Best walking trails in Bali

They say that Bali is not suitable for walking. The island has few sidewalks, lacks wide promenades and pedestrian streets, and all the roads are occupied by transportation, especially motorcycles, which are popular means of getting around for the locals. Consequently, the Balinese haven't prioritized pedestrian zones, and they are practically non-existent here. Tourists also prefer renting scooters, cars, or using taxis to get around.

So, where can you take your leisurely strolls? We are here to share a few options with you!

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Sanur is the most convenient area for walking among all the regions of Bali. Here, along the ocean, an impressive pedestrian zone stretches for a remarkable 4 kilometers. It is truly a luxury in Bali. The pathway passes by cozy hotels, seaside restaurants, and fishing boats. Bicycles are not allowed on the path, but any walking enthusiast can stroll and enjoy the views of the ocean and the cliffs of the neighboring island, Nusa Penida. The pedestrian path in Sanur is also perfect for jogging, offering a unique opportunity to combine physical activity with magnificent natural scenery.

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If you're staying in Ubud, you are lucky as you have a wide range of options for walking. Explore the narrow streets and picturesque alleys of Bali's cultural center. Here, you'll find interesting shops, galleries, and cafes where you can take a stroll and immerse yourself in the unique atmosphere of this place.

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The Campuhan Ridge Walk

The Campuhan Ridge Walk is a stunning scenic route that spans 2.7 kilometers in Ubud. The trail starts at the Campuhan River and ascends through the Pura Gunung Lebah temple. After just 200 meters, you will be treated to breathtaking views of the hilly valley, lush jungle foliage, and the river estuary. It is better to visit early in the morning or closer to sunset when the sun is not as scorching.

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Monkey Forest

Imagine a cozy and shady park where you can seek refuge from the scorching sun and stroll along its inviting pathways. However, you won't be alone here - the park is home to over a thousand long-tailed monkeys. You'll have the opportunity to feed them, capture moments together, or simply observe their playful antics. The Monkey Forest is the perfect place for those who want to watch these delightful creatures in their natural habitat.

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Immerse yourself in the amazing world of the Monkey Forest by visiting it as part of our guided tour, "Kintamani and Hidden Canyon". You can expect an engaging and fulfilling itinerary that includes visiting Bali's top attractions, a short hiking excursion, and an adventure through the canyon's depths.


In the trendy district of Canggu, you'll find well-paved sidewalks along the bustling Batu Bolong Street, as well as several parallel streets that lead to the ocean. After witnessing a breathtaking sunset on the beach, you can take a leisurely stroll along one of these streets, explore fashionable bars, or choose a cozy spot for dinner. Canggu is renowned for its stylish establishments that offer unique experiences and enjoyment.


The island of Bali is renowned for its expansive beaches, where sandy shores seamlessly transition from one to another. Most beaches feature compact sand, allowing you to comfortably walk or even run along its surface. Gather your friends, play your favorite music or audiobook, and set off for a stroll on the nearest beach. Immerse yourself in the relaxing atmosphere of the ocean, delight in the gentle breeze, and soak in the surrounding landscapes, creating unforgettable moments in this beautiful corner of Bali.

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Jatiluwih rice terraces

In the central part of the island, sprawling across an expansive 300 hectares, you'll find the magnificent Jatiluwih rice terraces, acknowledged as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Amidst these breathtaking landscapes, meandering pathways invite you to take a leisurely stroll and fully immerse yourself in the splendor of these human-made marvels. Throughout the entire area, several routes of varying lengths are available, and signposts scattered along the trails ensure you won't lose your way in this enchanting location.

In this article, you will find more detailed information about the rice terraces, one of Bali's iconic landmarks.

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Now we present you with ideas for hikes for those who are up for more challenging physical adventures.

Sekumpul and Fiji Waterfalls

Sekumpul is not only the highest but also one of the most impressive waterfalls in Bali. However, reaching it requires some effort. You will have to head north of the island, navigating winding mountain roads, and then embark on a full trek through dense jungles. While the journey may be demanding, it comes alive with picturesque landscapes. During the hike, you'll immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the tropical forest, witness the growth of exotic fruits, descend a steep staircase to the base of the waterfall, and cross a cool mountain river to absorb the grandeur of Sekumpul. If you follow along the riverbed, you may discover other smaller waterfalls as well.

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It is best to go trekking to Sekumpul with a guide. On our website, you will find a tour that allows you to undertake this trek with an experienced guide who will ensure your safety and share interesting facts about the place.

Mount Batur

And if you're looking to give your body a serious workout, embark on a trek to the volcano. Mount Batur (1717m) is an active volcano in Bali and a gem of the island. People ascend it to witness the sunrise, see the breathtaking views of the caldera and Lake Batur at the volcano's base in the early morning sunlight, observe the mountain silhouettes in the morning haze, and the sacred Mount Agung.

The ascent to Mount Batur begins at night and takes approximately two hours. The climb is not the easiest and requires at least a basic level of physical fitness.

We offer daily ascents to Mount Batur. You can find detailed information and join a group on our website.

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In addition to Batur, there are two other interesting points on the island of Bali for volcano trekking. More information about these opportunities can be found in the article accessible at the following link.

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