In your spare time you might want to go cycling in the beautiful countryside around Ubud. Its easy to hire mountain bikes in the area but make sure that the bike is in good shape. You can sometimes hire road bikes but the variation of terrain suits mountain bikes better. Ubud is a hilly part of the country so you have to take that into account when you choose your route. Sometimes you have to get off your bike to negotiate steep parts but it is a small price to pay when you a
Drink a lot of water when you are in tropical Balli You will lose a lot from your body through sweating and advice is that should drink at least 2 litres of water each day in addition to other drinks that you may have. Make sure your urine doesn't get darker than a very pale yellow colour. If it is, drink more water. Be careful to drink clean water. Don't drink tap water unless it has been boiled first or properly filtered. Bottled water is available everywhere and is cheap
Not far from the equator the tropical island of Bali enjoys sea breezes around the coast making days pleasant and cooler temperatures in the elevated inland areas. The Shala Bali is about 30km from the coast and at 250 metres (820 feet) above sea level, 50 metres higher and a little cooler than Ubud. It gets hot in the middle of the day but there is often a refreshing breeze. Maximum temperatures vary according to the time of the year. The wet season from November to June is
Bali is famous for its beautiful rice paddies and the Ubud area has some of the best. Tourists flock to Tegalalang Rice Paddies just nearby and it is worthwhile taking the opportunity to view them. The Shala Bali is surrounded by extensive rice paddies irrigated by streams and man-made water channels. There are up to 3 rice growing cycles per year in the luxuriant area where we are located. When the previous rice crop has been cut the bare short stalks are left in the ground.