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Bali Eco & Educational Cycling Tour

Highlights
  • Don't miss the chance to see more of Bali off the beach and learn about local culture
  • Transport provided from select areas of southern Bali
  • Enjoy a lunch of Balinese cuisine
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Bali Eco & Educational Cycling Tour
From $50.00
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Bali Eco & Educational Cycling Tour
From $50.00
Overview
Explore the rural scenery of Bali on a bike tour that introduces you to what daily life is like in this part of the island. Cycle past villages and rice paddies, learn about Balinese culture, and enjoy views of Mount Batur volcano. Tour is suitable for all ages. Lunch, snacks, and a coffee break are included.
What to Expect

Our daily Bali Eco Cycling program is very popular with families, we have even hosted four generations of one family on this tour. Your safety is our priority, with Australian-standard safety equipment for baby seats.

After being picked up at your hotel we drive in an air conditioned car to Penelokan (Kintamani) where we breakfast overlooking the active volcano, Mt. Batur and its crater lake, enjoying the most stunning views in Bali. 

A short drive after breakfast and we’re off on our mountain bikes through the heartland of Bali, travelling downhill on non tourist, secret back roads and minor village roads (with little traffic), experiencing typical Balinese daily life and enjoying the beautiful Balinese countryside to Ubud. We ride through lush forested areas, plantations full of Balinese 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 ‘hellos’ and wanting ‘high fives’ on the way down. If we chance upon a ceremony (and we often do) you will be invited to witness the events 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 first hand how the Balinese live outside the tourist areas), a Balinese plantation (where you learn of the medicinal and culturally important uses of local plants, the process of making coffee and see many of the spices you have used in cooking and tropical fruits growing in their natural environment. We also get to sample many exotic tropical fruits, local herbal teas and coffees, including Coffee Luwak, the unusually produced and most expensive coffee in the world). We also stop off at a village temple, an enormous Banyan tree and stunning rice paddy panoramas. We go for a short walk in the rice paddies to see villagers planting and harvesting rice (you can join in) and see traditional craftsmen at work en route.

For athletic guests who want a cycling workout, we offer an optional 6 to 8km extra flat and uphill riding towards the end of the tour.

Lunch is a delectable Balinese feast, including the smoked duck/chicken Ubud is famous for. We also cater for vegetarians and can accommodate children with special meals.

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!

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Reviews (55)
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Trish

This tour was without a doubt tbe highlight of my visit to Bali. The down hill cycle, for those in doubt, is really all down hill accept for a 100meter stretch strtch when you can push the bike. Higbly recommendex if you want to see...More

Thank TrishWilliams2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Lacklustre

This is my third tour in 15 years. It was a little disappointing. The views are still stunning but the ride is shorter now, the guides less enthusiastic and engaged the food is ok compared to super delicious before and the price is double. So...More

Thank JoSofyan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Steve Australia

Fantastic way to spend a day in Bali So interesting to learn about the real Bali on a bike through the country side. Our guide kept the day funny while still informative.

Thank SG0728
Bali Eco C, Manager at Bali Eco Cycling, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Steve, Thank you for your positive review. Looking forward to welcoming you back to one of our tours. Cheers..!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Full experience, great guide!

This cycling tour combines low to moderate exercise (depending on your level of fitness) with some insights in Balinese culture, delicious food and beautiful scenery. Our guide was knowledgeable and kind, pick-up was on time and water provided for (if you like to drink more...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank evelinejk7
Bali Eco C, Manager at Bali Eco Cycling, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Eveline, Thank you for your positive review. If you would like to drink more than 1 bottle, actually we have our spare in the following car right behind the second guide. Looking forward to welcoming you back to one of our tours. Regards.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
They skimp on the water

Pro's: Mostly downhill; Cycle through local villages; See Mt. Batur Con's: They only provide ONE bottle of water for the entire day; guides' English isn't fluent; not very pleasant to visit a local home and see large farm animals like pigs and cows living in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank FrequentTravelerXYZ
Bali Eco C, Owner at Bali Eco Cycling, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Frequent TravellerXYZ, Firstly we would like to apologize for your experience. It would help us greatly to know your name or the name of our guide who served you, so that we can retrain the offending guide. Most of our guides have great rapport,...More

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