Excellent tour guide!! Loved the whole trip, although I was a bit scared in the beginning having not ridden a bike in years and considering the narrow roads in Ubud, the guides made us feel safe and looked after each and every one of us to stop traffic or clear our paths. I would highly recommend this! The lunch at the end of the trip was AMAZING! traditional Balinese food.
A must try experience! My wife and I really had a great time cycling through the sites. The guides spoke good English and very humorous and friendly. Although there were a lot of uphills to negotiate, the ebikes make cycling a breeze. With just a flip of a switch, the attached motor of the mountain bikes kicks-in and powers the bike uphill. We were told, the motors can power the bikes up distances of 50km, at a maximum speed of 40km/h!
The tour includes several stop overs to view the terraced padi fields, a coffee plantation and a local village temple. As we took the morning tour, which starts at 9.00am, lunch at a local coffee shop was included at the end of the trip serving local Balinese cuisuine.
If safety is a concern, dont worry, eBikes is a truly professionally run outfit with safety as their main priority. During the cycle trip, there would be a lead cyclist leading the way. He was also our guide giving commentary to the various highlights of the trip. There is also a secondary cyclist that would block the traffic at main junctions, like an out rider to a presidential convey. To top it off, there is also a 6-seater buggy tailing the whole team with a spare bicycle to cater for any unforeseen circumstances.
For the tour, whilst it is not necessary to bring along any water we are each given a bottle of mineral water and there are at least 2 stops where drinks are provided for, one might want to bring along a pair of sunglasses, cap and some sun block as protection from the sun. One would also need to be fairly confident on the bike as one would need to negotiate narrow paths. There is also a portion of the cycle tour that we had to go on the public roads. My wife did not feel so confident, so she decided not to ride the bicycles and ended up in the accompanying buggy. She did however get to drive the buggy for some stretches of the route. Ha ha ha! All in all, she too had an enjoyable experience.
Also do note that free pick-up is provided for hotels located in Ubud. For hotels located further away, special arrangements can be made by eBikes for transport at a reasonable rate. We stayed at Jimbaran so eBikes helped us arrange for transport. On the way back, the driver even took us on a short shopping trip in Sanur, which was really nice of him.
Excellent tour, great guides, easy pace, lots to see.
The pick up at our hotel was on time, the bikes were in good condition and the knowledge that there was a back up vehicle was comforting to know. All up a highly recommended tour of excellent value.
Tip: Brush up on your bike riding skills, before going on this tour, so you can enjoy the sights.