An other epic ride on the slope of Agung, past a huge variety of scenery and on varied terrain. You will descend at total of 1100m but also go up some steep ascents. A trail for the true connoisseur.
First section only suitable for experienced off-road riders, but can be adapted to suit most abilities.
Easily asseccible from the southern resorts, Ubud or Candidasa
This ride has two start points – one for more confident riders and one for those that want to take it easier. The longer ride starts above Besakih Temple, the most important and largest temple on the Island. The trail starts on jeep track which soon turns to narrow singletrack that winds its way around the top of a large ravine. The path continues along the side of the ravine, eventually cutting through a large stone quarry. It continues on through a wide range of scenery and tracks until we reach Putung where we have lunch. This afternoon’s ridge ride starts on a tiny tarmac track which clings to the ridge-top before turning into a challenging piece of singletrack, a small amount of which has to be walked, but you are more than compensated with some great trails which follow the ridge-top down towards the coast. We descend off the ridge on a crazy hair-pin gravel track and end the ride swooping down to the base of beautiful valley and the village of Manggis.