Alley to Bali

Country Visited: Indonesia
Days Grading Style Activities Price from
8
Semi-Guided
  • Cycling
  • Hiking / Walking
  • Local & Cultural
$ 646 (₹43,605) Value
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Experience

Cycling through Bali is one of the most authentic and fun ways of exploring this intriguing destination. Beyond Bali’s famed beaches are the rural back roads that bridge stunning scenery with volcanoes, rice plantations, many villages that are not on the 'touristy' radar and a chance for travelers to meet the locals and understand their culture. Best of all is the short cycling distances on this tour and the fact that it is a guided trip makes it easy for anyone without long cycling experience to get on it. The tour is based around the vicinity of one hotel, which means there is no need for daily packing and unpacking. It is a great choice for a first timer on a cycling tour or a discerning traveler looking for new experiences in Bali.

Minimum Age: 10 years 

 

WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS TRIP

  • Six full days of outdoorsy fun as you cycle on the back roads to rural parts of Bali including a ride to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Jatiluwih rice paddies
  • Get into the heart of the local action and mingle with the village folk as you visit Balinese homes, share a home-made meal and and understand their way to life. Watch them in action as they attend to their cocoa or paddy plantations or work on handicrafts
  • Visit the famous Uluwatu temple hanging on a cliff 100 meters above the ocean and enjoy the famous Kecak Dance Drama performance narrating the local version of the Ramayana
  • Climb to the spectacular Mt. Batur, an active volcano at Kintamani that will leave you awe-inspired
  • Witness the process of making Arak (a local alcoholic brew) and have a sip or more yourself.
  • Fully supported rides mean you can jump into the van if you are tired or just rock on on your bicycle if your heart so desires
  • An entire day at lesiure to pursue water-sports, enjoy a massage or just go shopping in Kuta
  • This trip is your chance to churn out envy-generating photographs from visits to beautiful local temples and the stunning rice fields

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival in Kuta Open or Close

Program: Transfer to Hotel in Candidasa
Welcome to Bali! Meet our Representative at the Ngurah Rai International Airport transfer to your Hotel. Rest of the day is free to explore on your own. Overnight in Candidasa
Meals: None

Day 2
Candidasa – Sidemen Village – Candidasa Open or Close

Program: FD Besakih – Sidemen Cycling (10 Kms)
After a two hour drive to the starting point, you will begin cycling at the Besakih village and go down through remote village and salak plantation (snake skin fruit), rice paddies field, cacao, clove trees and enjoy the amazing view of rice terraces. Largely a cocoa and paddy growing agricultural village, this untouched part of Bali is a favorite with nature lovers. Your expert guide will lead you on the way down and finish at Sidemen village where you will enjoy a lovely local lunch at a restaurant surrounded by rice fields. You can expect to be cycling for about 2 hours. You will be transferred to your hotel in Candidasa today. Later today you go over to enjoy the sunset on the beach.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3
Candidasa – Sidemen Village – Candidasa Open or Close

Program: FD Sidemen Village Cycling (17 Kms)
You start from hotel after breakfast and drive to a small village that is often off the radar of most tourists. The ride today will take you on small roads with less traffic and beautiful views of rice fields, river, hills, remote villages, Salak plantation, Cacao trees and you will witness the process of making Arak (a local alcoholic brew) that is used to supplement the income of some of the locals. You will also visit places where sarong are hand woven. Today’s trail is an approximate 2.5 hour ride on the foot of the hill. You end today’s bike ride at a local restaurant for lunch and drive back to the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4
Candidasa – Kintamani – Kuta Open or Close

Program: Volcano Batur cycling (35 kms)
You will be taken on a 2 hour drive to the place from where you can spot the Mt. Batur volcano at Kintamani. Your expert guide will lead you to paddle your bicycle downhill through the Balinese villages, temples, tropical plantations and green rice field. This is the best way to uncover stories of Balinese traditions and way of life that makes up their culture. After about 3 hours of cycling, you enjoy lunch and return to Kuta in your support vehicle.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5
Kuta – Pacung – Kuta Open or Close

