Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Top Places to Explore Philippines on Cycle

There are some countries that are a paradise for bike lovers. Philippines is one of them. It is a beautiful country made of thousands of islands. It has spectacular landscapes, humongous mountains as well as serene lakes, overwhelming volcanoes, and an amazing coastline. There is something for everyone in the Philippines - the hustle and bustle of Manila, the peaceful fishing villages and stunning beaches, the rice terraces, the colonial towns and vistas as well as the country roads. One method to soak in the beauty of Philippines is on bikes.

Biking not only suits the needs of commuters, leisure cyclists but also those that are fitness enthusiasts and those that are environmentally conscious.

To start road biking, you need a good quality road bike. A good bike is not necessarily the most expensive, but it needs to provide you with stability as well as speed, support, and safety while meeting your budget. You can visit sites like roadbikehub.com, which review different road bikes for you and inform you about the factors that need to be taken into consideration when choosing a road bike. You get to know which bike can help you more on your travels and you can choose one according to your budget.

The Top Places You Can Go in Philippines with a Road Bike

There are various operators offering biking tours ranging from 1 day to 14 days in the Philippines. And you can explore Philippines just as you want to, without a worry. Here are some places that are best explored by bike.

Why should you visit Corregidor Island
Corregidor Island, which is a fortress island at the entrance of Manila Bay. It defended Manila during the Spanish, Japanese as well as the American eras. The island has historical artifacts and the ruins of these eras. One can get to the island by an hour long cruise over the Manila Bay. Once there, the island can be explored by bikes. When on the island, you can enjoy viewing the sunrise and sunset, zip lining, kayaking, riding ATVs as well as tunnel tours.

Olango for biking enthusiasts
For new enthusiasts, there is the biking on Olango, which is a car-free island. It boasts of a bird sanctuary.

Cebu for exploring trails in Mountain Areas
For those who are tough and experienced in biking, you can visit Cebu and explore trails like the Mountain Goat, The Big Loop as well as Dutch connection. For those who want to challenge themselves, even more, you can climb around Barangay Tabunan at the base of Mount Manunggal.

Biking in Bohol
Other tours include biking in Bohol where you pass the chocolate hills; you can visit the man-made Forest Tarsiers and the Sanctuary there and then continue to the butterfly garden. From there you can go to Bilar and then downhill to Dimiao.

Biking in Kalinga
For an immersion in the culture of the mountain people of Philippines, you can visit Kalinga. There are bike trails of Tinglayan, and you will be able to see the charm of Balbalasang as well as the rice terraces and the beauty of the landscape.

Mountain biking in La Mesa Nature Reserve
If one wants to mountain bike, the La Mesa Nature Reserve is the best trail to be had in Manila. It has a single track and the ascents as well as downhills are challenging, but one gets to see amazingly breathtaking sceneries.

Marilaque for scenic beauty lovers
For scenic beauty lovers, Marilaque is amazing. It starts at Cogeo but it goes through the Sierra Madre and you can end in Real Quezon or in Tanay Rizal.

Go Biking Today!


There is a lot you can do on a road bike in the Philippines. The different islands are filled with flora and fauna that you would love to explore. The weather in Philippines is mostly pleasant throughout the year, and is perfect for those looking to explore the country with road bikes. However, do ensure that you have a good bike which is reliable, safe and fast. 

Note: This article is a guest post contributed by Stephen Yost. Additionally, the attached photos were submitted for reference. Please check below information about the author.

AUTHORS BIO:
Hi, this is Stephen Yost. I am a passionate biker. My journey of bike riding starts during my school days. I have long experience of using verities of a road bike. However, it is not easy to find the best road bike within the limited budget.

Road Bike Hub is  created for all the passionate road bike lovers. It is actually a digital platform to help you by giving you necessary tips and advises to make your life easy with your best desire road bike.

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