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CAMPUHAN RIDGE WALK (Punggung Bukit Campuhan) – Another Natural Side of Ubud

CAMPUHAN RIDGE WALK

– All Details to Know About Campuhan Ridge Walk –

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WHY BACKPACKER SHOULD VISIT CAMPUHAN RIDGE WALK?

AWESOME JUNGLE
It’s located in the Ubud area.
Many tree and hills across the river.

GREEN VIEW ALONG THE TRACK
Enjoy walking tour with green view along the paved track.
Sabana view and forest along the river.

POPULAR IN UBUD
You are going to visit the popular in Ubud.
Offering another natural sight view.

NEAR OTHER DESTINATION
It’s near to other destination such as Ubud royal palace, Ubud market, Saraswati temple.
You can combine to visit those places.

GUNUNG LEBAH TEMPLE & THE BRIDGE

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*) You need to turn right down the stairs to reach Campuhan ridge walk.

WHAT IS CAMPUHAN RIDGE WALK?

DESCRIPTION:

Campuhan ridge walk  is a hill in the north of Gunung Lebah temple. It’s also known as Gunung Lebah hill. Campuhan ridge walk surrounded by two river. Along the 1.5 meter paved track you can see the green sabana and forest across the river.

Campuhan is a balinese word, it means a place where two rivers converge. You can see the ‘truly Campuhan’ is in the south of Gunung Lebah temple. The meet place of two river believed as sacred place. That’s why local hindu people build a temple near the area.

Campuhan ridge walk used as jogging track by locals in the early morning after sunrise and walking tour by travelers who visit Ubud. Some farmers also used this track to takes the grass and dry it before it used as the roof of cafe or restaurant.

‘CAMPUHAN’ THE PLACE OF TWO RIVERS CONVERGE

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*) In front of Gunung Lebah temple you can see the ‘truly Campuhan’. It’s the place of two rivers converge.

A CEREMONY AT CAMPUHAN

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*) If you lucky you will see the local do a ceremony in Campuhan.

THE FACES STATUE AT CAMPUHAN

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*) I’m not sure what face statue are they. But, seems it’s like mother earth statues.

HOW MUCH IS CAMPUHAN ENTRANCE FEE?

ENTRANCE FEE:
Free.

PARKING FEE:
Free.

CAMPUHAN RIDGE WALK

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WHEN THE BEST TIME TO VISIT CAMPUHAN RIDGE WALK?

BEST TIME TO VISIT:

SUNRISE:
6.15 AM – 6.20 AM.

BEFORE HOT TEMPERATURE:
6.00 AM – 7.30 AM.

SUNSET:
6.15 PM – 6.20 PM.

AFTER HOT TEMPERATURE:
4.00 PM – 6.00 PM.

*) For sunrise and sunset better you arrive 30 minutes before. So, you can see the change of the gradation color.

CAMPUHAN RIDGE WALK

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WHERE IS CAMPUHAN RIDGE WALK LOCATED?

LOCATION:
Village (Desa): Sayan
Sub-district (Kecamatan): Ubud
Regency (Kabupaten): Gianyar
Province (Provinsi): Bali

DISTANCE:
About 26 km northeast of Denpasar or 1 hour.
About 0 km of Ubud or few minutes walking.
About 37 km northeast of Kuta beach or 1 hour and 20 minutes.
About 39 km northeast of Ngurah Rai airport or 1 hour and 20 minutes.

MAP OF CAMPUHAN RIDGE WALK:

HOW TO GET TO CAMPUHAN RIDGE WALK?

PUBLIC TRANSPORT:
There is no direct public transport to get there. You have to take multiple public transport to reach this place.

From UBUD :
If you stay in Ubud area you can just walk to this place.

From KUTA :
Please to reach Kuta Central Parking first – Then, find Trans SARBAGITA Bus Shelter/Halte.
Then take a Trans  SARBAGITA Bus Corridor 2 – Stop at Batubulan Mini/Micro Bus Station.
Then take a Mini/Micro Bus at Batubulan – Stop at Ubud.
Then take a walk to reach this place.

  • Fee: IDR 3,500 + IDR 20K.
  • Timetable: No.

From Ngurah Rai Airport :
Please to reach Ngurah Rai International Gate first – Then, find Trans SARBAGITA Bus Shelter/Halte.
Then take a Trans  SARBAGITA Bus Corridor 2 – Stop at Batubulan Mini/Micro Bus Station.
Then take a Mini/Micro Bus at Batubulan – Stop at Ubud.
Then take a walk to reach this place.

