Sunday 15 Jan, 2017. Toya Bunkah to Ubud. 25th cycling day. 4 hours 47 minutes. 41.82 km. Average 8.7 km/h. 444 metres up, 1221 meters down.
Drizzle as I cycle south down the slopes of Bali to Ubud, thankful I’d finished the hard yards of the trip as the cold has worsened, and I’m not at full strength, a half a peddle here and there seems about right at this stage.
Farms and rice paddies for the first half of the ride and then all of a sudden it’s art and craft, tourist souvenir shops. As with other parts of Asia, the types of shop are clustered together; wood carvings, paintings, ceramics, and then as you come into Ubud every stall seems to sell sarongs and Bintang singles.
Splash out on a lovely guest house and then take one in the pool.
Monday 16 Jan, 2017. Ubud to Sanur. 26th cycling day. 3 hours 59 minutes. 36.95 km. Average 9.3 km/h. 97 metres up, 276 meters down.
A breakfast that included a fruit salad, and not just a banana in a pancake and then another slow roll further down the slopes to Sanur. Turn down the first place I find, basic for 150 wanting to compare a couple but after an hour of exploring the area, including riding along the beach paths with other tourists on rented bicycles return. Everything else I found was double the price, for not much better. It’s evidently an expensive area of Bali.
Rain in the afternoon and so I bypass a planned swim and sleep. Body thanks me.
Tuesday 17 Jan, 2017. Sanur to Kuta. 27th cycling day. 2 hours 53 minutes. 20.41 km. Average 7.1 km/h. 17 metres up, 12 meters down.
I’ve been taking things pretty easy and today, reaching my final destination, Kuta, Denpasar was the easiest of the lot. I did have plans to cycle through the city and to explore the southern tip, perhaps finding somewhere in Nusa Dua for a night but decide I’m finished.
So here I am, Kuta baby. Two nights and then it’s back to Melbourne.
I suspect there will be a prologue covering the next two days and the trip home but effectively that’s it. Done. Dili to Denpasar. December 14, 2016 to January 17, 2017.
Thanks for sharing the journey with me.
Where to next?