Sunday, 21 December 2014

Bike Tour through Balinese Countryside, Exhilarating Cycling tour in Bali

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Nothing beats Bali on a bike- Cycling proves a refreshing way to see traditional island life - Flip Prior of West Australian Newspaper writes about his bike tour with Bali Bintang Tour.

Perth Sunday Times, “The scenery and the views were spectacular. We cycled past the rice fields, stopping to talk to some of the farmers, all laughing and waving at us. Our girls loved it because all the little children from the villages we passed came out to shout ‘hello’ at them. We got to see village life, with people doing their washing in the rivers, making fires, making offerings to the Hindu gods.”  

Bali Is Better By Bike
- The bicycle tour we did in Bali was by far the best experience of our entire vacation. It felt like “the real Bali” – I know it’s a cliché but we loved being amongst the villages and villagers. The company was Bali Bintang Tours. Our staff at our private villa organized the tour for us so we chanced upon Bali Bintang Tours. Lucky for us!- Heidi writes about his bike tour with Bali Bintang Tour.


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elcome to Bali Bintang Tour, Bali’s Premier Cycling and Adventure Tour Company. Balinese owned and operated, we are excited to continue expanding from Cycling tours or bike tours to Volcano Trekking, Rafting and Special Interest tours while offering impeccable service with integrity, safety and of course FUN for everyone!

If you’re reading this right now, it means that you’re looking for a fun and exciting way to see the Bali off the beaten tourist path. You know that there is more to experiencing Bali than just the crowds and tour busses, hanging at the bars in Kuta, or the head spinning shopping frenzy… and yet you haven’t figured out exactly where to go to get the insider’s peek at rural village life and the beautiful backdrop of Bali’s countryside. Biking and Trekking in Bali is one of the BEST and most UNFORGETTABLE ways to explore the people, the land and the Balinese way of life.

Isn’t it about time you have some FUN and DISCOVER the most memorable adventure of your lifetime? Aren’t you ready to see the authentic Bali culture and scenery that you see in all the photos and magazines?

Led by a Balinese local conscious entrepreneur Wayan Agus, our goal is to help you experience Bali’s best kept secrets- the excitement, exploration, breathtaking countryside and genuinely warm-hearted local villagers up close and personal.  We believe that this begins with safety – using only the finest equipment, consistently maintained bicycles, and tours led by professional, English speaking guides (German, French, Dutch and Japanese speaking guide also available with advance request) who are trained in basic first aid, mature, responsible and who know how to show you the time of your life rain or shine!

Excellent way to see Ubud - The Bintang Bike Ride was brilliant. You will be picked up from your hotel and driven up Mount Batur. About half way up, you stop at a coffee plantation, which is serene and jungle-like. You can taste the coffee and learn about Luwak coffee (it's made from the beans from Luwak dung - yum). Of course, there is also a shop where you can buy the coffee if you choose. From there it's on to the top for 'breakfast'. (Note: you will be told the tour includes breakfast. It comes at 10am and consists of one fried banana. My recommendation is: have breakfast first.) You wander out and look at the volcano (you will be accosted by the most persistent sarong sellers in Bali complete with baby strapped to chest for sympathetic effect - it is hard to ignore them and try to look at volcano). Then it's on to the bike ride. The bikes and helmets are of good quality, obviously the bikes have been serviced and looked after. The ride goes for about three hours and about the first 2 1/2 hours are downhill. It is beautiful. Scenery gorgeous and villages and temples lovely. We stopped to see a traditional Balinese house, which was very interesting. The kitchen is extremely primitive. We stopped at a couple of temples (usually after the uphill part) but at one point, we rode past two men woodcarving. I would like to have stopped there to watch them. It gets a bit hilly towards the end, but then it's over and lunch is served at the restaurant of the Tour office (food was nice but restaurant was tiny and no view. Considering we were in Ubud, lunch with a view would have been nice.) You are then driven home to your hotel.” ~ PetalMelbourne, Melbourne, Australia

Great Family Day Out!! - What a fantastic way to see Bali. We have been to Bali 7 times before and thought we had done it all! This tour was an excellent experience and I can highly recommend it. We went with 2 families. My own 3 boys are aged 8,9 and 13 and they loved it. When hills got a bit steep (only a couple of times) and we went through a very busy town (lots of motorbikes and cars), the youngest kids stayed in the support van that followed us slowly the whole way. As zoo as anyone needed break you could just get in the support van! Very well organised. Our tour guide Kadek (Bastien) was a lovely Balinese man who spoke fluent English. He took us to his families home in the mountains and told us about their life and we saw his home and how they live. Very interesting. Whilst there were a few 'hair raising' moments for a mother watching her children riding their bikes with traffic about, our guides rode next to them and ensured they were safe. On the way up the mountain they stopped at a coffee plantation and showed us how the coffee is grown & ground. We had a tasting with a fantastic view. We took a placket of lollies which we gave out to the gorgeous local kids. Endless water provided and a very nice lunch at the end.
Highly recommended. Thanks Bali Bintang Bike Tours.” ~
Juliet B, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia


Bali Bintang Cycling! the original and the Best! - Our 4th trip with the guys at Bali Bintang! Just loved it! Made our guide was just fabulous. Our trip down the mountain was just amazing! And of course lunch is delicious!!
I have to mention how kind and caring these guys are. My sister came with us on her first trip to Bali, and had terrible car sickness (probable somewhat caused from the late night before!) on the way up and our driver was very concerned for her. She then twisted her ankle getting off the bike in the rice fields. The guides helped her and took her to the bus and back to the hotel to wait for the rest of the group. They iced her ankle, and offered to have a driver take her to the hospital for assessment and xrays and drive her back to our hotel. They said this was all covered under their insurance. I'm a nurse and didn't feel that an xray was required so we just went home and she is fine, but I wanted to mention how wonderful the team were.
It is not often in Bali that you feel that you would be looked after so well if you were injured. Thank you Made and all the staff at Bali Bintang. We'll see you next year!!.” ~
ChristineBulmer, Tripadvisor


“This trip shows you the real beauty of Bali and it's people. The people you meet are friendly, honest and genuine, and you're not ripped off at every turn by people trying to sell you crap. The beauty of the people is only surpassed by the beauty of the countryside. The ride is mostly downhill, and incredibly easy, and your tour guide will match your pace, and not force you to go any faster than you want to. Would recommend to everyone! ~ FunkyJ – Melbourne, Australia


Best thing I did in Bali - Beautiful views, great tour guides and you get to meet the people who live and work in the area and see how they live. I loved it.” ~ Haley, Australia


Great experience for all ages - Our tour group consisted of a range of ages from 30 to 62. Professionally managed, the tour guides were very good. The lunch included in the package was above expectation. A couple of hills, beautiful landscape and a leisurely pedal made for a perfect day. We have been to Bali 20 times and this is the first time we decided to do this tour and it will not be the last.” ~ Australia


“Fantastic opportunity and experience of feeling village living and especially the gorgeous Bali people and children so warm and happy. Tour guide really helpful and friendly. Really fresh and tasty meal, Thank you!” ~Miss Loraine, Australia

“Nice Backstage tour of rural Bali. Our bike ride down the mountain was great fun and a nice break from the crowds at the beach and in Ubud.”

“An unforgettable experience. Best tour in Bali!” KezRoss, UK

Our Bike tours are extremely popular in Bali and space is limited. To ensure your spot, book your reservation now by clicking HERE to submit our contact form.
Matur Suksma (Balinese “Thank you”) ~

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Wayan Agus and Bali Bintang Team
Bali’s Premier locally owned and operated adventure specialists, your tour guides to FUN!