Parts of Bali are easy to explore by bicycle. Highly recommended is the trip from the Batur volcano to the town of Ubud, which is regarded as the cultural center of the island. As you can guess, this bike ride is mostly downhill and therefor quite comfortable. There are several tour companies who can take you and your bike to the top of the mountain in the morning. First you'll have breakfast with impressive views of the volcano and surrounding lake. Once you get on the bike, the route passes through small villages, the typical green rice fields and Balinese jungle. The tour ends in the picturesque town of Ubud, where you can eat, shop, visit a shaman or stretch your legs in the monkey forest.