Ubud’s Batur District by Bicycle

Ubud’s Batur District
by Bicycle

If you want to see the charm of rural Bali, a bike and an expert guide are all you need.
Ubud’s surroundings and around Batur Village are known for not being fully explored
and offer peddlers of all ages the ultimate experience of authentic Bali.

WHY THIS TOUR?

Rising proudly over the Balinese landscape, Mount Batur has been an important landmark for the island. Covering a large area of the Kintamani District, the fertile grounds and amazing natural splendour draw nature-lovers from all corners around the globe to soak in the atmosphere and meander through its narrow roads and paths.

The amount of rice paddy fields here are vast; when the season is right, this almost radiates a verdant green that simply cannot be captured in a picture. No better way to discover this region near Ubud than by bicycle!

TRAIL ITINERARY

Ubud’s Batur District by Bicycle

08:00 - 15:00

An early morning pick-up by your drive, and we’re off to the central meeting point Madu Sari Restaurant at Batur Village for a morning tea. Your guide and instructor for the day will assign your bicycle for you, will make adjustments when needed and brief you about standard safety issues during our 2-hour paddling through Bali’s green heart. We are using new mountain bikes and these come with all comfort and safety measures for a relaxing ride through somewhat cooler climates. The overall trip will be a recreational one where we can include as many stops as you like to take pictures or simply admire the view.

We head out on our bike to Pludu Village, where the bike ride begins. Most of the path will lead you through laid-back villages along little-used roads and sometimes muddy tracks. We start with going downhill where all that you image traditional Bali would look like will pass by – picturesque villages, rice paddy fields and decorative temples. At the end of this trip, we reach the village of Taro; your cycle guide will explain to you about Hinduism and the importance of this in this community and throughout Bali.

We may see women working in the fields to tend to the crop where you may also see a group of ducks wiggling around the rice paddy fields in a funny, orderly procession. We stop at a typical Balinese housing compound where you will have the chance to walk around and see how little has changed over the years. It is a true testament of the cultural richness of Bali well beyond the trodden trails.

Lunch will be served at a local restaurant in artistic Ubud from where we slowly move back to our meeting point and driver that will take you back to your hotel in Southern Bali or Ubud. Once you are back at your hotel and taking that well-deserved shower, you will look back to a journey that offers a Bali insight that is often overlooked and captures the essence of the charm and authenticity of the island.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

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INCLUSIONS

  • An evening tour with a professional English-speaking assistance only at the restaurant
  • Transportation by car / mini-van / coach with professional driver (no guide)
  • All applicable taxes and service charges
  • All entrance and donation fees for visits as mentioned in the description.
  • A set Khmer dinner at a local restaurant is included (food only) inclusive of Apsara Dance performances

EXCLUSIONS

  • Guide assistance during this evening dinner and dance performance
  • Tours, inclusions of any kind and other services that are not outlined in the tour description
  • Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees and optional tours, unless otherwise stated
  • Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
  • Compulsory Christmas, country-specific festival and/or New Year dinner at included hotels
  • Single supplement charges for single travelers, where applicable
  • Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
  • Supplements for transfers for customers arriving or departing from any airport or resorts located outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations
  • Hotel expenses of a personal nature, should an overnight be included: this includes mini-bar consumption, laundry, room service, any telephone or other communication cost not mentioned in the program
  • Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)

GOOD TO KNOW

  • This tour is operated on private basis without guide assistance (transfers only): English-speaking assistance is provided at the restaurant.
  • Return transfers for this excursion apply only / are inclusive for customers staying in and inside Siem Reap. Transfers outside these areas, including any accommodation outside this area such as Tonle Sap, Koh Ker, Banteay Srei and Siem Reap International Airport are excluded.
  • Supplements apply for customers who want to join this excursion outside one of these regions. We regret that we cannot guarantee in any way, confirmed pre-seating for this show.
  • The final seating arrangement will be determined on spot.
  • We will do all possible to comply with any dietary requirements during this excursion; it may not always be possible to confirm your wishes in advance based on the choice of menu.
  • To avoid any issues pertaining obtaining an arrival visa at the airport, please ensure that your passport contains at least two empty pages. Failure to do so may result in not gaining entrance into the Kingdom of Cambodia.
  • We always will make efforts to confirm the exact pick-up time upon reservation. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour.
  • Please note pickup and drop-off services may not be confirmed for customers staying at private residences, apartment complexes, or other non-registered tourism accommodations. Customers may be asked to meet at a nearby hotel for pick-up and drop off.
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 24 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 24 hours may be on request.
  • In the event of no-show or change of accommodation without prior consent and confirmation from us within 24 hours may result in the applicable cancellation charges as outlined in the terms and conditions.

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