Ubud Ricefield Walk
ElevationAscent: 246' 75 m
Descent: -245' -75 m
High: 952' 290 m
Low: 706' 215 m
GradeAvg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 5% (3°)
“A fantastic walk through the rice terraces just outside of Ubud.”— Almonzo Wilder
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.
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