The original and authentic eco/educational cycling tour, Bali Eco’s cycling tour is designed to take the visitor away from the major tourist enclaves and treat them to an exciting cultural, educational and culinary journey through the heart of Bali. Here is a chance to learn about traditional Balinese life and culture. The route itself is mostly downhill on secret back roads and village paths specifically chosen for the lack of traffic making it safe and enjoyable for all ages (Bali Eco even has Australian Standard Approved Baby Seats) and fitness levels all the while giving plenty of opportunities to take in and experience rural Balinese life relaxed and unhurried.
Pick Up and Drop Location
Pick Up Time
06:30 – 06:45
07:00 – 07:30
07:15 – 07:30
08:00 – 08:30
Tour starts 08:30 (5 -6 Hours)
Join us on a walk of cultural, ecological, archaeological and natural discovery as we explore ancient ruins, lush jungle, traditional villages, local plantations and trek through rice paddies in the spectacular heartland of Bali. Our trek begins with a descent to the 11th-century tombs of Bali’s Queen Mahendradatta (also known by her title, Gunapriyadharmapatni) and her royal consort, Udayana. Trekking along the banks of a pristine spring-fed river, gurgling below, we pass through lush jungle area, a variety of fruit trees (local plantations) and pass numerous hidden temples and hermit sanctuaries (truly a photographers dream), whilst enjoying the sounds and sights of nature at its best. Our experienced, English speaking guides will enlighten you with their knowledge of local mythology and point out the local flora (fruit and spice trees) and explain their role in Balinese society. We then trek into a local village where you can view, spectacular temples and local craftsmen at work before entering to the rice paddy section of our tour. Descending through the paddies to a large ancient relief carved into a cliff face we receive a blessing with holy water from a local priestess.
From then on its kilometers of stunning rice paddy panoramas as we trek through the fields experiencing rural Balinese going about their daily chores (have the camera handy). We see locals planting and harvesting rice, plowing fields, tending livestock and reaping the labors of local plantations. Our guides will explain all facets of the life of the Balinese living outside tourist areas. We finish our tour with a walk through a shady bamboo grove emerging into a traditional village, where we visit a Balinese compound (Balinese home and meet the family). Walking through this village, which is isolated from tourism, gives you a feel of traditional village life and many photo opportunities. At the end of the trek, we drive a short distance to our restaurant overlooking the rice paddies where we have a sumptuous Balinese feast that includes the smoked duck/chicken that the guide books rave about. We also cater to vegetarians and have western standards of hygiene and sanitation.
Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be emailed to you along with booking confirmation via Email.