Program: FD Pacung – Mengwi – Ubud Cycling (30 Kms)
You drive north to the Pacung Mountain Resort from where you start your cycling adventure through villages, hill, valleys, villages temples, rice fields, and various plantation like coffee, cacao, manggosteen, durian and many more… Your first stop will be to visit a typical Balinese House Compound. You will cycle leisurely for 4 to 5 hours stopping along the way to appreciate village temples, plantation, and the biggest Banyan tree in the region before you arrive at a local restaurant in Ubud area. Some parts of today’s cycling can feel a bit challenging but certainly it will be a rewarding day with sights that you would never be able to discover unless you get on the tiny back-roads cycling. You return to the hotel and you can book yourself a nice spa treatment at your hotel to end the day.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6
Kuta – Jatiluwih – Kuta Open or Close

Program:FD Jatiluwih cycling (25 kms)
After Breakfast, you will reach central Bali by drive and move towards the west to enjoy a day of cycling on the World Heritage Site of Jatiluwih where you will cycle through the most beautiful terraced rice paddies in the world. Considered by many as one of the most beautiful parts of Bali, as a visitor on two wheels, you won’t get to just watch it all from a distance but become part of the sparsely populated scenery. You head out to a restaurant to enjoy a sumptuous lunch overlooking the stunning scenery and then drive back to the hotel. Today is the day you may want to head out and enjoy the nightlife of Kuta.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7
Kuta Open or Close

Program:Kecak Dance tour
Hanging on a cliff 100 meters above the ocean, Uluwatu temple is a unique sight. The more so while you see the Kecak Dance, performed by about 50 singer. Matter of fact, this dance is the only one based on vocals rather then instrument, dating far back into Balinese history, prior to the use of instruments. After the performance drop back to Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8
Departure from Kuta Open or Close

After breakfast you are free to check out of the hotel at any time to catch flight back home.
Meals: Breakfast

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Dates & Prices



 Operates from  Operates Till  Price on Twin share  Single Supplement
 01st Nov 2016  31st Mar 2017  839 USD  176 USD

  • Trip starts every Thursday
  • Prices are per person on twin sharing basis. 
  • Minimum child age is 11 years.
  • Single room supplement is per person.
  • We reserve the right to cancel the trip up to 30 days before departure if we do not have the minimum number of participants.
  • Travel Insurance covering medical and evacuation is mandatory for all travellers
  • The above price excludes 4.5%Service tax

Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions

  • 7 Nights accommodation at a boutique hotel (5 Nights in Kuta and 2 Nights in Cadidasa)
  • 7 Breakfasts and 5 Lunches at Local Restaurants
  • English speaking expert local guide during the tours  
  • Arrival and Departure Airport Transfers
  • 5 days of cycling on the backroads to rural parts of Bali
  • Well maintained mountain bikes with helmets
  • Support vehicle and all land transportation from the hotel to the start and from the finish of all cycling tours
  • Sightseeing with admission fees for sightseeing mentioned in the itinerary

Exclusions

  • Airfare, Visa, Insurance, Excess Baggage, Porterage, Taxes.
  • Alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages, meals not specified in the itinerary.
  • Single room and hotel upgrade supplement.
  • Entrance fees to attractions not specified in the itinerary.
  • Tips for hotel or restaurant staff, local guides and tour crew.
  • Personal expenditure (Laundry, telephone bill, minibar, shopping)
  • Extra Nights at the beginning or the end of the trip.
  • Any compulsory dinner or peak season surcharge.
  • Service Tax of 4.50% applicable for Indian tours and Indian Residents.
  • Surcharge for high season (01st July - 31st Aug)
  • Optional Tours.

FAQs

Please note that most hotel check in timings are post 2 pm in the afternoon and checkout timing is 10 am. Should you want to secure your room upon arrival earlier than this, we recommend that you take an extra night or check on early check-in or late check-out charges with us.

Terms & Conditions

Detailed Registration Form is required to confirm services. Full payment is needed for travel documents to be sent.  Cancellation and amendment fees apply. Group travel is subject to minimum participants. All bookings are subject to availability at the time of booking. Active Holiday Company and supplier terms and conditions apply, as applicable. It is your responsibility to familiarise yourself with our conditions as these are deemed accepted by you when you book a tour with us. Please read our detailed conditions here.

Accommodation

7 Nights accommodation spilt between 2 boutique hotels in Bali

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