Arranging a short trip means you have to spend the time effectively. Find the best cycling tours in Bali to complete your trip.
While some people may prefer to enjoy the salty breeze on the beach and wait for the magnificent sunset on the horizon of Bali coastline, some other may want to find activities that are more challenging. To answer to that, there are cycling tours in Bali that you can join. These cycling tours offer valuable experience in knowing Bali from another picture.
Still, not many people know how to arrange their trip so that they can have both of the touristy Bali and its tranquility—especially if they only have a limited time in Bali. As a recommendation, below are some of the cycling tours track that only last about 1 – 3 days yet full of thrilling adventure.
Half-Day Loop in Rural Bali
This cycling tour only takes a half day to finish. Though there are many tracks that are available, this special track from Infinity Mountain Biking is designed to give you a sight to an untouched beauty of rural Bali.
The cycling tour will start around 7.30 in the morning at the village of Marga. This rural village in Tabanan Regency conserves a rarely-known war memorial dated back from 1946. You are going to visit the site and see the historical witness of the battle between Balinese force and the Dutch colonial army.
Aside from the historical site, the track also comprises of quiet back roads through the rice paddy fields that are managed traditionally. This 28-kilometer track is one of the perfect cycling tours in Bali if you want to have an exciting and refreshing.
Two Days in Ubud with Bali Cycling Tour
As one of the areas that keep most of the cultural heritage of Bali, Ubud is something that you can’t refuse. You can pick out a tour that would take you around the area while enjoying some of its most amazing views.
Offered by Infinity MountainBiking, 2-days cycling tour in Ubud will start by taking you to Tirta Empul. Tirta Empul is an ancient royal temple with an antique bathing pool site. In certain times, the place may be crowded with pilgrims from around Bali that come to pray and worship in the temple.
From there, you will be taken to ride downhill across the area’s natural scenery at the local villages, rice paddy fields, and end the day at Ubud’s downtown. On the next day, the tour will take you to some of the famous spots in Ubud like Monkey Forest, Cekingan paddy fields, and head to the Sanur Beach to conclude the trip.
Short Trip Outside of the Main Island
If you have done having a trip around the main island of Bali, it’s now time to have a more exciting cycling tour in other parts of Bali. There is a 2-days short cycling tour that serves the track in Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan. The two small islands are located on the Southeast across the main island of Bali.
As one of the best cycling tours in Bali, it will start by a 45-minute boat ride to Nusa Penida. This island is way quieter than Bali, giving you an unworldly experience while you ride down its landscape. On the second day, the trip will get to Nusa Lembongan which is widely known for its snorkeling spot, Manta Point.
Cross-Country Cycling Tour for Your Short Trip
The more limited time you have, the more you would want to visit every area in the island. Though it is a rather impossible thing to do, you may want to give a 2-days cross-country cycling tour a try.
The trip arranged by Infinity Mountain Biking will start at Bedugul, Tabanan Regency. Here lies the crater lake of Beratan with a quiet surface on its water. Above the western side of the lake, you will find the serenity of the Water Temple or locally known as Pura Ulun Danu Beratan sitting peacefully above the water level.
After visiting the temple, the real adventure will begin. You will track down the 45 kilometers distance towards the coast. The tour ends in an area filled with rice paddy fields and a resort where you can rest for the night.
The next day, you will rise up in the morning to start the journey in a single track visiting Mount Batur, Mount Abang, and Lake Batur. The amazing views along the way are simply breathtaking and would definitely give you an experience of a lifetime.
As one of the most exciting cycling tours in Bali, this short course trip has a moderately difficult track. Before you take the tour, make sure that you have talked about your level of bicycle-riding with the guides from Infinity Mountain Biking. Only a suitable track can give you the same amount of challenge and fun.
There are a lot more cycling tours in Bali. For a short trip, it is recommended that you choose not longer than a 2-days trip. These trips would not only give you an extreme experience of Bali’s nature but also give you the chance of seeing many parts of Bali only on one trip.
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