Walks In Ubud: Experience the Natural Side to Bali

Walks In Ubud (Jl. Kajeng Walk)

When you go to Ubud you expect to see lush green rolling rice terraces and greenery everywhere, and you want to do some great walks in Ubud that show you this natural side to Bali. We have done a few walks directly from Ubud Centre. Some better than others. Some paved walking tracks others overgrown dirt tracks. Ultimately you decide whats right for you but here is some of our favourite walks in Ubud.

Campuhan Ridge Walk

Campuhan Ridge Walk

We loved this walk, it’s probably one of our favourite walks in Ubud. Definitely go early, not only to escape the heat but also to see the school kids starting their day. At this time you might even catch a couple of locals who do the walk every morning and have a chat. Alternatively do this walk in the late afternoon when the sun is not as strong, but you would want to be back before dark. This walk is definitely a green walk, but not for rice terraces or rice fields. The Campuhan Ridge Walk is more I guest “Scenic Paved Jungle” than “Rice Terrace”.

  • Paved Track, well maintained
  • Popular
  • Beautiful Greenery – Trees, Hills
  • Not ideal to see Rice terraces/fields until you reach the end and you see some

Campuhan Ridge Walk Ubud

How To Get There:

How to Get to the Campuhan Ridge Walk Ubud And What to Expect

Walk out to Sari Organik

Sari Organik Walk

This is a popular walk also. We call it the Sari Organic walk because the first time we did this walk we ended up at Sari Organik! This is definitely a nice walk and is an easy going walk also. You get to see a bit of everything, rice fields, local arts and crafts, ducks. You also have a number of good food options with rice field views, like Pomegranate and Sari Organik.

  • Rice Fields
  • Good food choice’s
  • Nice Track

How To Get There:

Sari Organik Sign

If starting from Ubud Traditional Market, follow Jl. Raya Ubud towards the bridge. Walk on the right side of the road. Just before you get to that part of the road covered in hanging vines and trees keep your eyes peeled for signs to Sari Organik. The turn looks like more of a big driveway than a road. From hear you just need to look out for the signs but it is hard to miss you only really have one choice once you have turned up the path. Enjoy your walk!

Jl. Kajeng Walk

Jl Kajeng Walk Farmer

We liked this walk a lot. We felt it had a slightly more authentic feel. Yes you need to walk through shops until it opens up, yes there are villas and restaurants along the walk.

Jl Kajeng Walk Temple

But this into account appears to be less popular than some of the other walks in Ubud, but with no reason not to be more popular. Nice Rice Fields, temples, animals, farmers  and locals going about their daily lives.

Jl Kajeng Walk Ducks

  • Road/track combo
  • Nice temples along the way
  • Rice fields
  • Good balance of quiet, yet nice track

How To Get There:

Just find Jl. Kajeng and get walking 🙂

Jalan Kajeng Walk Start

Jl Kajeng Walk Sign

 

Subak Juwuk Manis (Rice Field in 50/500 Metres) Walk

Subak Juwuk Manis Overgrown Path

This walk is perfect if you want to feel like you’re bush bashing when you’re actually on an overgrown trail, or want it all to yourselves. Well. Looking back I enjoyed walking through the overgrown path, walking over narrow planks and feeling like less people had seen what you were seeing. We only walked for probably 15 mins before turning back. That said I would re-do all the other walks before doing this one again.

Subak Juwuk Manis Once It Opens Up

  • Not regularly maintained – overgrown track
  • Quiet track
  • No it is probably not quite 500 Meters to Rice Field but definitely more that 50.
  • Good, but nothing ‘stand-out’

How To Get There:

Subak Juwuk Manis Sign

Subak Juwuk Manis 50/500 mt

Just head along Jl. Raya Ubud. If you start at the Traditional Markets head towards the Bridge, walking on the right side of the road 🙂 The are a few ‘rice field view’ walks along here so keep an eye out for the sign.

Rice Terrace Tours

You can do Rice Terrace Tours nearby Ubud, such as visiting Tegalalang Rice terraces, however you will need to get transport there.

There may also be Rice Terrace Tours offered by your hotel or other companies. We did a Ubud Rice Terrace Walking Tour when we stayed at Alila Ubud which was so good, we loved it.

Alila Ubud Walk

Doing walks around some hotels in Ubud with those that live and know the area is often just as good, but definitely easier than trying to get that ‘authentic’ feel by yourself. You can walk through rice terraces only a few lucky visitors have seen. If walking is not your thing then the bike ride we did whilst at Padma Resort Ubud went through surrounding villages and you pass some beautiful rice terraces also.

Padma Ubud Bike Ride Rice Field

Get That Ubud Feeling

Definitely try to do more than one. If you are staying in Ubud centre then perhaps Campuhan Ridge Walk and One other walk would be a good option. If your staying at a hotel that offers Rice Terrace Walks, we cant speak for all of them but the ones we have tried have been so nice. This way you can not only see, but feel rice terraces under your feet also. The feeling of balancing along rice terraces cannot be replaced by a track.

Coming to Bali? Take a look at our Beginners Guide To Bali for everything you need to plan the perfect trip 🙂

These Are Some Of Our Favourite Walks In Ubud…What Are Your Favourites? Let Us Know In The Comments…

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