Bali’s steep slopes and looming volcanoes can be a challenge for amateur cyclists, but this half-day downhill bike tour ensures the most spectacular views with minimal effort. Pedal your way down the Kintamani volcano, through the UNESCO-listed rice terraces and the handicraft villages of Ubud, then re-fuel with a delicious lunch or dinner.
Admire magnificent views from the top of the Kintamani volcano
See the UNESCO-listed rice terraces and the art villages of Ubud
Choice of morning or afternoon departure
Great-value tour includes hotel pick-up, lunch or dinner, and bike rental
Your tour begins with a pick-up from your Bali hotel and a transfer to your starting point, high on the slopes of the Kintamani volcano. After being paired with a suitable bike, follow your guide on a thrilling downhill cycling tour. Along the way, jump off to explore an organic plantation and take a walk through the UNESCO-listed rice terraces, one of Bali’s most photographed sights. Learn about the pioneering ‘subak’ system – the Balinese cooperative irrigation system – for which the terraces are known, as you admire the views over the rice paddies. Pass through the handicrafts village of Ubud, where artisans use traditional methods to create wood carved souvenirs, silver jewelry, and colorful woven textiles. Finally, arrive in Ubud, where you’ll head to a local restaurant for a delicious lunch or dinner (included).
Reviews by Viator travelers
Fabulous Insight into Balinese Culture
, Jun 2019
Too often visitors come to Bali and do literally the tourist things. This bike tour is different- a bit of activity and a bit of insight . You ride downhill through the Balinese countryside and actually learn something about the place. The culture , traditions , architecture are all covered over 3-4 hours with stops at a Balinese house, temple, rice fields. On our trip, blessed with a beautiful day we also got an unscheduled stop at the Mt Batur viewpoint and for to see two of Bali’s active volcanoes , the crater rim and Lake Batur at its best. The guides are very safety conscious and the bikes are in good condition. You don’t have to be an adrenaline junkie to do this. You just have to be comfortable on a bike (it’s 90% downhill) and if have an interest in the local culture you’ll get the most out of it . Our guides were Mongoose and August, both fabulous
This was great. We received a phone call in the morning to let us know when being picked up which was on time. Taken up to higher ground with a visit to a coffee plantation.
Then cycled down - the roads were not busy and the guide was full of information and easy to get on with. The cycling could have been a bit longer as only a couple of hours actual cycling but it was not too hot so I imagine if it was hotter you would want more time. They provided us with a good bike and water. The meal at the end was also very good. Really enjoyed the afternoon.
Our guides were outstanding. The boys showed us the beautiful country side, showed us great hospitality and were very precise in the explanation of the culture and tending to our needs. Thankyou for showing us Bali in away we would probably not have seen if we had not done the tour bravo!!!
A relatively easy cycling tour. Our guide, Nyoman, was knowledgable and caring. They had a driver follow us behind just in case anyone gives up. We passed by little villages with lots of excited kids saying hello to us, beautiful paid fields and jungles. Choose the afternoon tour when it's not that hot. We were told the morning tour can be scorching at the end of the trip.
A great way to see Bali.
The bikes were in really good condition, the guide was very friendly, informative and wanted us to get the best out of the experience.
It was fabulous to be able to cycle through a number of villages and for everyone to be so friendly and welcoming not sure that would happen in the UK.
There was only really one hill, and it what a whopper, but we were soon up it. The rest is a really easy ride, as it was downhill.
So a great way to see Bali and you really get to see what life is like in Bali. It was one of the best things we did whilst we were there.
Fantastic!! Best day ever for us in Bali. Knowledgable guides with excellent English and extremely respectful and kind. Great way to see village life, ride though villages, country roads ans rice paddies. Finished with a beautiful lunch and short drive back to Ubud. Great way to find out more about Balinese culture. My nay regret was not taking lollies/sweets for the children we met!!
Loved doing this - had the best time with a small group of 5 guide. Our guide Ogus was from the area and had so much information regarding traditional village life and Bali in general. We learnt so much and Ogus's English was excellent. Due to the smaller size of the group we could whiz down the roads and through the tracks and pass/overtake the bigger groups. Loved going really fast downhill and even the small amount of uphill riding was fun advise getting a run up. I would reccomend taking a donation to give to the elders of the traditional house you visit, seeing as you are entering their home I'm not sure if they are paid by the bike tour company?. Finishing up with lunch at a little cafe overlooking rice fields and being given a cold towelette was a wonderful end to the day.