Mount Batur: Black Lava Cycling Tour w/ Natural Hot Spring
- Transportation included
- Skip the line through a separate entrance
- Duration: 9 hours
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We were contacted and picked up from our hotel in Ubud punctually. The driver, Gede Raka, was very gentle and explained us everything about our activity. We met Putu and Gede Dipa near the volcano with the bikes already prepared. They were very nice and patient. Putu made a lot of cool photos and videos. Gede Dipa explained us everything about volcano. The bike were comfortable and easy to use. We made a ride of almost 1h into awesome lava lake, then temple, and finally went to the hot spring. We had an hour and a half for relaxing at the hot spring near the lake. After Gede Raka brought us to the restaurant with a beautiful view of volcano, the food was very tasty and it was buffet, so we could eat till we were full. After we ask Gede Raka to go to the coffee plantation and we went to try the luwaka coffee! While going back to our hotel we spoke a lot about Hindu and our cultures. We will remember this day and very happy to have had this experience. 100% positive and surely to try!
I had a great time. My driver Puti picked me up and was great. He told me about local culture and what life was like farming in Bali. I met my Guide Wayan (who is another great knowleagable guy) who gave me my bike, water and helmet and off we went. He took me off into the amazing lava landscape.. absolutely beautiful. Unfortunately the mountain bike route had been shortened due to people complaining that it was too difficult. Maybe give a choice when booking? Wayan agreed to take me a little further which was greatly appreciated. We then rode on to an stunning temple in the lake and then to the hotsprings where I left Wayan. The springs were a little more touristy then I was expecting. But the dip to refresh was very welcome. From there, Puti took me on to the fantastic Amora Bali Restaurant which is sat on the lip of the volcano crater with magnificent views across to Mount Batur and beyond. The food was amazing. After eating my fill at the buffet lunch we headed home.
This is an excellent experience, especially if you have covered the standard Balinese experiences. Dewata picked us up and was willing to assist in every way possible! Quite a character. The cycling experience requires some basic level of mountain biking experience but is not outrageously taxing. Fascinating terrain though. The hot springs were superb - especially for slightly more mature travelers like us. The lunch was brilliant with a view equal to any we have experienced in Europe! A longish but very fulfilling trip home to Kuta.
Great tour, awesome guides. Edy is an excellent driver and picked us up on time and gave lots of information about Bali and it’s culture and traditions. Wayan Kadya was really awesome, he solved technical problems and was so considered and helpful. He is very patient when he noticed you’re tired and kept telling not to worry take it easy! And provided first aid when he noticed my leg was bleeding a bit after a little fall. We can totally recommend this tour!!
From start to finish was a brilliant adventure, our driver picked us up on time and got us to and from the trip quickly he also took us to a very nice restaurant fir lunch which served a excellent buffet lunch. Our cycling guide Wyan was a brillliant quide who went above his duties and made the trip more enjoyable, excellent trip and a excellent team you have.