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“A fantastic day out - interesting, informative and lots of fun!!”
Review of Bali On Bike

Bali On Bike
Ranked #19 of 226 Outdoor Activities in Ubud
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Owner description: Fabulous Bali cycling and riding and tour experience, with our mountain bikes to enjoy the whole heart of Bali in a glimpse ! a must have memory for every tourist. Lovely cycling experience. Working out on the 3 uphill climbs and you wll now well gravity worrks. The best genuine experience of our entire balinese culture at a glimpse by riding 95% only through wonderful landscape of ubud and ancient balinese way ancient of life.
Reviewed January 14, 2013

It's pretty much been said all before on trip adviser...
- yes you see the real Bali - rice paddi fields, villages, friendly locals, smiling children and thats all part of the charm and appeal of the tour
- yes the regional and cultural commentary is both interesting and informative
- yes it's not just cycling, you get to see views of Mt Batur (assuming no low lying cloud!) and also get to a coffee plantation
- yes it is easy cycling (not quite tour de France) remembering you are on holidays after all!
- yes Moon is a fantastic guide, and bob's hospitality is excellent
- yes Bob's wife is an amazing cook!

It's the little touches that really made such a huge difference...
You are followed throughout most of the trip by the coach that picked you up (your very own "support vehicle"!) - it started raining - and who should appear but your support crew with a waterproof jacket!!
This is also great peace of mind, for any eventualities.

Whilst most of it is on very small, remote, pothole filled roads (it's not western motorway standards - but what do you expect!!), there are a few main roads you either cross or briefly ride on.
On approaching one such busy road, much to our surprise we see, our 'support crew' who had driven ahead stood in the middle of the road stopping traffic to let us cross - now that's service!!!!

I've been to Bali a number of times, and this is by far the best activity that I have done (with the exception of lying poolside sipping cocktails!)

I cannot say that this is the best ever cycling trip, as this is the only one that I've been on - however what I would say is I would definitely do it again and be delighted to go freewheeling with Moon or Bob and see the fantastic sights of Ubud, talk with the locals, take great photos, learn about the area and end with a great lunch!!!

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Reviewed January 12, 2013

Our two families (10 people) enjoyed a tour with "Bob" (acronym for Bali on Bike) and his staff. This is actually more than just a bike ride as Bob takes you to view Mt Batur and learn about coffee, other spices and plants and the luwak coffee (the rare and expensive wild cat poo coffee) at his extended family's plantation before the ride. The coffee and tea tasting was very interesting and we bought some of it to take back home - so bring some extra cash (or credit) if you want to buy some of what you taste. Once the actual ride started there were 3 staff riding with us and 1 driver of a "support vehicle" which follows you the whole ride. My 9 year old went on the tandem with Bob for the first part of the ride as Bob suggested this would be better as the track was more bumpy - which it was. She is a good rider but was glad that she took this option. The second half of the ride is partly on a dedicated and bitumen bike path and then through a town's roads. We always felt safe as Bob or one of his staff were riding in front, in the middle and behind us. Bob was very friendly and kind the whole time and answered any questions about Bali and its culture during the bus ride to the start of our ride and after lunch. The only thing we had to suggest to Bob was to go a bit faster as the ride was too slow during some of the first part of the ride with the 10 of us in single file - almost riding on top of each other. The food that Bob's wife cooked at the end of our ride was fantastic! Authentic Balinese food cooked in their own family compound. There was tonnes of it and all freshly cooked. The whole experience is great value for money. (Bob even gave us a discount as there were 10 of us!). This is a lovely way of seeing Bali from a different perspective, (as we also stopped at an elementary school during the ridel) and getting some fresh air and exercise instead of just seeing the inside of shops and restaurants!

Thank LGPerth
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Reviewed January 9, 2013

Great experience 33 km ride 95 % downhill seriously. Beautiful scenery friendly informative guide and a great lunch to finish. Highly recommend the experience.

Thank Greg E
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Reviewed January 6, 2013

Firstly, I want to thank Bob and his team for an amazing experience. These guys are on the ball, friendly, helpful and generally great company.

If you do one thing in Bali, I honestly believe that this is it. A visit to a beautiful coffee plantation, Mount Batur, then the most amazing long cruise through some of the most stunning landscapes you ever hope to see, and finishing it off with a great local meal at Bob's house prepared by his wife. You really can not ask for more. And its great value for money.

I cannot recommend this enough! If you want a proper Bali experience, away from the Bintang singlets and the traffic jams, this is it.

1  Thank GordonSteel8
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Reviewed January 5, 2013

From the heights of Kintamani, we embarked on a memorable journey covering 35 km of adventurous bike-riding, through rice fields, temples, villages, etc. This was the best way to get an intimate look at Balinese culture and way of life. Not only do you learn a lot, you get a good work-out! And the scrumptious, satisfying buffet lunch after at the owner's family compound was just the perfect icing on the cake. Highly highly recommended for anyone visiting Ubud!

Thank Unapimper
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