Popularly known as the ‘Town of the Artists’, Ubud is one such place on this island offering countless beautiful places waiting to be explored. Cycling through the rice fields and deep forest offers an opportunity not just to enjoy the beautiful scenery but also the chance to get to know more about the local daily life and experience an enduring tale of the traditional Balinese hospitality.
Cycling around Ubud offers you the lush and green landscapes while escaping your city life for a day. Breath-taking views and hidden gems will feast your eyes from the beginning to the very end. You can also set up all the trips to show and experience the real Bali while at the same time learn its unique culture. By all means to stop at any time that you wish when you see something interesting along the way, as well as be interactive to get your hands on whatever the local people are doing.
Choose either cycling on the normal mountain bike or electric bike. You can make multiple stops at Tegallalalng rice terrace to learn about the ‘Subak’ irrigation system, Kintamani with its beautiful view of Batur volcano, local coffee spots to taste some cups of coffee or teas, some local Balinese houses to understand how the locals live, and village temples to embrace the history of the them.
This trip is mostly downhill and with a flexibility of stopping. So worry not if you want to snap some pictures for your IG feed. After exercising on the bike trip, a break surrounded by rice field, singing birds and breezy air can cool you down.
The best time for cycling in Ubud is the dry season. Cycling on rainy seasons is not recommended as the track is slippery and can be dangerous. You either choose to go for a peaceful sunrise cycling adventure early in the morning when the streets are still quiet and the air is still fresh, or get on your bicycle for an afternoon trip to capture some gorgeous sunset moments. Either way, be sure to stay hydrated at all times. Try the Balinese sweet coconut water to hydrate yourself.