Exploring the Rice Paddies of Bali

By Viator, June 2015

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It would be easy to spend all your time in Ubud gallery-hopping, shopping the boutiques or relaxing at a serene tropical spa, but it would be a shame to come to this village in Bali’s interior without taking some time to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the countryside. Much of it is dominated by verdant, terraced rice paddies, and there are several ways to explore them. 

One of the most relaxing and eco-friendly ways to see Bali’s rice paddies is from the saddle of a bike. On a cycling eco-tour, you’ll enjoy a mostly downhill ride, surrounded by mountains and rice terraces, followed by a leisurely walk to the village of Gulingan, where you'll learn about (and taste) traditional Balinese cuisine.

For an even more exclusive exploration of the rice paddy-filled countryside, take a private bike tour of Bongkasa Village on the outskirts of Ubud. Most of the 10-mile route is flat or downhill, and you can take it at your own leisurely pace, stopping along the way for a village lunch or to snap some photos of the emerald rice fields.

It’s also possible to visit some of the countryside just outside of Ubud on foot. Just tie on a good pair of hiking shoes, bring some water and head out.

No matter how you choose to view the rice paddies of Bali, be sure to plan for a stop at the most famous (and photogenic) spot, the rice terraces of Tegalalang. Located just north of Ubud, these rice paddies cascade down a steep hill and are dotted with palm trees, making them one of the island’s most beautiful spots year-round.

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Ubud Rice Field Trekking Tour, Ubud, null

Ubud Rice Field Trekking Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Enjoy a leisurely trek in the unique and beautiful rice fields of Ubud, Bali.

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Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $55.00
Bali Highlights Tour, Bali, Day Trips

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Bali Cycling Eco Tour with Buffet Lunch, Bali, Day Trips

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Balinese Daily Life Tour: Live Like A Farmer, Bali, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours

Balinese Daily Life Tour: Live Like A Farmer

Work with the local farmers to their rice fields, where you will learn how to plant, transplant or harvest rice.

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Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $105.00

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