We will, ride through traditional old villages,
experience the traditional ways of life,
pass beautiful terrace rice fields,
where you can see and experience
what it is like to grow, harvest & process rice.
We will take you off the beaten track where you will see bamboo forests in all different colors and shapes.
A true insight into Bali culture! and a unique opportunity to escape the usual tour group itineraries and to discover the real Bali.
We’ll depart from Ubud in the early morning, heading up-mountain to the village of Sekaan.
Our cycling will start in the shadow of Mount Batur with views looking out across the largest crater lake in Bali,
According to local legend, these landmarks were formed by the towering giant Kbo Iwo. This region is also the center for the ancient animistic religion, Bali Aga, practised by indigenous Balinese descendants and prehistoric settlers
Our scenic journey through this sacred mountain area, where we will find us passing through farmlands and centuries-old agricultural rice paddies in soft undulating formations and vibrant shades of green.
At the local traditional village of Sebatu, ‘stone rock’, we step off the bikes and make our way down the steps to enter the holy water and purification temple, Pura Dalem Pingit.
If you wish, we will guide you through the ritual of purification rites in this holy water which falls from a natural spring.
The Balinese believe that water is one of the forces of life and therefore has great healing effects and can bestow blessings if prayerfully acknowledged.
Then, Wayan will invite us to her small warung, ‘food stall’, overlooking the jungle where we will be served juice made from organic, locally grown tropical fruit and a Balinese snack.
Our journey then continues through the world’s most famous rice fields, Tegalalang. Rather than viewing the fields from a distance in a crowded touristic area, we will be actually riding on pathways through these incredible fields, gaining insight into the complex millennia-old irrigation system, or subak.
Total Bike Ride Distance: 33 km
Level: Gentle – Moderate
Duration: One day
Temple ride begins with that we will pick you up at preferred location.
We will head towards the sacred Batur mountain.
The journey to the starting point takes about 1-1,5 hours so you will have some time to go on sleeping in the vehicle and save some energy for the hike.
Once at the starting location, we’ll have safety-talk.
Helmets and gloves will be provided before we take off
The bikeride will take approx. 3-3,5 hours
Snack, Fruit, Water will be offered during the ride
Lunch will be served approx 1 pm at the restaurant Agung Rai Museum of Art (ARMA), the museum of preservation and development of Balinese art and culture.
Return to hotel approximately around 4-4:30 pm
This ride is rated leisurely, meaning it’s appropriate for riders who enjoy a more gentle ride but can also handle some short climbs and exhilarating descents.
Much of the time we will be riding downhill; occasionally there are places with more challenging inclines and terrains.
There are a few options sections of narrow single track through dense vegetation which are challenging – you can choose a less challenging route, or ride in our support van.
If you prefer a longer and more challenging route, you can choose to ride additional 10 km. This part is more challenging and you need to be a fit cyclist in good health.
Required Fitness Level
For the most part the ride is downhill and requires an average fitness level.
There are a few inclines and the occasional challenging hill, so you need to be a comfortable rider who can maneuver different terrains.
On all our cycling trips a support vehicle accompanies the riders.
Any time you’d like to be transferred rather than ride the support van is always nearby.
With this high level of vehicle support you can confidently book a particular activity level knowing that there is back-up should you get tired.
This is the perfect ride for friends, families with children or couples of different fitness levels can still enjoy the same trip.
Along the route we have plenty of rest times scheduled into the program for breaks and snacks.
Attire and what to bring:
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.
For the Tempel:
Wear t-shirt or similar that covers the shoulders
If you have you own preferable sarong, you can bring it. If not, we have one for you!
Bring a change of clothes
Please be aware that women during menstruation can not enter a Hindu temple
- Please inform your guides of any important information that you think can affect the ride (e.g. allergies, previous injuries etc)
- Our guides have long experience. In case of any injury and accident we are equipped with the basic first aid kit.
- In case of a more severe injury, we will transport you to nearest and highly qualified hospital, which will attend to your needs. Please make sure you have your own personal injury/ accident insurance in case any severe accident/ injury would happen to you.
- Please note: The itinerary may vary slightly for your specific tour as we continuously research and develop each trip. Inclement weather may also necessitate minor alterations.
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This trip was both deep and fun. To see the countryside of Bali from a bike made me feel closer to nature and the people. Visiting the sacred temples in such a real way, with our own ceremony was a powerful and healing experiencing. I had such a wonderful day! Looking forward to next time! Sanna
The mountainbike trek/temple visit was a truely unique experience. I felt so safely guided by the organization with lots of care and could enjoy the amazing landscapes and remote areas which show the true beauty of this island. Breathtaking views and the temple visit was the highlight with its atmosphere of the deep devotion of bali people . the energy at the waterfalls/temple was so powerful and magic and we were giuded lovingly through the rituals explained patiently by the guides. a true insight into Bali culture! Gratitude and joy last on from this day, unforgettable!” Susanne