Riding on the rims of volcanoes. Off-road adventures. Quaint villages filled with local culture. Some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. This trip has it all and should not be missed.
Starting from the beach resort of Sanur we will explore the famous Batur Crater visit the island's two highest volcanoes - Mt. Abang and Mt. Agung - and enjoy exhilirating descents to the east coast.
Along the way, you will be able to take in breath-taking coastal views from the rim of craters and cycle around the ruins of a water palace and some of the most important temples on the island.
Towards the end of our tour we will spend some days cycling the central volcanoes on small trails through forests, coconut groves and the rice paddy fields that Bali is famous for.
During what can only be described as an epic trip, you can also unwind and catch your breath by taking advantage of rafting, snorkelling and scuba diving opportunities.
This trip is recommended for riders with some off-road experience, but you don’t have to be an expert to enjoy it. The only real requirement is a sense of adventure!
Although this tour only covers around 240 kilometers in 6 full and 2 half cycling days, it can still be quite challenging. Because flat land in Bail is almost non-existent, the experience is made up entirely of off-road excursions on a series of challenging surfaces including forest trails, red mud hard-pack, volcanic sand, lava cobbles, gravel and broken tarmac roads. There are sections of single-track in every ride, but no long rocky or rooty sections or big drops. As far as gradients are concerned, all the trails except one have an overall down-hill element to them (in other words they finish at a lower altitude than the start). A few steep ascents and descents are also part of the program, but these are normally short and sharp.
Accommodation is varied and includes charming cottages and comfortable hotels.
ITINERARY (11 days/10 nights starting in Sanur and finishing in Legian)
Day 1 Arrive in Bali and transfer to our hotel in Sanur and after unwinding from your flight, start assembling your bike.
Day 2 Ride the rim of the Batur Crater and enjoy lunch by a lake. End the day crossing the 1997 lava field on a small cobbled track.
Day 3 After a ride inside the interior of the Batur Crater, a climb up to a mountain pass, an exhilarating descent past dry river beds takes us to the east coast.
Day 4 A network of single track paths lead us around the side of Mt. Agung through villages to the ruins of a water palace.
Day 5 Hit the slopes of Mt. Agung with spectacular views along the south coast before descending along a ridge.
Day 6 Today is a rest, ride or raft day from our base in Ubud.
Day 7 Start at a bustling market and ride to a picturesque caldera lake with time to visit Batukaru temple.
Day 8 Explore the central volcanoes by riding small trails through the pristine sub-tropical rain forest which borders a lake.
Day 9 A short gentle ride takes us to our boat to catch a ride to the remote island of Menjangan for some snorkeling.
Day 10 This morning we transit back across the island to the South Coast our final destination, Legian.
Day 11 Time to pack up your bikes before onward travel.
FACTS & FIGURES
Tour Cost USD $1,200 Single Supplement USD $375
Bike Hire USD $125
Total Distance Approximately 240 kilometers
Number of Days 11 days/10 night
Number of Cycling Days 6 full/ 2 half
Road Surface Mainly off-road mixture of jeep trails and single track
Group Size Minimum 2. Maximum 16.
English-speaking guide(s), plus, drivers and assistants. For groups of 8 or more an extra local bike guide also joins.
10 nights in 3 star accommodation. At the coast there will be air-conditioning, en-suite facilities and a swimming pool. Whenever possible we try to use hotels with charm and local character.
All meals are included from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 11, expect dinner on day 5, 6 and 9 and lunch on day 6 and 10.
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