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The Campuhan Ridgewalk is a free and easy hike along a beautiful lush valley in Ubud. It is a beautiful short hike, especially in the morning. If you want to see the greenest green in your life, you’re at the right place! The Campuhan Ridgewalk has the scenery of a jungle or forest rather than that of rice terraces and fields. The hike is really worth it if you’re around Ubud and you want to escape the busy streets. In this blog post you will find all the information you need about the Campuhan Ridgewalk.

Book here your walking tour along Campuhan Ridgewalk and to Monkey Forest Ubud

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General travel must haves for Bali

Before we dive into the things you have to know about Campuhan Ridgewalk in Ubud, let’s check a few things to make your travels in Bali easy and safe.

Have you thought about how to get around in Bali? A scooter is the easiest way if you’re comfortable driving one yourself.

  • Book your scooter or motorbike here to get around in Bali. This is the most convenient way to arrange your rental motorbike, especially because it gets delivered and picked up for free to your accommodation within Ubud, Canggu, Kuta, Nusa Dua, Denpasar, Seminyak, Uluwatu, Kerobokan, Jimbaran, Sanur. Requirements: 20 years old; international car (B) drivers license for scooters (or moto (A) license for motorcycles); copies of passport and drivers license.

Do you prefer a private driver for the day and the freedom to create your own itinerary?

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Are you insured during your travels?

  • Buy your travel insurance here. Safetywing not only includes coverage for travel delay, lost checked luggage, emergency response, natural disasters and personal liability. But also covers all your medical expenses for hospitalisation.

Best tours in Ubud

If you want to explore the best of Ubud including it’s amazing waterfalls, then it is highly recommended to book a tour. During most of these tours you will combine a few locations on one day so you can see the diversity that Bali has to offer. Because of Bali’s popularity it is highly recommended to book your tours in advance as it is likely that tours sell out. So don’t wait with booking until you get to Bali. Choose your favorite tours here and secure your booking! All of these tours include air conditioned transport with hotel pick up and drop off, certified guides and sometimes also lunch and the entrance fees. You can reserve now and pay later, with cancellation up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund.

How to get to Campuhan Ridgewalk

If you’re going to Campuhan Ridgewalk for the first time, it might be a bit of a challenge to find the trail. There are also two entrances, the north and the south side. Close to the centre of Ubud you’ll enter through the south side of Campuhan Ridgewalk. You can easily see the location on Google Maps, but you still have to search a bit before you find the exact path. If you spot the ‘IBAH luxury villas and spa’ sign along the main road, you will see a small sign below saying “Going to the Hill”. If you turn straight into there you will find the parking at the end of the road. There is also a beautiful old tree near the carpark and other signs pointing out the right way, so you can’t miss it 🙂

Follow the signs down the stairs and you will quickly be immersed in the jungle of Ubud. First you’ll walk along a beautiful old Hindu temple before you make your way up the stairs to the Campuhan Ridgewalk.

If you want to do a guided walk along Campuhan Ridgewalk, then book your private tour here


What to expect at Campuhan Ridgewalk

The Campuhan Ridgewalk is the ultimate escape from the hustle and bustle of Ubud. Despite you need transport for almost all the activities you want to do around Ubud, you can simply walk to this trail from the center. The Campuhan Ridgewalk definitely showcases the natural side of Ubud and is a popular morning or evening workout spot for the locals.

Because there is almost no shadow along the trail, we would recommend doing the Campuhan Ridgewalk in the early morning or afternoon. The complete walk is around 4 kilometers if you do it out and back. It’s not a strenuous hike and doable for every age, therefore it’s a perfect and enjoyable family-friendly walk. Campuhan Ridgewalk is also a very popular place to walk the dog. And because it’s so safe without any traffic around, you can easily hike with your dog off leash.


Photography at Campuhan Ridgewalk

A lot of local and foreign photographers discovered the Campuhan Ridgewalk because it has beautiful vistas and photogenic points. There is a certain spot during the walk that has become super famous showing its winding pathway with palm trees along the side. So if you love to take pictures, bring your camera and enjoy the golden light and beautiful surroundings through your lens! Also if you have a drone, the Campuhan Ridgewalk is a beautiful place to fly it and see the canyon from an aerial perspective.


Campuhan Ridgewalk drone photos with sunrise


What to prepare

It is advisable to wear comfy shoes. You don’t need specific hiking gear as it’s not a too strenuous hike. There are even people that walk along the Campuhan Ridgewalk barefoot!

Also important to bring enough water with you. At the end of the trail are some restaurants and small shops where you can buy some drinks or order food with a stunning view over the ricefields.


Campuhan Ridgewalk drone topdown

Best places to stay in Ubud

If you plan on staying in Ubud then there are plenty of jungle resorts and private villa’s to choose from. We have stayed at some amazing hotels, villa’s and resorts in Ubud, so hereby our recommendations.

Super Luxury hotels in Ubud

Book here your stay at Four Seasons Sayan Ubud

Located in the lush valley of Sayan with views on the Ayung river, Four Seasons Ubud offers her guests an extraordinary experience with top class service. The private villas with pool are very spacious, luxury and besides that the resort offers an outdoor pool, four dining options and a gym.

Book here your stay at COMO Shambala Ubud

COMO Shambala is a true wellness sanctuary in the jungle of Ubud. The holistic, Asian-inspired body treatments which can include your stay at COMO Shambala are specifically designed to rejuvenate and restore the body. The private villa’s at COMO Shambala are incredibly big with each their own private pool and butler.

Book here your stay at Capella Ubud

If you love being close to nature with all luxury comforts, then glamping at Capella Ubud is the experience for you. The tented accommodation with salt water pools amidst Ubud’s lush greenery is some of the most unique experiences in Ubud.


Mid Luxury hotels in Ubud

Book here your stay at Kamandalu

Kamandalu shows the essence of a real-life Balinese village. The authentic villa’s and style of the 5 star resort really gives you the feeling that you’re in Bali. With many awesome experiences inside the resort such as the jungle swing, boat lunch and romantic dinner, you almost don’t have to leave the resort.

Book here your stay at Alila Ubud

Alila Ubud is a fantastic getaway for the whole family with an incredible infinity pool overlooking the lush valley. The hotel offers rooms and private villa’s, with and without pool. All rooms have views on the green surroundings. With a Spa, great restaurant and plenty of activities, you can enjoy your time at Alila Ubud all day long!

Book here your stay at COMO Uma Ubud

COMO Uma Ubud is a bit more affordable than COMO Shambala but still offers the hospitality and quality of the COMO brand. With beautiful villa’s with views on the jungle but still close to the centre in Ubud you can have best of both worlds at COMO Uma Ubud.


More Bali travel information

After exploring the Campuhan Ridgewalk you’d likely want to explore more of Ubud and the surrounding nature. There are lots of beautiful Ubud waterfalls to explore to find some refreshing. Or maybe you want to look for more greenness at the beautiful Bali ricefields?! We wrote many blog posts about Bali and all the best things to do and see. Head over to these blog posts to find out more!

Best things to do in Bali

Most beautiful waterfalls of Bali

Best sunrise spots in Bali

Surfing in Canggu

Best sunset spots in Bali

Mount Batur sunrise trekking

Best Instagram spots in Bali

What to do in Canggu

Best viewpoints in Bali

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One Comment

  1. Marjoleine says:

    Hi Ilse and Atiba,
    thank you for sharing your info about the trail along the valley of Campuhan Ridgewalk in Ubud. Very important, your photo’s about were to find the beginning of the trail. And again your photo’s are magical !

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