CAMPUHAN RIDGE WALK – Ubud SightSeeing

CAMPUHAN RIDGE WALK

Me At Campuhan Bridge Walk

Bali has two major natural offerings – beaches and greenery. While the former are best experienced at Kuta and Nusa Dua, the latter is present in superlative measures at Ubud. And in Ubud, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better place than Campuhan Ridge walk for the same.

What it is: A walk across the rice paddies, Balinese traditional villages, taking in a few art galleries, culture and cafes along the way. Soak in the sights. They’re gorgeous. There are many art cafes with some lovely little paintings you can pick up (bargain!). A great walk for fitness, views or viewing the local artists. Takes about 90 minutes at a brisk pace or hours if viewing all the art on display. Miles and miles of rice fields. You’ll see their unique irrigation and step farming as well as tons of trees.

Anyway, so here are the directions to Campuhan ridge walk:

Let’s use the Ubud market as our starting point. Walk West (or as you exit the market onto the main road, Jalan Ubud Raya, you go left) towards Penestanan/the bridge/Bintang supermarket.

Before the bridge, on your right, you will see a sign for IBAH Hotel. This will be before the clinic and after the turning to Sari Organic if you know where that is.

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Turn right at that sign as if you’re going to the hotel (North of the main road if your looking at the map). To the left you will see a road that goes downhill. Drive down and park 50m down at the school, can’t go any further with a moped. Continue reading

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Naughty Nuri’s Warung UBUD RESTAURANT

Naughty Nuri’s Warung

Kedai BBQ, Warung Steak, dan Restoran Meksiko
Jalan Raya Sanggingan, Ubud, Bali
Often shrouded in the smoke that emanates from its roadside grill, it’s easy to miss Naughty Nuri’s Warung in Ubud, Bali, famed for its barbecued pork ribs and killer martinis.
Once past the smoke, the restaurant – which has long been a staple of the Bali food scene – looks like a wooden shack, complete with a corrugated roof and seating that extends out to the road. But that’s about as far as Naughty Nuri’s goes to imitating a traditional Balinese warung, or roadside stall.
Inside, the restaurant walls are so dotted with framed photos, posters and odd knick-knacks that one nearly misses the presence of a bar in the corner. Amongst the photos of the owners and their regulars is a picture with the words “Eat, Pay, Leave,” a cheeky take on the best-selling memoir by Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love, a self-realization novel that partly takes place in Ubud and has been said to have boosted tourism to the area. The poster is indicative of the feel of the restaurant: laid back and tongue-in-cheek; and decorated like something out of a ‘60s diner in the United States – visually exciting, colorful and homely at the same time.
Naughty Nuris Logo Restaurant
The clashing Indonesian and American styles are no doubt a reflection of Naughty Nuri’s owners: Isnuri Suryatmi, a Javanese woman after whom the warung was named, and her husband, Brian Aldinger, a New Yorker easily recognizable from the photos and usually mingling among the clientele on any given night.The couple opened the restaurant in Bali, Indonesia’s most popular tourist destination, in 1995 after Ms. Suryatmi, who Mr. Aldinger calls “Nuri,” professed her love for cooking. Many years on, it’s obvious the couple are doing something right — they’ve since added another location in Batubelig, as well as a Mexican spinoff called Nacho Mama down the road from the outlet in Ubud.

Naughty Nuri’s has done incredibly well to stand out from the thousands of roadside warungs and more expensive eateries in Bali, including numerous write-ups in popular guidebooks and mainstream media.

The modest restaurant has become so popular that its clientele, comprising mostly tourists, have made Naughty Nuri’s a must-stop during their travels through the artist town of Ubud, about a 1.5 hour drive from the tourist hotspot of Kuta.

Part of Naughty Nuri’s appeal is its barbecued ribs. The restaurant owns but one grill, outside on the street. For the number of customers it serves a day, the grill is surprisingly small, only slightly bigger than the large metal basin of barbecue sauce next to it, in which the ribs are dunked. The ribs are then served without frills, save for a slice of lime.

