High quality guided tours of all shapes and sizes are easily obtainable from Ubud, and local experts can help to make the region completely accessible with a wide range of pricing options.
Bali is best seen from a bike rather than any of the many automotive options, particularly if you want to get out of the city. There are a great many organized Bali bike tours available. You’ll likely be treated to visits from village children and other locals. Peddling puts you at the right scale to fully appreciate the geography and architecture on display in the countryside. The Bali Mountain Bike Festival (BMTB) is the premiere cycling event of the year and an excellent opportunity for cyclists to get their groove on in an organized fashion. Held annually each summer, the festival aims to entice cycling fans from around the world to engage in cycling at night (“night riding”) and other activities endorsed by the Bali Cycling Federation.
Golfing is another popular activity that can help you get out of town. The Handara Kosaido course is located approximately an hour from Ubud. It combines the pleasures of relaxing in the mountains of Bedulga with a world class course designed by Peter Thompson and Michael Wolferidge.
The Ubud Monkey House (or the Enchanted Monkey House), is a nature reserve and temple complex that makes for a great excursion, particularly if you have children in tow. Check out the community of 300 hundred crab-eating macaque monkeys who reside within its walls. Mind your valuables (and kids), these monkeys like to grab.