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Cycling The Backroads of Lombok

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Overview

Get a glimpse of the daily life in Lombok by pedaling through the back roads and villages around Mataram. Witness the daily activities of the people and see their craft production. Visit Lingsar Temple as fascinating example of syncretism between Balinese Hinduism and Lombok’s mystical take on Islam.


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Cycling The Backroads of Lombok
- Half Day
Depart this morning for a short visit of Kebon Roek traditional market in Mataram to witness the daily life and to get fruit and snacks for a cycling trip through the countryside. Continue to the outskirts of the city to start cycling at a small village featuring a spring. On hot days people might cool down with the clear water. Pedal through the back roads of Lombok’s countryside and cross villages and paddy fields. Stop by at a cow-bell maker and learn how to create the wooden bell with its characteristic sound. Next stop is a craft village where baskets are made from grass and straw. Take a break and enjoy a fresh coconut with the tropical fruits and snacks purchased at the market. Continue cycling through the lush green towards Pura Lingsar to discover a fascinating syncretism between Balinese Hinduism and Lombok’s mystical take on Islam, the so called Waktu Telu. With a bit of luck you’ll be able to skip a coin over your head, hitting the pond with holy water behind you. The myth says that this helps to make a wish come true. Try to attract the holy eel said to live in the irrigation system of the holy water springs with a boiled egg.

Leave the back roads and return by car to the hotel with a stop for lunch at Spice Lounge Senggigi. (L)

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