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The Best Way to Explore Bali Is on Is Picturesque Coastal, Volcano, and Forest Roads

by Matador Creators Feb 9, 2023

Bali is a beautiful island full of lush rainforests, stunning beaches, and of course, lots of digital nomads. To really experience the beauty of this Indonesian paradise, however, take a drive along some of its scenic roads, which will bring you through the island’s most diverse and beautiful landscapes.

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The North Coast Road is one of the most popular routes in Bali. It stretches from Denpasar to Singaraja, winding through small villages and past stunning beaches along the way. As you drive down this road, you’ll be treated to beautiful views of the sea and bucolic rice paddies in the distance. In addition to its natural beauty, this route also features some unique cultural experiences like traditional Balinese villages and ancient temples.

Animal lovers will want to check out the Ubud Monkey Forest Road, located in the heart of Ubud and running through central Bali. This scenic road offers stunning views as it passes through rolling hills covered with lush foliage and jungle terrain. On your journey, you’ll pass through traditional Balinese villages where you can watch locals going about their day-to-day lives. If you’re lucky, you may even spot some monkeys in the trees.

For those looking for a more remote experience, there’s the East Coast Road which runs from Singaraja all the way down to Amed on Bali’s east coast. This route winds through rural villages where visitors can get a glimpse of local life and explore small-scale farms growing coffee beans and other produce. There are also plenty of secluded beaches off this road that offer up some incredible views of both land and sea alike.

Adventure-seekers should take a trip up Volcano Drive. This winding road takes you up the slopes of Mount Agung—Bali’s highest volcano—where you can marvel at spectacular views over East Bali from 4,921 feet above sea level. As you ascend the slopes, look out for traditional Balinese temples perched high up on cliff sides before admiring the magnificent view from the summit.

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