Cut the queues at the Tegallalang rice terraces and explore on foot!
The best way of avoiding the selfie sticks and rushed crowds of Bali’s biggest attraction, take the scenic road through the highlands of Ubud – discovering more about life, religion and tradition along the way. Follow a local route along the back roads that wind between untamed jungle and well-manicured rice fields – stopping and important cultural landmarks along the way.
This activity takes place in Ubud and follows a 4km route from Bedugul Village through the Tegallalang rice terraces. Visiting rural landmarks, half an hour's drive north of Ubud, situated in the vicinity of Ubud Monkey Forest, Goa Gajah & Tirta Empul.
Meet your guide at the activity base in Ubud for this hiking tour of rural Bali. Suitable for groups of friends and families alike, this scenic sightseeing excursion is run and operated by a Balinese local that will tell you more about the natural & cultural details of the area. Starting in the shadow of Mt. Agung, travel along little-known farmers tracks between forest and farmland, greeting locals as you go. Ideal for the curious at heart, understand how community Subak farming mirrors life in a traditional compound, visiting family temples in Bedugal. Set to a casual pace, you’ll have regular opportunities to stop and take photos, winding through rice fields and savouring local produce along the way. Later, you will reach the iconic Tegallalang rice terraces – cutting the crowds and using local-only paths for the best views. Crossing the Ayung by way of a bamboo bridge, taste sugar straight off the tree and enjoy a sip of home-brewed liquor. An air-conditioned escort vehicle is on standby during your trip and to take you to enjoy a replenishing buffet luncheon at the finish point before returning to your hotel.
A 4km rural hike set to a leisurely pace, the Ubud trail uses tarmac road and small sections of dirt path – passing through traditional farmland on a two-hour route. Comfortable walking shoes required.