Rider Testimonials

I really enjoyed the tour (Bike and Surf Baler), the organization was very good and although I would have liked a little more advanced bike ride I think it was very good that we changed to the easier route. I have already recommended you to some colleagues.

J.Schouten

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 liked having 2 guides (though Alan had to leave early for another trip). We liked very much that we had a local guide in each place in addition to our main guides who knew the area well. Having more than one guide was important, as we found out, when Alessandra had a fall and needed to go back while I was enjoying the technical trail on the last day of riding in Legazpi. April was able to take her back and they could enjoy the time before lunch leisurely together, allowing this incident not to ruin her day. I was able to go on with Chippy, the local guide, along with another guide he brought, so that I could have a fun time on the trail. If there had only been one guide, this could have been a very disappointing day. So, we highly encourage you to continue this trend. With mountain biking tour, the van/car cannot follow behind, so it does seem very important to have extra people/guides for the guests.

The food was excellent and all guides were great at ordering and allowing us to try different foods. This was also a highlight of the trip.

The bikes were VERY good bikes. This is MUCH appreciated. Full suspension on some of the trails was very helpful since some were pretty rocky. Without good equipment, a trip can also be ruined. We have always had good equipment on these tours. Thank you for that and continue the good work! 
Most of the hotels were great. The last night at the Venezia was wonderful. The Hidden Valley Springs Resort was also great. Customer service was amazing at these hotels! The place at the Belle View in Tagaytay was truly amazing with an incredible view and an entire apartment.

Another highlight for us was the Intramuros walking tour on the first day. Keep this!  This was great information and entertaining.
Cindy Toraya and Alessandra Incarbone

“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