Bali Backroads Beckon Bikers

What kind of active tours or solo adventures inspire you on holiday? Does the thought of riding off to the beach, up the mountain or down to the sea for sunset sound thrilling?

The Rainbow Rambler’s island tour of Nusa Penida ended at sunset, looking back to Mount Agung on the mainland. After a day of scootering, the buns were sore and soothed by a Bintang or two.

There’s definitely a Vespa mania in Bali’s bigger tourist towns like Ubud, Kuta and Lovina. And quite a few Harley Davidsons are out and about because they are ideal for touring the countryside and winding up mountains like Kintamani and Mount Agung.

Nusa Penida sunset scooter

Sun goes down on Nusa Penida. Image: Dee Farrell.

With a little pre-planning or good luck when you get there, you can find the right motorbike and the right itinerary for your style of freedom riding. The Rainbow Tourism Asia team of scooter enthusiasts can save you the angst by suggesting reliable tour operators and private, English-speaking tour guides who ride with you/your group. It’s always better with a local who know the shortcuts, the safest roads, the best attractions along the road,and where to stop for postcard snapshots.

Kintamani Bali motorcyclists

Mt. Agung ascent top Harley tour in Bali.

RainbowTourism.Asia editor Dee Farrell is The Rainbow Rambler. Old enough to be called a pioneer in gay and lesbian travel, young enough to still traverse the globe in search of hot destinations, cool events, awesome adventures and picturesque places to rest.

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