Ah, the cool Mount Batur region. Due to its elevation, the weather up here is much cooler than the rest of the country. Which means that cycling in and around this area makes for a more pleasant experience, not that it isn’t very pleasant anywhere else on the island. While you’re at it, you’ll also have a chance to meet and greet our giant gentle friends at an elephant park and watch their flawless performances.
Before you pedal off in our Kintamani Cycling and Elephant Park day trip, say hello to your guides and just kick back and relax in the morning with a round of refreshing Balinese tea and cookies. Feel free to daydream because the beautiful view of Lake Batur can just do that to you. But don’t forget the task at hand. Remember, you are here to cycle and meet elephants. So before you pedal off, let the guides explain the route, safety precautions and demonstrate the workings of the bike to you.
And finally, it’s time to head off! The track is about 25 kilometers long (which takes about 3 hours), is mostly downhill and is of a hard surface which makes it suitable for cyclists of all levels. The track also weaves in and out of bamboo forests, gardens, temples, farms and villages, with ample time for you to visit them all.
Cross the finish line and enjoy your reward, a delicious Indonesian buffet lunch. Then, hop in a car and meet your giant friend at the Elephant Park in Taro. The place is absolutely spotless. Stroll around the park and see the place’s landscaped gardens as well as fish ponds and waterfalls. You are in an elephant park by the way, so photo opportunities with these guys is always available. Or, you can help the mahout and wash the water loving jungle giant. And just in time for the performance. Let these gentle performers win your hearts and imagination with their flawless performance. A fitting end to your memorable day.
This, along with any of our Indonesia day trips further enhances your experience in the country. You can easily combine them with our Indonesia tours for an even richer and fuller experience in the vast and highly exotic country.
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