Discover the hidden parts of the island of Bali with 6 days cycling trip
Explore Bali with two pedals, cycling conquering grades and derivatives on the highlands and on the beach. Small villages, smouldering volcanoes, rice fields, coast and other additional destinations (such as a hike up Mt Batur) will be found here. Your cycling and adventures experience will be tested or get that experience here.
Why you’ll love this trip ?
Cycling’s not the only activity on offer. Take the chance to hike up Mt Batur, soak in beach and Holy, hot springs. Feast on the most authentic Balinese cuisine. Relax and unwind in every accommodation that is obtained, the perfect place to rest after a few days on the bike Visit several tourist destinations while cycling
Is this trip right for you?
On this trip it is important for you to have a moderate, active fitness level, confidence and competency in riding a bicycle will help you get the most out of the activities on this trip. On this trip we have a single leader that rides with the group, and another that drives the support vehicle (acting as a back marker where needed). Where the vehicle cannot travel directly with the cyclists (e.g. a cyclists-only path) your leader will assign a person from the group to act as a back marker. The optional climb to the Mount Batur crater is demanding and can vary greatly depending on the weather. Be sure to bring strong walking shoes and other equipment that supports climbing as high as 1,717 m.
Day 1 – Ubud
Om Swastiastu! Welcome to Ubud, the arts and cultural centre of Bali. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6 pm at hotel lobby. If you can’t arrange a flight that will arrive in time for the welcome meeting, you may wish to arrive a day early so you’re able to attend. We’ll be happy to book additional accommodation for you (subject to availability). If it’s too late, you can inform us beforehand.
Hotel (1 night)
Ubud – Blanco Museum – IDR80000 (open, 09:00am – 17:00pm)
Ubud – Puri Lukisan Museum – IDR85000 (Open, 09:00am – 18:00pm)
Ubud – Monkey Forest – IDR50000 (Open, 08:30am – 17:30pm)
Ubud – Kecak dance performance – IDR75000 (19:00 pm)
Ubud – Saraswati Temple Lotus Garden – Free
There are no meals included on this day.
Day 2 – Ubud
Before starting the trip, is it good for all of us to check our own preparation, bicycles, and briefings.
Our first ride takes 4kms single track on the rice fields, along quiet roads through Ubud’s rice paddies and an insight into local life. During cycling 8kms through the tranquil village and rest stop at the surreal Tegallalang Rice terraces. Continue on through Bali’s verdant countryside before experiencing our first taste of traditional Balinese cuisine at a local family-run warung (Indonesian café) in kilometer 20.
From here we cycle on a further 1km to the thousand-year-old Tirta Empul temple. Dedicated to Vishnu, the Hindu God of water, this one of the largest water temples in Indonesia. As a holy site only local Balinese can bathe in the waters but you are free to explore the temple grounds, including the peaceful Jeroan section or the calm waters of the Koi Pool.
After visiting Tirta Empul we slowly make our way back to Ubud, (approx. 16 kms, mostly downhill until finish point) taking quiet roads back past lush rice fields.
Ride distance: approx. 36 kms / 22 miles on mostly undulating roads, with an elevation gain of approx. 570m / 1870ft
Hotel (1 night)
Ubud – Pura Tirta Empul Temple
Day 3 – Mount Batur/Kintamani
Batur Mountain is an active volcano located at the center of two concentric calderas north west of Mount Agung on the island of Bali, Indonesia. The south east side of the larger 10×13 km caldera contains a caldera lake.Riding 42km around the undulating caldera of the mountain past black lava fields still evident from 1968 eruption (with around 2km of cycling on a lava road) before returning to the quiet asphalt road then finish point. From here you can see glorious Mt Batur, as well as the shimmering Lake Batur at its base. Route here can be challenge yourself to build the skill mountain bike riding, rock, sand, rolling route can find here with beautiful view during ride.Perfect lunch with good food at floating restaurant on the lake. And the last destination is Lake view hotel, with the perfect to see mount and the lake view.Ride distance: approx. 42 kms / 2 miles on mostly undulating roads, with an elevation gain of approx. 360m / 1181ft
Accommodation : Hotel (1 night)
Meals Included : Breakfast
Day 4 – Bedugul
There’s the option of climbing Mt Batur beforehand. Those that choose this optional activity will get up in very early morning (3 am) for the climb, which reaches 1717 metres above sea level. It’s quite chilly at this early hour – usually somewhere between 8°C and 12°C, so dressing in layers is essential to deal with the sharp rise in temperature later on. A 15-minute drive leads to the starting point, and the climb itself takes around two hours, with an additional 30 minutes to get to the summit if you choose (refreshments are available at the top). The sunrise rears its head at around 6:15 am, after which many cheeky monkeys show up in search of food. You can also visit the nearby cave, where the Balinese come to worship twice a year; from here you can see the steam of the crater rise. For those not doing the optional climb you can sleep in a little before the ride to Bedugul begins. After a tiring walk and go straight to the Toya Devasya Hot spring to get rid of that tiredness in the pool that directly faces the lake.
