Explore Ubud’s Best Walks – Tried, Tested, and Rated Experiences




6 amazing walks in ubud, bali

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The Best 3 Walks in Ubud Are:

1st PlaceSubak Juwuk Manis Walk, Ubud
2nd PlaceRice Fields Walk, Ubud
3rd PlacePenestanan Rice Field Walk

To understand how we scored each walk to get to these results, read on and watch the videos.


Welcome to the mesmerizing world of Ubud, where nature unveils its enchanting beauty through scenic walks that leave you in awe. Whether you seek tranquillity amidst lush green rice fields, breathtaking views atop ridges, or encounters with mischievous monkeys, Ubud has it all. Join us as we embark on six incredible walks, tried, tested, and rated for your convenience. Lace up your walking shoes and let’s explore the wonders of Ubud together!

Rice Fields Walk, Ubud

Immerse yourself in the serenity of Bali’s iconic rice fields as you embark on this picturesque walk. The emerald green terraces, delicately sculpted by local farmers, stretch as far as the eye can see. Take in the gentle breeze as you wander through the narrow paths, surrounded by the rhythmic sounds of nature. The vibrant hues of the rice paddies create a stunning contrast against the clear blue skies, making this walk a photographer’s dream. Lose yourself in tranquillity and let the breathtaking beauty of the rice fields transport you to a place of peace and harmony.

My Thoughts 💭

Scenery: The walk starts on the edge of town with some stunning traditional architecture to admire, then wow. This is one Rice field walk that doesn’t disappoint. Out of all the walks I’ve done this one oozes Lush, plush, nourishing, vibrant rice fields everywhere.

Length: Also very amazing I only walked for 20 minutes (due to a painful toe) but I could see the views kept on delighting and you wouldn’t be disappointed.

Terrain: I would say 95% good quality paths and footways, but there are not any hills or even steep parts, so slipping wasn’t an issue.


Campuhan Ridge Walk, Ubud

For breathtaking panoramic views, the Campuhan Ridge Walk is an absolute must. As you ascend the path, you’ll be rewarded with awe-inspiring vistas of rolling hills, lush valleys, and the meandering Wos River below. The soft rustling of leaves accompanies your journey, while the refreshing scent of nature invigorates your senses. Capture Instagram-worthy shots of the verdant landscape and iconic temples that dot the horizon. This walk is perfect for nature enthusiasts and photography enthusiasts alike, offering an unforgettable experience that showcases Ubud’s natural splendour in all its glory.

My Thoughts 💭

Scenery: This walk started off very interesting, fun and promising, and I would have enjoyed it more if I thought of it as a jungle walk. But most people have bought, or seen the postcard of the Campuhan Ridge Walk in Ubud as a sunlit path on a ridge with flowing rice fields to the left and to the right.

This wasn’t the case when I went, as you will see in the video I made. I am aware that the nourishing nature of Bali soil means things grow and flourish very quickly on the island, so it may all be pulled back on your visit.

Length: It’s a 20-minute walk, and ends near a couple of restaurants where you can actually now see Rice fields. So you can have a drink and then go back the same way. making it a pleasant 40-minute round walk.

Terrain: The pavements are uneven and missing in some places, it is also steep in a couple of places. I went early in the morning when the paving stones were slightly wet. The steepness, wetness and moss-covered stones made it quite treacherous to walk there, and I slipped a few times


Subak Juwuk Manis Walk, Ubud

Discover the hidden gem of Subak Juwuk Manis, a lesser-known but equally captivating walk. Stroll along the meandering paths bordered by vibrant flora, and marvel at the traditional irrigation system, known as Subak, which sustains the lush greenery. The symphony of birdsong and the gentle trickle of water create a melodic backdrop as you explore this enchanting landscape. Immerse yourself in the tranquillity of the countryside, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. This walk offers a glimpse into the harmonious relationship between the local community and the land, leaving you with a profound appreciation for Bali’s rich agricultural heritage.

