Unforgettable scenery and local fishermen’s lifestyle discovery are awaiting the early risers in the northeastern tip of Bali. Amed, one of the seven villages stretching over 14 kilometers along the coast, is popular for its laid-back lifestyle and good spots for diving and snorkeling.
The landscape here gives the area a hilly and winding road, so you have to be in good shape if you want to ride a bicycle.
Otherwise, a small automatic motorbike would be a good pick to enjoy this adventure.
Start the ride before 7am when the sun is still low and not too hot. It will allow you to catch the hustle and bustle of the local life in the morning.
After Amed, the road follows the coast through other small villages where the locals, captured in their daily morning activities, offer an alluring sight of the coastal lifestyle.
People collecting sea salt from open drying pans, fishermen wives’ setting up stands to sell their husbands day catch, kids playing around or riding-in-four on a bike..
Running piglets, wannabe flying chicken and cows lazing on the ground are also part of the neighborhood and the obstacles on the road. So look up and adapt your speed. Ride slow, the more you will see!
On the sea, I was fascinated by the view of hundreds fishing boats, all sailing in the same direction to get back home while the sun was going up in the sky.
Sometimes on the road you will find nice viewpoint areas where you can stop, enjoy the view and take lots of pictures.
Village after village, you can decide to keep going south all the way to Candidasa (which would take more than an hour with a motorbike), or you can go back and enjoy the rest of your morning in Amed.
With that, my journey on the coast was complete. It’s time to continue my already-great day in Amed!