Bali Hai Adventure Itinerary (Bike Tours)
Our unique combination of countryside cycling activities, sightseeing and authentic cultural tour will take you far away from the regular tourist itinerary and “off the beaten track” deep into rural Bali where you will be able to see bamboo forest, traditional villages, ancient temples, local customs and rituals as well as age-old traditions of Balinese people.
This bicycle tour is a full day tour, feel free to stop at any point, anywhere and any time to enjoy all interesting things you may find along the way, taking some photos, recording videos, interact with local villagers, greet balinese children or just to take a rest. Our friendly and informative guides will be pleased to help you with anything you want to know.
During the tours, at some points it will be difficult for you to take the picture of yourself when riding the bike. But don't worry, our guides will do it for you so you can stay focus on enjoying your tour. If you are lucky being accompanied by our special photographer (biking along with you during the tour), best possible photos will be waiting for you. Your 'action photos' will be sent to your email for free. Personal photographer on request is also available (extra charge may apply).
We begin by whisking you away from your accommodation by A/C van and then drive you up to visit famous rice terraces in Tegallalang. The emerald-green rice terraces in the river gorge north of Tegallalang village in central Bali are generally considered to offer travelers the best photo opportunity. Other popular lush-green and well-tended Balinese rice paddy sites include those in the Ubud area...
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We will stop at a coffee plantation, where you will be able to sample local blends. These included the prized Kopi Luwak, or beans that have been eaten by the civet cat, not-really-digested, then pooped out, collected up, cleaned, roasted and ground for our drinking pleasure...
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Then we will take you to a point high up the side of Kintamani mountain for a late breakfast. From there you have a spectacular view of lake Batur and also the active volcano of Mt. Batur while enjoying your breakfast. Though some of you maybe have already had breakfast at your hotel, having some cakes, fruits or drinks should be enough to make your body fitter and prepared for the upcoming biking session.
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After breakfast our friendly guides will then take you on by van to the starting point where the bicycles await you. We choose a quiet and green countryside area as the starting point of the bike tours.
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We start the bicycle tour by riding past some quiet villages in the rural area of Bali and witnessing local villagers do their daily activities. You will enjoy seeing the unspoiled natural side of Bali and hearing all of the children standing at the sides of the road waving and saying "Hello" to you.
The first optional stopping point of our riding session is visiting a small local Balinese bamboo handicrafts workshop. Here you can see how handicrafts are made and processed. Most local women in this village have a descent skill in turning a simple bamboo material into sophisticated yet artistic handicrafts.
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Another optional stopping point will be visiting a home of balinese countryside family. You can see the family house compound and also discover the real life of balinese people living in countryside.
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We continue the journey by riding past another green, quiet and peaceful countryside village through their small backroads and witness the unspoiled beauties of Bali’s countryside along the way.
The real adventure begins when we ride through an incredible 7.5 hectares of bamboo forest where you will also have a chance to see Balinese traditional bamboo craftsmen at work inside the forest. This 'once in a lifetime' opportunity will guarantee give you a memorable experience, so don't forget to bring your camera or video recorder and take some shots here.
This ‘amazing’ route is exclusive to BaliHaiBike Tour. The first and still the only one in Bali.
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Our next exclusive stopping point is a visit to the magical Traditional Village “PENGLIPURAN”, a very traditional village which has its own unique culture and way of life. Penglipuran village is a place of interest and outstanding beauty in Bali. All the houses have been built from north to the south with the traditional entrance gate to each family compound being nearly identical.
Here you will have rare opportunity to explore the uniqueness of Balinese traditional compounds which is only a few still remain in the island. We will also guide you through everything from the how’s and why’s of daily offerings to the amazing relationship betwen Balinese architecture and it’s spiritual practice.
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Heading to our next stopping point, we will ride pass another villages through their various plantations and enjoy their spectacular rural backroads.
Optional stopping points only for more advanced cyclist who prefer the more challenging tracks, you have another opportunity to visit a holly spring with a small waterfall nearby. We will walk down through a small (and sometimes slipery) path and cross a small river to get there. Another nice spot for photo opportunity.
Our next stopping point on our descent will be at the magnificent “KEHEN” temple, Bali’s second largest temple. The temple has three courtyards connected by steps, and is decorated with carvings and statues. A large banyan tree shades the lowest and second courtyards. You will be able to enter the temple to see it in all its splendour and if by any chance there is a ceremony taking place, you will be invited to witness the colourful event and our guides will explain you the significance of the ritual.
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After visiting the temple, our another optional stopping point will be a visit to a local market in the local town of Bangli where you can see a large array of exotic fruits, spices and vegetables for sale.
We continue the ride through another quiet countryside area of Bangli regency. Along the way we have many opportunities to witness the activity of local farmers, buffalo ranchs, rice paddies and other plantations.
After several kilometers of riding, we will ride through a unique Subak water temple called Pura Taman Narmada Bali Raja. This temple is surrounded by rice paddies and a small lake. To access this spot, sometimes we have to walk down a couple of stairs. A very nice stops to take a break after the long ride whilst enjoying the fantastic view of rice paddies, temple and the lake.
As you ride through timeless small villages you will see the smiles of balinese children and hear friendly greetings from local villagers.
Continue the ride and enjoy the quiet countryside of Bali's back roads and witness firsthand the daily life of rural rice farmers. We will also go on a short walk into rice paddies where you can experience firsthand what it is like to grow, harvest and process rice.
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A short trekking along the beautiful rice paddy terraces alongside a small hidden river around the village is also available before we take you to the lunch venue.
Another optional stopping point on our way to finish lane, you will have opportunity to visit one of the most important temple in every village in Bali called DALEM temple. This temple is very sacred and located near the graveyard of our beloved village. You can enter the temple to see the inside and also taking photos in front of it's old and artistic roofed gate. Our guide will explain you about the temple history and its function, and sometimes you can also meet the temple keeper who is in charge of this temple.
When we are done with the riding session, we will invite you to an authentic Balinese style restaurant overlooking the rice paddies where you will be served a magnificent luncheon with special ‘young coconut’ for the welcome drink.
Around the restaurant there are several coconut and banana trees and a small Balinese plantation where you can learn about the medicinal uses and cultural importance of a variety of local plants. And you will be able to see many of the spices which are commonly used in cooking as well as different tropical fruits growing in their natural environment.
Our friendly, fun and professional team invite you to join us for a wonderful and memorable experience and one which you will always remember. Book now and get ready for Bali’s most immersive cycling adventure experience ever.
Included in this tour:
- Pickup & return transfer by A/C van from/to your hotel in Ubud, Sanur, Kuta, Seminyak and Nusa Dua (for other area, please contact us)
- Professional English speaking cycling tour guide
- Bike, helmet and raincoat (during rainy season)
- Breakfast at a restaurant overlooking Mt. Batur volcano and spectacular view of the crater lake ‘Danau Batur’
- Sarong and all entrance fees/tickets (for ULTIMATE package)
- A traditional Balinese/Indonesian feast for lunch in an authentic restaurant overlooking the rice paddies
- Cold mineral water during the journey
- Fresh young coconut drink
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Private tours are also available upon request
Take advantage of our new pricing policy. Special price (discount up to 30%) is available for group booking with particular number of person.
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