Language: Indonesian and Balinese
Size: 735,355 square miles (1,919,440 square kilometers), about 10 percent larger than Alaska
Border countries: Papua New Guinea, East Timor, and Malaysia
National tourist office: www.indonesia.travel
At a glance
Indonesia is the embodiment of paradise. This collection of tiny islands offers a thrilling combination of relaxation and exotic sites and culture. Rain forests make up more than half of the country’s land area, and the abundance of wildlife is straight from a television nature program. Beach resorts along the crystal waters offer the ultimate luxury getaways, while the historic and natural sites of the country offer visitors an alternative to surfing and sun worshiping. The country presents a melding of different cultures that impart a richness that’s singular to Indonesia. The traditional cuisine is evidence of these disparate influences and offers unique and intriguing flavors.
The Indonesian island Bali is known for its beautiful dancers in intricate headdresses and for its spectacular black-sand beaches. Balinese handcrafts and art are sought-after treasures for visitors. Bali is also surrounded by spectacular coral reefs, and scuba excursions are popular for adventurous visitors.
Why cyclists love it
Indonesia bike tours will take you across the scenic rice terraces and through villages largely untouched by modern society or Western influence. Cycling tours in Bali and other Indonesian islands may follow a route along the coastline, where quiet beaches and coves offer a quick, cool swim break. Snorkeling along reefs and shipwrecks are also a popular excursion for Indonesia bike tours around the coast.
A Bali bike tour allows you to be fully immersed in the fascinating Indonesian culture and landscapes. Bikes can be a convenient form of transportation to the remote indigenous villages. The islands' volcanoes are an interesting excursion, and many Bali bicycle tours will take you up the summit and around a crater rim road for an exciting view of a live volcano!
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A Bali bike tour through spectacular scenery. Pedaling past emerald rice fields and ancient temples, around volcanic lakes and past black sand beaches. Explore historic Ubud and experience traditional villages. Cycle relaxing coastal roads, alongside deep lakes and roll up to spectacular views and ornate temples atop the high volcanoes. Delightful accommodation and spectacular landscapes.
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