Bali is not merely about the sun, the sand, and the sea”. While its culture, exotic landscape, with party scenes and exotic resorts have long time renowned as the island’s identity, it is also a paradise for running/jogging enthusiasts.
Different landscapes in different parts of the island of the Gods offers varieties of jogging tracks—from beach-side tracks, city tracks to a lush green tracks.
We compile some of the best running tracks for you, endorphin chasers so you can still log those miles in even when you’re on a holiday!
Nusa Dua area
Nusa Dua has several running tracks, one of them is the International Tourism Development Center (ITDC) is area. It is home for myriads of well-maintained luxury resorts and hotels. Pedestrian alleys connecting the resorts is an attractive path for casual runners. The tall trees provide shelters too! For runners craving for scenery, the ocean-front jogging track around Mengiat Beach or Peninsula might be the paradise.
Kuta Beach running track
Despite the crowds, there are paved running tracks lining from Kuta Beach that goes straight to South towards Segara Beach and ends up in Jerman Beach (only hundred meters away from the airport). Taking a long run along this track is a heavenly experience with the ocean breeze accompanying all along. Morning run is the best since it is more quiet. But Kuta’s scenic sunset can make up for the crowd you need to avoid (agility and reflex training?) if you opt for an afternoon run anyway. Try both times!
Sanur Beach running track
Sanur has similarly well-paved jogging tracks like in Kuta only broader and less touristy. The jogging track extends from Segara Ayu Beach passing through Karang Sanur Beach to Mertasari Beach. Sanur’s tranquility is a plus point if compared to Kuta and the shore’s less-sloping edge is a benefit for runners in need of their “me time”. It is a paradise for morning people since the tracks overlook distant sunrise at the finest.
Denpasar Niti Mandala park
Jogging tracks in Denpasar is mainly centered on the central area, around Niti Mandala Park in Renon. There are multiple tracks around this area which are usually crowded with locals. The numbers of local food and beverage stalls around can be tricky as they all delicious and tempting! iDuring Sunday morning, Car-free day event is held, which usually becomes the pinnacle of running communities gathering.
Seminyak and Canggu path
This ever vibrant and hipster area of Bali is also a paradise for runners. Surrounded by green rice fields around and black-sanded beach at the edge, the whole area of Seminyak and Canggu is an ideal back-to-nature running track. Another plus point, you’ll always find a coffee shop in the corner for some energy booster that all runners need.
Ubud’s green track
Ubud is known as yoga haven for those seeking for spiritual journey. Aside from that, the area also has immersiv (and of course, much cooler) jogging track. Visit Campuhan Ridge Walk, a short trek dividing the lush heart of Ubud. Whether in early morning or sunset time, the magnificent view of the surrounding rice fields or thatch will accompany runners during the marathon.
Now, what are you waiting for, lace those shoes and run!
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