MalaMadre Motorcycles Bali Diaries

Malamadre Motorcycles is going to take you to a few local and distant adventures; the places and things in Bali we know and love. Places that you can enjoy from sunrise to sunset. Experience Bali authentically and of course, preferably, on one of our custom built motorcycles. 😉

Bali is filled with hidden and popular in “the know” spots, from beach’s, sacred temples, waterfalls, restaurants and bars.

The first in the series, Authentic Bali, Malamadre Motorcycles Bali Diaries, is our Top Scenic Spots in and around the island. From our favorite coastal, black sand diving spot, to an ancient purifying temple tucked away in the mountains, to that “secret” white sand beach hidden below the cliffs of the Bukit; the Bali we know and love and want to share with you.

Nyan Nyan Beach

Paradise lost! or found for that matter, this is the beach you’ve been looking for. Secluded with a hidden access point and about 500 stairs  to climb down ( and back up ) to get to the  beach, however you won’t be disappointed. The beauty ofNyan Nyan beach is what your writing home about. Bring everything you need with you, there is little in the way of food and beverage, so pack well.


Forget Ubud, this is an absolute sanctuary of serenity. Located on the northern east cost of Bali, three hours from Denpasar, Amed and it’s encompassing villages are a collection of bliss. Known for its amazing diving and black beaches,Amed and its sleepy fishing villages will take you to that simple place.


 Lets head to the highlands, to Bali’s Volcanic mountains. This awe inspiring region which sits around the rim of Bali’s sacred volcano Mt. Batur offers endless views over the rice terraced valley’s below and beautiful Lake Batur. Magical eye candy which is worth its weight in Gold. A fun fact. The Kintamani bred of dogs originate from here and date back to the 14c


Strawberry fields forever… Bedugul is located in the mountainous central northern region of the island. It‘s appeal is found in its high altitude, mild temperature, strawberry farms, the three crater lakes of the region, Bratan,Buyan and Tamblingan the Bali Botanical Garden (the oldest in the country) and of course Golf! The Handara Gold Course is located in a crater of an ancient volcano. Bendugul is about a 2hr drive from Canggu, but worlds away as far as the vibe goes.

Balian Beach

If your looking for a spot a bit off the well worn beaten path, Balian is it. About 1 and 1/2 hrs west of Canggu, this sleepy coastal village is known by those in the know for it’s surf break. It’s a short distance east of Medawi.  The beaches are quiet here and the mood is rustic! You’ll want to stay for days.

Nusa Lembongan

If it’s white sand, secluded island coves and low key, rustic island vibe, Nusa Lembongan is it! Hop on your bike and catch the next ferry from Sanur or Serengan. In one hour you’ll find yourself in this forgotten Paradise. Keep yourself busy snorkeling, swimming with the manta rays, paddle boarding and a bit of surf!

Gunung Kawi

If you feel like taking in a bit of local Balinese culture, this is a great place to start. Gunung Kawi is an 11c temple and funeral shrine built into a cliff wall. It’s thought to be dedicated to King Anak Wungsu of the Udayana dynasty and his favourite queens.  The trip alone is worth the travel, rice terraced valley’s and lush green tropical vista abound. After, if you haven’t had enough, you can head into Ubud and purr through its vibe; a short distance drive away.

Sekumpul Waterfalls

Get your trekking shoes out and your sense of adventure! This is one of  the most breathe taking natural attraction on Bali.  Getting down to the falls, however, is no easy feat but it is well worth the effort. The path leading to the falls (seven in total) is narrow and steep. Come on you didn’t come to Bali to cruise from one beach to the next did you!

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