Lunch time at Lake View rentaurant then countinue riding to next destinatiion and moving accomodation to Bedugul, around 43km. Today’s ride starts out flat before a slight uphill 12kms. From here you enjoy over 31kms of mostly downhill through highest brige in Bali.
Bedugul area of great natural beauty, at 700m above sea level it makes for a refreshing change from Bali’s constant humidity.
Ride distance: approx. 44 kms / 27 miles, with a mixture of uphill and downhill roads, with an elevation gain of approx. 637m / 2089ft
Hotel (1 night)
Mt Batur – Hot springs – IDR200000
Day 5 – Lovina
In the begining is climbing but the roads are mostly downhill and has some beautiful views to enjoy.
Along the way visit one of the main temples in Bali, Ulun Danu Baratan. Appearing to ‘float’ on the lake, the 500-year-old temple is dedicated to Dewi Danu, the water goddess, and ceremonies are held here in the name of water supply to Central Balinese farmers. Spend around an hour checking out the temple, then ride on the traditional market– a good place to pick up a mangosteen to snack on (or a durian, for those who can handle the aroma!) and climbing challenge 2km to the twin lake view.
Continue cycling through this beautiful countryside, stopping to admire the other two crater lakes of Buyan and Tamblingan before stopping at the most scenic waterfall in Bali – Munduk waterfall (walk 1km). Set among lush forest it is a wonderful place to cool off before cycling onwards through cloves plantations all the way down to the unique black volcanic sand shores of the Bali Sea and laidback Lovina.
Ride distance: approx. 42 kms / 26 miles, with a mixture of uphill and downhill roads, with an elevation gain of approx. 379m / 1243ft
Hotel (1 night)
Ubud – Pura Danau Bratan
Munduk – Waterfall
Day 6 – Tanah Lot
Avoid the long uphill from the coast to the centre of the island by starting with a short drive (approx. 1hr) to to Pupuan (Vihara Dharma Giri-starting point). The temple’s best known for its large, white sleeping Buddha statue. From here jump on your bike and ride (approx. 17 kms) the undulating roads to the beautiful Belimbing Rice Terrace, possibly the most photogenic rice terrace in Bali.
The beginning track is climbing then mostly descending until finish. Coast downhill (approx. 10kms) before joining a busy road to the small village of Meliling (approx. 11kms) before continuing south a further 18kms to Tanah Lot, and a visit to the legendary Tanah Lot Temple (which translates literally ‘island on the sea’). It’s a popular but beautiful spot to see the sunset.
Ride distance: approx. 54 kms / 33 miles, with a mixture of uphill and downhill roads, with an elevation gain of approx. 498m / 1633ft
Hotel (1 night)
Day 7 – Kuta
Leaving the coast and avoiding the congested and busy roads that lead to nearby Denpasar we drive north and up (approx. 1hr) to Luhur Batukaru temple, the start of your ride today and the last ride we do in beautiful Bali.
Last Stage and more easy ride only 26km but you will find the largest and most picturesque expanse of paddies in Bali and perhaps the whole of Indonesia here (Jatiluwih Rice Terraces). Once again cycling through the beautiful landscape of rice terraces, palm trees and lush green forest we make our way to the small village of Jatiluwih, home of the UNESCO-listed Jatiluwih Rice Terrace, for a short rest stop before continuing downhill for lunch and our final stop for the day, Marga village. and drive the final leg to sleepy Kuta (approx. 1.5hrs).
Ride distance: approx. 26 kms / 16 miles, mostly downhill roads, with an elevation gain of approx. 314m / 1030ft
Hotel (1 night)
Tanah Lot Temple
Day 8 – Kuta
The trip comes to an end today, with no further activities planned.Kuta is a convenient place from which to embark on further travel.
Well maintained Polygon siskiu D7 XC Trail full suspension bikes. Available size S, M, L.
PRICES & AVAILABILITY
– IDR. – (1 person)
– IDR. – (2 person)
– IDR. – (per person minimum 3 person/more)
** Private groups of 10 people and more please contact us for prices and availability.
This tour can depart every day (subject to availability). Bookings can be made online (reservation/boking at our website) or by calling to mobile +62 (0) 81 236 586 365.