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Bali Halo Bike Tour

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The day after our Paon Bali cooking class we woke up bright and early to leave the hustle and bustle in Ubud behind for a countryside bike tour……

Ubud

Ubud, Bali

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.

A temple along our route with Halo Bike Tours

A temple along our route with Halo Bike Tours

Ducks in the rice fields

Ducks in the rice fields

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.

A man and his scythe

A man and his scythe

An impressive balancing act

An impressive balancing act

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.

Halo Bike

Halo Bike

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!

Chicken Satay

Chicken Satay

Another delicious meal

Another delicious meal

Halo Bike

Mentioned in this post
  1. Ubud
    City in Indonesia

    Ubud Indonesia
  2. Bali
    Bali Indonesia

    Bali Indonesia
  3. Seminyak
    City in Indonesia

    Denpasar Indonesia
  4. Legian
    Region in Badung Indonesia

    Badung Indonesia
  5. Kuta
    Neighborhood in Kuta Indonesia

    Kuta Indonesia

  • Manda

    Lauren this is beautiful. The photo of the woman in blue is epically gorgeous.

    • Thanks Manda 🙂 That is one of my favorites pictures as well!

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