Jatiluwih to the Sea
Jatihluwih that roughly translates as 'amazing beauty' is the starting point of our trip. You will transfer by our private car to the foot of mount Batukaru (2,270m) at 950m above sea level. After a quick bike fitting and safety briefing you will start riding through what is without a doubt some of the most stunning scenery on the entire island. Amazingly crafted rice paddies, arranged in a series of terraces to follow the natural contours of the landscape, Jatihluwih was recently listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for its preservation of traditional Balinese farming techniques.
You will cycle mostly downhill from 1,000m above sea level - be aware of many rolling hills in the first section of the ride - all the way to the coastal town of Canggu, a charming village blessed with a rural landscape of rice terraces and a stretch of coastline with its legendary surf break. If you ride a bike regularly and have a reasonable level of general fitness, then this ride is for you. The distance is approximately 50km all on small roads and back tracks mixed with beautiful single track in between the rice paddy fields. This was our first trip we designed and this is still one of the best bike rides you can do in Bali :)
Charming, knowledgeable local guide, mountain bike hire, helmet, gloves, lunch, local snacks and fruit, drinking water and isotonic drinks, pick up and drop off from your hotel (Seminyak, Kuta, Nusa Dua, Canggu, Sanur, Legian area's).
Minimum 1 (we can confirm a new departure with only one person booking if the booking comes in at least a few days in advance).
Intermediate: Tours are suitable for riders with good fitness level. Previous mountain bike experience is recommended. Trail surfaces may include uneven terrain and narrow trails, some singletrack, with occasional obstacles (roots, rocks, sand). Hills and descents are moderate and require some skill. Riders with minimal mountain bike experience but who have road biking skills or a strong fitness level, along with an adventurous spirit, should be suitable for an intermediate tour.
Fully supported cross country mountain bike tour.
We cycle about 30km or 45km on back roads, narrow concrete paths, beautiful single track and some sections of dirt tracks. You should have reasonable bike skills to be able to navigate the varying terrain and narrow tracks. You should wear comfortable shoes appropriate for cycling for this ride.
Total distance: 45km
Altitude at the starting point: 950m
Altitude at the finish point: 0m
Climbing meters: 200m
We can shorten this ride into a 30km ride and end near Tabanan, you still get to experience most of the highlights of this ride but in a shorter version. Both can be done in the same ride, some riders can stop at the 30km point and hop in the support vehicle while others continue to ride to Canggu.
PICK UP AND DROP OFF
Nusa Dua area's: 07.00am, Seminyak, Sanur, Legian, Canggu and Kuta area’s: 07.30am, expect to be back at your hotel around 04.00pm (but this may be variable by group)
We can organise pick up transfers in Ubud (08.00am) for a minimum of 2 people booking.
Well maintained Giant hard tail or full suspension bikes. More details here.
PRICES & AVAILABILITY
The prices for our day rides depend on with how many people you will book (at the same pick up address) and what type of mountain bike you will be using (own bike, hard tail or full suspension).
01-03 People per Booking per Person
- 1,050,000IDR or US$82 - (own bike or Giant ATX Hardtail)
- 1,250,000IDR or US$99 - (Giant Trance Full Suspension)
04 People and more per Booking per Person
- 900.000IDR or US$70 - (own bike or Giant ATX Hardtail)
- 1,100,000IDR or US$86 - (Giant Trance Full Suspension)
Children up to 16 years old
- 750.000IDR or US$57 - (kids bike with 20 or 24 inch wheels, adult bikes (we have full suspension bikes with short stem and seat post - suitable for kids from 155cm)
- 150.000IDR or US$12 - (children between 1 and 4 years old that come along in a baby seat that we can attach at the back of our bikes (suitable for toddlers up to 20kg).
** If you book a minimum of 2 day rides within a period of 7 days you get a discount of IDR100,000 (US$8) per person/day. For this discount to apply full payment for both rides must be done on the first ride.
** Private groups of 9 people and more please contact us for prices and availability.
This tour can depart every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (subject to availability). Bookings can be made online or by calling to our office at +62 (0) 361 8476 478 or mobile +62 (0) 82 147 910 102.
We can confirm a new departure with only one person booking if the booking comes in at least a few days in advance (subject to availability).
REVIEW ABOUT THIS TRIP
My partner and I wanted to do something on our holiday that combined exercise, sight seeing and a unique experience. This ticked all boxes. A 55km ride from the gorgeous terraced rice paddies at JatiLuwih, finishing on Canngu beach.Our lovely guides picked us up from our villa and we were off to the rice paddies. A few stops for supplies, a famous lewak coffee and then the bikes. Superbly maintained Giant hard tails. Water, sunscreen and some photos and then the ride began. Along some great single track, muddy trails, some really short sharp climbs, scenery, small remote villages and the wonderful smiling faces of the people who we rode by, all waving and saying hello. A couple of stops for photos, a bike changeover (it felt like being on the Tour de France with our own support crew!), morning tea of some local pastries and fresh fruit, more water and more riding. Lunch was superb. Rice, vegies, sambal, chicken for the meat eaters, tofu and tempeh for the vegetarians, all a local roadside cafe.The weather was perfect, hot and sticky, but you could ride fast enough to make your own breeze! The scenery was divine and the experience perfect!Thanks Infinity - we only wish we had more time to do another ride.