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Indonesian Oasis

Discover the seldom seen side of Bali.

As one of Asia’s top luxury destinations, this exotic tropical paradise offers some of the best beach resorts and amenities with a unique beauty begging to be explored by bike. There is a distinct way that the Balinese culture welcomes visitors that's both authentic and memorable as it gets. We invite you to experience the Island of the Gods by cycling past pristine beaches, rice paddies, hillside terraces, and along tangled rivers with exotic temples in view. And as we ride over remote mountain roads through traditional villages, you'll marvel at the expansive views and diverse landscapes. There is truly no place like this.

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Today's Activity:

Welcome and Bike Fit

Description:

Welcome to Bali! You've probably had a long trip, and the may be experiencing some jet lag combined with culture shock. Today is meant for relaxation and preparation for the week ahead. Your guides will tend to the bicycles and prepare you for the adventure on the Island of the Gods while you enjoy the pool at the hotel. This evening we'll gather for a celebratory social hour and fantastic first meal of locally prepared dishes at the resort.

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Hotel:

Bagus Jati
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Today's Ride:

Ubud Loop
Approximately 18 miles

Today's Activity:

Rafting the Ayung River | Visit the Monkey Forest

Description:

After enjoying a breakfast featuring fresh island fruits and a spectacular view of the river valley, gardens and Mount Agung, it's time to prepare for a rafting adventure on Ayung River. You will cover 10 kilometers of the river over approximately 1 hour 30 minutes. The trip is divided into two parts with a rest stop on the riverbanks at the halfway point. Along the way you will be treated to a spectacular jungle forest, towering cliffs, and staggeringly crystal-clear water, followed by a buffet-style Indonesian lunch at a quaint restaurant with stunning views of the river and surrounding hills. In the afternoon we'll explore the rice paddies and off-road trails around Ubud, with a stop at Tirta Empul, a holy hot springs temple located near Tampaksiring. We'll return to the hotel to freshen up before meeting up for an evening in Ubud. Take time to stop at the Monkey forest to watch its cheeky inhabitants fool around. Plan to attend a traditional Balinese performance at a local temple before enjoying a delicious dinner at the upscale Bridges restaurant in downtown Ubud overlooking the Tjampuhan River.

Hotel:

Bagus Jati
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Day
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Today's Ride:

Kintamani Caldera to Jatiluwih
Approximately 40 miles

Short Option:

Bagus Agro Pelaga to Kintamani
Approximately 22 miles

Avid Option:

Bagus Agro Pelaga to Jatiluwih
Approximately 56 miles

Description:

After breakfast, our long riders will depart, while the short and medium riders can take time to relax at the hotel and enjoy the spa facilities including pool, hot jaccuzi and steam sauna. Perhaps you'll choose to experience traditional Balinese massage, or join on a daily morning yoga session (not included in trip price). Then, we start cycling up to Kintamni caldeira, stopping along the way to take some photos of the Batur volcano and lake, the largest in all of Bali. Then, we continue over some hilly terrain, through small villages and plantations, and stopping for lunch at Bagus Agro Pelaga plantation. Here, we'll learn about farming from seeding to harvest and observe traditional production of coconut oil, coffee roasting, Balinese cake and palm sugar. After the lunch we will continue down to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Jatiluwih rice terraces. Tonight, gather with the group and toast to another gorgeous day on the Island of the Gods.

Hotel:

The Giri Tented Rainforest Resort
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Day
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Today's Ride:

Hotel to Ulun Danu Temple to Hotel
Approximately 25 miles

Short Option:

Ulun Danu Tample to Hotel
Approximately 12 miles

Today's Activity:

Traditional Balinese Cooking Class | Luwak Coffee Degustation | Waterfall Hike

Description:

If you're up early, take time this morning to walk in the Jatiluwih rice fields until our meeting time in the lobby. Today's challenging first ascent is up to Lake Bratan, where we will pass the strawberry plantation of Bedugul, with a short stop at the Bedugul market. We'll take a break at the lake to visit the Ulun Danu temple. Here, you'll have the option to ascend to Lake Tamblingan and Buayan before cycling down to our day's destination, the village of Munduk. Here, lunch will be served at Sanak Retreat restaurant. This afternoon you can adventure through the rice fields to a sacred waterfall in banyuatis and its holy waters. On your way down to the waterfall you can purchase local spices from huts along the path. This is a truly unique location to reinvigorate the senses, get to know the locals, and rediscover a connection with nature. Continue to Ibu Jero's house for a cooking class where our friend will welcome you into her home to cook up a feast of local delicacies. Learn about local produce, the perfect spice for curry and take home ancient cooking wisdom and recipes that have been handed down through the ages. This is the most authentic way to learn traditional Balinese cooking and to feel deeply rooted into village life. Sit down at the end and enjoy your meal ‘local style’.

