Want to spend the day riding around some of Bali’s virgin fields on Bike? In this tour you will find a genuine experience with the great day of mountain biking!
Providing some of the best mountain bike riding in Asia. The small group departures run every day, with personalized itineraries that focus on the unique scenery and rich cultures. You will taken away from the tourist traps, and discover the best trails you can find in the hands of knowledgeable Guides who will show you all the hidden riding spots along the way. The small group departures have an average of 4 people ensuring a personalized, genuine experience and a great day of mountain biking.
It all started being passionate mountain bikers themselves and having worked in the travel industry for so long. They saw the need for a better and more personalized mountain bike tour company and in 2011 this Mount biking group was born. They are a young company but since they started they have successfully served more then 5000 people on day rides in Bali alone. In 2014 they started operating tours to the Indonesian islands of Java and Lombok. They are now in full expansion again and from 2016 they will start operating mountain bike tours to exciting destinations all over Asia.
We have 4 of these ‘Cultural Bike Tours’ which covering all different area in Bali below:
A. Soft Adventure:
This day tour is designed for people who would like to experience many of the cultural highlights that Ubud and surroundings has to offer. We will visit 6 unique places combined with a beautiful 25km bicycle ride in between three of the sights. The riding is not difficult and goes along quiet back roads through local villages, rice paddy fields and amazing country side terrain.
First stop will be the amazing rice field terraces of Tegalalang. From here we transfer with our support vehicle to Tirta Empul. For more than a thousand years, Balinese worshipers have been drawn to Tirta Empul Temple whose sacred spring is said to have healing powers.
Our bicycle ride will start from here and it’s only a short 5km to the next stop which is the Gunung Kawi Temple. This temple is one of Bali’s oldest and largest ancient monuments. Gunung Kawi consists of 10 shrines cut out of the rock face in imitation of actual statues.
We will continue our bike ride with a beautiful 15km section to the Goa Garba Temple. Even to this day, Goa Garba is frequented as a place of meditation. It is estimated to have been built in the 12th century during the reign of King Jaya Pangus.
Next stop is the 9th century Goa Gajah Temple or Elephant Cave Temple where the biking part finishes. Goa Gajah is carved into a rock face where you can enter the cave through the cavernous mouth of a demon.
Final stop of the day is the Tegenungan Waterfall which is unique for its lush green surroundings and heavy water flow, perfect for swimming and enjoying the fresh water after a full and amazing day out.
This bike ride is suitable for people of all ages who would like to experience all the highlights that Bali has to offer in one single day. Our guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel and drive you up to Mount Batur where you can enjoy spectacular views overlooking the volcano. Expect one of Bali’s most amazing views.
We will cycle all along quiet back roads through local villages, rice paddy fields and amazing country side terrain for approximately 4 hours. Throughout the tour there will be many opportunities to stop and take photographs and interact with the friendly local people. We will also stop at one of the many village temples. Along the way you will get to try traditional local snacks and different fruits. Throughout the ride our support vehicle is never far off with cold drinks and anything else you might need. The ride ends in Ubud from where we will transfer you back to your accommodation in Ubud or in the South of Bali.
Tours are suitable for riders with good fitness level. Previous mountain bike experience is recommended. Trail surfaces may include uneven terrain and narrow trails, some singletrack, with occasional obstacles (roots, rocks, sand). Hills and descents are moderate and require some skill. Riders with minimal mountain bike experience but who have road biking skills or a strong fitness level, along with an adventurous spirit, should be suitable for an intermediate tour.
- Mount Batur to Ubud Off Road
This bike ride is off road version of the popular Mount Batur to Ubud ride. The guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel and drive you up to Mount Batur where you will enjoy the spectacular views overlooking the volcano. Expect one of Bali’s most amazing views.
From there the adventure begins. We will ride off road on an amazing mix of terrain all the way to down to Ubud. You will experience bamboo forest, single track though the rice paddy fields, nice fast flowing downhill dirt tracks, jeep tracks, farm trails and broken tarmac roads through the local villages. This day ride is just right, not too hard and not too easy.
Jatiluwih is a famous tourist destination in west part of Bali featured by the breathtaking view of rice terrace unfolding from the foot of mountain until the coastal side. It has been well appointed as one of UNESCO World Heritages since the site has been able to maintain the local culture heritage in form of water irrigation system managed traditionally called by SUBAK.
You will transfer by our private car to the foot of mount Batukaru (2,270m) at 1,150m above sea level. After a quick bike fitting and safety briefing you will start riding through what is without a doubt some of the most stunning scenery on the entire island.
Then, you will cycle mostly downhill from 1,000m above sea level – be aware of many rolling hills in the first section of the ride – all the way to the coastal town of Canggu, a charming village blessed with a rural landscape of rice terraces and a stretch of coastline with its legendary surf break. If you ride a bike regularly and have a reasonable level of general fitness, then this ride is for you. The distance is approximately 50km all on small roads and back tracks mixed with beautiful single track in between the rice paddy fields.
