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Bali Cycle Adventure

Bali has a reputation as one of the most spectacular island paradises in the world. But there's more to Bali than water sports and fun-inthe-sun and people are quickly discovering that this wonderful destination has a little something for everyone, including mountain bikingenthusiasts! With fast flowing rivers, deep canyons, crater lakes, and volcans dominating its interior landscape, Bali is an outdoor lover'sdream come true. The island's multitude of tracks and trails link different villages to each other and provide endless opportunities for mountain bikers in search of a unique adventure featuring breath-taking scenery combined with fascinating glimpses of local culture. If you're a rider who loves mountain biking and are up for a new challenge, then this tour will more than exceed your expectations. Once your wheel hits the ground prepare to be confronted with a variety of riding conditions including dirt tracks, forest trails, volcanic lava and sand as you trek the hidden trails that connect the remote parts of the island. While riding, witness a huge diversity of different environments from volcanic craters to beautifully crafted rice paddies and coconut groves. Along the way you'll have time to appreciate Balinese culture, which can be traced back to around the 1st Century AD, and the strong influence on Hinduism on the island's art, music, dance, sculpture, painting, leather, and metalworking. You won't have to go far to see locals making offerings of a basket filled with rice and flowers to various deities, including some to placate the volcano spirits, which is lucky for us considering that our ride takes us along the edges of the craters of Batur volcano.

Inclusions

6 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 5 dinners
airport transfers (day 1 & 7 only)
comfortable accommodation on twin share basis
expert bilingual guide
medical kit
support vehicle while cycling
basic spares and tools
snacks and water while cycling
sightseeing and entry fees as listed in itinerary
Hightlights
Visit Bali's two highest volcanoes
Explore the famous Batur Crater
Take in the breath-taking coastal views from the rim of craters
Cycle on small trails through forests, coconut groves and the rice paddy fields that Bali is famous for
Unwind at the end of the day in Balinese style by the pool
Tour Provider World Expeditions
Number of Days
7
Price From
AUD $1,880
Start Location
Denpasar, Indonesia
End Location
Indonesia
Age Range
Avg. 30+
Group Size
2 to 16
Tour Style
Standard
Tour Themes
Adventure
Physical Rating
Easy to Moderate
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
14 Oct 201820 Oct 2018AvailableAUD $1,880
ItineraryExpand
Day 1
If you are arriving on day 1 you will be meet at the airport and transferred to the group hotel in Sanur. Once there, you can relax by the pool or if you're keen to get started (and we're sure you will be), you can start assembling your bike and get into the mountain-biking mindset. This evening we'll meet up for a trip briefing and then head to a nearby restaurant for dinner.
Day 2
We head up to Penulisan on the rim of the Batur crater for the start of our first ride. The first part of the trail is on a broken tarmac road with spectacular views of the Batur Volcanic cone and on a clear day Mt. Abang and Mt. Agung in the distance. We turn onto jeep tracks and easy single track to the village of Pinggan where we have a well-earned lunch. A short sharp descent takes us to the base of the volcanic cone, and we spend the afternoon riding around the base of the volcano on narrow sandy trails. With the last part of the trail crossing the latest lava field, there is ample opportunity to get a close up of the volcano and the strange moonscapes that it has created. Cycling distance - 35km
Day 3
This day is your chance to see the unseen! First, we'll take you from Abang to the east coast with a ride starting at the edge of the Batur Crater. From there, you'll head downhill on jeep tracks for 8 km before turning east and climbing steadily through 10 km pine forests to the top of a mountain pass between Mt. Abang and Mt. Agung. At this point, lunch will be served. Please be aware that this part of the island is extremely remote and back-up will not be available for long stretches of the ride. The exhilarating descent to the east coast finds us cruising by dry river beds and through cashew-nut plantations. Cycling distance - 35km
Day 4
The start of the ride manages to steer a reasonably flat route around the side of Mt. Agung via a network of single track paths which weave their way through shady coconut and bamboo groves. We continue on through stone cutting and carving villages and rock quarries until we reach the ruins of a water palace at Jungutan. With incredible views over the rice paddies, we enjoy our packed lunch. The afternoon ride continues on down through some of the finest rice paddy scenery in Bali ending on a beautiful white sand beach where a cool refreshing drink awaits. Cycling distance - 35km
Day 5
Today's ride starts high up on the slopes of Mt. Agung and descends along a tarmac ridge with spectacular views along the south coast on a clear day. We then enter a large Salak fruit growing area where we weave our way through plantations and stone carving villages until we reach Muncan. We have lunch and then transfer to Ubud and the late afternoon is free to stroll around this artistic town. There are many fine restaurants to choose from in Ubud so dinner this evening is your own choice. Cycling distance - 35km
Day 6
In the morning we'll explore the rice paddies and off road trails around Ubud. We'll stop for a local lunch and return to Ubud in time for an optional rafting trip or to relax by the pool. Rafting is an extra charge but can be arranged through your guide, just let the guide know the day before. We meet up for dinner in town. Cycling distance - 30km
Day 7
Our trip concludes after breakfast with a transfers to the airport, or Kuta if you are planning on spending extra nights.