We are the first and still the only company to offer a truly unique and authentic bicycle trip by combining sightseeing, coffee plantation tour and cultural insight with cycling activities through the unspoiled breathtaking countryside.
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This full day downhill bike tour will take you far away from the regular tourist itinerary and “off the beaten track” deep into rural Bali where you will be able to witness firsthand the daily life of the Balinese people, their local customs and rituals as well as their age-old traditions.
We offer you some of the most amazing and spectacular routes you may find only in this island and take you away from the hustle and bustle of the crowded big city to breathe some fresh air. During the trip, you will be deeply amazed by the exotic views of Bali’s rural landscape and their unspoiled nature.
Cycling adventure through the countryside will bring you up close and personal with friendly local people, their unique culture, beautiful villages, stunning landscapes and amazing ancient temples. Exploring the island of God on two wheels is by far the best way to get a fantastic and memorable experience as we will take you to discover the hidden gems of our island through some peaceful ‘off the beaten track’ cycling routes accessible only by bike.
We begin by whisking you away from your accommodation by A/C van and then drive you up to visit famous rice terraces in Tegallalang. The emerald-green rice terraces in the river gorge north of Tegallalang village in central Bali are generally considered to offer travelers the best photo opportunity. Other popular lush-green and well-tended Balinese rice paddy sites include those in the Ubud
We will stop at a coffee plantation, where you will be able to sample local blends. These included the prized Kopi Luwak, or beans that have been eaten by the civet cat, not-really-digested, then pooped out, collected up, cleaned, roasted and ground for our drinking pleasure...
Then we will take you to a point high up the side of Kintamani mountain for a late breakfast. From there you have a spectacular view of lake Batur and also the active volcano of Mt. Batur while enjoying your breakfast. Though some of you maybe have already had breakfast at your hotel, having some cakes, fruits or drinks should be enough to make your body fitter and prepared for the upcoming biking session.
After breakfast our friendly guides will then take you on by van to the starting point where the bicycles await you. We choose a quiet and green countryside area as the starting point of the bike tours.
We start the bicycle tour by riding past some quiet villages in the rural area of Bali and witnessing local villagers do their daily activities. You will enjoy seeing the unspoiled natural side of Bali and have opportunity hearing all of the children standing at the sides of the road waving and saying "Hello" to you. Some of them will be also invite you to do "Hi-Five".
The real adventure begins when we ride through an incredible 7.5 hectares of bamboo forest where you will also have a chance to see Balinese traditional bamboo craftsmen at work inside the forest. This 'once in a lifetime' opportunity will guarantee give you a memorable experience, so don't forget to bring your camera or video recorder and take some shots here.
This ‘amazing’ route is exclusive to Bali Hai Adventure Tour. The first and still the only one in Bali.
Our next exclusive stopping point is a visit to the magical Traditional Village “PENGLIPURAN”, a very traditional village which has its own unique culture and way of life. Penglipuran village is a place of interest and outstanding beauty in Bali. All the houses have been built from north to the south with the traditional entrance gate to each family compound being nearly identical.
Here you will have rare opportunity to explore the uniqueness of Balinese traditional compounds which is only a few still remain in the island. We will also guide you through everything from the how’s and why’s of daily offerings to the amazing relationship betwen Balinese architecture and it’s spiritual practice.
We continue the ride through another quiet countryside area of Bangli regency. Along the way we have many opportunities to witness the activity of local farmers, buffalo ranchs, rice paddies and other plantations.
After several kilometers of riding, we will ride through a unique Subak water temple called Pura Taman Narmada Bali Raja. This temple is surrounded by rice paddies and a small lake. To access this spot, we have to walk down a couple of stairs. A very nice stops to take a break after the long ride whilst enjoying the fantastic view of rice paddies, temple and the lake.
When we are done with the riding session, we will invite you to our authentic Balinese style restaurant located in the middle of rice paddies where you will be served a magnificent luncheon with special ‘young coconut’ drink or fresh nutritious fruit juices.
Around the restaurant there are several coconut and banana trees and a small Balinese plantation where you can learn about the medicinal uses and cultural importance of a variety of local plants. And you will be able to see many of the spices which are commonly used in cooking as well as different tropical fruits growing in their natural environment.
The beautiful bluish view of Bali sea and Nusa Lembongan island at far distance is another exotic panorama that you can enjoy from the restaurant.
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