Sanda has plenty to offer for those who enjoy the outdoors and fresh clean air. You can walk and explore many well-maintained trails, leading through spectacular rice fields and lush green plantations, following clean mountain streams and rivers and sometimes to waterfalls well off the beaten track.
Bali’s second highest mountain, the ancient volcano Mount Batukaru, is still covered with some of Bali’s most pristine rain forest. Mount Batukaru is a sacred place for the locals and several good trails lead through spectacular forest to the summit, home to a small sacred temple.
If you enjoy cycling, bring your bike! There are many small roads, tracks and trails. Some perfect for a road bike, others require a mountain bike. If you prefer a trail motorbike you have plenty of options as well.
Places to explore a bit further away include several spectacular waterfalls, a Buddhist temple, traditional coffee roaster, Lake Tamblingan, Bratan and Buyan, Lovina beach on Bali’s north coast, Soka Beach in the south, the famous surf beaches in Southwest Bali and of course the spectacular UNESCO listed Jatiluwih rice fields. All reachable within maximum an hour and a half beautiful drive.
Wildlife enthusiasts and photographers don’t need to travel far. The plantations are home to a variety of birds, bats, squirrels, civets, porcupine and other small mammals, reptiles, amphibians and insects. As a wildlife enthusiast and photographer myself I’ll be happy to give you some inside tips!