We did this tour with another couple and decided to go with Bali on Bike because it was locally owned and operated. We were picked up from our hotel and driven to a coffee plantation for breakfast. We then headed up to Batur volcano which was unfortunately covered in cloud – luckily we had seen it before, so we weren’t too fussed. Not far down the road we were greeted by a line of bikes to choose from. Made our guide was really great, telling us a lot about the history and culture of Bali. It was a fantastic day of easy riding, through villages, jungle and rice fields. We stopped at a local village school and met the teachers and students and also met some women winnowing rice in a field. Most of the trip was downhill and we felt quite safe with the support crew looking out for us, especially at busy intersections. The traditional lunch back at Dewa Bob’s house was excellent and there were cold drinks including Bintang, which went down well after a day of riding. We would highly recommend this tour for anyone who isn’t fussed about sitting on a bike for 30kms and wants a traditional Bali experience.

Visited June 2012

Launceston, Australia