Philippines Adventure Rides

Discussion in 'Asia' started by Wild_Man, Mar 28, 2008.

  1. hondav2

    hondav2 Kiwi Fukengruver

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    On a recent trip from Bantayan to Biri Northern Samar we went the long way. It was a midnight start On Ferry from Hagnaya Cebu to Cayawan on Masbate arriving at 5am. Van to Masbate City , Pump boat to Lagundi on Ticao Island . The truck motor was started by 2 strong boys with a big rope and I had to get out of my seat so they could put the truck gear box into reverse then forward gear. We hired a motorbike and rider to take us to San Fernando and just missed the Pump boat to Bulan on Luzon so I took these pics around the market .

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    San Fernando Ticao Island Masbate

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    We were lucky and sat with the skipper in the new wheel house complete with Suzuki steering wheel on boat to Bulan

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    I loved the color coded wiring
  2. Hercules

    Hercules "Proudly Philippine Made"

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    The rains were very surpringly strong in the mountains. Very cold too, from hot weather to .......



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    We had to cut the trip short and settle at Banue, ifugao. There is another 48kms to Sagada, but I had to consider the safety and the the rider's comfort.

    We wnded up staying in my favorite place in Banaue....the last Vegas Inn!!!

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  3. Hercules

    Hercules "Proudly Philippine Made"

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    The rains did stop that afternoon and before nightitme we went to the market of banue to buy some crackers, nuts and etc. At the back of the market place this is what I saw.....

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    The night time in Las Vegas in was great!


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    The next day Started early! After breakfast the group falled in before take off.

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    Off to the 8th wonder of the world.....

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  4. Hercules

    Hercules "Proudly Philippine Made"

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    Some tourist photo ops.....

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    Some pix with a local....

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    And we had time to play with his toy...

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  5. Hercules

    Hercules "Proudly Philippine Made"

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    Then we were off to Mt. Polis.....

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  6. Hercules

    Hercules "Proudly Philippine Made"

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    The views from Bontoc coming from Mt. Polis as follows....

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  7. hondav2

    hondav2 Kiwi Fukengruver

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    Looks like you and me only inmates doing any travel here , I have just got back from 5 days over at Biliran Island and Northern Leyte. Have you and your friends ever considered chartering a light plane and flying down to Bantayan for a weekend . There will be an inmate from Alaska here soon , I rode around a lot of Alaska and Yukon with him . You can get good places to stay here at Santa Fe for 600- 1000p a night .
  8. Hercules

    Hercules "Proudly Philippine Made"

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    Sure my friend will plan that soon.

    I got two lost ride buddies now on board a roro from Danao to Isabel in Leyte. They came from Negros islad and is doing a loop back to Manila.

    Both riders are on Multistrada 1200.
  9. hondav2

    hondav2 Kiwi Fukengruver

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    Good one , they would have stopped off at Camoates Islands , If there not in a hurry a ride down to Guiuian in Eastern Samar would be good , very tropical , and a look across top of Northern Samar as well. My plan it to be at Bantayan till about Sept then a week or two at Biri Island Northern Samar before returning to New Zealand for the summer and get in some riding .
  10. Watercat

    Watercat . . . gravity sucks

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    Great pics guys . . . . . .:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap

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  11. Paollo

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  12. tshelver

    tshelver Been here awhile

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    Which part of southern Philippines?
  13. Paollo

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  14. BLZBRKR65

    BLZBRKR65 Been here awhile

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    I'm planning to ride solo from Dumaguete City to Boracay in the next few weeks... Does anybody happen to have a link to a roll chart or map of the route? Has anybody on the forum done this trip? As of now, the plan is to go to Bacolod from Dumaguete, then hop the ferry to Ilo-Ilo then Caticlan. I will be riding my '89 Honda Transalp with a Honda Hawk 650cc V2 motor.
  15. tshelver

    tshelver Been here awhile

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    I've only done Dumaguete / Bacolod, but if you stick Dumaguete / Boracay in Google maps it will come up with a route.

    I don't particularly like the route to Bacolod as it is the main bus route via Kabankalan, but there are alternatives. The Kabankalan/Bacolod section is pretty boring and quite busy.

    I'd suggest going up the east coast st least as far as Vallehermoso and cross the island via one of the two routes north and south of Mt Canlaon.

    I've done the northern one from San Carlos (google maps seems a bit wrong, San Carlos is usually the ferry town on the coast), and it's a stunning ride, scenic, twisty and good pavement.

    The other really nice ride is around the southern part of Negros via Bayawan and Sipalay, very scenic but a lot further and you are still faced with the Kabankalan - the Bacolod stretch.

    If you are just looking for a 2 day ride from Dumaguete, it's better as the road from Kabankalan east across the mountains is quite nice, if a bit busy.


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  16. BLZBRKR65

    BLZBRKR65 Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the reply. I'll probably take the scenic longer beach route via Bayawan to Bacolod, Then the ferry to Ilo-Ilo, Then take Boracay via Roxas City. I'll take the Mountainous route coming back to have a different view. I'm planning to be on the road for 7-10 days.
  17. DanTheMan07

    DanTheMan07 Been here awhile

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    Let me know when you get to Boracay, i'm based here. When coming to the island i think you'll have to leave your bike in Caticlan. Its possible to bring over via banka, but no real need. I think there are a few places in caticlan that will store for you. I know a few residents here have cars they keep on the mainland. Enjoy the trip!
  18. BLZBRKR65

    BLZBRKR65 Been here awhile

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    It's been awhile since i've been to Bora. Can't even remember about the ferry from Caticlan to Boracay. It would be nice though to bring the bikes accross to explore the island... Would the ferry take my bike accross the island for a fee? Bangka seems too risky... Maybe DanTheMan can look into this for me...
  19. DanTheMan07

    DanTheMan07 Been here awhile

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    There are no regular ferries that i know of. But i guess they have to get vehicles on the island some how. Might need special permit, small island i think they only allow vehicles by permit to avoid overcrowding. To be honest, there is not that much to explore. Might be cheaper and less of hassle to store in caticlan and rent scooter for the day (500-1000php) on the island.

    But ill ask around and see what i can find out.
  20. tshelver

    tshelver Been here awhile

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    BTW I'm sure you already know about it, but road guide.ph has probably the best electronic Philippines map, lots of riding and stuff marked around Dumaguete.

    You can only download the older demo version to your GPS, but the latest map can be downloaded and used on a PC.

    Probably easiest if you use Garmin software.

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