Jun 12 2011
Bali’s Green School is a spectacular campus set just outside Ubud. Nestled in a river valley among rice fields the school is surrounded by village paths and backroads, which, as it turns out, make excellent fodder for a bit of cycling around Bali.
With that in mind, some of the more pedal-minded parents have put together a series of Bali cycle trips into the surrounds. The trips range in difficulty and all levels of fitness are catered for. Best of all, the rides are open to the general pedalling public — you don’t need to be a Green School parent to participate.
The plan is for rides to run weekly, but things are just getting started so drop them a line beforehand to check that a ride is actually going to take place. Unless otherwise noted, all rides start from Green School.
Depart 08:45, back by 13:00-14:00
Easy ride from Green School to Ubud and back. Ride mainly follows road and paths with some track through paddy.
Depart 15:30, back for 17:30
Medium fast ride, some technical, 90% off road around the Mambal and Ubud area.
Depart 08:45, back by 14:30-15:00
Medium long ride with a mix of single track and quiet roads around Mambal, Ubud and Payangan areas.
Depart 15:30, back 18:00
Semi-fast road-riding for triathlon training and general fitness. This ride is fine for mountain bikes with slicks.
Two day, one overnight ride to Nusa Penida
Start at 07:30, take the public boat from Kusamba near Padang Bai. Drop off overnight gear at a homestay then up to three rides of three hours apiece — hard and semi-fast rides. Cool off with some snorkelling in semi-remote bays in between, returning to Padang Bai latest by 14:00 on day two.
For more information, including cost and detailed schedule information, drop Jon Ross a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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