Where is Ubud
Ubud, the cultural centre of Bali, is a place that undoubtedly will be on your Bali itinerary. Known for its lush rice terraces, stunning temples and the amounts of delicious food it is a place that is known and loved by many. And lucky for all of us, the town of Ubud is located roughly only 1.5 hours North of the island’s capital, Denpasar. From Kuta, Canggu and Seminyak it will take you roughly 1 to 2 hours to get there, and trust be, it will be worth it. To give you a better idea of where Ubud is, please also find a map below of Bali, indicating Ubud’s location.
Where to stay in Ubud
Ubud is a place that has accommodation for backpackers, couples looking for a romantic getaway, and families on their vacation. There is truly something for everyone, it all just depends on your travel budget for Bali. To make it a bit easier for you we have highlighted some options below.
For the budget backpackers and solo travelers – As Ubud is large touristic hub there is plenty of budget accommodation available, from homestays to luxury hostels, you have your pick. Hostels are a great pick for solo and budget travelers, dorms shared with other backpackers are a great way to meet new people! We highly recommend using Hostelworld to book your accommodation.
For all kinds of travelers – If there is one thing we could not go without anymore these days it is AirBnB. Great accommodation for a budget price, that is what we budget travelers look for. However, the options on AirBnB are endless, book homestays, luxury villas with private swimming pools or tree huts in Bali. We have used AirBnB in New Zealand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia and many more countries and have never been disappointed. To make it even better sign up here now for AirBnB and get a 30$ credit to be used on any of your future bookings!
For the luxury seekers – Don’t worry, if hostels, homestays or AirBnB is not what you are looking for there is enough luxury accommodation in Ubud, Bali. Stunning resorts with jungle infinity pools, floating breakfast in the pool and much much more, it is all possible in Ubud. We highly recommend using Booking.com to find the best deals for your luxury accommodation, just check out the map below!
How to get to the Campuhan Ridge Walk
So now that we have covered putting Ubud on your itinerary, you have selected your accommodation, now it is actually time to get to the Campuhan Ridge Walk. If you are staying within the centre of Ubud then the Campuhan Ridge Walk is within walking distance, just simply go to the second part of describing how to get there. If you are staying outside of Ubud town centre read the following section first.
The Campuhan Ridge Walk
So you have made it to the start of the Campuhan Ridge Walk. Signs indicate that it is roughly a 2km walk, but we found that depending on till where you want to walk you can make it as short or as long as you want to. Officially, the walk continues all the way to the Karsa Cafe. However, mid way the walk will take you through an area of shops and restaurants first before leading you to the last bit of rice fields (where the Karsa Cafe is located). In the end, depending on how much time you have, you can make the Campuhan Ridge Walk as long or as short as you want. I would recommend spending half an hour to 2 hours here and then to continue your day exploring some of the other things to do in Ubud.
The path will take you up and down hill providing you with a stunning view over the surrounding scenery, before leading you through rice fields. Although the path is situated right next to the hustle and bustle of Ubud it almost feels like a different world, so lush, so green, so quiet. We would highly recommend going in the early morning or late afternoon as it might get pretty warm during the day. We went at sunrise and were one of the few people there, allowing us to have the view to ourselves. Simply have a walk up and down the path and enjoy the peace and quietness. If you are not convinced yet, check the photos down below…
Campuhan Ridge Walk – Know before you go
To make it a bit easier for you we have compiled a short list of things you should know before you go to the Campuhan Ridge Walk:
- Campuhan Ridge Walk opening hours: There are no opening hours to the Campuhan Ridge Walk. As there are no gates you are welcome to enter whenever you like!
- Best time to visit the Campuhan Ridge Walk: Go early, we would even recommend sunrise early, to have this place almost completely to yourself and to avoid the midday heat
- Entry fee for the Campuhan Ridge Walk: To make it ever better, there are no entry fees either to enjoy this walk, something that might seem rare in Bali as most natural sights do ask for a small entry fee.
- What to bring: Bring water as you might get thirsty hiking up and down the hills, at the end of the Campuhan Ridge Walk there are some restaurants and small shops where you could buy something refreshing if you’d like.
Where to go after the Campuhan Ridge Walk
The Campuhan Ridge Walk is just one of the many beautiful sights in Bali. Waterfalls, rice fields, beaches, there is so much more to discover. To be sure you don’t miss out on any of the most beautiful locations of Bali, be sure to check out some of these location guides below to create your ultimate Bali itinerary:
- Sekumpul Waterfall – Bali’s Most Beautiful Waterfall
- The Banyu Wana Amertha Waterfall – Bali’s Best Kept Secret
- The Banyumala Twin Waterfalls – Paradise in Northern Bali
- Tukad Cepung Waterfall – Bali’s Most Magical Waterfall
- Tibumana Waterfall in Ubud – Bali’s Hidden Gem
- Sunrise at Pura Ulun Danu Bratan – Bali’s most Beautiful Temple
So there you have it, everything you need to know about visiting the Campuhan Ridge Walk in Ubud, Bali! Before you book your ticket to Bali be sure to check our complete guide for Bali for first timers. Any questions left? Be sure to ask them in the comments down below! And oh, don’t forget to check out all other blogpost on Bali!
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