Let the adventure begin! Through an amazing maze of Secret Single Track we make our way down back towards the coast. We start to the region of Bedugul at 1,550m and views from here over Lake Beratan – one of the most famous lakes in Bali – are simply breathtaking. Every aspect of mountain biking is covered on this ride. A 45km adrenaline rush with some of Bali’s finest single track.
When choosing the secret track you will get the feel that you will never forgotten while riding the cycle with all the challenges thrown into the mix mud, lightning fast single track, torrential down pour, slippery roots, ‘blind’ riding, and an epic scenery.
If you enjoy a fast and flowing track then this ride will be suitable for you. We will start with the higher regions of the island, which is the volcanic core of the island. For here we will start riding mostly downhill on the slopes of the volcanoes from 1,600m above sea level all the way back down to the lower grounds. The scenery will simply take your breath away. We will ride through some of the most beautiful parts of the island. There is no doubt about it. This is one of Bali’s ultimate trail rides.
This trip might be challenging for some and this ride are designed by mountain bikers for mountain bikers. Having previous off road experience is a must. We don’t do anything crazy such as big drops or extreme downhill stuff but it’s a sweet and fun pure trail ride. It’s seat post down a lot of the time, mountain bikers will understand.
This is the longest 1 day ride that we have and you will ride around the rim of volcano on a wide mixture of terrain with amazing views of Mount Batur, Lake Batur and Mount Abang. You may expect some of Bali’s best single track riding with views of the ocean on one side and the volcano on the other! Please be aware of the tall grass and the tight single track through the woods. After a steep decent on a broken up tarmac road we end up inside the caldera where we ride towards the lake. We will end up mountain biking through the lava stream where the latest eruption happened, a truly amazing experience. This is where the first 25km of the ride finishes on part one.
Then, we will transfer up to rim of the caldera again where we will have our lunch break overlooking Mount Batur. For part two of the ride we will mountain bike for another 35km on a wide mixture of terrain all the way down to Ubud where our mountain bike adventure for the day ends. As this day ride is almost 63km you will need to have a good level of fitness in order to fully appreciate and enjoy this day.
- Batur Creater Rim & Besakih Bike Park
This day ride is a combined three of favorite sections of trails in one action packed day ride. We will start the ride around on the rim of the caldera of the volcano of Mount Batur on a wide mixture of terrain with amazing views of Mount Batur, Lake Batur, Mount Abang and Mount Agung. After a steep decent on a broken up tarmac road we end up inside the caldera where we ride towards the lake. We will end up mountain biking through the black lava stream where the latest eruption happened, a truly amazing and spectacular experience. This is where the first 25km and part 1 of the ride finishes.
We will then transfer with our support vehicle to the top of the caldera and to the foot of Mount Abang to get ready for the next section of the ride. An amazing 12km downhill run all on fast flowing double and single track through the woods. The total section takes about 30 to 40 minutes to complete and will for sure leave a big grin on your face.
For the final session of the day we visit the Besakih Trail Center which is only a 20 minute car transfer away. We first have lunch at the park and then it’s time to play! The park has 3 different trails ranging between 2,5 and 2,8km in length. The trails are very well maintained and the surroundings are simply breathtaking. There is a fast and flowing track with berms and another one with jumps and drops (there is a way around the jumps should you not wish to take them on). Runs down take about 5 minutes and ones down our support vehicle will not be far off for easy transfers back to the top. Around 3pm we return back to the South or Ubud after a truly epic day out on the mountain bikes!
Lets the fun begins! The first section of the day is an amazing 12km downhill on fast and flowing sandy trails that start at the foot of Mount Abang. The first part is on fire roads and double track and we then continue on fast and flowing single track. This is the perfect warm up track for the day. Time permitting we can do this section two times. After the first track we transfer (40 min) to the starting point of our final track of the day. We have kept the best for the last! The second track is an amazing – but technical – 18km downhill single track ride all the way from 2000m altitude towards the ocean.
We have lunch at the end of the ride in the North of Bali before we transfer back. For this ride we recommend to wear knee protection.
Bike Size Specifics:
Size S: Giant ATX 26” or Giant Trance 26” or Giant Anthem 29” or Giant Reign 27,5”
Size M: Giant ATX 26” or Giant Trance 26” and 27,5 or Giant Anthem 29” or Giant Reign 27,5”
Size L: Giant ATX 26” or Giant Trance 27,5” or Giant Reign 27,5 or Specialized FSR 29”
Charming, knowledgeable local guide, mountain bike hire, helmet, gloves, lunch, local snacks and fruit, drinking water and isotonic drinks, entrance fees for all sites, pick up and drop off from your hotel (Seminyak, Kuta, Nusa Dua, Canggu, Sanur, Legian and Ubud area’s).