While this might look oddly minimalist at first, it is soon obvious why–the generous slab of ribs doesn’t need the accompanying cabbage or tomato garnish; it can hold its own. The ribs are tender and juicy and the sauce is a clear winner — at once both sweet and peppery. Whether the ribs can stand up to standards set by more established barbecue restaurants around the world is unlikely, but it hits a sweet spot for those who want a little Western cuisine to mix up the typical Balinese diet of rice and noodles.

But perhaps the star of the show and possibly the “naughtiest” thing on the menu is the martini. No less than American celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain has vouched for the Naughty Nuri’s versions, calling them “the best martinis in the world” in the Naughty Nuri’s guestbook.

The martinis, which are shaken in front of guests, are ice cold and pack a serious punch. They are so strong that “persons naughty enough to drink 4 or more per visit will be inducted to the ‘Naughty Drinkers Hall of Infamy,’” according to Naughty Nuri’s website.

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BALI CYCLING – UBUD COUNTRYSIDE DOWNHILL BIKE TOUR

The ultimate cycling adventure which will give you a unique experience and offers many opportunities to discover the real Bali in a different way.

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‘Memorable & fantastic Cycling Adventure’

Bali Countryside Bike Tour suits all level of ages and skills, from babies, kids, teens to elderly people and from the beginner to the most advanced of riders.
Children’s bikes, attachable bike traveler and baby seats are also available. A support vehicle trailing behind you is always ready to assist at anytime.

This full day cycling tour will take you far away from the regular tourist itinerary and “off the beaten track” deep into rural Bali where you will be able to witness firsthand the daily life of the Balinese people, their local customs and rituals as well as their age-old traditions.

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We offer you some of the most amazing and spectacular routes you may find in this island and take you away from the hustle and bustle of the crowded big city to breathe some fresh air. During the trip, you will be deeply amazed by the exotic views of Bali’s rural landscape and their unspoiled nature

Cycling adventure through the countryside will bring you up close and personal with friendly local people, their unique culture, beautiful villages, stunning landscapes and amazing ancient temples. Exploring the island of God on two wheels is by far the best way to get a fantastic and memorable experience.

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Wide range selection of cycling tracks are available for you. Not only rural villages and rice paddies, we offer you more… off-road paths, secret back roads, dense plantations and bamboo forest are just a few of them. Our routes are also flexible and can accommodate any level of experiences. From the easiest to the most challenging are available depend on your requests and preferences.

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One of our favourite and most memorable routes is when we cycle past an amazing 7.5 hectare of 

bamboo forest. The forest is located in Kubu Village, Bangli regency, about 30 kms north east from Ubud. While riding, you will also have opportunities to see traditional craftsmen at work inside the forest or watch local people cutting down the bamboo for various purposes. This route is ‘exclusive’ to us and NOT offered by any other company. View our tour itinerary in bamboo forest. You can also view our photos collection of riding through bamboo forest.

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Visiting the magical traditional village of PENGLIPURAN and the authentic KEHEN temple are also our exclusive stops during the trips. While most travellers visit these sites on normal tour (by car), we visit them on two wheels!. Unique and fantastic isn’t it? 

By visiting these two famous sites, you can learn and discover more about Balinese culture. Note that we will go inside the temple (not just peeking from the outside). All entrance fees, tickets and sarong have been covered in the price. You will also be taken to visit some other village temples which we pass along the route and discover another facts about local spiritual beliefs and practices.

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Our unique services allow you to combine more activities in one trip and provide morespecial service and luxury. 

You can see a lots throughout the day including rice terraces, coffee plantation, temples, bamboo forests, views of the volcano and the crater lake and also the magnificent landscape of the countryside. A very efficient trip especially for travellers with a very limited time in Bali

Cycle through beautiful small lake around Pura Taman
Take Picture at beautiful small lake around Pura Taman

Exclusive stops at a unique Subak water temple called Pura Taman Narmada. This temple is surrounded by rice paddies and a small lake which make it a very nice spot to take a break after the long ride whilst enjoying the fantastic view of rice paddies, temple and lake. 

