Bali, popularly known as the island of the gods, is known for it’s consistent, legendary waves, the lush green landscapes, the awe-inspiring rice-fields and friendly, happy Balinese. Since then Bali has evolved as one of the most sought after tourist destinations, and people from all walks of life from across the world come here to satisfy their adventure instincts. Canggu, an ever-growing village in Bali is a hidden treasure and is a recently discovered holiday destination. It has a lot to offer to the nature lovers and adventure seekers.
Featuring lush green rice fields, countless hipster cafes, fantastic restaurants, yoga studios, loads of creative businesses and people, and adventure sports, it is an astounding holiday destination. A huge number of people visit this amazing place for world-class surfing, diving, climbing volcanoes, trekking, zip lining, and even quad biking through the jungle. If you are seeking adventure, here is a list of 10 adventurous activities you can enjoy in Canggu, Bali.
- Ride a horse along the beach
Canggu has a number of equestrian centers and horse riding options. Each place has highly qualified instructor sand offers trails for everyone from the beginner to advanced horse riders. A popular track is along the beach, and through the villages. After your ride, most places will provide you with an amazing Balinese lunch.
- Learn surfing on reef breaks
Canggu, Bali is one of the most iconic surfing destinations in the world, and it is because of the world-class surfing opportunities that tourists flock to this island. If you want to conquer a reef break, Canggu is for you. It doesn’t matter if you have never surfed before, or you are just a beginner. There are many excellent surf schools here that teach surfing and in these courses, they include how to master taking the plunge on an unbroken wave.
There is a set of three days course to develop these skills and on the third day, you will be ready to test surfing skills at Canggu Reef on one of the reef boats provided by these schools. You don’t need to worry about your safety because a professional surfer will be there with you all the time and you will be able to enjoy your surfing adventure without any fear. The best time to go to Canggu for surfing is from June to September.
- Trekking on volcanoes
The island’s looming volcanoes have a mystical quality and they are worshipped by the local population. To experience the most magnificent feeling of reaching the top of a volcano and witnessing the Sunrise is one of the most magical feelings in the world. The trek to Mount Agung is a quite challenging one as it is the biggest volcano in Bali. Other three are Mount Batur, Bratan and Mount Merbuk. The one thing you should know before you decide to pack your bags for volcano tracking is that all these volcanoes are active and it is not advisable to go without a guide.
- Outstanding Snorkeling experience
Bali is known for its beaches and the waters of Bali accommodate some of the most diverse coral reefs on the planet. This makes the islands surrounding Bali such as Nusa Lembongan, Nusa Penida the perfect places to snorkel, only a short car and boat ride away. The snorkeling spots off Bali are often clear, warm and home to vibrantly colored fish, turtles and manta rays.
- Heaven for scuba divers
Near to Canggu, you can also find some incredible diving opportunities, whether you are a newbie or an experienced diver. The towns of Amed and Tulamben are known for their plethora of muck dive sites with diverse marine life. Moreover, there are many scuba diving centers here that offer scuba diving courses and equipment.
- Skating at Canggu
With an every-growing population, so do grow the needs for various sports and activities. One such is skating. Over the past few years, we have seen a number of skate bowls and skate parks begin popping up all over Bali. This includes Pretty Poison (bowl), Konkrete (bowl), Amplitude (skate park), Deus Ex Machina (small half pipe) and more in surrounding towns.
- Other water sports
Other than diving and snorkeling it offers a huge variety of water sports like banana boat rides, jet skis, water-skiing, parasailing, kayaking and stand up paddle boarding, kite surfing, wake boarding, wind surfing and even water jet packs and fly-boarding. You can also enjoy water parks at many hotels and resorts in Canggu. You can call this town heaven for those who are seeking the most thrilling water sports.
- Walking under the water
This is one of the best underwater activities that is offered in Canggu. It is also called as Bali Ocean Walker or Bali Marine Walk. Walking in the seabed is completely an out of the world experience that can’t match any other adventure.
- Four-wheeled quad bike tour
These vehicles are specially designed to cover all types of terrain and are both very easy to drive yet very exciting to experience. When you take a ride on these bikes, you get a thrilling ride with the opportunity to see authentic parts of the Canggu.
- White water rafting
Rafting on the Ayung River of Bali is another adventurous activity that takes you to almost 10 km scenic stretch of the river. It is not just rafting; it is a stunning experience because you cross waterfalls, volcanic cliffs, deep-sided gorges, tranquil rice terraces and remote villages.