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“Great Day!”

Bali Bike Baik Cycling Tours
Ranked #16 of 198 Outdoor Activities in Ubud
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Bali Cycling Tours, Discover the REAL Bali. Off The Beaten Track, 100% Owned and Proudly Operated by Balinese The Authentic Ecological and Cultural Adventure Tour.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed July 14, 2013

Great, organised tour - would definitely recommend. Friendly, knowledgeable guides who clearly enjoy their jobs and sharing information about their local communities and area. Unnecessary but nice breakfast at the start (since all of the customers had eaten at their hotels, we weren't hungry but ate out of politeness !). Beautiful scenery but all on roads, no back tracks or paths. Some of the roads had a fair bit of traffic on them but it didn't spoil the fun. We were lucky as it was harvesting time so the villagers were out cutting and beating the rice. We took lots of great photos although this often means you are left behind (with guide at the back of course).
The tea and coffee tasting at the start was enjoyable and we also saw the view of the two big volcanoes. The food at the end was great and there was a good range of vegetarian options.

All in all a great day out and I would recommend Bali Bike Baik Tours.

1  Thank Peter B
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Reviewed July 11, 2013

We did the tour today as a group of 12 - 5 adults and 7 children ranging from 2 to 15.
Our day started with an early morning pick up at 7:30 and finished around 4:30. We enjoyed breakfast and lunch at Wayan's house, the food was wonderful, as was the service. It was also great to learn about how the Balinese homes are set out and some of the rituals linked to this. The trip up to the volcano included a stop to learn about coffee, cocoa and other spices which was also wonderful. Chocolate, coffee and tea tastings there and the opportunity to purchase some to take home. A trip further up from there to look at the volcano. Despite rain overnight, and in the morning, the skies cleared and we had great views of the volcano and the lake. We then journeyed back down hill to start our ride and on the way learnt more about Bali customs, some of which we witnessed on our bike tour.
The bike ride itself was the highlight, meandering through villages where everyone had a smile and friend "halo!". We had two of the little ones (2 and 5 years old) in toddler seats behind two of the adults. The third young one, also 5, started her ride on a small bike and then after a while jumped on the back of the tandem bike that one of the guides was riding. It was no problem at all and the little bike just went in the bus that was following the whole way. A few stops to learn about growing rice gave the stragglers a chance to catch up :) There were only a small number of uphill sections that we all managed (some of us electing to walk our bikes up the steepest one!). I was a bit sceptical about how we would all manage (some of us were not very fit and hadn't ridden for some time!) but this tour truly does cater for all ages and abilities. The weather was wonderful and zooming down hill gave you a wonderful breeze.
We would like to make special mention of our tour guide, I Gusti, he shared so much with us that made the whole experience so rich. He shared stories about Balinese customs and explained the various ceremonies we encountered along the way. He also shared his own personal stories which helped explain some of the customs. A truly wonderful guide and great with the kids. The second guide, whilst he didn't do a lot of talking, he did take extra special care of the little one on the back of his tandem and was keen a constant eye on the ones straggling at the rear, we felt very looked after.
The Bali Bike Baik Tours are certainly a great way to see another side of Bali, up close and personal :) A must do activity for families.

1  Thank Londees
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Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

Had a great day, riding almost all downhill after a nice breakfast. Visited a coffee and chocolate plantation and had a relaxed lovely day. Lunch was a buffet and was very pleasant. Would highly recommend.

Thank Luvsweets123
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Reviewed July 6, 2013

Bali BIke were recommended to us by our hotel. We were told it is run and owned by local Mr Wayan who also owns the Wayan Cafe in Ubud (excellent local food).
This is a wonderful ride down from the side of the Mt Batur through the local Hindu villages.
It is an easy ride with some tricky bits but we had 6 to 70 year olds who all made it.
The guiding was very good with great local knowledge, never tiring of our endless questions. The food was wonderful with breakfast and lunch supplied.
Only complaint was the equipment. It was pretty run down and for a highly rated tour like this. I would expect better. The helmets were uncomfortable for most of us.
Most of the bikes were old, no suspension and poorly maintained. We dropped two chains and had to walk a few hills (there were only a couple of hills onthe whole route). The going does get rough at times and the bikes really should have at least front suspension.
These issues aside it was a wonderful tour, well guided with great food.

1  Thank Allens_2100
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Reviewed July 5, 2013 via mobile

We booked bali bike baik with the pickup transfer. Despite the fact that they forgot to pick us up and we where brought by the hotel transfer service (bali bike baik payed the transfer) the day started very nice with beautiful views of tthe mountains and a coffee plantage.
After 100 meters of cycling we concluded the brakes of one of the bikes dindt work correct, but there was a car behind us and we directly got another bike. Good thing, but be sure to check your bikes before leaving!!!
The rest of the trip was beatifull with lots of information and fun stops!
Its easy to cycle because you go downhill! :-)
After the view of the balinese house we where brought back to our hotel. The transfer was in a really old bus with limited airconditioning. If i could give bali bike one advise,... Invest in a new bus because this terrible bus transfer doesnt fits between the good service, friendly people and beatifull cycling trip

Thank Jeroen M
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