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“Discover paradise from the seat of your bike, emerald green rice
paddies, ornate Hindu temples, blue oceans, smiling Balinese.”
A unique bike tour through the spectacular scenery of Bali. Pedal past emerald rice paddies climbing up the hillsides and ancient temples tucked under towering palm trees, cycle around volcanic lakes and along black sand beaches. Explore historic Ubud by bicycle and discover the traditional ways of life in quiet villages. An awesome ride through paradise.
We begin our bike tour in Ubud, the cultural heart of Bali, renowned for its artists and temples. From the hills we next descend to the coast and enjoy a ride along the eastern and northern beaches, stopping to explore ancient temple complexes, stroll along black sand beaches and enjoy nature's beauty. You'll explore villages off the beaten tourist track and relax beachfront most evenings.
Our later leg, heads into the center of the island, exploring the scenic lakes tucked under towering volcanoes, visiting temples dating back to the 11th century perched on the rims of active calderas. Relax on the shore of a lake inside the volcano's crater, the swoop back down the mountainside to Ubud. It is a delightful bike tour through the land of fables and gods. Come discover paradise from the saddle.
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Bali Paradise Ride
7 days (5 days cycling)
Inn to Inn
$1750 - Scheduled Dates
$1975 - At Your Request (2-5 guests)
8 April 2013 13 May 2013 10 June 2013 8 July 2013 12 August 2013 9 September 2013 14 October 2013 10 March 2014 14 April 2014 12 May 2014 9 June 2014 (less dates) Itinerary
Day 1 - arrive Denpasar, transfer Ubud; Day 2 - cycle to Candidasa; Day 3 - bike to Tulamben; Day 4 - cycling to Lovina; Day 5 - pedal to Lake Batur; Day 6 - bicycle to Ubud; Day 7 - depart
Paved roads, moderate traffic, hills
Total: 243 mi / 392 km
Daily Avg: 40 mi / 65 km
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Day by Day Itinerary
Day 1 - Your group will meet at Denpasar Airport, get set up with your bike for the tour, then transfer to the artistic community of Ubud, tucked away in the central foothills. We'll start your introduction to Balinese cusine at the Leke Laka Restaurant, where you also enjoy some unique Balinese entertainment.
Day 2 - Descend to the coast, stopping to explore Goa Gajah, the elephant cave and the rock carvings of Yeh Pulu, some of Bali's oldest. We will cycle along the coast to former fishing village of Candi Dasa, where we relax tonight. And take a sidetrip to visit Tenganan, a Bali Aga village, that still follows the traditional ways. 47 mi / 75 km
Day 3 - Its a short day of cycling, with some moderate climbs. You'll start along quiet side roads skirting between the ocean and Mt Lempuyang. Visit Taman Ujung, one of Bali's renowned "water palaces" and Ahmed's salt farms before reaching our hotel perched on the hillside with dramatic views of the ocean. The waters around Amed are well known to divers, with a popular local dive to see the wreck of the USS Liberty. 31 mi / 50 km
Day 4 - A leisurely day cycling the north shore of Bali, with black sand beaches tucked away in quiet coves. Visit the ancient temple complex of Pura Meduwe Karang, with its Ramayana sculptures and relief carving of a man riding a bicycle. We overnight in Lovina, a beach town whose name means "I love Indonesia". 44 mi / 71 km
Day 5 - We'll shuttle up to Lake Bratan to start today's scenic ride avoiding a busy stretch of highway. Visiting the Munduk Waterfall first, then heading out by bike to explore the beautiful vistas of the Jati Luwih Rice Terraces, an area that gets featured in many photographers works. We will also explore the Ulan Danu Beratan Temple before settling in for the night at our resort sitting in the highlands surrounded by emerald green rice terraces. 53 mi / 85 km
Day 6- Our last ride is an easy descent back to Ubud, perhaps visiting Tegallalang renowned for its wood carving and Tirta Empul Temple, the Holy Spring Water Temple. For fans of the movie Bucket List, you will pass several small shops selling Kopi Luwak. Back in Ubud you have the afternoon free to explore this artist's town and shop for Balinese handcrafts and art. We will wind down an awesome ride through paradise with a great dinner at one of our favorite restaurants. 28 mi / 46 km
Day 7 - After an early breakfast we will shuttle back to Denpasar Airport for fond farewells and your flights home or onward to more adventures. Sampai Jumpa.
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Tour cost: $1750
At Your Request: (private departures)
Tour cost: $1975 (2 to 5 guests)
Tour cost: $1750 (6 or more guests)
Single supplement: $425
Bike rental: $175
Tour deposit: $200
Bike rental deposit: $25
8 April 2013 13 May 2013 10 June 2013 8 July 2013 12 August 2013 9 September 2013 14 October 2013 10 March 2014 14 April 2014 12 May 2014 9 June 2014
At Your Request:
Private departures can be arranged pretty much year round. March thru November is best with warm temperatures and little rain. April through October is the driest time of year, and December to February is the wettest. But even in rainy season, you can enjoy periods of dry weather. Get your wheels rolling and request your today. Plan a trip for your bike club or corporate incentive, At Your Request date contact us for more details.
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6 nights Accommodation in the area's better hotels (double occupancy)
Meals from Dinner on Day 1 until Breakfast on Day 7, except as noted in itinerary
Water, sodas or beer included at dinner
Service of bilingual Team Pedalers Guide(s)
Full Van Support
Sightseeing and cultural activities
Airport pick up & drop off
Meeting & Flights:
Your group will meet at Denpasar Airport at 4 pm, then shuttle to Ubud.
Fly into Denpasar (DPS) before 4 pm on Day 1
Fly out of Denpasar (DPS) after 10 am on Day 7
Note: Most flight schedules from North America arrive on the third calendar day (ie: to arrive on Aug 5th, you would depart on Aug 3rd).
Check current airfares to: Denpasar
The entire ride is on paved roads, with some stretches on narrow lanes. Traffic is moderate to light (occasional short stretches on busier roads). The route is suitable for performance road, sport road and touring bikes. Terrain is hilly, small coastal hills in the beginning, with some larger climbs in the later part while we are on the volcanoes.
Visas & Travel Documents:
Passports are required for all guests. Your passport should have at least 6 months validity past your intended travel dates. Visas are issued upon arrival for citizens of the USA, Canada, UK, EU, Japan, Australia and New Zealand, a 30 day visa costs US$25.
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