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Bali Bike Tour

Sacred Temples, Volcanoes & Rice Terraces

From $4,198 - $4,798 pp dbl. occ. | 8 days / 7 nights

(+$900 to $1,000 for sgl. occ.)

Even as Bali joins the globalized world, it's easy to find inspiration here. Among terraced rice fields and exotic temples. In bustling market towns and on the slopes of volcanic mountains. And among some of the most welcoming people you'll ever have the pleasure of meeting. Come explore Bali with Backroads in a way that few travelers experience. 

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Bali

Start/End Ubud

Bali Biking Map

Highlights

  • Enliven your senses in Bali, a world of striking natural beauty, captivating culture and exotic flavors
  • Connect with the bustling local life as you two-wheel it through friendly rural communities
  • Snorkel among parrot fish and giant clams in Blue Lagoon, and a shipwreck home to hundreds of species of tropical fish
  • Relax at tropical beachside retreats, where you can take in the scene or soak up the rays, as you wish 
Bali

Start/End Ubud

Bali Biking Map

Itinerary

Days 1-2 Set out on unforgettable rides past rice paddies, villages and sacred pools | Go behind the scenes with our longtime friend and local guide Wayan Narta | After spinning through rolling hills near Ubud, visit a mask maker to learn about this age-old art form | Raft the Ayung River, keeping an eye out for bright kingfishers and giant teak trees.

Day 3 Discover a culture steeped in Hindu spirituality and colorful mythology | Bike to the sacred Pura Pucak Sari temple and meet the resident priest | Pedal up and around Gunung Batur Volcano on your way to the quieter northern side of Bali | Dine alfresco to a soundtrack of live soothing rindik (bamboo xylophone).

Days 4-5 Spin along Bali's arid northeast coast, passing lava flows from Mount Agung's 1963 eruption | Snorkel amid the wreckage of the torpedoed Liberty, a haven for some 400 species of colorful reef fish | Return to shore on our brightly painted jukung boats and pedal back to the hotel for an afternoon of leisure.

Days 6-8 Meet locals in their art studios | Visit Tenganan, known for its beautiful double-ikat textiles | Prepare classic mie goreng in a private cooking class | Impressive volcanic mountains give way to a sandy beach on a descent past scenic rice terraces | Bike to a nearby community, passing small family compounds and the local school, where Balinese children do their morning exercises.

The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy.

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Gather your favorite people to share a Backroads adventure on a ready-to-book Private Trip - featuring all the legendary Backroads hallmarks from expert leaders to unforgettable activities. You can pick from the selection of dates below for your group; some dates are only available for 16 or more guests while other dates are available for 8 or more guests. If your party has fewer than 8 guests, or your preferred date is not available, we'll create a departure just for you. Call or email us to reserve your date.

2018 Private Trip Pricing
  • 10 or more guests: from $4,198 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $4,598 pp dbl occ

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Prices

From $4,198 - $4,798 pp dbl. occ.
8 days / 7 nights

(+$900 to $1,000 for sgl. occ.)

Premiere Hotels*

Maya Ubud Resort and Spa
Maya Ubud Resort & Spa

Ubud (2 nights)

Puri Bagus Lovina
Puri Bagus Lovina

Lovina Beach (1 night)

Spa Village Tembok
Spa Village Tembok

Tembok (2 nights)

Alila Manggis
Alila Manggis

Manggis (2 nights)

Activity Level

This trip is rated Levels 1-3

What's Included

Services and equipment are included.

Why Backroads

Why Travel with Backroads in Bali

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Premiere Hotels*

Accommodations may vary based on departure date. Any difference from what is listed below can be found by clicking on your desired date on the View Scheduled Dates or Private Dates tabs.

Maya Ubud Resort and Spa

Maya Ubud Resort & Spa

Ubud (2 nights)

An award-winning resort set amid beautiful hillside gardens and perched above two river valleys. (pool, spa) 

Puri Bagus Lovina

Puri Bagus Lovina

Lovina Beach (1 night)
* Casual Hotel

Overlooking the Bali Sea, relax in simple yet comfortable villas with traditional architecture and private gardens. (pool, spa)

Spa Village Tembok

Spa Village Tembok

Tembok (2 nights)

Exuding peacefulness, this secluded retreat features views stretching from volcanic peaks to the black-sand beaches of the Bali Sea. A Small Luxury Hotels of the World member. (pool, spa)

Alila Manggis

Alila Manggis

Manggis (2 nights)

Reminiscent of traditional Balinese villages, a stylish seaside hideaway with palm-studded grounds. (pool, spa)

This Trip Is Rated Levels 1-3

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next—and your traveling companion's may differ somewhat from yours. So we present a range of mileage options, and each day you decide exactly what and how much you want to do.

Daily Route Options (drag to see full )

Daily Route Options
Day EASYGOING ACTIVE AVID
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain
1 13 800
2 16 1400
Rafting on the Ayung River (4 Hours)
3 18 400 18 1100
4 22* 900 30 900
5 13 400
Snorkeling Excursion to the Liberty Wreckage (1 Hour)
6 24* 400 433* 800 40 2400
7 8 400
Klungkung Market Visit (2 Hours)
Cooking Class (3 Hours)
8 14 800 19 1300
 

Note: To make for the most comfortable ride to this particular trip, we've outfitted our titanium road bike with slightly wider tires. You'll appreciate this on those stretches of the route with hard-packed dirt (approximately 5% dirt and 95% paved).