Hotel:

Sanak Retreat
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Day
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Today's Ride and Activity:

Munduk to Pemuteran | Visit a Black Sand Beach
Approximately 40 miles

Short Option:

Monastery to Pemeteran
Approximately 25 miles

Avid Option:

Buleleng to Munduk to Pemuteran
Approximately 56 miles

Description:

Today after a leisurely breakfast, take a stroll through the surrounding plantations or attend a class on Balinese offerings. Ceremonial offerings are an integral part of Balinese daily life. You will also learn the traditional art of canang decoration, and you may want to offer yours to one of the many Balinese gods. Following an educational morning, we'll bike from Munduk down the Northern coast of Bali and reach Brahma Arama Vihara, Bali’s only Buddhist monastery located on a hill overlooking the northern coast. After a brief stop at the monastery and Banjar Hot Spring for a bathing ritual, we'll continue down the coast and by the small town of Seririt, to Kalisada Beach a for lunch at Kali Manik Eco restaurant. You'll marvel at the breathtaking black sand beach before we set off once again to the village of Pemuteran. Rest, relax and recover at our hotel here, before gathering for dinner with the group.

Hotel:

Matahari Beach Resort
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Day
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Day
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Today's Activity:

Beach Day
Snorkeling at Menjangan Island

Description:

Today we indulge in the famous beaches of Bali! Choose to stay at the black sand beach and enjoy the spa and amenities at the hotel, or challenge yourself with a snorkeling experience on nearby Menjangan Island, where snorkeling and diving are practically a second religion. Here, you can get up close and personal with a living, breathing coral reef before we enjoy a lavish picnic lunch on the island. Tonight, the Matahari Beach Resort & Spa provides the indulgent cuisine from GM Jany-Michel Fourré and Chef Komang Sujana who are renowned for using local, organic Balinese fruits, vegetables, fish and spices in their European-inspired menu.

Hotel:

Matahari Beach Resort
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Day
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Day
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Today's Ride and Activity:

Pemuteran to Tanah Lot from Mayong Village | Visit Tanah Lot Temple
Approximately 46 miles

Short Option:

Pemuteran to Tanah Lot from Papuan Village with shuttle
Approximately 31 miles

Avid Option:

Pemuteran to Tanah Lot from Papuan Village
Approximately 62 miles

Description:

If you wish to schedule a yoga session this morning after breakfast, this property is known for its wellness instructors and philosophy. Today, we will ride to West Bali through the countryside passing by the villages of Pupuan and Belimbing which feature some of the best rice paddies. We will stop for lunch at Sanda Boutique restaurant in Sanda village on the way. Then we will continue downhill to the West coast then ride or shuttle on the South coast to the famous temple Tanah Lot. Those that ride the entire way will complete a metric century ride of 100k.Tonight we stay at the award winning Tugu Bali Hotel. Dining is not to be missed here, as the chef offers by far the most comforting yet truly innovative cuisine in all of Bali.

Hotel:

Tugu Bali Hotel
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Day
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Today's Activity:

Beach Day

Today's Activity:

Optional Yoga or Cooking Class

Description:

Spend you day at leisure at Tugu Bali set on the quiet surf beach of Canggu and enjoy the hotel facilities. Choose to add morning yoga with a variety of classes for different levels, or book a cooking class for a hands-on experience to learn about the centuries-old traditions of Indonesian gastronomy (not included in trip price). This evening we will enjoy a farewell dinner together with a traditional Megibung. Megibung is an exotic occasion of ancient Balinese dining, usually made for family gatherings, meeting or functions. In Megibung, the hair-less sitting arrangements are made from the north-end of the table, starting with the oldest member and ending with the youngest member at the other end of the long table. Each member of the gathering wears traditional Balinese clothing. Originally this traditional dining was held for every Balinese gathering, however these days this way of dining can only be found in few isolated villages in Bali.We will celebrate the trip of a lifetime together.

