Spend the day on our most popular day adventure as you escape to the cooler climates of Bali’s Mountain region. Start the day with brunch served up beside an ancient volcanic lake high in the mountains, then using mountain bikes and safety equipment, wind your way down the trail from Mount Batur through sleepy villages along little-used roads and tracks. All of the guides come from the surrounding regions and are trained to entertain and educate by sharing a broad depth of knowledge in Balinese culture and lifestyle.
Frequent stops are made along the way, giving you the opportunity to view aged temple compounds and shady plantations that grow a bounty of crops. Local women regally carry festive offerings of fruit and flowers to appease the Gods, while village ducks are herded in humorous orderly processions. Young boys cut grass to feed the family cow whilst weathered old men gossip at the roadside stall sipping glasses of aromatic mountain ground coffee. This is people watching at its best!
This wonderful morning is followed by a deliciously prepared local lunch in Bali’s village of Ubud (the village made famous by Elizabeth Gilbert’s book ‘Eat, Pray, Love). An air-conditioned escort vehicle is on standby at the end of your trip to take you to a replenishing buffet luncheon before returning to the retreat.
This journey offers an insight into a Bali that is not commonly seen, and allows you to experience the charming culture of rural Bali. A fantastic day out packed with education and fun!