Discover the risk & reward of life on an active volcano with this MTB tour of Mt. Batur!
A landscape with a fiery past and fertile present, Mt. Batur might be Bali’s most active volcano, but it’s also the source of the island’s evergreen shade, too! Shaped by explosions past, the flanks and calderas are decorated in a bucolic spectrum of colours that extend from the wild forest to the well-manicured farmland. Explore the volcano on two wheels with this MTB tour of Batur & beyond!
This activity takes place in the foothills of Mt. Batur (1,717m) and neighbouring Batur Lake. An active volcano located at the centre of two concentric calderas North West of Mount Agung and last exploded in 2000. It is close to traditional farming villages in Pura & Batur.
Meet your guide at the activity base for this MTB tour of Mt. Batur. Suitable for groups of friends and families alike, this excursion is set to a casual pace with multiple stops at local landmarks along the way. This guided tour is run & operated by a Balinese local – who will teach you more about the spiritual, cultural and natural details of the area as you ride. Using well-maintained mountain bikes and helmets, the downhill trail from Pludu village will lead you through sleepy villages along little-used roads and tracks. Frequent stops are made along the way giving you the opportunity to view aged temple compounds and shady plantations bearing a variety of crops. Local women regally carry festive offerings of fruit and flowers to appease the Gods, whilst village ducks are herded in humorous orderly processions. Young boys cut grass to feed the family cow whilst old men gossip at the roadside stall sipping glasses of aromatic mountain ground coffee. An air-conditioned escort vehicle is on standby during your trip for emergencies and to take you to enjoy a replenishing buffet luncheon at the finish point in Keli Kelod village before returning to your hotel.
A 25km mountain bike tour set to a leisurely pace, this Batur trail uses tarmac road and small sections of dirt path – passing through traditional farmland on a three hour route. With a 700m altitude difference there are some downhill sections that will require precise bike handling.