If you visit Bali and you stay in one of the lovely beach places you should also plan one day or more to visit Ubud.
Ubud is a town in Bali, located amongst rice paddies and steep ravines in the central foothills of the Gianyar regency.
Of course the guides will bring you to the market and fancy shops in Ubud, don’t miss that…but if you want to see more of the beautiful environment of Ubud you should take a walk through the rice paddies or take a bike tour.
We did a bike tour with friends, we had so much fun, it is really great to do. Ubud and surrounding is a beautiful place for cycling. We visited a small plantation, stopped to see how people harvest the rice, cycled through lovely Balinese villages and lots, lots more. You feel so close to nature and the Balinese people.
We did the bike tour with http://happybiketour.com/our_tour.html A great company with friendly people. Don’t miss it!
If you want to know more about rice go to http://www.indo.com/culture/rice.html