Adventures for all seasons
FOUR SEASONS RESORT BALI IS OFFERING a range of active ways to get more out of Bali, getting their guests off the beaten track and onto the road to adventure. To start with there’s a two-hour private descent by whitewater raft down the Ayung River. It is the longest river in Bali, which runs 68km from the northern mountains through the regencies of Bangli, Badung and Gianyar. Cyclers can opt for a four-hour Kintamani tour starting at this famous viewpoint onto Mt Batur’s volcanic crater and winding down through 30 km of traditional village sand ancient temples. An alternate three-hour Bongkasa village route takes you over 20km of jaw-dropping rice-field landscapes. It is a signature sight of Bali and one that has an irresistibly timeless feel. For hard-core ocean lovers, you can chase the waves and avoid the crowds on a heli-surfing tour to the renowned G-land in Grajagan Bay on the eastern end of the neighbouring island of Java. More sedate waterborne options include kayaking, windsurfing and stand-up paddle boarding from the resort’s Coconut Grove private retreat on Jimbaran Beach. Visit www.foursea sons.com for more information.