Learn about Balinese culture from the locals
Go extreme and cycle the rim of a volcano
Cycle on quiet back roads
One of Bali's spectacular volcanoes
It's a trip packed with incredible fun
Share the road with fellow adrenaline seekers on two wheels
Every bite gets more delicious when eating in pretty surroundings

Bali Explorer

3 days
Site savings
$480 USD

Bali is not all sun, sand and beaches but few ever realise this unless they join this revealing cycling adventure off the beaten track. This Indonesian paradise island is full of dramatic landscapes and using two wheels you can explore them all. At the same time, get the chance to delve into Balinese culture and history when meeting friendly locals on the route.

  • Category
    Easy-going & Leisurely
  • Type
    Fully Guided
  • Duration
    3 days
  • Culture Level
  • Skill Level
    2 - Novice
  • Activity Level
    2 - Moderate
  • Elevation
    2 - Moderate
  • Terrain
  • Distance
    59 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    19.9 miles
operated by
SpiceRoads Cycling
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  • What's the tour like?

    This bike ride is suitable for people who would like to experience the highlights of Bali that most tourists miss! Your guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel and accompany you for the three days of cycling. You will be driven up to Mount Batur where you can enjoy spectacular views overlooking the volcano. Expect one of Bali's most amazing views.

    Suitability: This trip is recommended for riders who enjoy and have some off-road experience, but you don’t have to be an expert to get the best out of this trip. This tour is mainly on jeep trails and single track. While the off road riding is not that technical, some experience is recommended. The support vehicle cannot always follow but will meet the group at certain points along the trail.

    Biking Conditions: You'll ride 95km (59mi) in two full cycling days and one half day on this moderate mountain biking tour. You'll ride on single track in between rice fields and on small countryside roads through quaint local communities.

  • Am I safe?

    The tour leader is trained in first aid and emergency rescue. But to a large degree, riders must be responsible for their own safety during the tour. It is therefore compulsory that you take out travel insurance that will cover you for a cycling tour.

  • Where does the tour start and finish?

    The tour starts with a pick up from your hotel in the Kuta or Legian area. It will finish in the same area or your can be dropped off at the Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) if you have an onward flight.

  • Do I have to pay if travelling alone?

    You are not required to pay a surcharge for travelling alone. The tour operator will arrange for you to share accommodation with another traveller of the same gender. If you cannot be matched, they will provide a single room at no extra charge. If you prefer not to share, a single supplement is payable to guarantee your own room.

  • Can I rent a bike for the tour?

    A Trek 4700 mountain bike is already included in the tour price.

  • Is there a minimum age for this tour?

    Yes, riders must be 18 years old by the time the tour departs.

  • How many riders will be in the group?

    Groups can range from 2 - 16 riders. For groups of 9 or more, a second guide joins the tour.

  • How long is the tour? How many days of riding?

    This tour is 3 days with cycling on each day.

  • Please see a message from the tour operator about policies relating to COVID-19

    Updated: July 24, 2020

    Due to the ongoing global impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) and with many international borders remaining closed for an extended period, Spiceroads has decided to suspend the majority of tours until at least 30 October 2020.

    While this is extremely disappointing for all of us, the safety and security of our travellers, along with that of our staff and partners, has always been the most important factor.

    If you were booked on a tour that has been suspended due to the pandemic, you will automatically receive a credit of 100% of monies paid (of your deposit or full payment) which can be redeemed as follows:

    1. You can re-book a tour now for a future travel date before 30 September 2022.
    2. You can hold on to your travel credit until you are ready to re-book on any future departure before 30 September 2022.

    We apologise for the inconvenience and sincerely hope you will understand and support us during this unprecedented crisis. Spiceroads is a small company with a big heart and we are doing everything we can to work through this crisis and plan to start operating tours again as soon as we can. In the meantime, we thank you for your patience and understanding in these unprecedented times and are communicating with everyone booked on the impacted tours.

    If you are booked on a tour that is due to depart from 1 November 2020, there are currently no changes to your trip, and it is currently scheduled to depart as planned. We are monitoring the situation closely and will notify you directly if your tour is affected.

    If you want to cancel your booking, you can receive a credit for the amount paid to use on a new tour with a departure date before 30 September 2022.

    For new bookings please see our flexible booking conditions below:

    Terms & Conditions:

    • We require a deposit (as listed on the individual tour pages) or full payment to reserve a place for you on a tour.
    • In the event that we are unable to operate the tour, this deposit will be transferred to another tour at your discretion or held as a credit for use anytime until 30th September 2022.
    • The balance of the tour’s cost (final invoice) must be paid 45 days before the departure date with fees for any bicycle rental(s), single supplement(s) and extra hotel nights.
    • In the case where a booking is made when there are less than 45 days until the tour departure date, the tour’s cost must be paid in full within 48 hours of receiving an invoice from SpiceRoads.
    • In all cases, tour fees must be paid “in full” before participation in a tour. No person(s) will be allowed to join a tour without fully settling their invoice and receiving a confirmation number from SpiceRoads.
    • Some last-minute miscellaneous fees (visas, additional local hotel bookings, etc.) can be settled on the day of arrival.

    Flexible Booking Policy

    • This policy allows for multiple changes to the departure date.
    • The change will only be approved if it is requested by the client in writing a minimum of sixty (60) days before the departure date.
    • In the event the change request is moving to a different tour, then a price adjustment may need to be applied and your tour consultant will advise on what this will be.
    • Deposit terms are 30% on booking or US$500 whichever is the greater.
    • Any cancellation without rescheduling forfeits the deposit paid, until 45 days, at which time it is 70%, until 15 days at which time it is 100%.

  • Are helmets included when hiring a bike?

    Yes, if you're hiring a bike from the operator, a complimentary helmet is provided, although you are welcome to bring your own if you wish.

Overall Rating:
Fantastic way to experience the 'real' Bali
Pete and Andrea Harmsen
(Review obtained from Tour Operator)

Just a note to let you know of our experience in Bali on our Bali Explorer 3 day mtb tour. We were met early (every day our guides were early) by the smiling face of Mr Edy (Kadek Edy) and driver / mechanic Slamet. The vehicle was clean and comfortable, and both guides were happy, polite and informative, while giving us quiet time too. The bikes were good, super clean and in great condition, and cleaned and serviced every night. The routes chosen worked very well, with great variety of terrain and experiences, breaks and interaction with locals. A fantastic way to learn local culture and see the "real" Bali. A truly superb highlight of our trip. We recommended Mr Edy to our friends who also had a great day with him. His knowledge, personality, skill at "reading the play" offering variety in the day's ride and personalizing our tour made our three days unforgettable, for all the right reasons. If you have Mr Edy's all over the world you are on a winner.

A great experience with excellent guides
Alison Phipps — May 2016
(Review obtained from Tour Operator)

A fantastic way to experience Bali and its culture. Exploring by bike takes you to sights and scenery you would not see if sightseeing by car or coach . Our tour guide was Eddy and he made the trip so successful and enjoyable through his professionalism, his knowledge of the areas we were riding through and his patience. Nyoman is an extremely safe driver and both Eddy and Nyoman were extremely careful in their decisions of where they would park bus and set up bikes etc. I just want to say that my husband and myself had a fantastic cycling tour. It was the first time we have ever done something like that and being in our mid to late 50's we were a little apprehensive but Eddy was so patient and always reminded us that it was our holiday and we could cycle at our pace. The accommodation was excellent and all in all it was a great experience.