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“Great way to see Bali” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bali Eco Cycling

Bali Eco Cycling
Ranked #12 of 136 Outdoor Activities in Ubud
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Cycle downhill through rural roads, plantations, fields, and rice terraces, inhale the fresh air, feel the unique spirit and feel the magic of rural Bali. This full service day trip includes pick up and drop off in most parts of Bali. It includes a buffet breakfast at The Lookout Restaurant in Kintamani, with an amazing view of Mt Batur and Lake Batur, as well as a brief stop at a coffee plantation to taste local coffee and spices. A splendid feast of Balinese food awaits you at the end of the tour (some guests say this is their best meal in Bali! The cycling sure builds up a healthy appetite).
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
London, United Kingdom
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“Great way to see Bali”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2012

All down hill, great food at the end - a superb way to see the beautiful Bali countryside.

Visited September 2011
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“Wonderful day cycling Bali's countryside”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2012

After some consideration of the over 20 cycling companies in Bali, we decided on Bali Eco Cycling Tours from the information provided in the brochure at our little hideaway B and B in Ubud.

The mini van was punctual for our morning pickup and Weda, our guide was a wonderful guide from the moment we met him. He was friendly, informative, safety-conscious and had a good sense of humour. The group was a congenial mix of 12 singles and couples from NZ, OZ, Holland, Brazil, Denmark and Canada. There were several vans full of day cyclists on this tour, each with their own guide.

After after about a 90 minute ride up to the mountain area, we stopped for a self serve breakfast at a restaurant with a fabulous view... sorry don't remember details. The black rice pudding with the coconut cream was the best I'd tasted in Bali. Since I'd already had a copious breakfast, I passed up the chocolate and banana crepes, but helped myself to a bit of fruit (watermelon, pineapple, melon and salak) and good real coffee.

The equipment was good and the staff were helpful with adjusting the seats... I even got a soft seat cover-terimah kasih! Water was provided any time. Nice cold face cloth was a nice touch at the end of the ride.

It was pleasantly downhill most of the way with a detour from the fairly traffic light back roads through rice paddies and along a small river. There were some what I would consider dangerous areas, but Weda always cautioned well in advance and some of us just got off the bikes and walked. No pressure to perform at "tour de France" levels-good thing because there were 70 year olds besides me (55 year old) as well as some younger folk and we all enjoyed it at our own pace.

The copious, self serve, delicious lunch of typical Balinese food including smoked duck and chicken, sate, tofu and tempeh was a highlight. Enuk sekali! Yummy!

Oh... and the price? $360,000 rp which is less than 40 usd all inclusive. Good value for the money. We were all very satisfied with another wonderful day in Bali Bliss.

Visited April 2012
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“A must do for avid cyclists and non cyclists.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2012

This should be a definite task on your Bali todo list. The cycling is very easy, probably 99% downhill for just a bit more than 20km. There is an optional uphill more advanced part, which is fantastic. You cycle right through the heart of some small villages in Bali and get to see some incredible sites. If you reading this, I know you don't me, but just trust me. This is a must do.

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“Great value, great food, great cycling and great guide!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2012

The view at the breakfast spot high above the volcanic lake is AMAZING!!!! With the exception of a bit of a delay due to touristy activities (coffee plantation, family compound, etc.), the ride was wonderful and the scenery was spectacular. The guide provided very interesting information on the drive up to start the ride. Breakfast and lunch were both tasty, worthwhile, lots of choices, etc. The ride was relatively easy (the first 20 KM) at a relaxed pace.... and plenty of support. There is an option for an additional 8 km which we took (mostly uphill), but again - spectacular scenery and worth all of the effort and the price of the tour!

Visited March 2012
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“Great adventure”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2012

Fantastic trip, all down hill so children can participate. Really nice way to see the rice fields and villages. highly recommend

Visited February 2012
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