Philippines Adventure Rides

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

  1. Hercules

    Hercules "Proudly Philippine Made"

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    I was able to go up the highland of Baguio to the Highest point in the Mt. Province. And its good to be back on the saddle after the long hibernation.

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    My ride buddies Adrian Campos and Roberto Saenz


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    THe machines (L to R) Skyhook Pike's Peak, R65LS & V-strom



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    A little shower won't make me sick right?



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    Let me do it again.....



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    Entering........




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    And exiting with style!!!



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    Nothing beats a happy smile on a riders's face
  2. hondav2

    hondav2 Kiwi Fukengruver

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    My gf is going to her sisters . What is safest and best price way for her to get from Terminal 2 to Caloocan City . We are in Cebu staying at MBs Garden Inn home of Outsiders Motorcycle Club. Last few weeks have been very hectic , been to Camiguin Island , Bohol and southern Leyte but with storms around done a runner back here as I fly out next week to hopefully get to Motogp ( passport is just short of 6months to go ) then back to NZ and get bikes out. . I have lots neat pics and will post as soon as I get time . Salamat Toddy
  3. Hercules

    Hercules "Proudly Philippine Made"

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    Hey Toddy,

    Kindly tell your GF to take a white cab at the second floor of Terminal 2. That is where the departure is. The cabs there are "outsiders" from the regular Airport taxi fleet located at the arrival area. They are regular priced than the latter.

    HERC
  4. Hercules

    Hercules "Proudly Philippine Made"

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    Here we go.....

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    Houston, we are getting ready for lift off....

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    And we are airborne!!!

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    I believe I can fly.......


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    I believe I can touch the sky......

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    I wish.... I wish......

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  5. hondav2

    hondav2 Kiwi Fukengruver

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    Thanks Herc , her sis is going to travel into airport to meet her so i dont have to worry I have lots neat pics to post but wifi is down where im staying , its been a great 8 months here but will only do 6 month stay now as having to get immigration clearance to leave is a load bulls##t a , I was at Immigration for 2 hours yesterday , they wanted there ACR-I card back but Manila hadn't been sending them out so the man and the lady got told , hopefully I get to Motogp as my passport has just under 6 months life left in it . Shouldnt be a prob as I have been to Sing and KL lots of times and my final Destination is New Zealand . Cheers and thanks again Herc
  6. hondav2

    hondav2 Kiwi Fukengruver

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    One last pic from Bantayan Island . After we left Santa Fe we took ferry to Hagnaya then bus to Cebu. I always stay at MBs Garden Inn which is also the home of the Outsiders Motorcycle Club . Next day it was up early and catch the fast boat to Tacloban Bohol . Next it was a Bus to Jagna and old fast boat to Camiguin Island . When we got off ferry the touts were after us so we took refuge in local eatery . They wanted 300p to take 2 of us to Seascape . We caught a jeepney for 30p each .

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    600p a night if u stay a week , motorcycle hire was 200p day

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    5 mins walk along the road was the Kiwi Bar so we were there most nights

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    The road around the outside of the island is 65 km and not 1 pot hole.

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    There is hot and cold springs

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    The Sunken Cemetery at sun set .

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    This place is a must visit .

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    Every Wednesday its pool completion at The Monkey Bar

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    Well that's Camiguin Island . This place is different to the rest of Philippines , its like all the money goes back into the place and not someones personal pork barrel . The roads are great schools in great condition . I rate it 2nd best place I have been to in Philippines .
  7. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    very nice pics herc and toddy.


    great to have you out there, i get see the good stuff without getting off the couch.
  8. veetwo _tls

    veetwo _tls RENOVATIO:

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    my thoughts go to the family's involved in the Bohol 7.2 earth quake Tuesday 15 october 2013 at 8am

    my inlaws were in tagbilaran city they lost there house & my brother inlaw lives near the base of the chocolate hill lookout in Carmen were the epicentre was :cry thankfully there all ok seen them on skype.

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    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/14/bohol-island-philippines-earthquake_n_4099242.html

    http://www.news.com.au/world-news/m...hits-philippines/story-fndir2ev-1226740177745




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    Morning View at my brother inlaws - Carmen Chocolate hills lookout


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    NOW
    road up to the chocolate hill lookout & lookout

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    So wish i can be there for the volunteer clean up.
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  9. Adventure Addict

    Adventure Addict Doin it in the dirt

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    rode it out in Cebu and the effects here were pretty significant...

    but the philippine people are very resiliant and bounce back fairly easily from calamity that would paralize the western world

    have not been out yet to inspect the trails but am expecting a fair amount of land slides and other similar issues
  10. Hercules

    Hercules "Proudly Philippine Made"

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    I am glad that they are okay.

    How sad, everything happened without any hint.

