Bali Halo Bike Tour
We met some fantastic people in Ubud and when we went on the bike tour through the remote villages outside of the city with Yoga and Halo Bike we had a chance to meet even more. If you’re looking for a Bali experience that has the potential to change your perspective on a LOT of things in your life…spending time in the smaller, rural villages with the people that actually live there is a must do.
Riding through the small villages and seeing how the Balinese work, live, and interact with each other was completely eye-opening and not like anything you will find in the busy towns like Ubud, Seminyak, Legian, or Kuta. Against the backdrop of the vibrantly green forests and rice paddies you’ll find children with the brightest, most genuine smiles shouting hello as you pass, dogs and chickens roaming the streets, and men and women of all ages working in the fields or walking along the road carrying giant scythes and huge bundles on their heads.
Most Balinese don’t have all the modern conveniences that we do which means that they have to work much harder for many of the things that we would so easily take for granted. In Bali there are no nursing homes and they don’t have Social Security so the younger generations support the older generations in their own homes and it isn’t looked upon as a burden. The strong sense of family shared by all the Balinese people that we met was inspiring.
Yoga and his family were fantastic guides for the day; we visited a coffee plantation and had breakfast overlooking Mt. Batur before spending a couple hours riding through the villages. After our ride Yoga welcomed us into his home where we met more of his family and had another amazing traditional Balinese meal. Just another fantastic day on Bali!