Cycling around Dajuma offers an incredible blend of physical and mental rejuvenation, allowing you to truly immerse yourself in the unparalleled beauty of Bali’s nature and culture. As you pedal through the lush landscapes and vibrant villages, you’ll find that this experience goes far beyond just exercise. One fascinating aspect of this journey is discovering the rich musical heritage of Bali, such as jegog music, which was born just a few kilometers from Dajuma. This unique genre is created using bamboo instruments, and its rhythmic, melodic sounds and vibrations have a captivating quality that transports you into the heart of Balinese culture. Meeting the local people in the villages that are the cradle of jegog music is a true highlight. It’s here that you can deepen your understanding of the music’s origins, witnessing firsthand the craftsmanship and dedication that goes into creating these bamboo instruments. The cultural exchange that occurs during these encounters is nothing short of enriching, giving you a profound connection to Bali’s heritage. So, cycling around Dajuma becomes not only a physical adventure but a soul-enriching experience that allows you to explore the natural wonders and cultural gems of this magnificent island.
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Due to its location on the edge of the West Bali National Park, Dajuma is the ideal starting point for mountain bike rides, for all tastes and levels. The less experienced will choose the small roads that wind along the seashore in the middle of the rice fields. The more athletic will prefer the steep roads and paths of the national park. This is what our client and friend from Australia Sandy chose last week with her large family as pictured. These excursions are accompanied by Jupry our Beach and Tours supervisor. All allow you a close contact with the generous nature of Bali and also with its inhabitants always happy to speak with you when you cross their villages. Welcome whenever you want!
Last week, we had the privilege to welcome a group of 12 brave cyclists (8 men, 4 women) from The Rotary Club of Taiwan, traveling from Kuta to Dajuma in a single day (80km). The challenge was organized by one of the oldest Taiwanese tour operator in Bali: J.F.Y Tour. The tour leader, Mr. Darwin Richard has been working and living in Bali for 11 years. He was only 16 year old when he started his business, making him the youngest Taiwanese tour guide based in Bali: what a passion! To re-envigorate the team, Dajuma’s chef prepared a nice Balinese buffet dinner on the grass, accompanied by Gambalan music. All the team enjoyed the sunset, sitting in circle to talk and exchange experiences in our peaceful and inspiring tropical garden. The next morning, they continued their journey towards Lovina. The cycling tour will end in Candidasa. The last leg of the tour will be done by bus and they will enjoy their last night in Sanur before taking the plane back to Taipei. Though their stay was rather short, we are sure they could feel the essence of real Bali while staying with us. They should have stayed one more night so as to experience some of the most Bali representative trails around here. We wish them a safe ride and trip back to Taiwan with not only soared legs but also with the mind filled with nice souvenirs of Bali and Dajuma.