Great service. Good ride. If you plan to do some trail riding in the Philippine
My first TRP ride was definitely one of my awesome bike trips. Joining the tour groups of Beyond Outdoor Adventures (BOA) was an enjoyable experience. It was organized and well planned. Our guides briefed and explained the situation of the trails thoroughly and handled unpredictable situations well.
The 35+\- km ride was challenging to say the least. The trails have a great combination of technical uphills and rolling downhills. The ridge riding at White Mountain gave us a good view. The guides were helpful and very patient as we go through the ride. Since it was my first time to ride the trails of TRP, they assured me of what to expect and what type of preparation to do as we ride through each section. The sweepers are very friendly making jokes to keep my mind off my tired legs. For novice mountain bikers like me, the trails were mostly rideable except for one steep 2km technical uphill with loose rocks.
The San Jose and La Paz terrain is mostly rocky with very little shade. We were sun-drenched so hydration is definitely a key component. At least 1.5 liters of liquid is a must, but no need to worry since Allan and April brought some hydration for us. I highly recommend this to cross-country enthusiasts and admirers of mountainous scenery. Our hot lunch within the trails was beyond my expectations. Aside from the complete meal, we had chilled drinks and cold towels to sooth us through the warm weather. Sun skin protection is highly advisable.Aileen Domingo
We have toured by bicycle all over the world and Beyond Outdoor Adventures tops our many experiences for the way we were accommodated.
In February 2012 Doug and Margaret enjoyed 10 fabulous days of mountain biking with Beyond Outdoor Adventures and guide April.
The food, the lodging, the activities, the riding, and the staff were all superb.
I enjoyed the gallery. They bring back wonderful memories of biking with you. The trip was a lot of fun, and your hospitality was great.Douglas Johnson
“First, we enjoyed the trip very much. April and Alan did a wonderful job taking care of us. Jess transported us safely everywhere and has a great sense of humor that we enjoyed.” I commend you all on the good work and your commitment to providing excellent tours!
“We enjoyed riding the “Niners”- great bikes and the 29” wheels were perfect for us. We also enjoyed meeting and riding with the local guides at each city. All the local guides were great especially “Punks” in Lucban and “Nong” in Legazpi.”
Allan was very patient with us on the trails. He was excited about the riding and this made it fun. We appreciated that he liked to talk with us. He did a great job showing us all the different lifestyles of people in Manila. April handled logistics very well. Jess (the driver) has a great personality and driving skills and care for us very, very good.
All meals were good. Some meals were excellent. Our dinner at “Fish Pond” (Palaisdaan) in Lucban, our lunch at Donsol Resort, and our Dinner at Boutique Hotel.
Excellent accommodations at Boutique Hotel, Hidden Valley Springs and Oriental Hotel in Legazpi.
Thank you. Salamat Po!Dr. Clay and Helen Wertheimer