Mountain Biking Coron with Island Hopping Tour – 3D2N
Coron, Palawan is known for its beautiful islands and white sand beaches. It also offers colorful corals and wonderful marine species. However, there are more beautiful places to discover in Coron if you are up to the challenge. You’ll discover places with picturesque landscape, beautiful valleys, and great mountain views. Mountain biking Coron, Palawan is surely one for the books.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Tough
Group Size Small Group
If you want to see more of a place like Coron, Palawan, go beyond where others usually don’t go. This Coron mountain bike tour will allow you to see the different sides of the island of Busuanga not just the usual tourist destinations. The participants are supported by a 4×4 vehicle from the beginning to the end of the biking leg.
What’s the riding like? You will be biking on single tracks and dirt roads with beautiful scenery of mountains and valleys, rice and corn fields. The ride starts in Decalachao Village where the terrain is rolling followed by single tracks in rice paddies and in between valleys. The route is not a walk in the park because there are challenging climbs that you have to conquer. After this, you will surely enjoy the long and winding dirt road to Borac village proper where scrumptious lunch is served. The ride ends at the Maquinit Hot Spring Resort where you can take a dip and relax your tired body. Dinner is served here, boodle fight style.
Spend the rest of your second day swimming and snorkeling the beautiful sea of Coron and watch the the colorful marine species.
Our choice of transportation from Manila to Coron and back is via 2Go because it’s cheaper than airplane ticket.
Total Distance: 60 kms.
- Hotel accommodation based on twin-sharing
- Day 2 breakfast, lunch, and dinner
- Day 3 breakfast, lunch
- Mountain biking local guides
- Maquinit Hot Spring entrance fee
- Private island hopping tour
- Snorkeling equipment
- 4×4 support vehicle
- Bike and people transportation from Coron Town Proper to Decalachao Village (25 kilometers away)
- Domestic plane ticket from Manila to Coron (Busuanga Airport) and back
- 2Go ticket from Manila to Coron and back
- Mountain bike and helmet (bring your own mountain bike)
- Personal souvenirs
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance
- Terminal fees
- Bike cargo fees (about P200)
Day 1 - 11:30 AM
Manila to Coron via 2Go Travel
You will be meeting with your tour leader at the North Port Passenger Terminal Complex to buy your tickets. We suggest you book your tickets ahead of time to avoid delays and queuing in long lines at the terminal. You can book your tickets online via 2Go Travel by clicking this link.
The reason why we choose 2Go Travel is because the ticket is cheaper as compared to airplane ticket. It also gives us time to prepare for the ride upon our arrival in Coron.
Day 1 - 12:30 PM
2Go ship departures are very strict. It’s recommended that you arrive at the terminal on time. Please do not be late. If you’re not able to board, we will not refund you your tour payment.
Day 1 - 1:30 PM
Port and 2Go personnel will not allow you to board if the gate is already closed. It’s very important that you arrive at the terminal 2 hours before if you haven’t bought your ticket, yet. And one hour if you already have one.
Day 2 - 4:30 AM
Arrival in Coron Port. Our vehicles are waiting there to load your baggage and mountain bikes.
Day 2 - 6:00 AM
Breakfast is served. Make sure you eat heavy breakfast so that you have enough fuel for the long ride.
Day 2 - 6:30 AM
Travel to Decalchao Village
The ride starts in Decalachao village which is about 25 kilometers away from the town proper. Our team will bring you there by car. Travel time is about 40 minutes.
If you choose to go to Coron via an airplane, make sure you are there by 7:00AM (if you can find a flight that early). We suggest that you go to Coron one day ahead to avoid delays.
Day 2 - 8:00 AM
We begin our ride in Decalachao village. Make sure you bring with you multi-tools, patch kit, and a spare tube.
The ride starts on a rolling trail with one river crossing. Your shoes will get wet. This portion is composed of single tracks and dirt roads with picturesque views.
