Bali Paradise Ride

a 9 day bike tour in Indonesia


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includes whitewater rafting
 
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 Candidasa, tucked away on the eastern beaches, where our warmup ride explores ancient cave and carvings. From here we 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.
 
Bicycle tour stop at Goa Gajah Cave
DAY

1/2
Meet in Bali, transfer to Candidasa, cycle to the Goa Gajah cave, rock carvings of Yeh Pulu, before relaxing beachside.
Your group will meet at Denpasar Airport, get set up with your bike for the tour, then transfer to the fishing village of Candidasa, tucked away on the eastern seaboard. We'll start your introduction to Balinese cuisine at a local seafood restaurant, where we enjoy bounty fresh from the sea.
Meals: D
We warm up with a ride into the foothills, stopping to explore Goa Gajah, the elephant cave and the rock carvings of Yeh Pulu, some of Bali's oldest. And possibly take a sidetrip to visit Tenganan, a Bali Aga village, that still follows the traditional ways.
Cycling: 47 mi / 75 km, Terrain: flat, Meals: B L D
Cycling group in Bali
DAY

03
Discover traditional ways in the Aga village at Tenganan, explore the water palace of Taman Ujung, and salt farms of Amed.
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.
Cycling: 31 mi / 3550 km, Terrain: small hills, Meals: B L D
Temple carving seen on pedalers bike tour
DAY

4/5
Check out Pura Meduwe Karang temple with its statues and "historic" carving of a man on a bike, cycle to West Bali National Park for wildlife viewing.
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".
Cycling: 44 mi / 71 km, Terrain: flat, Meals: B L D
We enjoy a daytrip by bike today, pedaling to the western end of the island along the flat coastal roads, our goal is West Bali National Park, known for its diverse bird population as well as deer, Banteng and Leopard Cats. Shuttle back to Lovina for a second night.
Cycling: 48 mi / 77 km, Terrain: flat, Meals: B L D
Waterfalls enjoyed during Bali bike tour
DAY

06
Hike to Gitgit and Munduk Waterfalls, relax in the hills overlooking rice paddies and lush valleys
A laid back day without cycling. We will first shuttle up into the volcanic enter of the island, stopping to hike to Gitgit Waterfalls and through the surrounding forests. At lunch we reach our resort tucked away in a tiny village with dramatic views overlooking the north side of the island. Relax poolside or walk around the village to explore.
Meals: B L D
Rice paddy scenery enjoyed during Bali bike tour
DAY

07
Bike through Jati Luwah rice terraces, downhill to the Tanah Lot temple.
We'll roll through the beautiful vistas of the Jati Luwih Rice Terraces, an area that gets featured in many photographers works. For fans of the movie Bucket List, you will pass several small shops selling Kopi Luwak. We will descend to the coast where we enjoy views of the Tanah Lot Temples sitting above the crashing waves, perhaps catching an awesome sunset, before shuttling into Ubud for the night.
Cycling: 53 mi / 85 km, Terrain: downhill, Meals: B L D
white water fating in Ubud Bali
DAY

8/9
Day off the bikes for whitewater rafting and exploring Ubud, day 9 depart Bali.
Our bikes get the day off as we switch gear and enjoy some whitewater rafting through the deep gorges surrounding Ubud. You have the afternoon free to explore this artist's town and shop for Balinese handcrafts and art or perhaps try your hand at creating Balinese cuisine with a cooking class. We will wind down an awesome ride through paradise with a great dinner at one of our favorite restaurants.
Meals: B L D

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.
Meals: B

From Our Guests . . .

 Loved everything about this tour!-the location, the itinerary, the guides (Esa and Kadek), the locals, the hotels, the food, the weather....and the price was fair. Great job Tom! Highly recommended!    
 This was an outstanding trip. Restaurants, accommodation and guides were all top rate. Esa did a particularily good job. Met fabulous people and visited very interesting temples. Strongly recommended.    
 Really nice time! Esa is a great guy and an excellent guide, very attentive to all of us. Kadek is good on the road too. Bali is beautiful, but a lot of the route was a bit crowded with traffic. I was hoping for more back roads and I understand that it's got to coordinate with hotel stops. Overall it's a great way to see the island. The only thing I'd change is finding a way to get out of the diesel fumes, it was esp. noticeable in Singaraja. We felt that we should've convoyed thru town rather than ride due to the traffic and poor air quality. Everything went smoothly with the trip coordination. The hotels were all fine.    
 What better way to experience a gorgeous and varied island than on the quiet of a bicycle? Burn calories by day in order to indulge pool or oceanside in the afternoon, with a whole lot of history, culture, vistas, and friendly group banter rounding out the trip. While some beginning cyclist may find the climbs challenging, the satisfaction of reaching the top was always rewarding. Friendly, helpful guides ensure you stay on track do that you can focus on enjoying yourself.    
 Everyone should put this trip on your list of things to do! This trip was the first I had taken out of the country for 25 years. I am a single woman, was traveling alone and was unsure if if was the right thing for me to do. What an exerience! Not only did I feel safe and protected the entire trip, but fed to capacity at every opportunity. The hotels were luxurious, Wayan and Kadek very gracious and respectful of everyone's needs and wants at all times. I would definately do this again!    
 I loved the Bali Paradise Ride so much, I went twice (April and October, 2012)!

I was impressed with the bungalow-style, very comfortable, 3-star hotels (my favorite was The Pertiwi which had a plunge pool in my private patio). I loved the food and it was great fun to experiment with the local cuisine, especially since it was all provided in the tour package. The van support was terrific with Wayan trailing us every step of the way, stopping for walks through significant landmarks, and providing plenty of breaks for water refills and snacks. The biking was moderate with one challenging day of dips and climbs. I'm looking forward to another trip with Pedalers, Pub, and Grill - maybe I'll try Thailand but perhaps,the Bali Paradise Ride one more time!
   
 We have just returned from a week in Bali and had a great time with Pedlars. The guides, Esa and Cadir, were superb and went out of their way to hunt down ripe mangosteens and passion fruits. The cycling was fab with varied scenery and sights on good quality hired bikes, with largely considerate drivers. Bali itself was spectacular and we will definitely go back.    
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9 days (7 days active)
Inn to Inn
Level: A

Boutique inns and resorts
3 and 4 star    See some of our hotels

Tour meets and ends in Denpasar, Indonesia (DPS)
Paved roads, moderate traffic, hilly

Total: 243 mi / 392 km
Daily Avg: 40 mi / 65 km


Scheduled Departures:
Tour Cost: $2925
Deposit: $200

Private Trips:
6 or more people: $2970
2 to 5 people: $3375
1 person: $3775

Extras:
Single Supplement: $650
Bike Rental: free of charge
(All costs per person in US $. Seasonal supplements may apply on private trips.)

More Ideas

Here are some other great bucket list trips to check out.

Comfortable Boutique Accommodation

Puri Bagus Candidasa
Delightful villas by the sea.

Anda Amed Resort
Modern stylings with Balinese atmosphere and service.

Puri Bagus Lovina
Oceanfront villas featuring local architectural styles.

Nirwana Bali Resort
Oceanfront resort featuring magnificent views of the Indian Ocean.

Alila Ubud
Balinese style boutique pool villas overlooking the lush heart of Ubud.

The hotels listed here are our preferred properties, but may not be available for all dates. When alternates are used, they will be of the same quality and style.

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