Pura Besakih to White Sand Beach - XC with Uphill

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An early transfer will bring us to Pura Besakih,  we are not here to visit the Mother Temple of Bali but to ride some amazing trails. The starting point is high above the temple in an area where they cultivate edelweiss flowers, the first 6 km set the tone for what to expect. Rolling hills with lots of uphill! Once we reach the highest point of the day we will ride downhill on some amazing sections of a single track. Please take it easy, there is no room for error on this part. 

From here it's a wide mixture of terrain with a great combination of singletrack through farmland, amazing bamboo forest, rice terraces, salak fruit plantations, and quarries. There is also quite a bit of on-road cycling in the middle of the ride, but nothing boring as the scenery is amazing. We even have a section where we push and carry our bikes up to one of the hills to reach the next sections of trails and the views from the top overlooking Candidasa are absolutely breathtaking. 

Finally, we end up at White Sand Beach or Virgin beach in East Bali which is one of the best white sand beaches with crystal clear waters in Bali. Tucked away in a gorgeous bay surrounded by green cliffs and waving palm trees, Virgin beach is pure treasure. The soft white sand and calm turquoise waters make it the perfect beach for swimming and relaxing. We will spend about 1 to 1,5 hours here for some food and chillaxing before returning to your accommodation.

Inclusions

  • Guided mountain bike tour with charming, knowledgeable senior mountain bike guide
  • Quality mountain bike with flat or spd pedals, safety helmet, gloves (*option to bring your own bike of course)
  • Local snacks, fruit, lunch, drinking water, and isotonic drinks
  • Pick up and drop off transfers from your hotel (Seminyak, Kuta, Nusa Dua, Canggu, Sanur, Legian, Ubud, and Candidasa areas)
  • Vehicle support during the ride
  • Our passion and experience :)

Group Size

Our day rides run with an average of 2-4 people and the price depends on how many people are joining the ride in the same minivan.

Larger groups are of course welcome as well! Please contact us for availability.

Difficulty

Blue with some sections red. 

This ride requires a high level of fitness and skill as there are around 1000m of climbing (fitness) and about 2000m of downhill, some very steep (skill). 

Advanced: Tours are suitable for experienced mountain bikers only with great fitness and strong bike handling skills. Riding is primarily on rough double track and single track. Sections of trail can be challenging with frequent ascents and descents of significant length. Trail conditions can change rapidly due to weather conditions and natural elements. Please make sure you are not choosing a tour that is too difficult for your skill level. This is your vacation, not army camp! Expect to ride about 4-5 hours per day, covering an average of 45km. Send us an email or call our office if you have questions.
Trail / Enduro rides / Advanced75%

Style & Cycling Conditions

It's hard to categorize this ride, for sure it's an XC ride but it has all aspects of mountain biking, think rolling hills, steep down on the single track, steep up including long climbs, both on paved roads and gravel roads, push and carry, cycling on the road, dirt tracks, more up, etc...

Please bring some warm clothes as the starting point and the first section are around 1500m altitude and it can get cold up there, of course, if the sun is out it will be very hot quickly so bring a few layers, you can leave any access gear in the car if needed. Also, bring swim gear and a towel if you want to jump in the ocean. 

Total distance: 55km
Altitude at the starting point: 1,600m
Altitude at the finish point: 0m
Climbing meters: 1000m
Descending meters: 2000m

Pick Up & Drop Off

Nusa Dua, Seminyak, Canggu, Sanur, Kuta area's: 07.00 am, Ubud area's: 08.00 am, Candidasa 08.30 am, expect to be back at your hotel around 05.00 pm (but this may be variable by group)

Bikes

New model 2022 Polygon Siskiu D7 full suspension bikes for adults.
The bikes come with standard with flat pedals but we also can mount your own pedals onto our bikes.

Prices & Availability

The price for our day rides depends on how many people are joining the ride in the same minivan:
  • 2-4 People: US$100 or 1,450,000IDR per person - (2022 Polygon Siskiu D full suspension bike)
  • 5 people or more: please contact us regarding availability and group rates
** BRINGING YOUR OWN BIKE? here with your own bike in Bali or visiting from Java and bringing your own bike? From now on you can join in on any confirmed day ride at US$65 or IDR900,000 per person.

This includes lunch, pick-up, and drop-off transfers, any entrance fees, and a mountain bike guide.

T&C for own bike prices:
  • Needs to be a confirmed departure where you join in and there is enough space in the van.
  • Use your own well-maintained mountain bike and safety gear.
  • If everyone has their own bike we need a minimum of 3 people booking to confirm a new departure (for this ride we need a minimum of 3 people booking, all other rides are minimum of 2)
Payments can be done through:
  • Domestic bank transfer (IDR)
  • Credit card through PayPal, if you don't have a PayPal account you will still be able to pay with your credit/debit card through the online link we send you (US$
  • Cash on the day of the ride, for last-minute bookings only (IDR)
Please indicate on the booking form what method of payment you prefer.

After completing the booking form, we will send you an online payment link, once we have received your payment through bank transfer or credit card using PayPal your booking is confirmed. We can allow cash payments as well (IDR) for last-minute bookings where we still have space available (subject to availability).

Inquiries & Bookings

If you have any questions or inquiries you can do so by calling our office or by filling out the 'CONTACT US form below. Someone from our team will be in touch shortly. You can also 'live chat with us through the chat window on our website (10 am to 07 pm, GMT +8).

Bookings can be made online through the 'BOOK NOW' form below or by WA to our office mobile at +62 (0) 822 4703 1111.

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