This is a world that has attraced seekers, travellers, tourists, artists, musicians, dancers and performers for generations. People travel to this area of Bali to seek out knowledge from a local healer, study traditional massage, explore Hinduism, take yoga classes and learn how to cook the local cuisine.
Price per person:
Half-price for children under 12 years old
Minimum 4 people
Leisurely - Moderate
The Route of Taru Cycling Trek
We begin our trek in the tranquil, traditional village of Taru. Taru translates to ‘tree’ from High Balinese.
This village has ancient, deep roots. When Bali was visited by the Hindu high priest and sage Rishi Markandya, he had a mystical revelation in the form of a light emanating from a tree. It was in that place that he built a temple; the Pura Gunung Raung, which over time became the center of Taru village.
We’ll ride through bamboo forests and across valleys thick with orange trees. We will see majestic durian and jackfruit trees lining our path and make occasional detours to glimpse into what you would not normally see as a visitor to this beautiful island.
As we reach Kukuh village, we will pass through the UNESCO protected rice terraces, where cultivation of this precious staple has been ongoing for over 5000 years.
We’ll stop for a break to learn about the traditional farming method used here, known as ‘subak’. Along the way, with huge trees providing shade for all, we’ll see small, devotional shrines to the goddess Dewi Sri, who represents all that is good and beautiful; life, wealth and prosperity.
As we approach Ubud from the north we’ll visit the traditional village of Keliki, the cultural heart of this area’s villages, which maintains a unique style of miniature painting which has been preserved by countless generations.
Duration: One day
The Route of Taro cycling trek begins with a pick up at preferred location. We will head north, towards the sacred Batur mountain.
Our drive to the starting point takes about 1 hour so you may choose to sleep in the vehicle and save some energy for the ride.
Once at the starting location, we’ll have safety-talk. Helmets and gloves will be provided before we begin.
The ride will take approximately 3 – 3½ hours.
Snacks, fruit and water will be available during the ride.
Lunch will be at ARMA café, and will be served at approximately 1-1:30 PM.
You will return to hotel sometime between 2:30 and 3:00 PM. ( depending on traffic and your location )
Lunch at ARMA cafe *
Snack, Fruit, Water during the ride
Services of local Yatra Tour's guides
Transportation from pick up to drop off
Appropriate bike, gloves and helmet
All special events and entrance fees
Raincoats (In case of rain)
* ARMA = Agung Rai Museum of Art
The world renown museum of art who supporting Balinese art and culture
Gratitude to guides
Requires a spirit of adventure, good health and a reasonable level of fitness.
The Root of Taro ride is predominately on flat tracks and small roads- there are not many hills in the area so anyone is a comfortable bike-rider can do this journey.
There are a few sections of narrow single track through dense vegetation
Please wear athletic shoes for your ride.
We strongly recommend you not wear flip flops or sandals without strap
T-shirt or similar that covers the shoulders. The reason is that we will enter sacred areas.
Please apply plenty of sunscreen before the ride and protect your eyes with sunglasses.
Cap that fits under the helmet is a great way to protect the eyes.
Bring a change of cloths
You are welcome to bring a camera to document memories of the stunning vistas.
You may spot something along the way you would like to purchase, so be sure and have some pocket money.
For your comfort, please also bring a thick jumper or jacket for the morning mountain chill.
Just theee best day ever !
Thank you for a fantastic day, touching and thrilling with spectacular scenery and lovely food, care and warmth.