|| Enjoy Bali's Gorgeous Nature
Through Mountain Biking
Take in the glorious mountain scenery of Bali. Stop at the hill to discover
the amazing landscape of Mount Agung (the highest mountain in Bali), Nusa
Penida island and the surrounding countryside of Candi Dasa. Ask your
tour operator about using Bali's new mountain bikes and safety equipment
with cold towels and lunch included.
Starting high in the mountains at the village of Mayungan, this 25 kilometre
ride winds its way down along valleys, passing temples and shrines and
criss-crossing golden rice fields through landscape unchanged for a thousand
years. You can see Balinese culture and customs while you pass through
the timeless countryside, arriving finally at the famous Monkey Forest
Temple at Sangeh.
A two and a half hour downhill adventure on the Batur trail. Beginning
with breakfast near the scenic lake of this still active volcano, venture
off the main routes through little-used paths and sacred back roads leading
through the rainforest. Along the way, stop off at small mountain villages
to take a look at traditional Bali life before finishing with lunch in
the picturesque of Ubud.
See the splendor of ancient Bali with a two hour descent of the Batu
Karu Trail. A leisurely trip through the rural heartland of Bali is the
ideal way to see this tropical island as it really is. Visiting these
ancient villages and farming centers provides a unique insight into the
ways of old Bali, where knowledge is passed from generation to generation
and still in use today. After the trip, enjoy lunch and a complimentary
massage or spa at Yeh Panes.
This is not just an opportunity to travel down beautiful mountain trails,
it is an encounter with a Bali that most travelers never see. The route
is through villages that have only recently acquired electricity and where
steel and concrete are still rare.
Tradition abounds in the elegantly carved temples and the rustic family
compounds that glide by. There are also countless opportunities to meet
the locals, to stop for a while and enjoy a refreshing drink of young
coconut water while chatting with farmers or wood carvers.