By the time this post is published we will be spending our last few days in Bali on the little island of Nusa Lembongan, however as I’m writing this we have just got back from another dreamy hike in the gorgeous mountain town of Ubud.
This beautiful little place stole my heart pretty quickly upon arrival and it’s easy to see why it’s so popular with tourists who travel in for the day to check out the legendary monkeys, temples and generally enjoy the (ever so slightly) cooler climes.
We, however, decided to stay a few days. Before we embarked on this trip we did a lot of debriefing and analysis of our last trip and both of us realised we were not keen on travelling as fast as we did. Exploring places slowly, with little planning was our motto and thus far we are so much happier travelling this way.
The first thing that grabs you about Ubud is the frankly hippy vibe the place has. It’s wholly unpretentious though in my opinion otherwise I would hate it…..there aren’t really any travel wankers! If you want some dreamy, chilled out clean living, with happy hours for those who want to keep up their daily Bintang addiction — this place is nirvana.
We will go into a lot more detail on the various things we have enjoyed here including a fantastic spa day, cinema trip, lots of fantastic food and an introduction to Bali’s famous coffee but for now we just wanted to share our favourite hike in Ubud: the Campuhan Ridge Hike (pronounced Ch-ampuhan).
This is gonna be a pretty picture heavy post….hope you enjoy it!
Once you get to the end of the hike……or in actual fact, the mid-way point, a few traditional painting shops pop up. This one, offering egg painting caught my eye — fun!
Then you get to the Karsa Kafe where you can rest your weary limbs whilst sipping on a smoothie. You can even feed the fish if you want (at a price, natch). It really is an amazing place to end up and given the monopoly they have, the prices are super reasonable and the service is excellent.
Oli found this great post explaining the best route to take, so instead of a loop that would see us walking back a few kilometres on the road we just followed the trail we took back again and enjoyed the stunning scenery all over again. Bliss.
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