Discover historic sights and learn about historic encounters between the Balinese people and Chinese Traders, Indian mystics, merchants from the Middle East, European Conquerers and Japanese soldiers as well as global tourists!
This half day cycling tour, departing three times a week, takes you on a journey of discovery, both in terms of sight seeing and historically as you learn how important Sanur has been for interactions between Bali and the wider world. This is a flexible tour, allowing you to spend time in places you enjoy, and don’t forget to bring a towel and swimmers, because a dip in the sea at one of Sanur’s beautiful beaches is sure to be part of your day!
Some of the sights that you’ll see include the PanAm Memorial, location of the Dutch invasion, the 2nd World War home of a Belgian painter, a 9th century obelisk and much more. Knowledgable guides will show you local warungs with tasty local cuisine, short cuts to the rice paddies and the many markets in Sanur.
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What Is Included In Tour Price?
This tour is designed to be as flexible as possible. The standard length of this tour is 12km, but this may be shortened to 8km or lengthened to 18km to suit your requirements on the day.
Our standard itinerary for this tour is:
(07:30 – 07:45, optional) Pick up from Sanur hotel
08:00 Meet at Artotel Beach Club. Stretch your legs and enjoy the views across Sanur. Enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee & tea service. You may also like to buy breakfast here.
08:45 Choose and adjust your bike, safety briefing.
09:00 Cycling tour starts on the quiet beachside lanes. You’ll explore Sanur’s coastline and the mangrove reserve. This part of the tour will also take you past temples which were the centre of Bali’s 7th to 15th century trading routes.
09:30 Visit a 9th century Obelisk,. This is the oldest recorded archaeological monument in Bali.
10:00 Learn about organic coffee farming as you enjoying a coffee break at Covena (COffee LOve NAture).
10:30 Visit Sanur’s rice fields, markets, community halls and landmarks
11:00 Visit the site of the 1906 Dutch invasion of Bali, and discuss this aspect of Bali’s history, including reasons for the late conquest of Bali.
11:30 An optional visit to Le Mayeur Museum (the former home of Belgian artist Adrien-Jean Le Mayeur)
11:30 Visit the memorial to the 1974 PanAm flight 812 crash – again this is an optional part of the tour.
12:15 As you cycle past one of Bali’s oldest resorts, you’ll see the modern architectural monolith that was built with Japanese war reparation funds as an apology to the people of Bali.
12:45 Finish at Artotel Beach Club, where you are of course welcome to spend an afternoon in the sun!