Easy,Scenic And Great Lunch
My partner and I went on the bamboo forest cycling tour during our stay in Ubud and it was definitely a highlight of our trip. The tour begins around 8am and finishes around 3-4pm.The day starts with a tour of the Satria coffee plantation where your guide will serve you a complimentary flight of different teas and coffees that are produced at the plantation. Coffee enthusiasts can also enjoy a mug of Kopi Luwak for $5AUD.
After the plantation, you will have breakfast at a local eatery with great views of the landscape (including a volcano) before commencing the actual cycling tour. The cycling tour is around 25km but is primarily downhill and flat which makes for a really easy and enjoyable ride especially if you're not fit. The ride itself was amazing. You will ride through local villages, a bamboo forest, lush green countryside as well as visit a temple. Any time that you need to cross an intersection, the tour guides will stop and or divert traffic (sometimes even before you get there) to ensure that you can enter the intersection safely and without delay. My partner and I were impressed with this. After a very scenic ride, you will enjoy a late lunch at a small, quiet and picturesque eatery perched in the middle of rice paddies. The food was great - I went back for thirds.
Mr. Danny ( Adelaide, Australia )