Gietman Cycling Event – December 2016

The Gietman Cycling Event in December 2016 is being organised by the Athletes’ Foundation of the Archipelago as a combined tour and bike race in Bali, testing cyclists’ fitness over short distances on a set route. Participants will depart together from the starting...

2017 Bali Cycling Tour Dates Announced!

We know you have been waiting for this one, so it is with great excitement that we present to you our 2017 Bali cycling tour dates! For the well prepared, we have an Early Bird special where we will pay the GST 🙂 Check the month you're interested in for Early Bird...

Batik Day

If you have ever been to Bali, you will have seen the women and men dressed in beautiful cloth called Batik. This is the traditional cloth of Indonesia and is celebrated in a ceremony called Batik Day. Batik Day is celebrated on October 2 each year, and marks the...

Henrik Jeppesen On Bali

Henrik Jeppesen is a travelling expert. He has visited all 193 countries in the world, and has also been to 96 of the world’s 132 territories. Jeppesen has stayed in over 1000 of the world’s top hotels, hitchhiked more than 1000 times, flown over 850 times on 200...

Galungan

The most important feast for Balinese Hindus is the Galungan. It is marked as a sign of honoring the one who created the universe. The Balinese Hindus believe that the universe was created by Ida Sang Hyang Widi. Galungan is also celebrated in honor of the ancestors....

What Are Canang Sari?

When you are on a Bali cycling tour, you might cycle over or step on a small basket with flowers called ‘canang sari’. If you are like a lot of people, you may not even notice, and you will continue on your journey. Canang sari form an important part of Balinese...

Bali Kites Festival

If you are a lover of kites, then you shouldn’t miss one of Bali’s major provincial calendar highlights, the Bali Kites Festival. The Bali Kites Festival takes place between July and August every year, especially at the start of the windy season. The festival is a...

Pura Ulun Danu Bratan

Cycling to the Pura Ulun Danu Bratan water temple in the Bedugul region is one of the most challenging rides we do. From Canggu, it is a ride of approximately 50 kilometres and 1400 metres of climbing to reach the temple. It is also some of the most rewarding cycling...

Jatiluwih Rice Terrace

No cycling holiday in Bali is complete without a ride through the Tabanan region to the world-famous Jatiluwih rice terraces. This dramatic landscape is photogenic 365 days a year, making it perfect for selfies to create jealousy at home. The breathtaking ride to the...

Tanah Lot

On all of our Bali cycling tours we start off with a loop from Canggu to Tanah Lot as the views on the quiet roads and rolling terrain is the perfect way to ease into cycling in Bali. With Pura Tanah Lot at the halfway point of the ride, it’s an incredible way to get...

Day 6 – Sanur to Mt Kintamani return

The last day of cycling in Bali got off to an auspicious start, with thunderstorms ravaging the villa just 30 minutes before our scheduled departure. Would we be riding?? After furiously checking all the weather forecasts that still said 'partly cloudy' we figured...

Day 5 – Sanur to Blue Lagoon return

After our efforts cycling to Pura Ulun Danu Temple, we took the opportunity to have a rest day, consisting of massages on the beach, scooter rides, surf lessons, and of course more cocktails. That meant Day 5 would be a little flatter to get the legs rolling again,...

Day 4 – Munggu to Pura Ulun Danu Temple to Sanur

Day 4 of our Bali cycling holiday was another big one! After packing our bags ready to transfer to Sanur in the afternoon, we set out into the lush fields of Munggu for the last time, heading north towards Pura Ulun Danu temple. Out on the road, we came across the...

Day 3 – Munggu to Ubud return

After a big day climbing to Jatiluwih the day before, today was an opportunity to enjoy cycling on some of the flatter roads Bali has to offer, as we rode from Munggu to Ubud. For the first time, Bali Cycling owner Wayan decided to join us! Showing good form, he was...

Day 2 – Munggu to Jatiluwih Rice Terrace return

Today we had French Fries for breakfast, a new experience for everyone, and an interesting way to begin another day of cycling in Bali! We rolled out to soft morning air caressing our faces and a golden sunrise in the rice fields of Mengwi and Munggu, The roads were...

Day 1 – Munggu to Tanah Lot via Tabanan region

On Day 1 of our Bali cycling adventure we woke up early to a pink and blue sunrise, then had a traditional Indonesian breakfast before pumping our tires and rolling out onto the quiet roads. From the front door of our villa, we rode straight down toward the coast...

July 1 to 7

  Bali by Bike - July 1-7, 2018 Are you looking for a cycling holiday that doesn’t cramp your relaxation style? Pack your bags and your bike and enjoy five days of captivating cycling in Bali with UpShift Tours as we take you on a stylish ride through this...

August 20 to 26

  Bali by Bike - August 20 to 26, 2018 Are you looking for a cycling holiday that doesn’t cramp your relaxation style? Pack your bags and your bike and enjoy five days of captivating cycling in Bali with UpShift Tours as we take you on a stylish ride through this...