Hotel:

Tugu Bali Hotel
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Day
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Day
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Today's Activity:

Farewell

Description:

You've had an amazing trip and learned so much about the food, culture and terrain of this corner of the world, but it's sadly time to say goodbye to the tropical wonderland of Bali. Enjoy a last leisurely morning at Tugu Bali Hotel then meet your guide and driver for a private transfer to the airport for your international flight. You will say farewell to your guides at 10:30 AM at Tugu Bali Hotel. From there, you will transfer back to the airport in a private coach arriving around 11:30 AM. Upon arrival you can transfer to the international terminal and prepare for your departure out of Indonesia.

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Dates & Pricing

This trip is available as a custom trip only, please refer to our custom trip page for more details.

What is Single Occupancy?

Sometimes it’s more convenient and comfortable to have your own room while on vacation. We understand and that’s why we offer a Single Occupancy option. The additional price guarantees a private room all to yourself.

Hotels

Bagus Jati Hotel Bali

Bagus Jati

Banjar Jati, Desa Sebatu

According to ancient Hindu writings “Jati was where the first Hindu priest and sacred white buffalo arrived in Bali from Java”. Since this time Jati is revered as a sacred place safe from the outside world. Bali’s premier Health and Wellbeing Spa Retreat, Bagus Jati, is set in hillside gardens amongst lush tropical forests in the mountains of Ubud, Bali. The property features 18 villas with wide windows and western comforts, plus a complete health and wellbeing centre, organic gardens and gourmet restaurant, offer the guest the true spirit and grace of Asian inspired traditional healing.

The Giri Tented Rainforest Resort

Tatiluwih Kangin, Penebel

This tented resort is nestled in the cool mountains of Jatiluwih (a world heritage site) surrounded by evergreen, dense rainforest. Just eight deluxe tents with en suite bathroom and large private terrace. Enjoy marvelous panoramic view of dense mountain rainforest and outstanding sunrise from each terrace.The on site restaurant specializes in authentic Balinese food using edible wild grown rainforest vegetables, leaves and roots.
Sanak Retreat Bali

Sanak Retreat

Desa Kayupuith, Munduk

Sanak is a Balinese word meaning kinfolk. This property is a small retreat set amongst the rice fields close to Munduk that is known for its clove, coffee, and cacao plantation. All of the luxury and modern comforts are available.
Matahari Beach Resort Bali

Matahari Beach Resort

Jalan Raya Seririt, Gilimanuk

The name Matahari comes from the Indonesian language and means "Eye of the Day“ referring to the sun. In Indonesian mythology the sun always plays a positive role and here in the North-Western part of Bali it treats the resort in a very special way. The high mountain ranges to the South protect the resort from the main winds and, even during the rain period from November to February a distinctly higher sun shine rate can be enjoyed compared to the South of the island. Nestled away between the Bali Barat National Park and the Java Sea, the secluded and exclusive Matahari Beach Resort & Spa is a perfect destination for connoisseurs of luxury and relaxation.

Tugu Bali Hotel

Canggu Beach, Bali

Hotel Tugu Bali recounts the most romantic tales, folklores, and legends of Indonesia – one room at a time. Each room is individually created by the owner, displaying his immaculate attention to detail reconstructed to provide a perfect marriage of colour, texture and atmosphere.The design, stunning and dramatic, is blended together with a vast, eclectic collection of antiques from all over Asia, capturing a vibrant spirit and a passion for the art, soul and romance of Indonesia.