Day 2 - 12:00 PM
ETA Borac Village
Lunch with cold refreshment is served here in Borac Village. We are only half-way of the route. More challenging but scenic route ahead.
Day 2 - 2:30 PM
ETA Marcilla Village
The village of Marcilla has a long white sand beach. The place is not frequented by tourists. Take a refreshing dip and enjoy the view for a moment.
Day 2 - 5:30 PM
ETA Maquinit Hot Spring
We end our ride at the Maquinit Hot Spring Resort where you can enjoy the pool with hot spring water. Boodle fight is served here for our dinner.
The rest is free time. You can enjoy roaming around the town or drink some beer at a bar.
Day 3 - 6:00 AM
Make sure you eat heavy breakfast so that you have enough energy for the island hopping tour.
Day 3: 7:30 AM
Start of island hopping tour
You will go to Kayangan Lake, Calachuchi Beach, CYC Island, and Hidden Lagoons. Please note that we may not be able to visit all as we have limited time to see all these beautiful places.
Lunch is included in the island hopping tour.
Day 3 - 1:30 PM
ETA Coron Town
Arrival at Coron Town Proper. Shower and prepare for the return trip to Manila via 2Go Travel.
Day 3 - 3:30 PM
2Go boarding time
The 2Go ship leaves at 4:30 PM. It’s a must that you be there at 3:30 PM.
Day 4 - 7:00 AM
Arrival in Manila. End of tour.
Accommodation is in a nice hotel at the town proper. Two people will be sharing the same room. We do not disclose the accommodation as it may change depending on the availability of the rooms and season.
As much as possible we encourage you to pack light. Bring only the things you need during the tour.
- Clothes for 3 days including your cycling and swimming clothes.
- Multi-tools, patch kit, and spare tube
- Cycling shoes
- Bike lights (for emergency purposes only)
- Water bottle or hydration bag
- Camera and Mobile phone
- Plastic bag to water proof your gadgets and money
We did not include the ticket so that you can choose the type of accommodation (in 2Go). They have different types of accommodation depending on your needs and budget. You can also choose to fly in and out of Coron but we require you to be in Busuanga Airport latest 7:00 AM or best, one day before. If not, you won’t be able to make it. We ride out at exactly 8 AM.
We require a minimum of 6 participants for this trip to depart. If this is not met, we will cancel the trip. While the maximum is 10.
2Go Travel only has two schedules leaving Manila. It’s Tuesdays and Fridays. The ship departs Manila at 1:30 PM and arrives in Coron at 4:30 AM the following day.
Going back to Manila from Coron, the ship departs at 4:30 PM and arrives at 7:00 AM the following morning.
If you are working on Friday, we suggest you file a leave while you can file a half-day leave on Monday. It’s all up to you but kindly check the itinerary first before booking.
Yes, you can. However, you have to make sure that you arrive in Busuanga Airport latest 7:00 AM (if you can find a flight as early as 6AM). Otherwise, you will not make it on time for the ride out. Our driver will pick you up at the airport and drop you off at the trail head. The trail head is only a few kilometers from the airport.
It’s better if you go to Coron one day ahead.
Another option is you go to Coron one day before and we’ll just pick you up at your hotel on the day of the ride. Kindly inform us if you are doing this option.
Flying back to Manila on a Sunday may not be an option as there are very few plane departures per day. Your option is to fly back the next day.
Please note that additional hotel expenses are not covered in the package.
Yes, you will be partnered with a man in one room if there is no other lady participant. Please note that our rooms are based on twin sharing. If you want to have your own room, make sure you choose single supplement option when booking.
Yes, you can have your own room if you availed single supplement when booking. You can also inform us in advance.
Yes, there is a support vehicle following us or waiting in strategic locations. We will only use it for emergency purposes.
The last day of registration is 2 weeks before the departure date. This will give us time to book your hotels and do other preparations. It may be hard to find accommodations during peak season.