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

Duration
3 days
Site savings
$15
From
$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
    Adventurous
  • Skill Level
    2 - Novice
  • Activity Level
    2 - Moderate
  • Elevation
    2 - Moderate
  • Terrain
    Mountainous
  • Distance
    59 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    19.9 miles
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SpiceRoads Cycling
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Quick Stats

  • Duration
    3 days
  • Main Destination
    Indonesia
  • Distance
    59 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    19.9 miles
  • Elevation
    2 - Moderate
  • Terrain
    Mountainous

Itinerary Details

  1. Day 1Getting off the beaten track on a ride past Bali’s cascading rice terraces

    It’s your first day on this cycling adventure in the paradise land that is Bali. This stunning Indonesian island is renowned for being one of the most spectacular fun-in-the-sun locations in the world, but on this tour the aim is to show you a side of Bali that few other tourists see.

    The day is begun by meeting at your hotel in the Kuta or Legian area and immediately escape via vehicles for the calm of nature at the foot of Mount Batu Karu. This spot is rarely frequented by Western tourists and your first thoughts at hearing this would understandably be ‘Why?’ The place radiates beauty and the bike ride that has been lined up will only continue to take your breath away – in the positive sense!

    Hopping onto the bikes for the first time is always a joyous occasion, but it is amplified when you witness the scenery that rushes past on this epic journey. The undulating and verdant Jatiluwih Rice Terraces are the main accompaniment today and this scenic area is a photographer’s dream.

    Along the way there will be a stop to visit the famous Tanah Lot Temple, a unique temple and rated as one of Bali’s most beautiful. Its offshore setting on top of a rock formation makes it one of the most photographed places in Bali. This is a memorable place that is surrounded by the sea at high tide and with stunning sunsets and sunrises. You’ll finish off an exhilarating first day by stopping at a beautiful beachside hotel in Canggu.

    • 21.7 miles
  2. Day 2Luscious landscapes and lovely locals dominate this incredible island

    Bali does dramatic landscapes better than any other place in the world and this cycling tour allows you to see a multitude of them from a better perspective. The first visit today is the dominating volcano of Mount Batur. The day is begun by driving out to the rim of this spectacular and still active volcano before hitting the bikes to take the adventure further. Cycling along serene back roads you’ll explore Bali’s mesmerising interior landscape further.

    Heading downhill you’ll glide through picture perfect local villages, skirt past cascading rice terraces and continue riding alongside the most captivating countryside views you’ll ever witness. On this tour, you'll be accompanied by experienced local guides and acting as translators, you'll be able to meet with the Balinese villagers and learn more about who they are and their way of life.The friendly locals really do make this tour such an enjoyable adventure and they are always happy to stop, take photos and chat.

    Another stop off, is at one of the many village temples where the guides will take the chance to explain how important religion is to the Balinese people. The final destination for the day is the district of Ubud, a cultural center for traditional arts and crafts that is surrounded by stunning rain forest and rice paddies. It makes for a wonderful place to finish of the adventures of the day. Tires should be brought to a stop by 3:00 pm, so there will be ample time to recover and get out to explore the magic that draws in many travellers.

    • 21.7 miles
  3. Day 3Uncovering the beauty of Ubud with one last glorious ride

    Ubud’s popularity has blossomed in recent years due to the famous movie ‘Eat, Pray, Love’, which was partly shot there. It is little wonder the place is so highly thought of as it really has a bit of everything for everybody. After an excellent breakfast you’ll head out on the bikes for an epic morning ride to start your last day with a bang. The first port of call is to explore the spectacular rice paddies around Ubud that dominate so many travel magazines and minds when you think of this place. This is where you may recognise the area for being featured in ‘Eat, Pray, Love’.

    The riding today is sheer bliss and though your imminent departure may be playing on your mind, the scenery here will quell any thoughts of sadness. This last day of riding is to be relished and eventually you’ll have to bike to a halt, but only to have lunch.

    The group will enjoy one last meal together and soak up the local flavours before embarking on an optional visit to the atmospheric Monkey Forest Temple. The nature reserves hosts a Hindu temple complex and makes for an excellent place to explore. And with that, it’s time to head separate ways. In the early afternoon, jump into the vehicles and either head for your hotel or the airport to fly out. The choice is up to you, but the tour provider can offer recommendations on more things to do in Ubud or Bali should you choose to stay.

    • 15.5 miles