The best hikes are conducted by our own manager Nyoman (ask him for all info), and may include such routes as to the Tirtagangga water palace and to the original Bali Aga Balinese villages of Tenganan Pegringisingan and vice versa. These treks traverse the hilly terrain and villages around the water palace and through green rice fields and forests, each with insightful highlights to reveal.
The main and surrounding areas of Candidasa are strategic places from where to start on adventurous treks. Among the popular treks include the hillside and coastal temples such as the ones near Padangbai. These sites are of historical and cultural significance, and not to mention the splendid coastal views and serene nuances they offer!
Among the largest is an 11th century temple, the Pura Silayukti. Nearby is the Pura Telaga Mas and Pura Tunjung Sari. Another hill with a namesake temple, the Pura Gumang offers a rewarding outlook over to Candidasa's coast.
Those looking for a more challenging trek may opt for the popular climb up the majestic Mount Agung - only if the authorities allow it. The early morning race up with an experienced guide to this island's highest peak is to catch the glimpse of the first rays of sun.