South Luzon Mountain Biking Holiday

South Luzon Mountain Biking Holiday

from $2,118

South Luzon Mountain Biking Holiday is a 10-day mountain bike tour 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.

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Mountain Biking
  • Activity Level Tough
    6/8
  • Group Size Small Group
    Maximum of 8
All about the South Luzon Mountain Biking Holiday.

Embark on a 10-day guided mountain biking holiday in the southern part of Luzon, Philippines. This tour offers cycling various historical sites such as an underground cemetery, century-old churches, and towns. We will also trek to the world’s smallest and active volcano, the Taal Volcano.

Further south, pedal your way towards Mayon Volcano in the town of Legazpi, Albay. Mayon Volcano is popularly known for its naturally perfect cone shape. This mountain biking tour also incorporates biking in the middle of rice paddies, coconut plantations, vegetable plantations and fruit plantations – allowing us to learn more about Philippine’s different tropical and organic products. Finally, swim with the whale sharks of Donsol, the ocean’s biggest animal. Each day is composed of local food serving to ignite and fuel your thirst for mountain biking.

This is perfect for those who like varieties in their biking holiday.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
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
  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Day 5 Tayabas Trail

    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

  6. 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)

  7. 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)

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. Day 10 Intramuros - The Walled 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

Delicious local food
Mayon Volcano Trails
Hiking Taal Volcano

We require a minimum of 2 persons for this trip to depart. Contact us if you can not meet the minimum number of participants. We are very flexible in terms of rates.

Our maximum number is 12 persons for each group.

Yes, you can bring and use your own mountain bike. If you choose to bring your own mountain bike in the tour, we will deduct the bike rental fee from your payment. However, we suggest that you rent from us to save you from the hassles and expenses at the airport.

Yes, there is a support vehicle that carries our supplies, food, and other stuff. In case you become too tired or in cases of emergency you can always ride the vehicle. However, please note that there are places where our support vehicles won’t be able to follow us. It is always on stand by and ready for any situations.

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