    Hope and pray for all to survive and recover from the trauma that the earthquake has brought upon them.
  11. hondav2

    hondav2 Kiwi Fukengruver

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    I see yr from Auckland , I arrived here Tuesday after 8 months in the Phills and Motogp at KL on way home . I fly south to Queenstown then home to Te Anau tomorrow Sat . Its a shame the old Historic Buildings being damaged and loss of life . I have been to Bohol several times and stay in Cebu when arriving and leaving but spend most of my time at Bantayan Island . Would be nice to meet up , if your down south pm me . Cheers Toddy
  12. veetwo _tls

    veetwo _tls RENOVATIO:

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  13. hondav2

    hondav2 Kiwi Fukengruver

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    Im back in New Zealand now but thought I better share some pics with you guys

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    We arrived here in the dark as the old fast ferry was running 4 hrs late from Camiguin Island to Jagna Bohol . 1,900p night was top end for us but beautiful place to stay and great food .

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  14. hondav2

    hondav2 Kiwi Fukengruver

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    We had another delayed ferry , this time Ubay to Southern Leyte . We were going to take a pump boat but it never arrived and Roro to Bato was running late .

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    We stayed the night at Bato and next morning caught jeepney to Maasin where tricycle rider gave us the run around , then Cebu Pacific cancelled my flight to Motogp . There was also a big Typhoon building up off Northern Samar so I said to Juliet we r heading to Cebu to get things sorted I also had to get clearance to leave from Immigration so next morning it was off to Hilongos to catch ferry to Cebu.

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    This Roro has to be best in the Phills , everything was perfect , food , crew , top marks to Robel Shipping .
  15. hondav2

    hondav2 Kiwi Fukengruver

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    I always stay here in Cebu , Its close to airport and home to Outsiders M/C Club .

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    Well that's my 8 months in the Phills over . Im looking forward to getting back there in March 2014.
  16. rollingblock

    rollingblock Adventurer

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    Hi Kaibigan
    I am coming to Manila in December until the first week of January and am wondering if I rent a duely from Nice bikes, will I be able to find another rider to show me around the north for a couple or three days? I would love to ride the Luzon loop if possible? Any one here looking at doing this around the time I am over? I will be staying at my asawas house in Cainta.
    Salamat
  17. tshelver

    tshelver Been here awhile

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    If you don't find anyone to go with you, it's quite an easy ride to do, especially if you have a GPS.

    I did a lot of this in 2006 in a rental car (no GPS) and more in 2012 by bus, and it's really not very difficult to find your way.

    If you go to the touring section on the Motorcycle Philippines forum, there are several threads on doing the loop. Plenty of places to stay as well, although IMHO the north coast isn't as oriented towards western tourists as you'd expect.

    One issue is that this is prime travel season with a lot of OFWs returning, so you may want to pre-book hotels in popular areas like Vigan, Pagudpod and Banaue.

    I researched a few routes through this area for a planned ride that we still have to do, drop me a PM if you don't get any other feedback.

    BTW, this trip is quite doable in 3 days, but you really won't be doing the area justice. Banaue is worth spending 2 days, Vigan, Pagudpud, Sagada and Baguio are also worth spending some time.
    Plus many of the more interesting mountain routes are a little slow going, assuming that you route through the Cordillera.

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  18. rgon

    rgon explore cordilleras

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    hook up with us. i organized a northern loop for 7days ride. combination of pavement and dirt.check this out if this is your kind of adventure > https://www.facebook.com/groups/411132692274995/permalink/548739661847630/ let me see if i can arrange a schedule with you and my xr200 will only be free after dec 12 -after the northern loop ride . goodluck!

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  19. carloscyclecare

    carloscyclecare Been here awhile

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    It's been quite a while since i've ridden to the provinces. Well here I am again sharing the beautiful islands the Philippines/Caramoan (this is where most of the reality show "Survivor" is being shot) Camarines Sur Bicol region has to offer.
    As usual, taking off on an evening saving time from what a long weekend has to offer.
    500++ kilometers 1 way of hot, cold, wet and dry conditions through pavement and off road mountain terrain mixed with tarmac, twisties, gravel, mud, ruts, rockies, sleep deprived, exhausted, starved, diaper rash, butt, back and neck sore, 1 recovered slip, companion tip over on the ruts, 1 tire puncture en route and 1 on the way back, lost,4/all lane non moving traffic jam going home. 14 hours on the way and 15 hours back saddle time. It was all worth it!

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    Our first meal stop. A fast food near th junction heading towards naga bicol.
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  20. carloscyclecare

    carloscyclecare Been here awhile

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    After several hours of riding on pavement and hudreds of pot holes, we reach this area. Somehow entering a mountain region.
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    Road construction was starting for some parts of the mountain for caramoan to be more accessible by land. Good thing we were able to ride this place before it turns into a concrete hiway.

    Here's our first glimpse of the sea. Looking at a map, this ocean would be on the right side of camarines sur, our destination was on the ocean on the left side. It would only take 100++ kilometers to cross the mountain, had we only known that the last few KILL-ometers would take us 5hours. :D
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