Wawa Dam in Rodriguez, Rizal,Philippines is the headwaters of the Marikina River, this was used to be the primary water source of Manila before La Mesa Watershed. An hour away from the big cities in the East of Manila and you’ll be delighted with one of the favorite destinations of weekend warriors in mountain biking.
Breeze through the long road going to Wawa, pedal your way to the tunnel and get wet with the water splash from the dam on your right. There are cottages in the lower part but small portions of water for swimming. Swimming is best in the upper part because there are no rock formations. “Balsas” (bamboo rafts) can be rented if you want to paddle along the water.
The route is composed of single tracks (options for advance or intermediate). Very minimal paved roads. Plenty of river crossings. Long downhill portions.
Points of Interest Wawa Dam, Giant Network of Trails, Wawa Caves Adventures Mountain Biking, Caving, River Crossing Total Distance 25 Kilometers / 15.5 Miles Duration 1 Day Location San Mateo and Rodriguez, Rizal Group Size Minimum of 2, Maximum of 8
Please take time to read the itinerary before booking your tour. The itinerary below is for private tours only. We have a different set of itinerary for scheduled or open tours.
TIME ACTIVITY 6:00 AM Hotel or house pickup anywhere in Metro Manila. 7:30 AM ETA Timberland Heights, San Mateo Rizal. Short briefing and ride out. 9:30 PM ETA Mount Sinai. First major stop. Eat snacks here. 12:00 PM ETA Wawa Dam. The tour ends here. Eat lunch at Aling Norma's eatery. 1: 00 PM Wash up and prepare for the return trip to Manila. 3:00 PM ETA Manila / Makati.
The advantage of a private tour is you get to choose the dates you prefer. It’s a guaranteed departure if you meet the minimum required number of participants.
Private Tour Inclusions
- Transportation from Manila and back
- Mountain bike with safety helmet
- Mountain bike guide / Tour coordinator
- Trail snacks
- Hydration (bottled water and sports drink)
- Water bottle
- Beyond Outdoor Adventures shirt
Allan, again thank you for a great ride!!! I will most definitely recommend Beyond Outdoor Adventures to my friends, and suggest they request A. Bantucan as their guide.
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