Bali boot campUbud, Indonesia
Cast away that bottle of Bintang, scrap sunbaking on the beach and get your blood pumping at a Balinese boot camp.
Located at the heart of the island at a village outside of Ubud, the Ayung Sari Indah retreat will be your home as you spend a week working out. You’ll earn that sweat streaming down your back getting active in the 'jungle gym', where the trainers utilise coconuts, bags of rice and bamboo apparatus.
Other sessions involve jungle runs, crawling through muddy rice paddies and hauling logs upstream. Rise at 3am to trek Mount Batur by torchlight, summiting its peak as the first rays of light catch a wisp of volcanic smoke. The early start is rewarded by a trip to natural hot springs to soothe those weary muscles. There's also plenty of down time for massages, reading, napping and shopping in Ubud, and the meals are prepared using the freshest local produce. And, yes, you can have banana pancakes for breakfast.
Sharing Bali organises transfers so it couldn’t get any easier. Expect to pay US$45 for a car of four people from the airport.
- Tradional hut-style accomodation
- Meals are provided
- Activities include volcano climbing, cooking classes, cycling, village walks and yoga
A boot camp or organised retreat starts at US$1070. If you’d prefer a more relaxed approach a stay in a bungalow is US$70 for a single person per night, including meals. Activities and treatments can be booked separately.
You’ll make good use of your trainers!