* Includes shuttle.

Learn more about how we determine our activity level and fully support a range of abilities and interests.

Please note that our distance and elevation figures come from Ride with GPS. Other sources (such as Map My Ride and Garmin devices) may give differing elevation figures due to different GPS and mapping technologies. Readings from a Garmin or a smart phone are influenced by other factors such as air pressure.

Meals

All breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners

Available Bike Options

The key to a stellar day’s ride is a bike that’s perfectly in tune with your cycling style… Backroads has you covered with the best bike fleet in the world! Read on for your available bike options for this trip or view our full bike fleet in further detail.

Backroads Titanium Bikes (Included in your trip price)

Our custom-built titanium bikes are specially designed for you—and we offer different models for varied terrain so your bike is ideally suited to the region. Our custom-made bikes are included in your trip price.

Touring Bike (Included)

For trips departing before 4/15/18, please see available bike options here.

Also Included

  • Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
  • Snacks and beverages between meals
  • Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
  • Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
  • Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
  • On biking and multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
  • Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
  • Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
  • Park and other entry fees
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
  • Select coach transfers
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

Get the Straight Talk about This Trip

We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Accommodations

This Premiere Inn Trip includes one Casual Inn night at Puri Bagus Lovina. The guest rooms are comfortable, but simpler than those of our other Balinese hotels. We've chosen this property because of its prime location on our biking route and its local charm.

Biking in an Emerging World

Bali is a beautiful destination with an enriching and unique culture, but it's also part of a rapidly developing country and travel here can be challenging.

Navigating Bali's crowded narrow city streets and rural roads on a bicycle is both a physical and cultural adventure that requires quick thinking, patience and humor (watch out for that scooter!). Though the route distances may be relatively short, the terrain, road conditions, heat and humidity, and the need to be alert can make activity more physically demanding.

While our trip emphasizes the idyllic Balinese serenity, it's impossible to fully avoid the bustling intersections and modern pace found here, complete with trucks, construction and litter—all serving as reminders that Bali is more than a peaceful Shangri-La; it's also a complex culture and economically evolving society.

Why Travel with Backroads in Bali

Escape from the Resort World

Circumnavigating this magical island by bike, you explore its less-known areas – ones that tourists trapped in resorts rarely get to experience – and meet a lot of friendly, fascinating people along the way. The Trip Expert who created our unique Backroads itinerary has spent more than 25 years exploring Bali. His routes nicely capture both the breathtaking natural beauty and the cultural nuances that make this such a remarkable place.

Everyone at Their Own Pace

We design and support our Bali trips to suit mixed abilities and varied interests—so you can set your own pace, then change things up as the day unfolds. And all guests are free to do the same, traveling together or apart, with no one cramping anyone else's style. Which sounds easy in theory, but it's hard to pull off. Here's more on how we do it.

A Second Van When You Need It

Backroads is the only active travel company providing two support vans in Bali—because we know it's essential to ensure a truly great travel experience. It doubles our ability to be there when you need us to offer hydration, lighten your load or give you a lift if it's time to take a break. Read more on why two vans make all the difference.

We Stand Behind Our Trips

Most companies' trips in Bali are run by local operators. At Backroads we manage our own trips; we would never subcontract your precious vacation to a third party. So as you enjoy the support of your seasoned Trip Leaders, along with our expert local guides and drivers, you have the confidence of knowing we're with you every step of the way.

The Right Local Pairings

Our Trip Leaders combine deep local expertise with a firm grasp of North American expectations around quality of service. By the same token, we pair experienced Backroads leaders with local guides who know how to cater to your needs while cracking open the culture or natural history in ways that are meaningful, memorable and often magical.

Our Cultural Roots Run Deep

Thanks to our extensive connections in Bali, Backroads takes you off the beaten track and deep into the region's culture in ways that traditional travel can never hope to do. We know the people and their customs, the legacy of art and architecture, the complex history and politics – and if we're not sure, our amazing local experts can fill in the blanks.

Our Superb Bikes Included

A great bike is obviously critical for a great biking trip; you don't want to gamble on one that's been sourced locally to trim costs. This trip features our acclaimed Backroads Custom Titanium bikes, expertly tuned and fitted, and included in your trip price. Learn why our titanium bikes are ideal for most riders.

The Best Leaders in Bali

Backroads has the best-qualified people to lead your trip in Bali, and our guests back that up, rating our Trip Leaders an average of 9.75 out of 10 for all-around quality of performance. Get the facts (and no fluff) on how we recruit and develop the very best people for your trip.

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Straight Talk

We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Accommodations

This Premiere Inn Trip includes one Casual Inn night at Puri Bagus Lovina. The guest rooms are comfortable, but simpler than those of our other Balinese hotels. We've chosen this property because of its prime location on our biking route and its local charm.

Biking in an Emerging World

Bali is a beautiful destination with an enriching and unique culture, but it's also part of a rapidly developing country and travel here can be challenging.

Navigating Bali's crowded narrow city streets and rural roads on a bicycle is both a physical and cultural adventure that requires quick thinking, patience and humor (watch out for that scooter!). Though the route distances may be relatively short, the terrain, road conditions, heat and humidity, and the need to be alert can make activity more physically demanding.

While our trip emphasizes the idyllic Balinese serenity, it's impossible to fully avoid the bustling intersections and modern pace found here, complete with trucks, construction and litter—all serving as reminders that Bali is more than a peaceful Shangri-La; it's also a complex culture and economically evolving society.
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