What's Included

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  • Gratuities for all scheduled special events, restaurants, hotels, local guides and transportation during your trip.
  • Private tours
  • Entrance fees to all group events/activities
  • All transportation during the trip, including private coaches
  • 8 nights of accommodation
  • In every region we travel, we uncover the area’s best, and most delightful accommodations. On our Bali trip, you will stay in hand-selected properties ranging from first-class beach front resort retreats to deluxe tents to garden bungalows. Tourism is still young in Bali and many establishments may not have Western-style services and amenities. Be patient, have good humor, and enjoy the unique experiences of travel in a developing country.
  • The cuisine on our Bali trip, like its culture, is rich and varied a great deal by location, religious influences, and geography. You will be invited to try a range of traditional local delicacies with accents on fresh seasonal produce, featuring local seafood, meat, vegetables, and nuts combined into delicious soups, unique salads, and many fragrant curries.
  • The knowledge, support, and camaraderie of experienced guides
  • Daily route support
  • Paper route guides
  • Comprehensive trip literature and complimentary Bontrager merchandise
  • Local tour guides that speak the native language
  • Trek 4500 mountain bike
  • The use of Bontrager bike helmets and other gear and equipment to make your ride comfortable
  • $300 USD off any 2015 5 Series or 6 Series Trek Domane including Project One and the Trek Emonda SL6 and SL8 models.
  • Trek Travel Bontrager RL jersey

Thank your Guides, by tipping

Gratuities for your Trek Travel guides are not included in your trip price. We recommend tipping 7.5-10% of your trip price for the guide team. Local currency is preferred and unless you want to tip separately, guides will divide tips amongst themselves. Please tip your guides at your discretion, based on their level of professionalism, guest care and service.

  • Airfare and transportation to and from the trip pick-up/drop-off locations
  • Lodging before and after the trip
  • Personal items purchased during the trip
  • Optional activities not scheduled by Trek Travel
  • On select trips some meals are not included. On these trips, Trek Travel invites you to explore the local cuisine at your leisure.
  • Gratuities for your Trek Travel Guides may be given at your discretion in response to their professionalism and leadership.Industry standard is for each individual guest to tip the guide team 7.5-10% of the trip price.
  • Travel Visa Fees

FAQs

Trip Changes

Our itineraries are an approximation of our trips. Trek Travel strives to offer each and every guest a vacation of a lifetime on every trip. At times routes, hotels, activities, etc. listed here may change at the discretion of the trip designer or guides to improve the trip experience.

  • Rider Type | 1-2
  • Average Daily Mileage | 32
  • Terrain | Undulating

On all of our vacations, Trek Travel strives to find quiet, paved secondary roads or bike paths to experience a region; busy roads are avoided as much as possible. Bali is best suited for our Type 1 and 2 Riders. Our Trek Travel guides can also easily accommodate Type 1 Riders, who seek less mileage or fewer uphills, with a boost in the van. Those who wish to ride every mile but are concerned about their physical ability may want to try our electric bike option–you still get a workout but can climb alongside even the strongest rider. Type 2 Riders will enjoy the extra mileage the avid route options offer. The terrain is mostly flat, some rolling hills. Overall the terrain is moderate and varied along riverbanks. Some roads are paved while others are dirt making the Trek mountain bikes the best equipped for the region. See Itinerary for specific daily ride distance and elevation options.

On most Trek Travel trips, we offer non-riding options for riders who want to take the afternoon off, or travel companions who want to spend little or no time in the saddle. Some of these options may need to be scheduled before your trip–please contact one of our Trip Consultants for more information. Expenses and/or related transportation to these activities may not be included in the trip price. See Included In The Trip Price for more information. Some non-riding options on this trip are:

  • Explore ancient temples
  • Enjoy a private boat cruise and sunset cocktail reception
  • Participate in historic walking tours with our knowledgeable local guides
  • Visit a traditional market with handicrafts and delicacies
  • Relax at the many beaches
  • Enjoy snorkeling or scuba diving
  • Schedule a massage or spa treatment

May is the hottest month in Bali with an average temperature of 82°F and the coldest is January at 79°F with the most daily sunshine hours in August. The wettest month is January with an average of 90mm of rain.The dry season in Bali runs from April to September. Conditions are moderately humid but not nearly as uncomfortable as the wet season. Occasional rain showers occur during the dry season, but the intensity and regularity of showers are greatly diminished. Up in the hills it can get chilly in the evenings.

We understand things happen in life and sometimes you have to cancel or change your bike tour. We want to make it as easy as possible to do so and below you will find our timeline. If you ever have a question, just give us a call, 866 464 8735. Read our cancellation policy.

Didn't find what you were looking for? Check out our General FAQs section. You will find answers to all the most common questions that don't necessarily pertain to a specific trip.

Meeting & Departing

How to get there

We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the trip start, which will enable you to adjust to the time zone and minimize the risk of missing the trip start due to flight-related delays. We recommend you fly into Ngurah Rai International Airport in Denpasar, where you will be greeted by a member of the Trek Travel team and transferred to Ubud in a private coach. Relax at the pool while guides prepare your bike for the week and discuss the trip details.