My Thoughts 💭

Scenery: I really enjoyed this surprising walk. It starts off by going through a small dark rustic alleyway, that you wouldn’t walk down any other time, then just past the bizarre rubble Art gallery, the path suddenly just opens up to direct sunshine and lush, nourishing green rice fields on both sides. The last leg of the walk takes you through the Art Market, then back onto the main Ubud High Street near the palace.

Length: This walk took me 30 minutes but at a slower stroll it would take closer to 40. Plus why not stop in one of the restaurants on the way past and enjoy a drink while taking in some stunning views? This would round the walk to being just over 1 hour long.

Terrain: crazy dangerous at the beginning. one part being a small ridge side, where the ground has completely given way. So they have just put a plank of wood to bridge the gap. But then after the rubble art gallery, the pathing is in most places better than the high streets in Ubud.


Penestanan Rice Field Walk, Ubud

Escape to the idyllic village of Penestanan and indulge in a delightful rice field walk that showcases the rural charm of Ubud. Wander through the narrow paths, flanked by vibrant green rice terraces that seem to stretch towards the horizon. Along the way, encounter friendly locals tending to their crops and gain insight into their traditional farming practices. The peaceful ambience, punctuated by the occasional chirping of birds, creates a serene atmosphere that lulls you into a state of tranquillity. Take your time to absorb the natural beauty surrounding you and let the Penestanan Rice Field Walk transport you to a world untouched by time.

My Thoughts 💭

Scenery: A fun, exciting walk filled with beautiful rice fields, quirky little creative local shops and friendly smiles.

Length: But, the Penestanan Rice Field Walk, Ubud is not a loop, you very much walk as far up as you want, then turn round and return the same way. Still 5 stars from me.

Terrain: It’s pretty flat and the paths get quite muddy in a couple of spots, but it’s not too bad and adds to the experience.


Sacred Monkey Forest Walk, Ubud

Prepare for an adventure unlike any other as you venture into the Sacred Monkey Forest. This walk not only immerses you in the beauty of nature but also allows you to get up close and personal with Ubud’s mischievous inhabitants – the long-tailed macaques. Stroll along the winding paths shaded by ancient trees, their branches forming a mystical canopy overhead.

Marvel at the sacred temples nestled within the forest, their ornate carvings telling tales of Balinese mythology. While the monkeys steal the show with their playful antics, don’t forget to appreciate the lush foliage and tranquil streams that make this walk a truly unforgettable experience.

My Thoughts 💭

Scenery: Due to a ceremony taking place, pretty much 40% of the place was closed to the public. Yes, and as the public, You will be charged 100,00IDR (£5.50 or $8) to Enter. Did you get to see some stunning creatures they are calm and well-behaved unless they know you have food in your pockets. Then your experience can easily take a turn for the sinister.

Generally a lot of fun, and has to be done when in Ubud

Length: I walked around for just over 1 hour and looped the small areas we were allowed access to 3 times. This included filming the new video titled “Funny Junkie Monkey” Watch it on Youtube!

Terrain: flat with some big steps in places and very slippery in areas as well so WALK WITH CARE.


Our Best Walk in Ubud is???

So, we have taken into consideration The Scenery, Length and Terrain. See the scores below:

UBUD WALK / HIKESEntrySceneryLengthTerrainFinal
Rice Fields WalkFree54.5413.5
Campuhan Ridge WalkFree2.543.510
Subak Juwuk Manis WalkFree55414
Penestanan Rice Field WalkFree4.54412.5
Sacred Monkey Forest

Conclusion and Final Thoughts

Then added the scores all together to get a final score. From this, I am happy to tell you that Our Winning Ubud Walk is: Subak Juwuk Manis Walk, Ubud, scoring a strong 14 out of 15. Coming in Second place is: Rice Fields Walk, Ubud, and third place, the Penestanan Rice Field Walk.

Then 4th and 5th place is the Sacred Monkey Forest then last the Campuhan Ridge Walk. We hope you enjoyed this post, we certainly did make it.

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