How to Get There
To reach Pemuteran by public transport is a bit of a challenge. It is easier to organize a car and driver to pick you up at the airport or your hotel and drive you to Pemuteran. Cost for an airport pick up in the south are around RP 700.000,- for a car with 4 passengers. This is a scenic 3,5 hour tour through some of the most interesting landscapes in Bali.
If you come from the south there are several options. The route through Munduk will take you past the lakes in the mountains and the route through Pupuan will show you amazing rice terras panoramas.
ROUTE 1: 4 hours *
The south-north connection which runs from Kuta/Sanur via Kapal (famous for its pottery and stone carvings), Mengwi (with its beautiful Taman Ayun garden temple), Baturiti, Pacung, the fruit & vegetable market of Candi Kuning, to Lake Bratan and the famous Ulun Danu water temple. A few kilometer after lake Bratan the road starts to climb again, to the pass of Wanigiri. On your way you will pass a forest with a holy rock formation where a large group of small monkeys lives. Mainly in the morning hours you will see dozens of monkeys playing at the sides of the road. Have a rest stop here to enjoy the view on Lake Buyan. As soon as you have reached the pass of Wanigiri the roads starts to wind down, passing the Yeh Ketipat temple and the Gitgit waterfalls, on to Singaraja. At Singaraja you turn left, following the coastal road to Lovina. Then you continue west, past Banjar (with its famous hot springs and the Buddhist monastry 'Vihara'), Seririt and Pemuteran.
ROUTE 2: 3,5 hours
This is the fastest and most scenic tour. The start is similar to route 1. At the panoramic view point, situated at the pass of Wanigiri, you turn left, westward, following a road that runs high above the north side of the twin lakes Buyan and Tambligan. The road winds slowly down with beautiful, panoramic views, passing the villages of Munduk (with the Munduk waterfall), Banyuatis (famous for its coffee), Gunungsari, Mayong, Rangdu, and Ringdikit, on to the old market town of Seririt. From here you follow the coastal road to the west to Pemuteran.
ROUTE 3 135 km / 4 - 5 hours
From Kuta/Sanur, follow the road to Tabanan/Gilimanuk. At Antosari/Badegede you turn right, northward, following a road to Seririt which runs through rice fields and forests with beautiful panoramic views on your way. You will pass among others the villages of Tiyinggading, Belimbing, Sanda, Pupuan, Mertasari, Kayupadi, Bantiran, Busung Biyu, Mayong, Rangdu, and Ringdikit. At Seririt you follow the coastal road to the west to Pemuteran.
ROUTE 4 135 km / 5 - 6 hours
From Kuta/Sanur, follow the road to Gianyar. From there travel further north either via Bangli or via Tampaksiring, to Kintamani and lake Batur. Try some of the delicious fresh fruit that is sold from roadside stalls, and have a rest stop at the village of Penelokan to enjoy the wonderful panoramic view on the volcano and the lake of mount Batur. Then travel on to the temple of Penulisan where the road starts winding down with many curves to Kubutambahan at the north coast of Bali. Turn left at Kubutambahan, follow the coastal road that runs via Sangsit (with the Pura Beji temple) to east Singaraja, cross the city of Singaraja with its old, colonial buildings from east to west until you reach the coastal road that leads to the villages of Lovina. Then you continue west, past Banjar (with its famous hot springs and the Buddhist monastry 'Vihara'), Seririt and Pemuteran.
* given travel times are approximate, depending on the traffic, the experience of the driver, and the number and duration of rest stops.