Quad biking in the rice fields

In order to break up the shopping, massage, sun-baking cycle we had happily fallen into last week, the girls and I decided to go quad biking. Our friends had recommended it, so Bec and I found a random street vendor and $80 later our day was planned.

We opted to get picked up at 11:30am so we could have a leisurely morning, but of course were still rushing around when a car came to collect us. About an hour and a half later we had arrived at our destination in the Piling rice fields.

We were given gumboots, a helmet and some limited instructions (where the breaks and throttle were) and we were on our way through a village. Not going to lie, it was kind of scary at first! The bikes were quite jerky and my experience on a scooter in Vietnam left me nervous (I almost plowed into an elderly man on a push bike wearing a conical hat, he laughed at me).

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Once we were out of the village and into the rice fields we had the brakes mastered and zoomed up and down steep muddy hills.

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Not the most flattering angle ^  The view was amazing but you can’t tell in these dreary overcast photos.

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We stopped for a coffee in the middle of the rice fields, a move I regretted later as it sloshed around in my empty stomach as we continued on our bumpy ride.

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Before too long our ride had come to an end, just as I started imagine my life as a lone intrepid quad-biker, noisily making my way across countries. I was kind of glad though because I was absolutely ravenous. All throughout the week I was either painfully I’m-never-eating-again-when-will-it-stop-hurting full or starving hungry. There was no middle ground. No idea why. Thankfully lunch was waiting for us.

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Some kind of chicken washed down with full fat coke in glass bottles. Heaven.

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Full and happy we rolled back down the green hills to Seminyak.

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If you are looking to do something non beach or water related I definitely recommend quad biking.

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