Bali is the most famous tourist destinations in Indonesia that offers various exciting activities. Aside from being famous for its natural beauty, especially its beaches, Bali is also a great place to have fun. Outdoor activities are usually the type of fun most tourists choose. The outdoor activities in Bali that are mostly offered are camping, cycling, canoeing, trekking, ATV, tubing, parasailing, Paintball, 4 WD adventure, jeep safari tour, VW safari tour and so on.
Since the size of the island is rather small, visitors can choose more than one activity because the distance from one region to another can be reached in a short duration. If you choose to do outdoor activities while you are in Bali, this list of activities will provide you with some ideas on how to have fun.
Water Tubing on the Payangan River
Are you looking for a spurring your adrenaline? This particular outdoor activity requires you to have enough guts. Prepare yourself if you want to try water tubing because you will down the river using an inner tube that fits for 1 person. Can you imagine yourself down on the heavy current of Payangan River alone by using only inner tube?
You can do this water tubing on the Payangan River which is located north of Ubud, close to Mount Batur. The usual price offered for water tubing ranges from IDR 550,000 to 600,000 and it already includes a shuttle service from the hotel, professional instructors, safety equipment, welcome drink, snacks, lunch, bathroom, dressing room, and insurance.
Cycling – Kintamani to Ubud Trip
Cycling from Kintamani to Ubud trip is one of the most sought after cycling trips in Bali by tourists who choose the cycling package in Bali. Around 75% of the cycling path is a downhill road. A cycling trip in Bali passes through several villages with the countryside views. The starting point of Bali cycling or cycling tours in Bali starts from Kintamani, precisely in the Penelokan area. This place is famous as a tourist spot to view Mount Batur and Lake Batur, and there are many restaurants for people to have lunch.
Usually, before the trip begins, the cycling participants were given technical direction, for several things, such as the use and methods of changing bicycle chain gear, driving directions for safety during the trip, and distribution of helmets for head security. After the briefing the participants were given a try for a few rounds around a radius of several meters, checking the brakes, setting the saddle height, and the accuracy of bicycle tire wind. Then once everything is settled, the next guide will lead in the front, and always will monitor the condition of the cycling participant while waiting at several stop points.
Watching dolphins in Lovina
An outdoor activity that you can do while you are in Bali is to see dolphins in Lovina. Most people must be familiar with this outdoor activity. As it is widely known, Lovina beach is one of the beaches where dolphins live.
Here, you will be invited to see dolphins while sitting on a boat sailing around Lovina Beach. Please note that the dolphin on Lovina Beach will appear in the morning at around 6:00. So, be sure to visit the beach early in the morning!
Climbing Mount Agung
Do you like to climb the mountain? Climbing the mountain or commonly is one of the challenging outdoor activities that are often chosen by tourists who love crazy adventure. Of the many mountains in Bali, Gunung Agung can be one of the right destinations to quench your thirst of climbing the mountain.
Please note that Mount Agung in Bali has a height of around 3,142 MASL. This mountain is often used as a destination for climbing because it offers a great sensation of climbing. Mount Agung has two peaks where each peak is at a different height. For those who are still beginners, it’s best to choose peak I with an altitude of 2000 masl.
Paragliding at Bukit Timbis
Bukit Timbis is located in Kutuh Village, Badung, Bali. It is one of the best spots for Paragliding because the wind speed is suitable for Paragliding. By driving around 40 minutes to one hour from Denpasar, you will arrive in Bukit Timbis. You may feel a bit nervous when you are about to fly but the tension will disappear as soon as you see the beauty of the panoramic view of the Indian Ocean, the Uluwatu Temple complex and the hills from a height.
If you are afraid to paragliding alone, experienced instructors can accompany or fly in tandem with you. The right time for paragliding is when the sun will set. The beauty of the scenery will be even more amazing at that time.
To be able to feel the sensation of paragliding in Bukit Timbis, you have to spend around IDR 1.5 million. The price includes facilities such as pick-up service from certain areas, safety equipment, professional instructors, lunch, mineral water, and insurance.
