- Sport levelBeginner
- Spoken languagesEnglish
- Duration1 half day
- Opening seasons:
Enjoy the detour on this cross country tour of rural Bali from Abuan Traditional Village to bustling Ubud!
Embrace the long way round on this scenic tour of traditional Bali. Discover the rural pace of life in the uplands on this guided MTB tour – travelling through the winding rice paddies and pastoral farming land to reach the frenetic arts & crafts centre of Ubud. A thrilling ride without feeling too technical, get your first taste of true backcountry Bali on this half-day tour!
This activity is run & operated from the activity base in Gianyar, near Denpasar. The route travels from Kintamani and finishes in Bali’s art and café district of Ubud on a 36km route. Visting Abuan Traditional Village, this route follows agricultural land, bushland, local villages and rice paddies.
Meet your guide at your accommodation for this private MTB tour of rural Bali. Set in the shadow of mighty Mt. Batur, this tour celebrates the cultural contrasts and unique landscape of upland Bali – travelling through sleepy farming villages to reach Ubud’s vibrant arts & crafts centre. The ride starts in the hilly region just below Kintamani with a short safety briefing and bike demo – following your guide through remote agricultural land on the way to Abuan Village. Using wild yet well-maintained paths that wind through the growing rice paddies, this is a great choice for those wanting a thrill without it feeling to technical – enjoying downhill runs and a few short climbs through the rolling valleys. During the course of your tour, your local guide will explain more about rural life in Bali – pointing out the traditions and temples that make the island of Bali so unique. As you move closer to Ubud, the scenery changes to wild rainforest, rugged pathways and decorated family compounds, winding through the backstreets before you hit the town’s iconic marketplace – a frenetic and endlessly exciting finale to your tour. On your return, enjoy a traditional Balinese lunch and homemade snacks before using the complementary shuttle service to reach you hotel.
This route is suitable for all ages and abilities thanks to its accessible single tracks and fun muddy sections (depending on the weather). Avoiding main roads, this tour follows wild yet well-maintained farming paths and broken asphalt through local villages. Full vehicle support and ‘opt out’ opportunities.
Hardtail –Trek 6300 Disc, Cube Ltd , Giant with Rock Shox/Fox fork, Avid Juicy hydraulic disc brakes and Shimano XT Deore mixed parts.
Dual Suspension –Stump jumper Carbon 26” with Fox CTD, Avid/Shimano disc brake and Specialized Epic Carbon 29” with Rock Shox Reba, Fox Brain Shock, Magura disc brake, Shimano XT rear derailleur, and 2×10 gears.
→ You are automatically reimbursed for the full activity price
2) Cancellation between 4 and 10 days prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are entitled to a 50% reimbursement
3) 4 days or later, prior to the agreed activity starting date, is considered last-minute cancellations
→ No reimbursements will be effected