WelcomeBali Downhill offers you the best of Bali’s beautiful quiet countryside at a most affordable price....
This full day tour is designed to go at a leisurely pace and to allow you to experience the best that Bali has to offer: beautiful mountain and lake vistas, stunning ,verdant rice terraces, gorgeous countryside farms, unique coffee and spice farms, peaceful and spirtual temples. All off the beaten track and away from the busiest parts of Bali.
The views in Kintamani are, in a word, wonderful. Mount Batur, an active volcano, is about 1717 m tall, the cone formed by an eruption in 1917. The original village of Kintamani was destroyed by that same eruption and by another eruption in 1926 and was rebuilt in its current location.
After a leisurely breakfast and some sightseeing, you will be driven to a luwak coffee farm to see how this amazing unique coffee is made. You will have the opportunity to taste what is claimed to be the most expensive, sublime coffee in the world.
After the coffee farm, you will then be driven to the village of Bayunggede which is your starting point for bicycle ride. The bicycle tour is carefully designed to be entirely downhill, on a gently sloping terrain, so it is suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels.
The bicycle tour will last about 2.5 hours, winding your way through small, remote and rural villages and back roads that few tourists are privileged to see. But don’t worry, your air-conditioned car will follow you, so if you get tired or hot and want to get back in the car – not problem (“tidak apa-apa” as they say).
Your tour guide will allow your group to set the pace.
The Balinese are gracious and if you ask with a smile, they are always open to your experiencing their way of life.
You can stop along the way to take pictures, to meet and observe the graceful and serene Balinese people making their daily offerings, preparing their produce for market or just going about their rural way of life.
If you want, stop by a family compound so unique and integral to the Balinese rural way of life.
Or take some time to or stop by an ancient temple and learn about the Balinese Hindu faith, so integral to their culture and everyday life. If you are lucky, you may happen upon one of the many ceremonies that occur throughout the island on a regular basis. Marvel at the beautiful dress and offerings the women effortlessly carry on their heads on the way to the temple ceremony.
Observe the incredible skill and artistry of Bali’s craftsman, wood and stone carvers and painters.
Rice, the foundation of every Balinese meal, is planted and harvested about three times a year. So make sure to stop to take a walk through the rice paddies. Perhaps you will be able to help the farmers harvest their rice and learn about the remarkable cycle of planting, growth and harvesting. (Ask why the ducks are in integral part of this simple but incredible process).
Your ride will take you through the village of Taro, where there is a bamboo forest and the Elephant Safari Park – perhaps you will see the elephants on their daily routie as well.
Your tour will end in the village of Bangkiangsidem just outside Ubud. From there you will be driven back to your hotel or villa.
Or if you, want, you can walk back to the Main Road in Ubud through the countryside just north of Ubud where there are spectacular views and a great local restaurant. Ask your tour guide for help.
One of the best things about Bali Downhill is that it is a lot like Bali: there are very few rules. Take your time, absorb and enjoy all that Bali has to offer.