Went on Bali Baik (bike) tour in Ubud, was a terrific day. We were picked up in an nice airconditioned van, from our hotel in Kuta, then transported to breakfast in an all you can eat resturant in Ubud, opposite the volcano. After breakfast we were taken to a coffee plantation, sampling coffee, tea's and some fruit, also give the information regarding the Alure (coffee eating animal) and the plantation, extremley interesting. The once again into the van and transported about 5 minutes away to waiting bikes, helmets. We then all took of for our ride, started of down hill, was pretty easy most of the time, some hills and it was very hot. I managed the ride about 20ks' with lots of water stops and a few times got of and walked. A few people found it to hard going and ended up in the van, no biggy, was a extremley hot day and some people were in the older age group, After riding thru, villages, plantation, rice plantation walk, we arrived under an old bridge, were our riding experience ended, We were given heaps of water and everybody hopped into the van again, For a 20minute ride the the family compound for a wonderful lunch, prepared in the family kitchen by the owner of the riding tours wife, Very nice food, and lots to drink. We were then given a tour of their home and compound, all interesting.
We were then transported back to Kuta to our hotel, was a full day and worth every cents, You get to see so much more on a bike than a car, and the people in the villages are so friendly all the kids say hello and give you hi-fives. We took lollies to hand out to the kids they went crazy,. A great day