Ngurah Rah International Airport | Bali, Indonesia

Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at the the Ngurah Rah International Airport (Jalan Raya Gusti Ngurah Rai, Bali 80362, Indonesia) at 1:00 PM on the first day of the trip. Afterwards, you will shuttle to the Bagus Jati hotel and relax poolside while the guides prepare the bikes to fit you for the week.

If you will be late for the pick-up or are going to miss it altogether, please inform your guides. You will receive an email a week before the trip start with their names and contact details. If you cannot reach them, please call our first hotel, Bagus Jati (+62 361 978885) , and leave a message with your expected arrival time and contact details. From the airport, local taxis are readily available to take you to the first hotel. Expect to pay $8 to $20 to get to your hotel. Taxis will accept either local currency or US dollars, and it is best to confirm the price before getting into the vehicle. The airport’s taxi counter can also help facilitate your booking or alternatively, you can contact your hotel in Ubud to arrange a transfer in advance.

Tugu Bali Hotel | Canggu Beach, Bali

You will say farewell to our guides at Tugu Bali Hotel at 10:30 AM. From there you will transfer back to the Ngurah Rah International Airport in Denpasar via private coach arriving around 11:30am. Upon arrival you can transfer to the international terminal and prepare for your departure out of Indonesia.

Before: Jimbaran Bay

Located just a 10-15 minute drive from the DPS airport, this is the perfect place to relax before your trip. Enjoy a freshly-caught seafood dinner right on the beach while watching the sun set at one of the many beachfront restaurants! We recommend the following accommodations for your pre-trip hotel:

The Open House

This new boutique resort has just 17 suites and therefore offers a personalized experience with great service. Located just 1 minute from Jimbaran Beach, you can either relax there or at the hotel’s onsite pool.

Jalan Pemelisan Agung 25, Jimbaran 80361 | +62 361 709160 | http://theopenhousebali.com/ | ~$180

Belmond Jimbaran Puri Bali

Comprised of 64 cottage suites and villas, relax at the infinity pool in the center of the resort, shop local crafts at their onsite boutique, and dine on Jimbaran Bay’s sand beach at the onsite Nelayan Restaurant.

Jalan Uluwatu Jimbaran, 80361 | +62 361 701605 | http://www.belmond.com/jimbaran-puri-bali/ | ~400

Four Seasons Resort Bali

This legendary hideaway was listed among Travel+Leisure’s 500 best hotels in the world and is comprised of all villas across the oceanfront. Each villa has a private plunge pool. Enjoy a meal at the onsite Sundara restaurant right on the beachfront.

Jimbaran, Kuta Selatan, 80361 | +62 361 701010 | http://www.fourseasons.com/jimbaranbay/ | ~$600

After: Seminyak

Seminyak is known for its villa-style accommodation and luxurious amenities while still having quick and easy access to the area’s restaurants and shopping. We recommend the following accommodations for your post-trip hotel:

Sun Island Villas & Spa

A quiet haven from the hustle and bustle of the surrounding area, the Sun Island Villas and Spa offers stunning pool villas with your own private pool to cool off in, 24 butler service, shuttle service to the shopping in Kuta beach, kitchenette, and free wifi. You won’t want to leave your villa, but if you do the main swimming pool and spa are not to be missed as well.

Jalan Seminyak 188 | +62 361 733 779 | http://www.sunislandboutiquevillas.com/ | ~$215

Anantara Seminyak Resort and Spa

This all-suite resort offers ocean views and has a rooftop lounge and spa. Designed with a modern take incorporating Balinese styles and within about a 5 minutes’ walk you can access chic shopping and 5 star dining.

Jalan Abimanya Seminyak | +62 361 737 773 | http://bali.anantara.com/ | ~$350

The Seminyak

2013 winner of the World Luxury hotel awards, The Seminyak is situated right on the beach with an infinity pool perfectly situated for viewing the waves come in. VIP amenities plus bicycle and body board rental onsite.

Jalan Kayu Aya, Seminyak Beach | +62 361 730814 | http://www.theseminyak.com/ | ~$600


* Hotels listed above are local properties we love. We do not have special rates available.

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