Great cycling experience, amazing people running it who were very attentive and safe. Guides at the front and back of our pack. The bikes themselves were in great condition. The cycling itself is at least 80 downhill and despite going through a few tight tracks, shouldnt be challenging to even novice riders. What the description doesnt do justice to though in my opinion is the visits on route to rice fields and a coffee plantation making the famous Luwak coffee. Plus the exceptional view we got whilst eating our late breakfast. Both meals were at off the beaten track family run local restaurants which wed have been unlikely to find by ourselves one requires walking through a field and crossing small rivers on branch bridges A full day out and really great value !
This experience was definitely my highlight of my trip to Bali. It was so much better than expected. The staff were very helpful as they safely helped us across the busy roads of Bali, but also extremely friendly and funny too. There's so much more than just cycling as you visit other places and learn so much about the culture. This adventure lasts for the whole day and it's very value for money. The cycling was relatively easy as it was mostly all downhill, and the views you cycle past are beautiful! Would most definitely do it all again!
My favorite part of this bike tour was actually the beginning, where we went to the coffee plantation, visited the rice paddies, and had lunch overlooking Mt. Batur. The rest of the tour was a bit dragged - it was cool to see the backroads of Ubud, but after the 3rd hour, we were basically riding through very similar neighborhoods, i think the ride could do without the water temple stop - not very impressive and we couldn't go to the temple, just look at it from afar. Also, i would suggest they do breakfast first, rather than after the coffee plantation and rice paddies, since we basically ended up eating breakfast at 11:30, then lunch an hour later. Everything else was great - we loved the bamboo forest, and lunch overlooking the mountain was amazing! Ubud is amazing.
Was an interesting, well paced tour.
Be warned that travelling from the south of the island, Jimbaran as we did will take a considerable time due to traffic, especially getting through Ubud.
That said once at the start point, the journey through the back alleys gave a different view to that usually experienced on the road. The bikes could have done with some maintenance, but all in all an enjoyable couple of hours.
Other than a couple of minor kick-ups the entire route is downhill so suitable for most.
Bali Hai Tours ran this trip..pick up was good from. hotel in Ubud..stops at rice terrace,coffee plantation and mount batur ..nice photo opportunity. Then main cycle..long day day but cycling really easy 95% down hill...thru villages and the real Bali. Bikes ok but a little worn. Overall worth it.
Brilliant day from start to finish, well looked after at every stage of the trip. Cycling was very easy, mainly downhill, which allowed you to focus on where you were and to enjoy the sites, sounds and smells of non-touristy parts of Bali. Loved cycling through the bamboo jungle, rice fields, even through a bustling local market, not to mention occasionally on the main roads!! We've done numerous trips in Bali all over the island and this is up there with the best of them.