Fully Supported Bali Bike Tours

The thing that everyone tells us they love the most about our Bali bike tours is that they are fully supported out on the road with a fun-loving, knowledgeable guide, and a van at the back that helps shield traffic and is full of cold drinks and spare tubes. Sure, we...

Offer a gift and take the time to see the real Bali

What are all the offerings on the ground in Bali? Religion in Bali stops traffic, literally. There is always something going on, with over 300 ceremonies a year (not including individual family ceremonies and temple anniversaries) so it’s common to see traditionally...

What Do Non-Riders Do On A Bali Cycling Tour?

By Honey Writer Not everyone’s idea of a fantastic holiday is getting up at the crack of dawn to cycle 100kms. So if you are a friend, family member or partner of a cycling enthusiast and you’d LOVE to come on their Bali cycling tour with them, here’s our non-riding...

Smooth Roads to Bali Cycling Holiday’s

By Honey Writer Since we moved here to run Bali cycling holiday's, what staggers me most about the island of Bali is just how fast it’s progressing. New and improved is happening all the time. What works is replicated and what doesn’t is torn down and started again....

Experience a Balinese Cooking Class

By Honey Writer After recently taking part in a Balinese cooking class, we decided to incorporate them into our Bali cycling tours. A Balinese cooking class is an incredible experience, one that truly opens your awareness of the Balinese customs, culture, and their...

Win A Bali Cycling Holiday For Two People!

To celebrate my birthday on April 21, I'm giving away a Bali cycling holiday for two people! The prize is our Bali by Bike package, which features six nights luxury accommodation, five days of guided cycling, all your food and laundry, plus airport transfers in Bali....

No Cycling in Bali On Nyepi!

On Wednesday we weren’t allowed to go cycling in Bali. In fact, nobody was allowed to do anything! We all had to stay inside, very quiet, with no lights on, making no noise. The whole island did this, no exceptions. Even the international airport was closed. Why?...

How to take ‘WOW’ photos on your Bali cycling holiday

By Honey Writer Call me biased, but I believe that having your Bali cycling holiday images captured by a former professional photographer who has shot the biggest cycling events in Australia for the top publications is a great way to make your friends jealous that...

What To Pack For Your Bali Cycling Tour

By Honey Writer One of the questions we get asked all the time by people getting ready for a Bali cycling tour is 'what should I pack?' The answer? It depends... As a teenager, I spent as much time as possible at other people’s houses. What my friends were doing was...

Cycling to the Magic Waters of Pura Tirta Empul

By Honey Writer One of the many highlights of a Bali cycling holiday, and a feature of the rest day on our Bali by Bike package, is a trip to the sacred waters of Pura Tirta Empul. For more than a thousand years, Balinese worshipers have been drawn to Pura Tirta...

Nyepi: The Balinese Day of Silence

Have you ever wondered what a completely silent day would feel like? Our March Bali cycling tour is your chance to come and find out. At the moment as we ride and drive around the Balinese villages, papier-mâché structures can be seen taking shape in the open...

Bali Cycling Coffee to Ride Ratios

By Honey Writer You are serious about your bike, you are serious about your Strava status, and you are serious about your training ride in the dark every morning. That’s why UpShift Tours have created a serious Bali cycling holiday. We take your gear, your health,...

5 Fun Ways To Wait Out The Rain On Your Bali Cycling Holiday

So, you’ve got your plane ticket in hand, your bike is in its box, your helmet in your carry on. You’re set and ready for a Bali cycling holiday, tan and feast extravaganza! Of course, when we plan out your Bali bike tour, we expect everything to go smoothly. As with...

No Pro Hours When Cycling In Bali?

By Honey Writer One of the questions we get asked before anyone joins us on a holiday cycling in Bali is 'what time do we roll out?' The answer is, 'early!' If you like to clock in a few hours on the road before going to work, getting up at the crack of dawn for a...

There’s A Demon In My Garmin

By Honey Writer You never know what ceremony, dance, or parade you are going to encounter while on a Bali cycling tour, but you’re sure to see at least one. There are spirits who live here and not all of them are good ones. Unlike western stories, of fairies and Santa...

2016 Gietman Cycling Event Report

On Christmas Day 2016, over 40 riders left Rodalink Denpasar for the inaugural Gietman Challenge in Bali. The Gietman Cycling Event would see riders take on 110 kilometres, with a Strava battle to be held on Catur Daud Road in Bantang. In cool conditions, riders...

Gluten Free Options In Bali

By Honey Writer If you’re looking for gluten free options in Bali I have some good news for you. It will take a bit of work, but it is very doable! We’ve travelled a lot as a couple, and taking a fussy tummy on tour, especially in a non-English speaking country...

Bali For Grown-Ups

By Honey Writer Is Bali for grown-ups, or is it just a destination for schoolies and 20-somethings to come drink, throw up, and repeat? I guess the starting point determines how you look at Bali’s ultimate intended traveller. Departing from Darwin and Perth it’s an...