Visiting volcano, lake, rice terraces, coffee farm and local villages
11.03.2012 - 12.03.2012 28 °C
Last day in Ubud and today was so great. We took an Eco Bike Tour up to Batur Mount Volcano; this place is located in Kintamani District - Bangli Regency. First we had breakfast overlooking the lake and volcano. It was cloudy so we couldn’t see the entire volcano but we were able to see parts of it and we had a good view of the lake. After breakfast we went and saw the Bali Coffee Processing farm. We got to taste some coffee and see how the coffee was made. It’s all natural and they have a very interesting way of making it. All natural!
We then went and got our bikes and helmets. The tour guide gave us a safety talk and told us what we were going to see and do. First we rode down the hill and stopped at rice terraces at Tegallalang Village. We saw a beautiful view of coconut trees and a small river valley. It was so cool.
Then we rode through a couple of villages. The extended families live in what they call a compound. They have a communal kitchen with a mud floor and everyone works to help out all the families. We saw women making thatched roofs, and weaving baskets. They also raise pigs, cows and ducks to eat and sell at the things at the markets. We said hi to the local children and they were very friendly.
It was very different from how we live because they grow their own food and make everything that they use. We really enjoyed meeting them. We also got to hold a local spider which was really scary. The tour guide let it crawl on his face. There were five adults and four children who rode with us. Only two adults from Holland, us and poppy completed the whole ride as the last half of the ride was pretty hard. We recommend this bike tour for anyone who wants to see how many Balinese people live. Off to Legian Beach, Bali tomorrow