Campuhan Ridge Walk is a free and easy trek along a beautiful block pathway in Ubud. It’s the perfect place to grab some fresh air, so here’s all the info.
Campuhan Ridge Walk is located right in the heart of Ubud town.
There are actually two entrances, although the easiest place to start is pin pointed on Google maps.
The location itself is sort of tricky to find but if you spot the ‘IBAH luxury villas and spa’ sign, you turn straight into there and you will find the carpark.
We always choose to rent scooters, which start at around 50,000 IDR per day, and explore ourselves.
However be sure to read up on our renting a scooter in Bali guide beforehand!
If you’re looking for somewhere to rent scooters from you can book a Bali Scooter or Motorbike Rental with Delivery.
Another option is to hire a Bali Private Car or Minibus Charter With Driver, which is pretty popular for day trips around Bali, and they start at around 500,000 IDR per day (8 hours).
For those short on time, or that prefer everything to be organised for them, there are some awesome tours on Get Your Guide available to book in advance.
The parking is also free, situated just left of ‘IBAH luxury villas and spa’.
This walk is open every day, all year round.
Best Time To Visit the Campuhan Ridge Walk + Tips
Early morning or late afternoon/evening, when it is cooler, makes for a really enjoyable walk.
(There is no shade along this walk.)
Sunset is an especially good time due to it being cooler and the lighting is great for some stunning photos.
There can be a few bugs around in the early morning and late evening, so don’t forget the insect repellent!
There are a few cafes along the way if you get too hot and thirsty.
The fresh coconut with water is very refreshing!
What To Pack
What To Expect At Campuhan Ridge Walk Ubud
This ridge walk is an unexpected treat in the centre of the town of Ubud. Moreover, it takes you away from the hustle and bustle and out into the fresh air for some calm and tranquility.
Once up on the Campuhan Ridge Walk you quickly realise, from the far reaching views, that Ubud really is in the middle of the tropical jungle.
The full walk is a smooth 2km trek. There’s no need to dress in your hiking gear as it can be just a steady stroll, that takes as long as you choose.
There are parts of the walk that are uphill and some downhill but nothing too strenuous and you can go at your own pace.
You will be treated to a variety of scenery along the way, including lush green valleys, forests, pretty streams and rice fields, as well as small settlements.
This peaceful walk engages you with the local culture as you pass through the small villages with local artisans and warungs offering souvenirs and refreshments.
Campuhan Ridge Walk Ubud is super family friendly, in fact it’s the perfect place to hang out with family and friends and enjoy the views together.
In addition, this walk has quickly become recognised for its windy block paved path and scenic vistas that offer great photo opportunities.
There is actually a certain point during the walk that has become super famous, showing the windy pathway separated by two palm trees.
Sunset time is perfect, as it’s way cooler and the warm lighting that beams onto the trail makes for the perfect Bali Instagram shot.
Finally, if you are looking for a longer activity with information along the way the Campuhan Ridge to Ubud Monkey Forest Walking Tour is highly recommended.
Luxury – Alaya Resort
is in the heart of , the cultural centre of .
The resort is set amidst the, offering an outdoor pool and a fitness centre.
Guests enjoy free daily afternoon tea and tropical fruits.
The contemporary Balinese-style rooms all come with a flat-screen TV and a private terrace overlooking the natural greenery.
The private bathrooms, decorated in artworks, provide complete facilities.
Alaya Resort Ubud is just 200 metres away from the Monkey Forest and 700 metres away from Ubud Market.
Mid-Budget – Pertiwi Bisma 2
Featuring 2 landscaped pools and a restaurant, Pertiwi Bisma 2 offers guests a memorable stay, a 5-minute drive from Ubud Monkey Forest.
Free WiFi is available in all areas, and also free shuttles to Ubud Market.
Rooms in Pertiwi Bisma 2 come with air conditioning, a flat-screen cable TV, an electric kettle and a coffee/tea maker.
Nestled within tropical gardens, they all come with a private terrace. Complimentary bottled water is provided.
Balinese dance classes, trekking and hiking activities are also available.
Budget – Sila Urip Guest House
Nestled amongst lush garden, Sila Urip Guest House is located in the tranquil part of Ubud.
Each room here will provide you with a terrace and a seating area, where you can enjoy garden view from each room.
Featuring a shower and private bathroom, rooms also come with free toiletries. Guests can also order room service.
At Sila Urip Guest House you will find a garden and a terrace. The friendly staff can assist with bike hire, shuttle service and airport transfer at additional charges.
For more places to stay in Ubud, you can check the latest prices on Booking.com.