  • Fee: IDR 3,500 + IDR 20K.
  • Trans Sarbagita Timetable: 10.45 AM, 12.45 PM, 2.45 PM, 4.45 PM, 6.45 PM and 8.45 PM.

From DENPASAR :
Please to reach  ‘Pesanggaran’ or ‘Pedungan’ Trans SARBAGITA Bus Shelter/Halte first.
Then take a Trans  SARBAGITA Bus Corridor 2 – Stop at Batubulan Mini/Micro Bus Station.
Then take a Mini/Micro Bus at Batubulan – Stop at Ubud.
Then take a walk to reach this place.

  • Fee: IDR 3,500 + IDR 20K.
  • Timetable: No.

Other option: 
Please to reach Ubung Mini/Micro Bus Station first.
Then take a Bemo (Angkot) at Ubung – Stop at Batubulan Mini/Micro Bus Station.
Then take Mini/Micro Bus at Batubulan – Stop at Ubud.
Then take a walk to reach this place.

  • Fee: IDR 15K + IDR 20K.
  • Timetable: No.

More information about Bali public transportation system:

– Trans Sarbagita Bus Stop/Shelter/Halte.
– Batubulan Micro/Mini Bus Station.
– Ubung Micro/Mini Bus Station.

*) It’s really not efficient trip using public transport in Bali. Waste your time, energy and money. There is no fixed price in Bali transportation system, except Trans Sarbagita. If the passenger full loaded you will get the price above, but if quiet (little) passenger you will pay more expensive. Seems they applied operational cost basis since the public transport not so popular today (quiet).

**) For backpacker i recommend you to rent a scooter to reach this place and use google map as your navigator.

***) You can also use Go-jek or Grab transport. Their price reasonable, but you have to install the apps first and the driver may not be able to speak english.

****) There is no sign or no Campuhan name board from the Ubud main road. You need turn into ‘IBAH’ villas & spa to reach Campuhan ridge walk and put your scooter or car in the parking area.

THE WEST SIDE FOREST VIEW ACROSS RIVER

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THE EAST SIDE FOREST VIEW

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*) As you can see on the picture above, the hill side full of bladygrass or satintail grass. Sometime you will see the farmer harvest this grass. They will dry it before sell to the craft man. The craftman will use it to make a roof for cafe, restaurant or villa.

OTHER INFORMATION:

MOBILE PHONE SIGNAL:
Strong signal for your smartphone.

CAFE/RESTAURANT:
There are some cafe in the end of the ridge walk area.

*) Better you bring the water.

PARKING FEE:
FREE

*) It’s very steep road to the parking area. You have to drive carefully.

CAMPUHAN SUNSET

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KARSA CAFE

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RICE TERRACE VIEW

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LOTUS POND VIEW

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*) There are so many cafe in the end of Campuhan ridge walk. But, i prefer Karsa cafe since it offering many beautiful view such as rice terraces, lotus ponds, coconut trees, sunset view, etc.

WATCH CAMPUHAN RIDGE WALK FROM VIDEO:

SOME  ‘SEE & DO’ NEAR CAMPUHAN RIDGE WALK:

You can combine to visit these places when you visiting Campuhan ridge walk, Ubud:

1. Ubud royal palace.
2. Ubud market.
3. Puri Lukisan Painting museum.
4. Saraswati temple.
5. Blanco painting museum.
6. 9 Angels Vegetarian restaurant.
7. Neka art museum.
8. ARMA museum.
9. Ubud monkey forest.
10. Seven Places of Bali Dance Show in Ubud.

You can also check our recommended itinerary here: Ubud walking tour itinerary.

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4 thoughts on “CAMPUHAN RIDGE WALK (Punggung Bukit Campuhan) – Another Natural Side of Ubud

    1. kunzbali Post author

      Yes for sure.
      You need to wear your rain coat,
      if you still want to walk at Campuhan ridge walk in rainy weather.

  1. Ruby

    Somehow I felt this place is slightly overrated. It surely is a nice walk with beautiful view, but it was nothing like “breathtaking.” I’m glad I did it in late afternoon. It’d just be too hot in the day. Mosquito repellent might come in handy.

    1. kunzbali Post author

      Thank you for share your experience in Campuhan ridge walk.
      Well, it just a hill between two rivers and it full of the grass.
      But, for some people say it’s a nice place for to do some exercise.
      Thank you for your suggestion to bring mosquito repellent in Campuhan.

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