Cycling in Sanur Bali

Sanur is an idyllic village on the southeast coast of Bali in Indonesia, with many vegan food options, that sees incredible sunrises in the morning with the Mt Agung volcano in the distance.  

Sanur has a beautifully paved beachfront cycling path to explore and rice and vegetable fields to pedal through for cyclists of all skill levels. Cycling in Bali is a wonderful not to be missed experience!

Embarking on a self guided cycling adventure of Sanur is a breeze and I’m here to guide you through the simple steps of planning your own cycling tour. Follow the plan below to explore Sanur on two wheels and discover this tropical paradise!

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HIRE A BICYCLE

Along the beach path of Sanur there are plenty of places to hire a bicycle for a few hours. You can also ask your accommodation to arrange a bicycle for you and they will assist you. Helmets will not be included unless you ask. 

I paid 25,000 IDR for 3 hours at a random place along the beach and 50,000 for 8 hours when I asked my Homestay to arrange a bicycle. You can find cheaper if you look around.


ROUTE 1 – BEACH PATH

The Sanur Beach Path is a 7km paved path along the beach that is flat and very easy to cycle along. You can begin anywhere and ride until you want to stop! 

Down south is Mertasari beach, up north is the abandoned theme park of Taman Festival and the newly built Sanur Harbour where you can get a boat to beautiful Nusa Lembongan

The path is labelled in a lot of spots where bicycles must ride on one side and pedestrians on the other. Please watch out for these signs and obey them. 

With plenty of food options along the path, stopping for breakfast or a fresh juice is a fun experience. 

ROUTE 2 – RICE FIELDS

Rice fields in Sanur? Yes there is! I was surprised aswell! You do need to go over the large highway but I found a safe way to do it after trying to work out the least stressful route. I heard from others they cycled over the main highway at the McDonald’s intersection and how anxiety producing that was so I knew I needed to find a better way. 

On the main Sanur road, “Jl Danau Tamblingan” make your way to the side road of “Jl Kesari”. Follow that and it will lead you to the very busy highway of “Jl Bypass Ngurah Rai”. 

At this spot, get off your bicycle. You won’t be riding it across the highway. There is a small gap with a step in the middle of the highway that you can wheel your bicycle across to when the road is clear and lift your bike onto. Then wait there until the road is clear the other way and then you can go across the highway to the side street.

So you’ll need to be strong enough to lift your bicycle up a step. But this is the safest and easiest way I found to cross the highway in Sanur with a bicycle. 

Cycle up “Jl Betngandang” then go West down “Jl Mukti Sari”, “Jl Kutat Mesari” and “Jl Kutat Mesari Vi”. You’ll end up at some lovely rice and vegetable fields (I saw watermelons growing!) and then turn right to ride through them on the sealed path. 

There’s not a lot of shade so wear a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen. 

Explore the Prapat Beris Jogging Track and cycle North and East to discover the back roads of Sanur. 

Stop in at KOOD to get some delicious vegan friendly food too.

Bicycle on the Prapat Beris Path

FAQ’s

Is it safe to ride a bicycle in Bali? Yes! If you stay away from major roads it’s safe.

Do you have to legally wear a helmet in Bali? No. It’s not a legal requirement to wear a helmet. 

What side of the road should I ride on? In Bali, you must ride on the left side. 

How much does it cost to rent a bicycle in Bali? Around 50,000 IDR for a day, depending on how good your bargaining skills are.

MAP OF CYCLING ROUTES


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