An Insight into Must-Have Road Trips in Bali
Sometimes tourists who travel to Bali get disappointed because they only get to watch bars, clubs and market areas instead of what they expected. The touristy, over-developed, and traffic-clogged beach towns in the south aren’t quite the tropical paradise they were expecting. It is so much more than that. Probably there are less-visited parts of the island towards the north and west of Bali. To make your trip more remembering, we suggest you have the scrumptious Indian food at some of the best Indian restaurants in Bali in the main centres of Bali.
Well, where do you want to go? Beaches, yoga, iconic temples, local arts or music, adventure activities, or seeing the mesmerizing beauty of the island. It is recommended to read on a Bali travel blog. For a traveller or a group of travellers, it is important to plan your trip best considering the route and essentials you have for your trip. Here are some of the places that you could travel to Bali when having an adventurous road trip.
1. Balian To Balian Circuit
This trip will start from the small village in Balian and will visit Sepang, Balkan. The trip starts in the small surfing village of Balian which heads towards north through forest hills to the small village of Sepang. Here you can witness Sunrise over the east of Bali with the best beauty of nature in the lush green atmosphere. On taking a left turn towards the beach via famous Batu Bolong. On reaching the Gilimanuk road, take a left which will head towards the Balian coast. Balian coast consists of beautiful beaches along the stretch where you can set up your tent and spend the night. Taste the delicious Indian Cuisine at Queens of India in Ubud.
2. Candi Dasa to Amed
If you want a quick loop of Bali, then the next logical stop is from Candi Dasa to Amed. It consists of a beachside series of bays towards the north. Amed is known for its black-sand beaches, off-the-beach snorkelling, and volcano vistas. Amed is one of those places where you can relax and chill-out if you want to go for a few destinations. The straight route will take you towards the Amlapura, Tirta Gangaa, and Ujjain Water Palace.
3. Amed to Lovina
The road from Amed to Lovina is a swift breeze long drive. It is a straight road sailing with hills along the way. When you are on the verge of exiting Amed, you will pass through Culik, and then towards the west, you will be on your way to the diving center of Tulamben. Amed is the string of villages with plenty of places to stay, eat and relax. Lovina is also best known for its dolphins and you will be forced to do boat trips.
4. Lovina to Pemuteran
It is an easy ride along the northwest coast from Bali, from Lovina to reach the Pemuteran which is famous for diving and snorkelling beachside hideaway. The ride from the rising hills to the south is not so much interesting ride with only one junction town Seririt which you will pass through. Pemuteran is known for four things: a trio of temples, a reef generation project, Menjangan Island and West Bali National Park. You can visit these destinations by boat and trekking respectively. Do not forget to taste delicious Indian food in Nusa Dua.
5. Pemuteran to Medevi
If you head west from Pemuteran, you will reach a junction that runs ferry at Gilimanuk. From here, it is a long and hair-raising drive to Medewi via larger town of Negara. Medewi is a surfing area that consists of beaches and it also provides the option of a very special homestay experience.
Bali is a big beautiful and dotted with interesting places to visit — it’s ideal for a road trip. You can circumnavigate Bali in as little as a couple of days, by car or by motorbike. Here you will find a suggested route for those looking to take in some of the main destinations, along with some more off-the-beaten-track spots. Along with the mesmerizing places to visit you can also find some of the best Indian vegetarian restaurants in Seminyak.