Bali – The Epic Battle of the Adventurous

”Everyone has a love affair with Bali and all it has to offer” – Lydiascapes

BALI, INDONESIA – Beyond the waves, massages and hipster nightlife, Bali by day has a very raw outdoor adventurous streak as well. A group of 10 travel bloggers/ friends set out for 4 days to get a taste of outdoor adventures in Bali, aiming to conquer the dirt tracks, forests and seas to capture the best footage our outdoor adventures have to offer.

Outdoor adventures in Bali -Doing what travel bloggers do best - Jumpshots
All excited about our outdoor adventures in Bali! Doing what travel bloggers do best – Jump shots!
Bali Outdoor Adventure - sunsets and kuta beach

After enjoying the stunning sunset at Kuta beach and a lovely night of sleep at J Boutique Hotel, we were all ready the following day for some action! Armed with our hardy FR100 action cameras, we undergo 5 different adventurous activities which put our true bravery and guts to the test.

The Ultimate List to Outdoor Adventures in Bali

Battle #1 – Canyoning through the forest

Adventure Streak 1 - Canyoning down the river rapids and get spinned around and soaked up in our tiny little 1 man floats
Canyoning down the cold but refreshing river rapids and got soaked and spun around in our tiny little 1-man floats. Loved how this photo managed to catch how fast we were going!

All bolted up with our helmets, life jackets and our waterproof FR100 cameras, we were quickly hustled to the river bed and 1 by 1 shoved into the river rapids. It was great fun and gives a real adrenaline kick as you gush down small waterfalls, get spun around at top speed when your float hits a rocky edge, not forgetting getting perpetually splashed by your surrounding ‘friendly’ neighbours, or should I say, enemies. The water was quite cool cold but refreshing and we managed to capture a few amazing shots between the squealing.

Canyoning in Bali with the Casio Exilim FR100 Action Camera

On standby to enter the river rapids in our 1 man float, am the last in line!
Canyoning in Bali with the hardy Casio FR100. Let’s hope this waterproof baby can withstand the crazy overturns and waterfall bumps! Scared!

Back against the river, which explains the sheer honest anticipation in my face
Back against the river, which explains the face of sheer anticipation. Wireless Lan feature allows me to just tap the detachable screen and capture the full glory of the location.
Bali Indonesia Group shot at rest point along our canyoning river ride
Group shot at rest point along our canyoning ride

Book your canyoning experience today!

Battle #2 – Quad Biking/ ATV Bali

Adventure Challenge Number - Quad Biking through bumpy terrain and narrow paths and roads
Quad Biking through bumpy terrain, lush forestry and narrow paths/ roads at Payangan ( an hour-long journey from Kuta). Awesome angle and shot as we mounted the camera on the side rear of the quad bike.

Quad Biking Captured by the Casio FR100 Action Camera

Bumpy quad bike ride through the Bali forest! Sunny day with amazing footage captured!
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We had 2 to a jumbo size quad bike from Bali Quad, and after multiple trials runs, we were off onto the real dirt track adventure in
in the village of Kerta, Payangan . Both myself and Jac from The Occasional Traveler, my quad bike partner-in-crime, managed to capture some high-speed footage of the experience – from different angles from the bike to handheld selfie stick. Some these videos and photos really serve as proof of how high speed and insanely fast we were riding it!

Bali Outdoor Adventure - Over the head view of the dirt bike path we are about to embark on
Over the head view of the treacherous path we were about to embark on
Bali Outdoor Adventure - quad biking - Went past some pretty Balinese traditional structures on our journey. Had to stop to take it all in
Went past some rustic Balinese traditional structures on our journey. Had to stop, click and take it all in!
We bring the toys out - our full crew all ready to ride some terrain. Armed with our fancy gadget toys to capture some high speed action
We bring the toys out! Our full crew all cited and armed with our fancy gadget and a huge array of accessories to capture some high-speed action

Battle #3 – Speeding, Snorkeling and Shots

Bali Outdoor Adventure - Speeding along to our snorkeling site
Speeding along after leaving Tanjung Benoa/ Sanur Beach jetty in our double engine speedboat to our snorkelling site. The weather was awesome!

