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Which route? - Lovina to Candidasa

Orange County...
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Which route? - Lovina to Candidasa

I'm wondering if anyone can comment on the conditions of these two routes from Lovina to Candidasa? I will have come to Lovina from Ubud, so I don't want to go back that way again.

Instead, I was considering going along the coastal route (through Tedjakula, Kubu, & Amlapura. Or a more inland route (past Mt Batur & Besakih). Are either of these routes more preferable, conditions wise (like less off-road or less windy, etc)?

I'm not concerned at all with sights along the way, as I know I can find something along either route. So I was wondering if road conditions might make my decision. Thanks in advance for any input!

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1. Re: Which route? - Lovina to Candidasa

The coast is a fabulous drive. We did it 2 years back and loved going through all the small villages and seeing the coastline most of the way. The road was in very good condition.

coffs harbour...
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2. Re: Which route? - Lovina to Candidasa

Agree with Sue, take the coast road. We do Lovina to Tulamben and Tulamben to Ubud (or vice versa) twice a year. Our driver usually bypasses Amlapura and we re-connect with the main road at Bug Bug, just north of Candidasa.

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3. Re: Which route? - Lovina to Candidasa

Ive done the coastal drive Lovina to Talumben and back, it was lovely.

Coming from Kuta Iv'e done to Candi Dasa and back and it was also lovely.

I just need to do the full drive now and keep going from Talumben....next time.

The drive from Lovina to Talumben took us about 1 hour and 40 minutes.

Edited: 09 May 2018, 11:35
Orange County...
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4. Re: Which route? - Lovina to Candidasa

Wow, that's quick time WSAH!

And thank you all for your responses. Sounds like the coastal route it is!

Any favorite stops along the way?

For this route I was thinking:

- Lovina to Aling-Aling waterfalls for a few hours

- Lunch at Warung Kelapa in Tedjakula

- Tirta Gangga

- And finally to relax wherever we decide to stay in Candidasa. (saving Taman Ujung for another day)

Does that sound doable? Or do any of you have better suggestions? I could easily do Tirta Gangga on another day as well if there is something else I am potentially missing.

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