Mt Makiling Mountain Bike

Mountain Biking in Mt Makiling

Mt Makiling is a dormant volcano situated between Los Baños, Laguna and Sto. Tomas, Batangas. Standing at more than a thousand meters above sea level, it is a towering figure visible from elevated areas of Metro Manila. Mt Makiling is one of the more popular mountains around the city. You’ve probably seen it on TV, first read about it…

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Audax 200 Km : Subic to Masinloc, Zambales and Back

I consider myself a bike tourist. I don’t bike to race, nor to compete, nor to prove anything to anybody except myself. I bike simply for the sheer love of travel and adventure.But honestly, with all the long distance bike trips I’ve been doing in the past year an a half, I’ve always wondered how I would…

Nasugbu Kaybiang Tunnel Ternate

Nasugbu Bike Ride via Kaybiang Tunnel

In my recent trip to Nasugbu, Batangas, I visited the increasingly popular attraction in Fortune Island. To get there, I took a drive for the first time into the less-taken path of Nasugbu-Ternate highway. This long twisted route was possible only after the first of July, 2013 when the Kaybiang Tunnel was finally opened. This tunnel, the longest…

Mt Balagbag - Puray traverse

Mt Balagbag (Helipad) – Puray Bike Traverse

Mt Balagbag is considered by most mountaineers as a beginner type of trail. But when you add bicycles into the conversation, it becomes an entirely different story Mountain bikes were built to conquer mountains. Whether you’re going uphill, downhill or straight, these two-wheeled monsters were designed to survive the unfriendly terrains of the outdoors. With heavy-duty tires and wheels,…

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Multi-Day Bicycle Touring : Some Thoughts

  Bicycle touring (or simply bike touring) is a form of travel and adventure that involves going to different places on a bicycle. In contrast to cycling as a sport, it is an activity more focused on recreation and pleasure rather than testing one’s physical fitness – although the latter is still needed at a certain extent. I’ve started bike…

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The Slow Road to Ilocos (Pt 2) : Bike Tour de Ilocandia

  Ah, Ilocos, that great province in northern Luzon. A region blessed with magnificent landscapes, mouth-watering cuisine, rich culture and a long history that dates back to the pre-Spanish times. It’s a place very dear to me, my ancestral home. Ever since I’ve embraced biking as part of my lifestyle, I have always dreamed about…