A great way to learn about Bali's culture is on a bicycle tour throughout the picturesque countryside. Most guided tours will begin at the Mt Batur Volcano, breakfasting with a breathtaking view across the lake and active volcano. The tour will then continue to a local plantation to learn how the local civet coffee is made. Harvested from the dropping of the lemur, the coffee is the most expensive in the world.
Once on your bikes, the downhill ride (suitable for all fitness levels and ages) takes you through timeless small villages and into a family compound to learn how the traditional Balinese live. Surrounded by rice paddies, the experienced and hilarious tour guides give a unique Balinese insight into the family farming culture. Top off the trip with a veritable local feast of smoked duck and satay overlooking the rice fields.
If motorized transport is more your style, hop on a moped and head to the Ubud Art Gallery which hosts hundreds of contemporary and traditional art pieces from the Indonesian regions.
Airlines that fly from Australia to Bali include Cathay Pacific, Dragon Airlines, Japan Airlines, Malaysian Airlines, Qantas Airlines and Singapore Airlines. For more information on airlines that offer flights to Bali, have a look at our international airline page.
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