The 3rd day in beautiful Bali comprised of speedboats, snorkelling and excessive jump shots. Yes, excessive. Will explain more later.

Bali Outdoor Adventure - Snorkeling in the beautiful clear waters with stunning coral and marine life
Snorkelling in the beautiful clear waters with stunning coral and marine life
Fishes coral and crystal clear water of Crystal Bay Nusa Penida Indonesia
Fishes fishes fishes of Crystal Bay Nusa Penida Indonesia

Managed to take loads of photos on the speedboat through the wind was so strong and there were some huge bumps due to the choppy waters. Having a wide angle lens plus the sunny skies just made everything looked so much clearer and vivid. After so much wind blowing and getting baked like a potato under the sun, we were glad to dip into the sea at the snorkelling site and enjoy the crystal clear water and amazing marine life.

Doing what travel bloggers do best, pose for that super cool shot
Doing what travel bloggers do best, pose for super cool wannabe shots
Jump Shots and Happy Moments at Crystal Bay Nusa Penida Indonesia
Jump Shots and Happy Moments at Crystal Bay Nusa Penida Indonesia, captured by 2 Casio Exilim cameras simultaneously. That’s Daniel from Sunrise Odyssey having his on a selfie stick
When you have the whole beach to yourself, it calls for a jumshot
When you have the whole beach to yourself, it calls for a jump shot

Book your snorkelling experience today!

Battle #4 – Fly that Fox over my head

Between our canyoning, there was a point where we stopped to do a flying fox set. Though not exactly as high off the ground and as long as I would like, it was still great fun and I managed to catch a lovely video of me flying through the air.

Bali Outdoor Adventure - Flying across the sky with the view of the river rapids and forests below
Flying across the sky with the view of the river rapids and forests below

Battle #5 – Surfer baby

Last but not least…surf that wave!

A great fun activity that is worth every mouthful of saltwater drunk. The best timing to go out and catch the high tides at Kuta Beach in the afternoon is between 3 – 5 pm, so come in your rash guard, head-mounted FR100 action cameras and slabs of sunblock.

outdoor adventures in Bali - Kuta Beach at Bali Indonesia | We and our big colourful boards. Behind those smiles are exhausted aching bodies and nose and mouth full of saltwater
We and our big colourful boards. Behind those smiles are exhausted aching bodies and sunburn noses
Surf that wave, our beautiful surfboards overlooking kuta beach
Surf that wave, our beautiful surfboards overlooking Kuta beach
Surfing in progress. Behind those smiles, is a nose choked with sea water, aching shoulders and yet a persistent enthusiasm to keep jumping back into those ripcurls.
Surfing in progress selfie shot with the Exilim. Love how wide the angle it can capture. Behind those smiles, is a nose/ mouth choked with sea water yet a persistent enthusiasm to keep jumping back into those rip curls.

Hence, concluding our 4 Days Outdoor adventures in Bali with Casio Exilim. Utterly loved how camera managed to capture those fast moving action and candid moments. Looking back at the videos and pictures with the highlight movie function really makes me feel nostalgic now that I have left Bali.

Want some cool shots and footage of your own? Then you know what you need to make it happen. Go Adventure with Exilim!

Handy companion to capture your outdoor memories - Casio Exilim FR100
A handy companion to capture your outdoor memories
Outdoor adventures in Bali- speeding along to crystal bay nusa penida looking all cool and suave
”Life should be made up of sunshine and an occasional cup of adrenaline”. – Lydiascapes

(This outdoor adventures in Bali trip is kindly supported by Casio Exilim Singapore. Majority of the photos featured are shot with the Casio Exilim EX-FR100 Action Camera.)

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For a taste of luxury and experiential travel in Bali, stay tuned for more in the coming weeks. To check out the full list of Bali adventure sports/ tours and activities to book in Bali.

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Carolina
    February 26, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    I love this! Bali is beautiful, and i agree with you everybody has a love affair with Bali.
    Cheers to more travels
    Carolina

    • Reply
      Lydiascapes Travel
      March 1, 2017 at 5:15 am

      Bali is really awesome Carolina! Definitely a good place to revisit.

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