I have said it many times for many places, but the road trip always beats buses. And the motorbike is the way to road trip Asia. I highly advise renting a motorbike for your Bali travel, especially if you intend to escape the confines of Kuta beach and the Australian waves of tourism. And whenever you can, try to stop off in the small villages. you never know when you are passing a photo op like this, or even better, locals that will talk to you, welcome you, share their village, their food, and their time. This is what makes traveling great.