Posted on 07 Nov 2023

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The Ten best things to do in Bali for Active people   


Clearly what is best differs between individuals and their interests.


Here we focus on the best things to do in Bali for adventurous people seeking active pursuits and connections with nature.



·      Go surfing.


Bali has some of best surf in the world with consistent waves traveling all the way across the Indian ocean to the island of Bali. The geography of south Bali is unique and provides a high number of quality surf breaks within a small area that work all year around. So find a surf school, rent a surf board and enjoy the excitement of surfing in Bali’s warm tropical waters


·      Hike up a Volcano.


Indonesia is a spectacular country with tropical islands often dominated by classic conical volcanoes, some dormant and some active. Bali has several options from the relatively easy Mt Batur through to the more challenging mother of all Bali mountains, Mt Agung. Find out more here


·      Raft the Rapids


Bali has two main rivers for rafting, the Ayung and the Telaga Waja. The rapids on the Ayung river are more suited for those wanting an adrenalin rush, but not too much, whereas the Telaga Waja has bigger rapids for those seeking a greater challenge. Both rivers provide magnificent scenery through towering gorges with green tropical jungle and waterfalls.


·      Mt Bike central Bali


Explore central Bali on a Mountain bike, riding through traditional villages, terraced rice fields and jungle tracks. Many of the routes start at the top of the hills and provide a gentle ride back down but for those wanting more of a workout and challenge, there are plenty of options for that too.


·      Learn to SCUBA


Many people start their SCUBA diving right here in Bali. There are numerous operators providing a range of packages, particularly throughout north Bali in towns like Amed, Tulamben, Lovina and Pemuteran where there is an abundance of marine life and coral reefs to explore.

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·      Snorkeling


Snorkeling enables anyone with reasonable water confidence and swimming ability to enjoy the amazing experience of interacting with the marine world. Take a trip to north Bali and enter this magical world within meters of the shoreline. A great choice for families and all age groups


·      Canyoning


For an unforgettable experience, go  Canyoning in the spectacular gorges, waterfalls and rivers in the mountains of north Bali.

If you are not clear what Canyoning is, let us explain. Canyoning is the process of moving through the natural environment of a Canyon usining various methods including walking, rappelling (abseiling) jumping, swimming, scrambling and sliding. It's great fun, sometimes a challenge and puts you in close contact with your natural environment.


·      Play Golf


Bali offers world class golf at several courses on the island. For a cool mountain golf experience we recommend Bali Handara Golf located in the lakes and hills area of central Bali



·      Learn to SUP


SUP or Stand Up Paddle boards have become very popular over the past 10-15 years. Learn to SUP and just cruise the coastline or improve your skills further to learn to surf with a smaller SUP made for catching waves.



·      Go Fishing


Heading out into the oceans off Bali in a traditional Jukung fishing boat is an experience you wont forget. Seeing the island of Bali and its majestic scenery from the sea, whilst trying to catch your dinner, is a well worthwhile Bali thing to do.


We hope our list of the best things to do in Bali inspires you for a memorable Bali vacation







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