Join us on our famous Eco and Educational Cycling Tour and experience the Magic and feel the spirit of rural Bali as we cycle through small villages and the stunning heartland of Bali.
The original and authentic Eco/Educational Cycling tour, (many try to copy us, claim to be us and use our text) this tour was designed to take the visitor to Bali away from the tourist areas and show them the Bali the want to see – the real Bali’ and that’s what we have been doing for the past nine years. Our tour is now promoted in every guide book on Bali/Indonesia (the Lonely Planet Guide Books on Bali, Indonesia and Best of Bali, The Rough Guide Book to Bali, The Natural Guide to Bali and numerous French, German and. Dutch Guide Books. And for good reason!
We begin our tour by driving to the spectacular beauty of penelokan (KIntamani), nestled high on a volcanic crater rim where we breakfast overlooking the smouldering volcano, Mt. Batur and its crater lake, enjoying the best views in Bali. After breakfast we’re off on our mountain bikes through the heartland of Bali, traveling downhill on untouristed, secret back roads and minor village roads (with no traffic), experiencing typical Balinese daily life and enjoying the beautiful Balinese countryside to Ubud .We ride through lush forested areas,plantation full of balinise staples and cash crops (cloves,coffee,cocoa,vanilla,tapioca,taro,local vegetables and exotic tropical fruits), through timeless small villages and lush rice paddy panoramas. And throngs of adorable Balinese children will be there calling out 'hello" and wanting 'high fives' on the way down.
If we chance upon a ceremony (and we often do) you will invited to witness the event and our guides will offer explanations. We show you a Bali other visitors never see and our experienced guides explain this amazing culture and the relationship the Balinese have with their beautiful island.
We have numerous stops on the way, including a visit to a Balinese home/ compound,(where you get to see how the Balinese live outside the tourist areas), Balinese plantation(where you get to sample tropical fruits, local herbal teas and coffees and learn of the many uses of local plants and the process of making coffee), a village temple, an enormous Banyan tree. We also go for a short walk in the rice paddies to see villagers harvesting rice and see traditional craftsmen at work en route. We also have optional extra flat and uphill riding for a cycling workout for our more athletic guests (unlike other tours).
Lunch, served in our restaurant, set in the serene surrounds of rice paddies, is a delectable Balinese feast, including the smoked duck / chicken the guide books rave about (many guests describe our lunch as the best meal they have had in Bali. It is not a cheap buffet). We also cater for vegetarians and can accommodate children with special meals. A Balinese family concern with Western family ties, we are the only company that can proudly offer western standards. And those standards of safety, hygiene and sanitation. And those standards are the norm.
After lunch you have an optional visit to the Ubud Monkey Forest. We are rather flexible with our and if you want less information and more riding we can accommodate you as well. This tour is a full day tour (though, we can cater for time requirements) and we like to describe it as not just an adventure, but a cultural, ecological, learning and culinary experience! We promise you won't be disappointed!
*Pick up and return to your hotel by A/C car.
*Mountain Bike and safety helmet use.
*Breakfast (overlooking an active volcano) and lunch (a real Balinese feast, often described by guests as the best meal they have eaten in Bali).
*Ample water (as much as you want) and fruit on tour.
*Entrance fees and wet weather gear (if needed).
*Cold face towels after your ride.
*All the beautiful scenery you wouldn't normally see.
*An in depth explanation of the culture from our experienced guides.
For lunch a Delicious Balinese Feast
Rp.360.000 per adult and Rp.250.000 for children under 12 years. Infants up to 5 years Rp.50.000 for use of child / baby seats. The best value in Bali by far!!
Pick up time will be advised and we pick up from Ubud, Nusa Dua, Sanur, kuta, legian, seminyak. And we don't add an extra Rp.200.000 for pick up down south like other tours! We like to give you service, value for money and an experience you won't forget.
What to Bring:
We would prefer our guest to wear running shoes (although, secure sandals are acceptable. A hat to put under your helmet is advisable and sunscreen. A hat to put under your helmet is advisable and sunscreen. A small rucksack or backpack for easy access to video and camera.
PICK UP TIME
07.30 – 07.45 : Ubud Area