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Bali Marathon

 

The Maybank Bali Marathon 2019 is an annual marathon event held in Bali that offers you a scenic route bask in Bali’s natural and traditional beauty. This year’s event will fall on 8 September in Gianyar Bali, Indonesia and there are several categories, such as the 42.197-kilometer marathon, the 21.0975-kilometer half-marathon, as well as the 10-kilometer run and the kid dash.

Unlike other marathons, the Bali Marathon 2019 offers a unique experience throughout your run. The route that you will take will be around the Gianyar and Klungkung districts, which are filled with rice fields, busy downtown area, and breezy countryside with panoramic views. Moreover, Maybank Indonesia will also involve the locals to participate in the marathon by showcasing Balinese traditions to entertain the runners with Balinese songs, dances, and culture throughout the competition. You can register for this adventurous run at the Bali Marathon 2019 official website.

Things to do and see Around the Venue

Central Bali is home to the nature side of Bali compared to the other more hip and modern parts of Bali. While you’re here for the marathon, don’t forget to check out other exciting things that you can do on the island.

Go on a safari adventure at the Bali Safari & Marine Park to see your favorite animals such as the komodo dragons, elephants, orangutans, and the Bali Mynah bird. This magnificent safari is the frontline of wildlife conservation in Indonesia and a member of The South East Asians Zoo Associations! In fact, you can even dine the mouthwatering Balinese cuisines with the king of the jungle itself!

Experience classic beach activities such as horse-riding by the amazing black sandy beach of Saba beach. This beach stretches 3 kilometers east of Denpasar and offers a unique experience as you gallop near the waters while seeing Bali’s beautiful sunset.

Also make sure to find time to visit the beautiful Pura Dalem Sidan, the home to the number one fine stone carvings. In addition, there is a beautiful rice field that adds to the experience of a breath of fresh air in front of the temple.

Gianyar is also the first stop for those wanting to sample traditional Balinese food market such as the Babi Guling. This spit-roasted pig stuffed with chili, turmeric, garlic and ginger dish is well-known and can be found in a lot of side streets around Gianyar. Just pick your favorite!

If you want to visit a more centered place where you can get all in one place, you can also visit the Gianyar Night Market. You can have a stroll and some snacks that are easily found at this market including roast chicken, bakso soup, desserts, and many more Balinese food. Additionally, you can also get a hold of some Balinese trinkets that you could find at a cheap price.

Get There

The best way to visit Bali is by air and through the Ngurah Rai International Airport. National and international flights are always available around the clock and it is the easiest way to get to the Island of The Gods.

If you plan for a more adventurous trip then a road trip from Jakarta is also possible. It could take from 30 hours to a few days, but you can stop along the way and enjoy the cities that you are going to pass through. Public transport provided by travel companies and busses are available for a pretty good price.

Getting to Bali by sea is also possible through a ferry ride from Lombok Island in West Nusa Tenggara or from Banyuwangi, East Java. In Lombok, don’t forget to check out the beauty of Mount Rinjani and the pristine beaches of the Gili Islands. Meanwhile, in Banyuwangi, make sure to check the Ijen Crater and its memorable Blue Fire.

Get Around

Known for its many visitors, there are several types of transport to help you get around in Bali and there are also some tours and travel agencies that you can hop-on, which could provide the transportation that you need. You can also rent a car with a driver that can also be your guide in Bali. Taxis are also available in Bali, but be prepared to experience heavy traffic!

Bali Marathon 2019 surely sounds perfect for an adrenaline-pumping trip to the beautiful Island of Bali. So, participate in this fantastic race along the most scenic routes right here at the Bali Marathon 2019.

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