Bali presents a wealth of outdoor activities for all ages, from sea sports to golf, horse-riding and bird watching. There are also a number of specialist adventure tour companies, offering exciting excursions such river rafting, mountain cycling, jungle trekking and 4-wheel-drive expeditions. Most companies provide a door-to-door pick-up and drop-off service.
Bali is the ideal location for learning to dive or diving for pleasure among some of the world's finest tropical reefs. The water is warm and the marine life is abundant. Bali’s reputable dive schools and operators offer facilities, equipment and tuition for every PADI course from beginners’ discovery dives to the highest recreational level.
The waters all around the island offer some excellent opportunities for snorkelling, suitable for all levels including beginners. Explore a shipwreck in Tulamben; discover pristine corals and maybe a manta ray at Nusa Penida, some beautiful reefs and colourful fish at Padang Bai, and the gigantic gorgonian sea fans at Menjangan National Marine Park.
There are numerous ocean cruise options departing from Benoa Harbour, including sunset cruises, day trips, and luxury yacht cruises exploring the neighbouring islands. If you appreciate privacy on the seas, we can arrange for you to charter an elegant catamaran, complete with snorkelling, scuba and fishing gear.
White water rafting is an action-packed journey through class II and III rapids, against an awesome backdrop of pristine rainforest, towering gorges, emerald rice terraces and dramatic waterfalls on the Ayung, Telaga Waja and Unda Rivers.
Bali is renowned as one of the great surfing meccas of the world, offering over 20 top-quality breaks. The peak surf season is April through October when the southeast trade winds blow offshore and the full force of the solid southern ocean swells hit the reefs around Kuta, Nusa Dua, and the Bukit Peninsula. Meanwhile, for novices and surfers of intermediate ability, there are plenty of mellow beachbreaks and a good choice of well-managed surf schools.
There are plenty of several stables offering riding adventures through rice fields, villages, monsoon forest, and along the beach. All treks are accompanied by personal guides and lessons can be arranged. Most stables provide a good selection of well-trained horses with varying temperaments, energies and sizes to suit all ages and levels of experience.
Starting around 1100 metres above sea level, each mountain cycling tour is an exhilarating descent through farms, hamlets and lush valleys, past ancient temples and beautiful rice fields.
The golfing options in Bali are quite outstanding and golfers come from all over the world to play on the island’s top class, championship golf courses, which are set in contrasting coastal and mountain locations. These magnificent playgrounds are all open to non-members.
Bali Hash House Harriers
There are several Hash House Harriers running clubs in Bali. The beautiful routes cover terraced rice fields and deep tropical jungle ravines. There is generally a short run of 45 – 60 minutes, and a long run of 60 – 90 minutes.
Jungle Trekking and Mountain Climbing
Experienced guides will take visitors on anything from gentle hikes through rice fields, jungle, rainforests and national parkland, to challenging mountain treks in the dry season.
Eco tours are an opportunity to experience Bali “by and for the people”. Local guides will give you a unique insight into their world of village life.