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  • Sean

    Nice mate…..us bogans from the hills know how to ride bikes properly.

  • VerticallyCompliant

    Great article, did you use the guides out of your accomodation? Have been looking for a another Bali bike adventure after recently doing one of the family friendly downhill tours. This article is weirdly well timed.

    • Iwan and Putu are the fantastic guides that work with the Chillhouse. Definitely give them a go next time you’re in Bali!

  • Rob

    Any chance you can share a route map or two?

    • We rode almost every road that you can see when you click through the above elevation map of Bali! I’m currently piecing together a guide on CyclingAbout.com about the roads and regions to focus on though, keep an eye out.

      • David Gabrys

        Alee, I am doing a 6 day self-supported bikepacking trip in Bali starting next week. It looks like some of the riding in the mountains near the volcanoes is quite gnarly. I’m particularly wondering about these two routes I have planned:



        My bike is going to be quite a lot heavier than the ones you rode, and I’m probably less fit. Does it look like these two above routes are going to be as gnarly as the stuff you guys faced? Long periods of hiking and pushing in mud?

        Any insights would be greatly appreciated!


        David Gabrys

        • Hi David

          The route you’re taking should be fine, with little to no hiking or pushing. What you saw in our videos is us trying to forge our own mountain bike trails in areas where there are no map lines!

          I have one suggestion for you: try to incorporate this section of road into your trip: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12446653. It was completely magic to ride – perfect bitumen and great views. You could perhaps access it from Bengkel on day 2.

          Have a blast, and keep an eye out for my Bali ride guide on CyclingAbout. It may just be available before you leave…

          • David Gabrys

            Hi Alee,

            This is great news. I was getting concerned that I might have a 90km day on day three that involved endless hiking! Thanks for the recommendation on the road near Bengkel on day 2. My route will be going right past there, so I’ll definitely check it out.

            Really excited for this trip. I’ll keep my eyes open for your Bali ride guide on cyclingabout. Thanks again for all the tips, and I’ll share photos once I’ve completed the trip!



  • Sean parker

    Who do I complain to?

    i’d just like to point out that some of the bikes in this article:
    1. do not have their valve stems aligned
    2. have bidons – and not just one but two!
    3. appear to have strapped to them some kind of carriage for basic bike repair
    4. non-slammed and *gasp* flipped stems
    5. a non “latest lightest stiffest blackest” carbon or ‘hand tooled from extra virgin chrome molybdenum’ steel fork…
    6. dirt……
    7. is that a…..a rack!!… and Pannier!!!!

    sjhdhgci……………….. (rapha cap and assos underpant wearing reader has stroke….)

  • Wayan Kertayasa

    Nice article, thank you for your promoted about cycling in Bali, I will happy share information for all cyclist/


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