Brimming with incredible landscapes and extraordinary diversity, Bali and Lombok are perfect havens for curious, active travellers. Go white water rafting outside Ubud, stroll through rice paddies and quaint villages en route to Candidasa, wind your way along the slopes of Mount Agung to the beach, climb the mythical route to Lempuyang Temple, trek through monkey-filled forest to Mt Rinjani, and snorkel in search of sea turtles in the remote Gili Islands. Learn about Balinese cultures and traditions along the way, from Hindu temples to old-fashioned blacksmithing. With a healthy dose of beachside chill-time thrown in, this Bali and Lombok adventure strikes the perfect balance.
There are no meals included on this day.
There are a lot of steps to climb down to and up from the river. It’s a good idea to wear a pair of shoes or sandals that can get wet, and are fitted to your feet.
Leave the hustle and bustle of the city today, driving from Ubud to the foothills of Mount Agung (approximately 2 hours). Here you’ll start your day of cycling. The route you’ll ride will start close to the slopes of Mount Agung, beginning with a winding trail through lush bamboo forests and fruit orchards, then passing through local villages and rice paddies. The whole route is approximately 27 kilometres and will immerse you in the Balinese countryside. You’ll cycle along quiet country roads and mostly head downhill, but there’ll also be a few short hills to get your pulse racing. Your ride will finish up at white beach, a popular spot for swimming and sunbathing. There are plenty of local warungs (cafes) here, the perfect place to get some lunch. After some time to relax here, transfer to your guesthouse, where you’ll spend the next 2 nights. The accommodation is fan cooled and there are cold water showers.
Candidasa – Cycling day trip
Travel by fast boat to Senggigi, Lombok.This afternoon take a guided tour of the local Sasak village to learn about the history and culture of these people who live on the slopes of Mt Rinjani. Learn about how their traditions and beliefs surrounding this active volcano. Our guide is also part of a female guiding association that trains and develops women in tourism.
Later today you will meet your local guide, discuss safety and waste management, be briefed on the route, and have time to pack your overnight bag for tomorrow morning. On returning, perhaps kick back with a cool drink.
At times of increased volcanic activity the Mt Rinjani hiking routes are closed and for safety reasons this portion of your trip will run on an amended itinerary.
All camping equipment is provided including sleeping bags, sleeping mats and tents. There will be a local guide to join your group for the trek, as well as porters to carry the camping equipment. You will need to carry your own overnight bag for the hike. The weather here can be very cold overnight so ensure you have adequate clothing (ie. thermals, fleece or down jacket, beanie, gloves), especially if you know you feel the cold.
Snorkelling is subject to local weather conditions and may be cancelled due to rough seas.
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