You will also have opportunity to cycle around the lake through its surrounding paths and rice paddy fields. 

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Spend the day getting to know more the real Bali as you cycle through its picturesque rural landscape. Ride past sleepy villages and see the locals perform their daily chores, working in the fields or taking care of children. Watch local women carry fruits and flowers as an offering to the gods, and village ducks being herded in pretty little processions along the way.
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Our bike tours suit all level of ages and skills, from babies, kids, teens to elderly people and from the beginner to the most advanced of riders as the tracks are mostly downhill. Children’s bike and baby/child seats are also available.

The routes are designed with safety in mind. Our guides have unmatched knowledge of all the roads and trails and will take you on some of the best downhill routes that Bali has to offer. At least 2 guides will accompany you during the trips.
You will also be followed by a supporting A/C van along the trips. In case you get tired or can’t continue the ride, you can safely get back into the car. In addition there are some extra men who standby at any major cross roads holding the traffic so it is safe for you when crossing the road.
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Breakfast overlooking the awe inspiring Mt. Batur volcano and spectacular view of the crater lake ‘Danau Batur‘. You will get fresh mountain air and see the crater Mt. Batur volcano and lake Batur right from your seat while enjoying the breakfast.
Lunch at authentic bali restaurant amid rice paddies

Fresh lunch at our authentic Balinese style restaurant in the middle of stunning rice terraces. We also cater for vegetarians and can accommodate children with special meals on demand.

A small plantation near the restaurant will allow you to see many of the spices which are commonly used in cooking as well as different tropical fruits growing in their natural environment.
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Packed with first class routes, combined with unique itineraries and accompanied by fun, friendly & professional guides make it a complete ‘all in one’ tour package for anyone who loves cycling and will guarantee gives you the most memorable adventure ever.

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BIKE TOUR PRICE

Ultimate Bali Countryside Cycling Package Price and Poster

Adult USD 50/pax

Child USD 30/pax

Infant (baby seat) USD 15/pax

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The routes have been designed naturally from start to finish without need of additional pick-up and drop-off between stop points. You will enjoy riding your bicycle all the way through the quiet and green countryside village while at the same time gain an insight to the unique culture of Bali
See more snaps on our photo gallery, find out the detailed itinerary or book now and get ready for the most immersive cycling adventure you will never forget.

Our friendly and fun team at BALI Countryside Cycling Tours invite you to join us for an unforgettable experience and one which we hope you will always remember.

Included in the tour

  • Pick up & drop off (return transfer) by A/C van to your hotel in Ubud/Sanur/Kuta/Seminyak/Nusa Dua (other location to be advised)
  • Professional English speaking cycling guide
  • Bike, helmet and raincoat (during rainy season)
  • Breakfast overlooking the volcano and lake
  • Riding through secret back roads and various plantations
  • Riding through “bamboo forest”
  • A visit to the authentic traditional village of “Penglipuran”
  • A visit to the famous temple “Pura Kehen”
  • Stunning views of terraced rice paddy fields and rural landscape
  • Lunch in our authentic restaurant in the middle of rice paddies
  • In-depth explanations on Balinese culture and local flora and fauna
  • Mineral water in every stops
  • Fresh “young coconut” drink
  • Cold face towel
  • All entrance fees/tickets including sarong
  • Personal insurance coverage

Tips when join this tour

  • Always wear your helmet and attach it properly while riding your bike.
  • Test your bike before the tour starts and check that all the parts of the bike are working properly. Adjust your seat if necessary so that you are seated comfortably and that your feet are able to touch the ground. We always do a thorough check of all parts of the bike before the tour, but you should still double check everything to ensure that you feel comfortable and confident on the bike.
  • Do not ride too close to other riders and always be alert to your guide who should always be in front of you leading the way.
  • Be sure you know how to ride the bike, including usage of gears and other components.
  • Listen to our guide’s explanation on riding safely and follow his instructions.
  • Respect the local culture and customs.
  • Respect nature and the local environment and avoid causing any offence. Help save our earth by following the concept of ‘green tourism’

To more information about our tour, please visit to our main pages:

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