Riding ATV in Ubud
Visiting Ubud to see art galleries, watching some shows or enjoying the beauty of terraced rice fields is what most tourist will commonly do. But now Ubud has a new fun activity. It is an ATV Ride. A recent popular ATV Ride is driving using an ATV, or All Terrain Vehicle, on a muddy and steep track to explore the natural beauty of Taro Village, Ubud. A beautiful natural atmosphere will be a traveling companion. You can enjoy ATV Ride in the Ubud area by paying IDR 900,000 to 1 million which includes shuttle service from the hotel, professional instructors, lunch, welcome drink, bathroom, dressing room, and insurance.
One important tip when you want to try an ATV ride is to bring some clothes. Don’t expect to come out clean once you have ridden your ATV on muddy terrain so that’s why you need to bring some clothes.
Rafting in Telaga Waja River
In addition to the Ayung River in Ubud, rafting activities on the island of Bali can also be done on the Telaga Waja River in Karangasem regency. Rafting in Telaga Waja River is more challenging compared Ayung River. So if you want more exciting rafting activities, go rafting in Telaga Waja River.
Just like in the Ayung River, in the Telaga Waja River, you can also find many rafting operators. Each rafting operator also offers different prices.
Flyboarding at Tanjung Benoa
Tanjung Benoa is well-known for its exciting and fun water sport activities. Recently, there is one popular water sport which becomes the main attraction in Tanjung Benoa that is flyboarding. If you want to feel the sensation of hovering above ground like the Iron Man, you should try flyboarding. Flyboarding is done by using a special board that emits a 200 pk water pressure. The special board is also connected to a jet ski that is ready to maneuver.
Tips for beginners: it is necessary to pay attention to body balance and concentration when standing using flyboard. Once you master the flyboard, you can feel the fun and exciting sensation when you fly 5 meters above the water.
The costs for flyboarding on Tanjung Benoa ranging from IDR 600,000 to 800,000 that includes safety equipment facilities, transport boats, professional instructors and insurance.
Trekking in Mount Batur
Many say that Mount Batur is the right mountain for beginner climbers. The tracks are not too difficult. However, reality says different things. This mountain with an altitude of 1,717 MASL has a track that is quite steep, rocky and slippery. So you can’t underestimate Mount Batur.
For frequent climbers, it usually takes around 2.5 hours to reach the top. But for those who are true beginners, it will take more than that. There are even some climbers who can only get to post 1. Trekking in Mount Batur will surely be a challenge for tourists who like outdoor activities.
Surfing at Surf and Turf Nusa Dua
There is new and unique here in Nusa Dua. It is a perfect game for you who want to learn to surf. Even though you won’t surf on real big waves like when you surf in the beach of Bali, you can still feel a similar sensation that is not much different than when you try surfing at Surf and Turf Nusa Dua. There are experienced instructors who are ready to guide you when you want to learn to surf.
Although not relying on real waves, but the terrain slides are also quite challenging, especially for those of you who want to try doing some attractions and maneuvering with surfboards.
Diving in Manta Point
One of the best diving spots in Bali is on Nusa Penida Island, precisely at Manta Point. This diving point is very interesting because you can find many manta rays swimming around here throughout the year. Manta ray is a type of fish that is very friendly with divers. They are excited when the bubbles of water from the diver’s breathing hose tickled their stomachs.
In addition, this spot is also rich in plankton and if you are lucky, you can also see giant mola fish that can reach up to 5 meters in size! Mola mola is also very friendly and they like to appear to the sea surface to sunbathe.
Snorkeling at Amed Beach
If you are the biggest fan of water sports such as diving or snorkeling, surely you will not miss the chance to dive in Amed Beach Bali. This beach has been known worldwide for its famous underwater paradise. Many tourists dive or just snorkel here because they are captivated by the beauty of the underwater of Amed Beach.
Unlike the sand on other beaches in Bali that are mostly white, the sand on Amed Beach is black. The divers prefer this spot because the water is clear and the coral reefs are still healthy, so you will see many fish swimming around while looking for food. Exotic fish such as bannerfish, black snapper, damselfish, pyramid butterflies, triggerfish, and cardinal fish, and other marine life are ready to bewitch the eyes of divers.
If you are up for some challenging outdoor activities, Bali surely can satisfy your needs for adrenaline spurring. Come to Bali and feel the excitement!