With pristine beaches, glittering infinity pools and sunset cocktails, Bali is a dream destination to relax and unwind. But the Island of the Gods is also a hot destination for daredevils seeking adrenaline fuelled-adventures. From jumping off cliffs to riding down white water rapids or flying superhero-style up into the air. So slap on some sunscreen and get ready from some action-packed extreme sports.
If you like to test your physical endurance and agility, canyoning combines the thrills of rock climbing, river trekking and cliff jumping, as you immerse yourself under rushing waterfalls. Add some water slides, natural springs and amazing jungle scenery and you have yourself a perfect Bali adventure. Located in the north, Gitgit waterfall is one of the best canyoning spots in Bali, with different levels of difficulty so there’s something for everyone.
Feel the need for speed? Chase your friends on these ATV quad bikes while discovering Ubud’s countryside. Drive through lush green rice fields, cross the epic jungle and discover authentic Balinese villages while having the time of your life. As with most adrenaline-fuelled adventures, it’s best to wear comfortable clothes that you definitely don’t mind getting wet and dirty (and bring an extra change of clothing).
Ever wondered what it would feel like to fly in the air, superhero-style? Well, strap on a pair of special boots with a water jet system that lets you hover over the water and even fly as high as 15 metres up. The pressure builds and carries the rider in the air giving them the sensation of flying. First attempts can be challenging and good balance is key. Skilled riders are able to perform insane moves like diving and shooting up in the air.
Unleash your inner Rambo! There are three separate playing fields here for you and your friends to commando-roll your way through natural undergrowth, as well as custom-made hideouts, obstacles and bunkers. Once you’ve suited up in military-style camouflage jumpsuits and protective Anex masks, you’re good to go out and start spilling paint.
Jumping off a cliftop can be exhilarating – as long as there’s a nice big ocean below. Located in Nusa Ceningan, Mahana Point is a little bar that gives its customers a chance to do exactly that. There’s a five and ten metre diving board and a ladder to climb back up safely. The cliff jumps are obviously the main attraction, but this is also a fabulous spot for sunset viewing.
Take off from the top of a cliff and soar like an eagle with the Indian Ocean below you. Paragliding gives you breathtaking views of scenic coastlines, cliffs and temples from a totally different perspective. Flying unpowered at a dizzying height of 50 to 150 metres for around 15 to 20 minutes will give you a big, all-natural high.
Get a heart-pumping experience while you tackle the rapids with your friends, surrounded by cascading waterfalls, towering gorges and dense jungle canopy. The 14km course of the Telaga Waja river offers just the right amount of bumps and froth. And we’re pretty sure the four metre drop at the end of the ride will get that adrenaline pumping. But don’t take our word for it, go and check it out yourself!