Cycling through Bali
The best way to explore the beauty of a country is an excursion by bicycle. Whether on the beach or through the back country on goat paths, Bali offers a huge variety of landscapes that should be explored by bicycle. You ride your bike along on rice terraces, shaded by coconut palms, the songs of birds in the morning air. A bike tour allows you to discover the environment with all its sounds and smells and observe the daily life of the locals away from tourist treks.
Equipped with a map
you can cycle on Bali easily on your own and explore Bali by yourself. Highly recommended is an exit to the north to Kintamani,
Mt Agung and Batur. Near Ubud, the Elephant Cave Goa Gajah is always worth a trip by bike.
In Bali there are also opportunities to hire bikes of good quality. Aluminum Hartails with Shimano equipment and suspension fork should be no problem.
Organized bike tours are also available in Bali, of course. Along magnificent rice terraces, over hanging bridges, cycling up a volcano or via a merciless downhill back down, no matter whether for the beginner, the cozy cyclists or mountain bike downhill enthusiasts among you, Bali offers cycling trips for everyone. The tours of Cocos Travel are performed with German perfection. A real find for the cycling enthusiasts among you.
The Bali MTB Festival is the cycling event for the hardcore bikers in Bali. This is where cycling fans from around the world meet in Bali. This festival offers many activities such as cycling at night, fun bike, product exhibition, MTB race and mountain bike tours. The Bali Mountain Bike Festival takes place every year in the area around Kintamani
There are also a 400km long Bali Advanced Cycling Competition for cyclists among you. In our links list is also a wonderful video on this event.
Check that the wheels are properly aligned.
In Bali it gets dark very early and very quickly. There is virtually no twilight. Make sure that the lighting of the bicycle works.
Check the function of the brakes.
Bring your own helmet.
Remember that in Bali is left-hand traffic.
Drive only in appropriate places, such as around Ubud and Lovina. Avoid areas like Kuta and Denpasar.
Use secondary lines only. Do not drive on main roads, because the traffic is sometimes chaotic.
Do not ride side by side and do not use power struggles on the road. You are without any chance against Balinese and the crumple zone of your bike is too small.