Sanur Eco Cycling: Magical History Tour

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  • Duration: 4 Hours (approx.)
  • Location: Denpasar, Bali
  • Product code: SE001
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We designed this half-day cycling tour for the curious traveler who is interested in history and the unexpected ways in which Bali fits into the giant mosaic of world events. 

This tour is available as a shared tour three times a week with 7am pick up in the Sanur area to make the most of the beautiful cool early mornings. It is also available with flexible morning or afternoon start times for families or groups of up to 8 people.  When booked as a private tour, we can organize to start (and finish) at or near your accommodation. Allow at least 3 hours for this tour. Our guides are flexible, and are happy to spend more time in places that you enjoy.  Bring something to swim in and a towel in case you are inspired to swim in one of the protected beaches of the Sanur lagoon!

You can consider this a Sanur orientation tour both in terms of spatial geography and in the timeline of 'visitor' arrivals to Bali.  On this cycling journey your guide will take you to visit the memorial to the 1974 PanAm flight 812 crash, the location of the landing of the Dutch invasion in 1906, the home of Belgian painter Adrien-Jean Le Mayeur, among others, as well as show you  typical local warungs where you can find the best local cuisine, the shortcuts to the scenic rice-fields, and the many night and day markets of Sanur.

The shared group rate of $25/adult (valid for 5 people or more) includes pick up and drop off within Sanur area, guided tour, equipment, drinking water, entry tickets to points of interest, a fresh juice or coconut and a tasting of premium organic Bali coffee.   Ice cream and other food available at own expense. 

When run as a private tour, this tour costs:
- $88 for an individual or couple,
- $108 for 3 people,
- $118 for 4 people.

Note that the route varies depending on traffic conditions, particularly when some sections of Sanur are closed off for ceremonies. For inquiries and further questions email us at 

A typical itinerary is 12km, but it can be adapted to 8 or 18 km to suit you on the day:

07:00 Pick up from Sanur hotel

07:15 Stretch your legs and enjoy the vistas across north Sanur from our Lookout deck (Yoga instruction available on request)

07:45 Choose and adjust your bike, safety briefing

08:00 Begin Cycling on quiet beachside lanes, visit the PanAm memorial

08:25 Visit the monument to the grounding of the Sri Komala, which became the excuse for the 1906 Dutch invasion

08:45 Visit the Le Mayeur Museum (former home of Belgian artist Adrien-Jean Le Mayeur)

09:15 Visit a hotel built with Japanese war reparation funds and discuss the Balinese ruling against permitting modern architecture. 

09:30 Explore the Sanur markets, rice fields and landmarks

10:00 Coffee break at Covena (COffee LOve NAture)

10:30 Cycle back along the beach past the temples that mark the center of 7th to 12th century trading. 

11:00 Finish at our meeting point or your accommodation.