From Lempuyang Temple, this hike leads down a small road through a beautiful, mountainous valley full of jungle to the coastal village of Amed far below.
This walk starts at Lempuyang Temple and ends in Amed by the beach. You can get a taxi to Lempuyang Temple, but in the morning we walked to the temple from Tirta Gangga Water Palace (16.5 km, 4-6 hours). We hiked down to Amed Beach in the afternoon after lunch.
Tips for Hike from Lempuyang Temple to Amed Beach
- We carried our rucksacks and to get to the beginning of this hike we walked from Tirta Gangga Water Palace. It’s also easy to get a taxi to Lemuyang Temple, the start of the hike.
- Remember sunscreen, sunhat and sunglasses
- Take plenty of water and snacks, there are not many warungs on the route.
- In Amed we stayed in Sunshine Bungalows*.
- For more activities nearby, check out the walk from Tenganan Village to Tirta Gangga, or check out the Best Hikes in Bali.
Leaving Lempuyang Temple
From Lempuyang Temple, head right along the road at the junction where lots of taxis are waiting. This road is fairly quiet and winds along through the jungle with occasional houses and nice views. After almost 1.5km, head right at the junction to walk up the road to the saddle. At the top continue to the right and over onto the other side of the mountain range.
The small road now starts heading downwards. You wind through little villages, with temples, and great views back up the forested mountains to the right. You can see little houses dotted amongst the steep hillside, and rocky cliff faces above.
Continuing Downwards in the Valley
After 2 km from the highest point, continue right on the road at the junction to keep on walking downwards. There’s a sharp corner where you bend right and contour along through some more villages. The road bends around and down into the main valley.
You’ll pass through a larger village as the road becomes flatter and now follow the valley down on the right side of a river. About 1.5 km after the village you’ll see a small little restaurant, Warung Agus, on the edge of the road. A great place for a refreshing drink.
The route continues further, with beautiful views of rice fields and back up the mountains. Eventually you’ll reach the busier coastal road in Bunutan, part of the Amed Beach area.
At Amed Beach we stayed at Sunshine Bungalows*. It’s right on the beach and there’s some fantastic mask and snorkelling just in front of the hotel. It was actually the best snorkelling in the whole of Bali – we swam out to the far side of the reef (which starts a few metres offshore) where the ocean is very clear, and it was amazing. There were so many fish and we also saw a sea turtle! We also picked Sunshine Bungalows because it was not too far from where the road down from Lempuyang Temple reaches the coast, so we minimised the walking.
For more activities nearby, check out the hike from Tirta Gangga to Lempuyang Temple, the walk from Tenganan Village to Tirta Gangga, or another hike in Candidasa. Or, discover the Best Hikes in Bali.