Whilst we are first and foremost mountain bikers and so our emphasis is on good biking, we hope you will return home not only with a stack of ‘memorable mountain bike moments’ but also with an understanding of the Balinese people, the island environment, and a vivid impression of a totally different way of life.
Ketut was born to ride his bike. He has been, and still is one of Bali’s top riders on both road and mountainbike trails and has many medals to his name. Inspite of his local fame he remains a genuinely humble person. His jobs over the years have included Barman in Kuta and local sea fisherman. He still likes to fish in Benoa harbour, but doesn’t get to do so much time anymore! He challenges the guys and charms the girls – what more do you want from a guide!! Ketut is Balinese born and bred and currently lives in Denpasar, the Islands capital. He is no longer single and has a lovely little baby. So you no longer need to worry about your daughters.
Made has worked with us from the start as our back up driver, and without being too boastful, his knowledge of the Balinese roads is probably the best on the Island. He is a demon at getting the back-up truck in and out of very tight spots and along the bumpiest of tracks. His bike maintenance skills are fantastic after all these years. And although we hate to lose him as our driver, we do admit that he has great guiding skills as well, so he might turn out to be your guide on the bike, instead of your driver.