Pernahsukses.com – Welcome to the heart-pounding world of Bali’s most exhilarating water adventures! Nestled amidst lush tropical landscapes and cascading waterfalls, the island of Bali is not only a haven for serene beaches and vibrant culture but also a playground for adrenaline junkies seeking the rush of white-water rafting.
In this guide, we invite you to join us on a voyage down the rivers of Bali, uncovering the best rafting destinations that promise not just an adrenaline surge but an immersive experience into the island’s natural wonders.
The Ayung River is the longest river in Bali with a length of around 62 kilometers. However, the most fun point for white water rafting is in Ubud, one of the sub-districts in Gianyar Regency, Bali. There are several rafting tourism managers there. The prices also vary, starting from IDR 175 thousand to IDR 1.7 million. Each offers different facilities. At the meeting point for each manager, tourists are invited to wear equipment such as life jackets, helmets and bring paddles. Then tourists and their guides slide to the white water rafting star point.
To get to the river, tourists have to walk down hundreds of stairs. Just consider this a warm-up before starting your adventure along the Ayung River. The current in the Ayung River is relatively light, so it is quite safe for beginners and children. But just be careful, the flow of the Ayung River can still make you wet. While crossing the river, detikers will encounter dams, small waterfalls, green cliffs, shady trees and melodious birdsong. Experience moments of excitement and laughter with friends and family by rafting in Ubud.
If the Ayung River isn’t challenging enough, try the Telaga Waja River which has a faster flow. The location is in Rendang District, Karangasem Regency, Bali, namely on the east side of Bali. There are several rafting managers that detikers can choose from. From the pick-up point, tourists are then taken to the star point complete with rafting equipment. Tourists will then follow the river along a 16 km route for 2.5 hours. During the trip, detikers will not only row, but at several points must be ready to duck, lie down and be ready to maneuver. Of course it will increase your adrenaline.
The Petanu River is in the Gianyar Regency area. This river flows quite fast, originating from clear springs in several Kintamani mountains. This river is very suitable for detikers who like extreme challenges. While walking along the river, you will pass small rocks. Even though the current is not very strong, these rocks will give you a sensation of excitement.
The Pakerisan River rafting route is in Tampaksiring District, Gianyar Regency. The terrain on this route is quite easy so it is safe for beginners. With an easy route, tourists can enjoy more of the natural beauty of the Pakerisan River. This location is also known for its water sports tubing.
Melangit River Rafting is in Bakas village, Klungkung District, Gianyar Regency. This route offers an adventure that is no less extreme, tourists are taken along a 7.5 kilometer route in 1.5 hours.
This route has a fairly high level of difficulty. There are around 30 descents along the journey that make tourists scream with excitement. Not only is this route challenging, it also offers the natural beauty of waterfalls and green rainforests.
What is the minimum age for rafting?
Reporting from research at the Semarang State University digital library, visitors to white water rafting tours come from various age groups. However, rafting managers usually set a minimum age limit for visitors of 7 years. Meanwhile, the maximum age is according to ability.
Rafting Equipment to Bring
There is a number of equipment used in this white water rafting sport. Reporting from the book Borobudur Surrounding by Lilly Tristiningsih Erwin, et al, the personal equipment brought includes a change of clothes, toiletries, sunblock, sports shoes or sandals, rubber straps (if wearing glasses). The following is a review of the equipment used for rafting, as reported by research results in the Jambi University repository.
This boat can use three types of materials, namely hyplon, polyester nylon and Pilyvynil Chloride (PVC)
Made of rubber with dense nylon fibers.
This material is usually very flexible and thin.
Has a very strong power with a relatively expensive price.
b. Polyester Nylon
Made from a mixture of rubber and plastic with a little nylon fiber.
Very flexible, thin and slippery.
This material is not very strong, it tears easily.
The price is relatively expensive.
c. Pilyvynil Chloride (PVC)
Made from PVC and tight nylon fiber.
This material is stiffer and thicker.
Has strong enough strength.
Prices vary. Some are cheap, some are very expensive.
A paddle is a stick with a flat tip that is used to row a boat. This swing rod is made of aluminum. Meanwhile, at the ends, some are made of fiber, some are made of plastic. However, there are also those whose stems and ends are made of wood.
3. Buoy (Life Jacket)
The raw material for buoys is waterproof foam so that they can float when they fall in the water. The front of the float is thicker. There is a hook on the buoy. The color is always contrasting, usually orange so that it is easy to identify.
The helmet functions to protect the head if it falls from the boat. Usually there are rocks in the river that could be a threat if we were thrown from the boat. That’s an explanation of the famous rafting spots in Bali and what equipment you need to bring. So now detikers are ready to jump into the river?