Hiking Project Logo

Ubud Ricefield Walk

Easy/Intermediate
 4.9 (7) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A fantastic walk through the rice terraces just outside of Ubud.


Your Rating:      Clear Rating
Your Difficulty:
Your Favorites: Add to Favorites · Your List
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

4.3

Miles

7.0

KM

Loop

952' 290 m

High

706' 215 m

Low

246' 75 m

Up

245' 75 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

5%

Max Grade (3°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · Views

Overview

This hike takes off right from central Ubud and winds its way into the rice fields just north of town. Beautiful rural scenery and pleasant walking make this outing seem worlds away from the commotion of nearby Ubud. This walk is deservedly well-publicized by many travel guides to the area, but still makes for a fun morning adventure in Ubud.

Need to Know

Stop for delicious drinks or lunch in the shade at Sari Organik or one of the many other cute eateries along the path.

Description

The start point for this route is an easy stroll from central Ubud, beginning at the western end of Jl Raya Ubud. Look for signs pointing to the Ricefield Walk and Sari Organik Cafe on the north side of the road just before the overhead aqueduct and downhill grade (near the Abangan Bungalows) as Jl Raya Ubud heads down to Campuhan.

The first few hundred meters of the route weave toward the north and west through a neighborhood, with signs guiding the way at potentially confusing intersections. Shortly, the path turns toward the north and emerges at the edge of a spectacular series of terraced ricefields. The narrow path, which is mostly paved, winds its way among rice paddies, past houses, shrines, and even several cafes and galleries. You'll share the path with occasional scooters, but it is far too narrow to worry about cars or traffic. As the route heads north it takes on a more rural character, and views toward the volcanoes can be spectacular on a clear day. The path is lacking in shade for long stretches, so be sure to take water. Also, several nice cafes offer seating with knockout ricefield views, and good food and drinks are available.

The path north from Ubud ends at a paved road after approximately 2 miles. Here you may be able to find transport if you want a ride back to town. Alternatively, it is an easy downhill walk to make this an out-and-back. Some guidebooks recommend a more adventurous return route through the ricefields to the east, but take note that a new major housing development about midway back toward Ubud makes this option a bit challenging.

Flora & Fauna

This path is part of the route taken by the "Bali Bird Walk" tour. Look them up for a great guided bird-focused tour of this trail.

Shared By:

Almonzo Wilder

Trail Ratings

  4.9 from 7 votes

#1

in Bali

#490

Overall
  4.9 from 7 votes
5 Star
86%
4 Star
14%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Recommended Route Rankings

#1

in Bali

#1

in Indonesia

#490

Overall
17 Views Last Month
24,412 Since Apr 22, 2015
Easy/Intermediate

50%
0%
50%
0%
0%
0%

Photos

Ubud, Bali
Apr 27, 2015 near Ubud, ID
Terraced rice fields with Bali's volcanoes above.
Apr 22, 2015 near Ubud, ID
Ubud Ricefield Walk
Apr 27, 2015 near Ubud, ID

Current Trail Conditions

Update Conditions
Unknown See History
Add Your Check-In

Check-Ins

Jul 21, 2018
Rodrigo Mario
Dec 26, 2017
Josep Comajoncoses
Jul 13, 2017
Rachel Stinson
Very easy and very beautiful. Wear bug spray and enjoy during sunset.
Feb 8, 2017
Martijn Pool
7mi
Sep 19, 2016
Bernadette Ritscherle
Aug 24, 2016
Hamza Shiba