Explore Real Luzon Island Cycling Tour – 10 Days from Manila and finishes in Legazpi, Albay. You’ll get to enjoy the best places in Southern Luzon (the biggest island in the Philippines). Mountain bike on trails and mountains; hike a volcano; or swim with the whale sharks, are just the few highlights of this trip. Learn some important Philippine history on a walking tour in the “Walled City” or Intramuros. Perfect for those who like varieties in their mountain biking holiday.

Day 1 : Corregidor Island

Today’s activity is a warm up ride for you to get used to the Philippines weather or humidity. Our weather can be a challenge for some cyclists especially during the months of March to May when temperature gets as high as 38 to 40 degrees Celsius.

Corregidor Island used to serve as a very modern military base during the American occupation of the Philippines before World War 2. Here you’ll see old military installations like batteries and artillery; tunnels and ruins of the war.

Distance: 20 kilometers
Route Condition: Pavements
Accommodation: White Knight Hotel

Day 2 : Taal Volcano

\Enjoy the trails of one of the most favorite mountain biking destinations by local mountain bikers, the Santa Rosa Network of Trails. Bike your way to the Tagaytay ridge and on to the Taal Lake for a hike on its crater.

Lunch is served by the lake. Enjoy scrumptious serving of local Filipino food. After lunch, we’ll ride a boat to cross the lake and hike up to the crater of Taal Volcano.

Distance: 40 kilometers
Route Condition: Farm trails, single tracks, pavements
Accommodation:Hidden Valley Springs

Day 3 : San Pablo Trails

Have a blast biking the single tracks of San Pablo Trails with a picturesque view of “The Devil’s Mountain”, the Mount Cristobal. Lunch is served in Pandin Lake on a bamboo raft while being pulled towards the other side. Most of all, enjoy the hidden and natural beauty of Hidden Valley Springs.

Distance: Approximately 25 kilometers
Trail Condition: Mostly single tracks with some technical trails
Accommodation: Hidden Valley Springs

Day 4 : Lucban Trails

We will visit some of the oldest churches built in 16th century in the town of Nagcarlan, Laguna – the Under Ground Cemetery and the Majayjay Church in the town of Majayjay, Laguna. A side trip to the town of Liliw, Laguna is also possible if you want to shop for nice and locally made footwears, native bags, and house decorations.

You will ride the jungle of Lucban up to the waterfall of Taytay. Others call it Majayjay falls.

Distance: 30 kilometers
Trail Condition: A combination of pavement and trails
Accommodation: Batis Aramin Resort

Day 5 : Tayabas Trails

Today’s mountain biking tour is going to be more of Tayabas Trails but this time, it is a little bit more technical and challenging. We will bike through rice fields, coconut plantations and several hanging bridges. Tayabas is the town adjacent to Lucban.

After the trail ride, the group can also opt to hike the “Kamay Ni Hesus” or “Jesus’ Arms’” – a huge statue situated on top of a hill with almost 299 steps overlooking the entire town of Lucban, Quezon. Please note that the Philippines is dominantly Catholics.

Distance: 30 kilometers
Route Condition: A combination of trails, farm roads, and pavements
Accommodation: Batis Aramin Resort

Day 6 : Naga

Today is a long travel to Naga, Bicol by car so we will depart and bid farewell to the historic town of Lucban early in the morning. Once in Naga, we will bike up and swim on a local waterfalls found in the heart of Mount Isarog. Expect some long, gradual, and technical trails in the middle of sugar cane and corn plantations.

Distance: 30 kilometers
Route Condition: Mostly trails and dirt roads
Accommodation: CWC (CamSur Watersports Complex)

Day 7 : Atulayan Island

Today we will mountain bike on one of the popular mountain biking tour destination in Naga, the Consocep. After the bike ride, we will board an outrigger boat that will bring us to Atulayan Island where we can enjoy swimming on crystal clear water and have a picnic at the beach front.

Please note that sometimes the trail can be muddy and can be dangerous to bike. If this is the case, we will choose a another location and still enjoy mountain biking.

Distance: 30 kilometers
Route Condition: Mostly trails and dirt roads
Accommodation: CWC (CamSur Watersports Complex)

Day 8 : Mayon Volcano

Your mountain biking holiday in the Philippines is not complete without a visit to the majestic Mayon Volcano. Visit the famous Cagsawa Ruins with Mayon Volcano in the background. We can also try some locally-made pastries made from Pili nuts – a kind of nut that is very abundant in the Bicol region.

Expect fun and volcanic single tracks trail. Mountain biking is the best way to explore around Mayon Volcano.

Distance: 30 kilometers
Route Condition: Volcanic trails, single tracks
Accommodation: Hotel Saint Ellis

Day 9 : Whale Shark Interaction

The Philippines is home to many whale sharks locally known as “Butanding”. The Butanding, although gigantic in size is a very gentle and kind animal and is considered as the largest among the species of fish. You will be able to swim with them on this mountain biking holiday. Please note that whale sharks are wild animals and seeing one is not guaranteed.

No biking today.

Activity: Whale shark interaction
Accommodation: Hotel Saint Ellis

Day 10 : Intramuros – The Wallad City

Our driver and tour leader will drive you to Legazpi Airport for your flight back to Manila. Travel time is only 1 hour. Our other driver will then pick you up at the airport in Manila and bring you to White Knight Hotel in Intramuros.

Learn more about the history and culture of the Philippines in a walking tour in “The Walled City” of Intramuros. It is considered as the oldest and historic core of the City of Manila. A professional and knowledgeable tour guide will be happy to show and guide you inside.

Accommodation: White Knight Hotel

Tour Price : Contact us

What is included in this tour?

Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

  • Mountain bike with safety helmet inclusive of bike maintenance and consumables

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Hotel accommodation base on twin-sharing

  • Bike, people and baggage transportation

  • Trail snacks and fruit snacks

  • Hydration – bottled water and sports drink

  • Bike Tour Leader

  • Local guide if necessary

  • Local trekking guide

  • Boat rental for Atulayan Island

  • Whale shark interaction

  • All environmental and entrance fees

  • Optional beverage / alcoholic drinks

  • Water bottles

  • Domestic plane ticket from Legazpi to Manila

  • Souvenir from us

What is not included in this tour?

Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

  • Plane ticket from the country of origin and back

  • Personal expenses

  • Travel insurance

We may not be able to provide the following so it’s better to bring yours:

  • Clothes good enough for 13 days
  • Any rain protection like rain-proof jackets
  • Hydration bag if you prefer it
  • Medicines if you are on medication
  • Personal hygiene kit like tissue, toothpaste, toothbrush, soap
  • Zip lock for water-proofing your gadgets
  • Mobile phone and camera
  • Sunblock (optional)
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