Ubud is a cultural landmark near Bali’s central uplands. There are so many things to do in Ubud we thought we would give you a good starting point. Veteran travelers understand that when it comes to travel experiences it’s always quality over quantity! Good thing there are so many high quality things to do in Ubud.
Before we begin, a bit of a disclaimer! We are eBikes Bali and #1 and #2 on our list are our tours. But honestly, they are great. Read our reviews, our guests LOVE our electric cycling tours. Now that that’s out of the way, Let’s check out our recommendations for the best things to do in Ubud.
1. Electric cycling tour to Tegalalang Rice Terraces
Do an electric cycling tour with eBikes Bali. The UNESCO World Heritage Site, Tegalalang rice terraces, is the destination, but half the fun is getting here. Ride an electric bicycle through villages and rice fields. See the real Bali! Visit a local family compound, a coffee plantation, temples, and more. The whole way, our friendly and enthusiastic guides will tell you about Bali and Balinese life. Do all of this on an electric bicycle so you can pedal as much or as little as you want.
Find out what people are calling “The best thing I did in Bali!”.
If you are looking for things to do in Ubud this should be at the top of your list.
2. Electric cycling tour to Tirta Empul Water Temple
Tirta Empul water temple is one of the most sacred spots in Bali. Another UNESCO World Heritage Site, this 800 year old temple draws pilgrims from far and wide. To get there our tour travels through villages and rice fields stopping to visit temples and a local Balinese compound on the way. The tour is done on electric bicycles which means it’s up to you how much effort you want to put in.
This is definitely one of the best things to do in Ubud! Do it with eBikes Bali!
3. White water rafting
White water rafting is one of the best things to do in Ubud if you are looking to cool off. There are a number of operators that run rafting tours on the Ayung river. The trips start about 20 minutes outside of Ubud and usually last about 2-3 hours.
4. Check out a traditional dance performance
Ubud is known as the cultural center of Bali and as such has some of the best traditional dance troupes. Every night of the week, at various venues around Ubud, the traditional dance performances take place. There are a wide range of performances to choose from like Kecak dance, Barong dance, even shadow puppets. Check out this link for the schedule.
5. Walk the Champuhan ridge
This has become a favorite thing to do in Ubud in recent times. Champuhan means to mix and it gets it’s name from the joining of two rivers. But Indonesians have also given it a romantic meaning as a mixing of two people and it is now well known as a place couples will go for a walk.
Quick tips for Champuhan ridge walk:
• It’s free
• You need no guide
• No hiking boots
• No map needed
• It’s hassle free
• It’s a paved hiking route
• Go early morning for cooler temperatures
So, there you have it, some of the best things to do in Ubud. Ubud really does offer a wide range of things to do. It is a place where the more you explore the more you come to appreciate the diversity of this town.