A hidden jewel at Java’s centre Amanjiwo rests in the shadows of the largest Buddhist temple complex in the world, Borobudur, which reopens to visitors from 1 March 2023.
There are few more scenic ways to appreciate the beauty of Bali than with a cycle or trek through the countryside. Amandari’s guides are all locals who know the region backwards, and picnics and encounters with local artisans, healers or artists can always be arranged along the way.
Cycling is a superb way to experience Balinese daily life and nature up close and personal, whether peddling through remote villages, crossing peaceful rice paddies or freewheeling down endless downhills on quiet back roads. Amandari’s team of cycling guides are experts at finding completely off-the-beaten-track routes and providing opportune Aman surprises sure to delight.
From its perch above the Ayung River Gorge, Amandari offers countless trails and pathways leading into the natural wonderland that surrounds the resort. Tailored to time available and fitness levels, Amandari’s trained guides can arrange a trek through lush jungle, verdant rice paddies and tranquil villages, with a picnic overlooking the Gorge as a well-deserved reward.
For those looking for a challenge, Bali offers some spectacular peaks that are well worth summiting for spectacular sunrise views. Rising to a height of 1,717 metres beside a picturesque lake, Mount Batur in Bali’s north can be summited in around two hours, depending on fitness levels, and provides a breathtaking setting for an Amandari picnic breakfast carried up by your personal guide.
Mount Batukaru, the second highest mountain in Bali at 2,275m, can be seen from Amandari’s restaurant terrace and main pool. Recommended for experienced hikers only, the ascent takes about 4-5 hours, and the descent will take 2-3 hours.