Cycling is a wonderful way to see the more peaceful, rural side of Bali but it can be a bit of an effort in the tropical heat. That’s why Bali Eco Cycling offers a tour that focuses on cruising downhill. Start in the dramatic highlands of Kintamani, with breakfast overlooking the active volcano, Mount Batur; then it’s on your mountain bike to follow country lanes through Bali’s lush hinterland. Cycle through clove and cacao plantations, quaint villages and, of course, the spectacular terraced rice fields that Bali is so famous for.
There are breaks to visit a traditional Balinese village temple, a coffee plantation and to take a short rice-field walk. Those who fancy a bit of a workout have the option for some uphill cycling at the end of the tour, while Australian standard-approved baby seats mean the little ones can come, too. A well-earned Balinese buffet overlooking the rice paddies wraps things up. Bali Eco Cycling has been operating tours for more than 15 years; recently an inspiring young Balinese couple took the helm of the company: both are ardent environmentalists and always happy for a chat.
The tour includes hotel pick up and transport to Kintamani, a mountain town literally at the top of Bali. The tour winds right down the centre of the island and ends in the village of Peliatan on the outskirts of Ubud.
Bali Eco Cycling | Jalan Raya Pengosekan, Ubud | +62 361 97 5557