Certificate.
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  • Photocopies of important documents to be kept separately.
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  • Copy of the itinerary of your trip.
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  • Spare passport photos.
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  • Credit / Debit Card, Travellers Cheques with serial numbers kept at a separate place.
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  • Youth/Student identification / Senior Citizen card for discounts.
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  • International driving license if you have one.
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  • Vaccination Certificates if needed.
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  • Money belt that can be secured safely.
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  • Money – small denominations of local currency if you can get some before the trip.

Advisory

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  • The minimum age of participation is 11 years.
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  • Trip starts every Thursday
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  • Travel Insurance covering medical and evacuation is mandatory for all travellers

Tour Type

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  • This activity can be availed as a private or group tour

Cancellation Policy

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  • Prior to 45 days of departure: Entire amount except booking charge will be refunded
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  • 45-22 days prior to commencement of services: 50% of total price will be deducted
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  • 21-8 days prior to commencement of services: 75% of total price will be deducted
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  • 7- to departure day and later: 100% of total price will be deducted

Refund Policy

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  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 15 business days

Confirmation Policy

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  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking
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  • In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.
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  • Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking and a full refund will be processed.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    1. What kind of meals will be served ?

      We believe that eating local is not just a lot of fun but also one of those important elements of the destination experience – very much a part of the adventure as they say! So, be flexible and prepared to savour and enjoy the varied and wonderful foods of the world. Meals included and excluded are clearly specified on the detailed itinerary. When meals are included you will need to adhere to timings as these meals are usually eaten together in a group. Included meals are usually at local restaurants. When meals are not included, your trip leader will be happy to make restaurant recommendations of favourite places frequented by the locals, but you are also free to explore on your own.

    2. What about VISA Requirements ?

      Please note that obtaining visas for the trip are the responsibility of the individual traveler. The visa requirements for your trip vary depending on your nationality and on the country you are visiting. For the most up to date information please check your country’s foreign ministry website as we take no responsibility for this information being correct and most updated on our website. It is important that you check for yourself. Please ensure that you understand whether your trip needs a single entry or a multiple entry visa to the destination. As a general rule most countries expect that you will have at least 6 months' validity on your passport, along with insurance, trip confirmation, return flight tickets and proof of funds to cover your expenses when you are travelling. Visa applications can take from a few days to more than just a few weeks to process, so please apply for your visas well ahead of time. Please ensure that you apply for the visa on the right travel dates.

    3. What about flight bookings ?

      Flights are not included, unless specified in the inclusions. For any flights that are arranged by us, please ensure that your passport information and full name as per your passport is given to us before the due date. It is entirely your responsibility to provide this information before the due date, failing which your flight will not be booked. Internal flight tickets will be given to you prior to flight departure at your destination. For your arrival and departure flights booked by you, please ensure that these are well coordinated with your holiday plan.

    4. Details about Travel Insurance ?

      Travel insurance is mandatory on all our trips and all details of your insurance policy including the policy number and insurance company’s 24 hour emergency contact number must be received by us prior to the start of your trip. We are unable to send you your Travel Certificate / vouchers unless we receive this. Your insurance must cover you for medical expenses for a minimum US$ 200,000 and include including emergency repatriation & rescue. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. For credit card insurance we require proof that the credit card is in your name, details of the participating insurer/underwriter, the level of coverage, policy number and emergency contact number. It is your responsibility to obtain this from your credit card company and pass them to us before your trip starts.

    5. What about Cash requirements ?

      Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements vary from person to person. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping and tipping. It is imperative that you have access to at least an additional USD $500 (or equivalent) as 'emergency' fund, to be used when unforeseen incidents or circumstances outside our control (ex. a natural disaster, civil unrest or an outbreak of flu etc.) require a change to our planned route.

    6. Any info for solo travellers ?

      We try to minimize the dent on the single travellers pockets by encouraging them to share their room with other solo travellers. This helps avoid the single supplement cost that most hotels charge. We offer the service of helping single travellers pair up with other single travellers of the same gender on the trip. Some trips allow mixed gender sharing and on some accommodation, the room complement could be triple or quad (and not just twin share). If applicable, you will find this information under price details. This facility is available only on the group departures and it is not a guarantee that we will be able to find you another traveller to share your room with. If there is no other single traveller of the same gender who you can share your room with, you may have to bear the single supplement, but do check with us before you do so!

    7. Any tipping requirements ?

      Though not compulsory, tipping is appropriate, customary and appreciated in most parts of the world. It is not just a way for you to acknowledge good service that you have received but also inspires & motivates the service providers to continue working towards offering excellent service. Plus, it is core to the tourism that we want to promote through the Active Holiday Company as it directly impacts and empowers people who take care of you during your holiday. We recommend that you directly offer tips to people who you feel deserve it – porters, restaurant staff, local / trekking / jungle / rafting guides and assistant guides, drivers, tour leaders.

    8. Who will I be travelling with ?

      Your travel companion could be from any part of the world and belonging to a wide age range. For it to be happy experience for all, as vacations should be, your patience, attitude and understanding can be the difference between it being an enjoyable or challenging experience for the entire group. Making people wait is not just considered rude in most cultures but also a waste of the groups and your precious vacation time. Please be aware that the trip leader has the right to leave you and move on with the planned activity / rest of the trip if you are not on time. The cost of rejoining the group will be at your expense. Due to privacy reasons we do not provide traveller contact details to group members prior to departure. You could get on to our community page and request this information. Travelling in a group and meeting new people can be a lot of fun with just an open mind and some small adjustments on your part.

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