We were picked up from hotel in morning and drove up to Tegalalang for cofee and breakfast which was absolutley beautful and th best pancakes. We continued on to the location of the bikes, got set up and rode off. All down hill, some of the roads are bad with big potholes but they can be avoided. It was quite steep, we got off the roads and through the jungle bush area and then through the beautful rice paddeis. The scenery was picture perfect. Finished off with a buffet lunch. Such an awesome day for our family, my boys aged 11 & 13 & my father aged 63.
We did the half day downhill bicycle cultural tour today and loved everything! Our guides were friendly, knowledgeable, great teachers. The bikes and helmets were in good working order and were given an easier, more paved riding option and a slightly more challenging off road option. We chose the off road option and were challenged just enough to keep things interesting! The scenery was beautiful and the lunch afterwards was truly remarkable- much better than I ever would have expected as part of a tour- a great place to eat even if you aren’t doing the tour. Highly recommended!
We really loved our bicycle tour! Because you’re riding downhill, it isn’t hard at all. Our guide told a lot of interesting things about Bali and his English was really good! This bicycle tour is a good way to see the non-touristic parts of Bali.
Nyoman was a WONDERFUL guide and so was our other guide. I’m not a very strong biker and some of the roads were narrow and bumpy, so i struggled a bit and was a bit slower than my group, but the guides were patient with me. Even though I’m not great on the bike it was mostly downhill so most parts weren’t too difficult. the food and snacks were great and they took great care of us. The tour was so cool and informative and i particularly enjoyed making the offering with flowers at the balinese home. I would absolutely do another tour with this company. You will enjoy especially if you have Nyoman as your guide, he is so kind and knowledgeable and has such a happy vibe, we loved him!!!
It's a bit mixed review for this tour as there are both positives and negatives. Overall, this is a nice experience to have. Cycling through Kintamani, witnessing local folks' life, going through the rice terraces of Bali.
The pros --- guides are excellent. They are very informative and they took care of us very well. There are 2 guides for every group, so at any junctions where there are difficult vs. easy options the group can always split. The view along the rice fields are nice, and the lunch at the Greenkubu Cafe is very good. One of our group members have nuts and gluten allergies. They prepare special menu for that member, which shows great care of their customers.
The cons --- biggest problem is the state of the bicycles. As this is a downhill cycling tour, many people overused the rear brakes and we found the rear brakes in at least 2 of the bikes in poor conditions. One even caused an accident for one of our group member. Given the state of the roads which are downhill, rough, and with potholes, it is of the utmost importance that the bikes be maintained in good condition.
We find it the breakfast in kopi luwak place a bit boring. But I can understand that some people would find it interesting if this is the first time for them to know about kopi luwak.
Net, good experience to have. But I would recommend Greenbike to pay more attention to the maintenance of their bicycles for the safety of their customers.