Philippines Island Odyssey Bike Tour

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Overview

Pedal through a diverse tapestry of landscapes, from lush rainforests to pristine beaches, and quaint villages to bustling cities. Each day offers a new discovery as we island-hop across some of the Philippines' most iconic destinations. Along the way, immerse yourself in the rich culture and warm hospitality of the Filipino people, savoring delicious local cuisine and forging unforgettable memories.

Start

Cebu

Finish

Cebu

Lodging

casual

Level

moderate

Avg. dist. cycled

60km/36mi

Group size

Min. 2, Max. 12

Highlights

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Camotes Islands Exploration

Experience the untouched beauty of this hidden gem as you cycle through idyllic beaches and visit the charming fishing island of Tulang

Itinerary

Brief Itinerary

DayPlacecasual Inns or similarMealsDistanceActivity
DAY 1CebuQuest HotelD
DAY 2Camotes IslandsHidden HutsB,L,D30km / 19micycling
DAY 3Camotes IslandsHidden HutsB,L,D70km / 43micycling
DAY 4 CebuQuest HotelB,L,D30km / 19micycling
DAY 5Carmen (Bohol)Villa CarmenB,L,D60km / 36micycling
DAY 6AndaBlue Star ResortB,L,D80km / 50micycling
DAY 7AndaBlue Star ResortB,L,D
DAY 8Dimiao or LobocLoboc River ResortB,L,D65km / 40 micycling
DAY 9SiquijorCoco Grove Beach ResortB,L,D60km / 37micycling
DAY 10SiquijorCoco Grove Beach ResortB75km / 46micycling
DAY 11SiquijorCoco Grove Beach ResortB30km / 19micycling
DAY 12MoalboalSecret Paradise Resort B,L,D70km / 42micycling
DAY 13CebuMarco PoloB,L,D45km / 28mi cycling
DAY 14CebuB

Detailed Itinerary

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Day 1: Cebu

Welcome to Cebu, the 'Queen City of the South'! In the evening, join us for a tour briefing and a welcoming dinner. If you arrive early, explore the city's rich history as the landing site of the Spanish in the 16th century. As the second largest city in the Philippines and the main center of the Visayas region, Cebu offers a vibrant coastal metropolis with sprawling neighbourhoods, bustling markets, and delicious local cuisine.

Meals: D
Accommodation: Quest Hotel
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Day 2: Camotes Islands

Today, we take a boat journey from Cebu to the enchanting "Potato Islands" of Camotes. Renowned for their untouched natural beauty, Camotes is often referred to as a "lost horizon in the sea." Comprising four islands - Pacijan, Poro, Ponson, and the diminutive Tulang - Camotes offers idyllic beaches, particularly along the west coast of Pacijan and surrounding Tulang Island. Legend has it that when the Spanish explorers first encountered locals digging up potatoes on the islands, they inquired about the name of the land. Mistakenly believing the question was about the vegetable, the natives responded, "Camotes," thus bestowing the islands with their moniker, "Potato Island." Upon arrival, we'll cycle to our resort, and in the afternoon, we'll explore the quaint fishing village of Tulang Island.

Meals: B,L,D
Cycling Distance: 30km / 19mi
Accommodation: Hidden Huts

Day 3: Camotes Islands

Today, we set out on a scenic bike ride from our resort to the neighboring Camotes island of "Poro." Connected by a bridge, we enjoy the convenience of exploring without the need for island hopping. With minimal traffic, the Camotes Islands offer ideal cycling conditions, allowing us to circumnavigate Poro Island "counter" clockwise. Along the way, we pause to rejuvenate at a picturesque waterfall before continuing our journey to one of the renowned "Camotes caves." In the afternoon, we return to our resort, where swimming in the sea comes highly recommended.

Meals: B,L,D
Cycling Distance: 70km / 43mi
Accommodation: Hidden Huts
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Day 4: Cebu

Today's excursion takes us to Lake Danao, where the terrain of "our" island remains flat, ensuring a leisurely journey without any climbs. You have the option to explore the lake by pedal boat or pedal bike, immersing in the tranquil surroundings. In the afternoon, we return by boat to the island of Cebu and proceed to check in at our resort.

Meals: B,L,D
Cycling Distance: 30km / 19mi
Accommodation: Quest Hotel
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Day 5: Carmen (Bohol)

In the early morning, we head to the pier for a ferry ride to Bohol Island. Following a scenic two-hour drive, we reach the city of Tagbilaran or Tubigon. Today's adventure takes us cycling to Carmen, known as the home of the iconic Chocolate Hills.

Meals: B,L,D
Cycling Distance: 60km / 36mi
Accommodation: Villa Carmen
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Day 6: Anda

Today offers an exciting challenge as we journey across the highlands of Bohol en route to the coastal paradise of Anda. Our adventure begins with a picturesque ride along flat roads, flanked by scenic fields. After warming up our legs, we tackle a thrilling ascent into the rolling hills of the Sierra Bullones. Amidst lush jungle and vibrant rice terraces, we ascend to the summit at 790 m above sea level, encountering water buffalo and hardworking farmers along the way. As we reach the peak, anticipation builds for the exhilarating descent through charming villages, offering breathtaking views of misty mountains and rice terraces. After a satisfying lunch in Jagna, our coastal journey continues, treating us to stunning vistas of the sea and picturesque bays as we make our way to Anda. Our day concludes at a tranquil beach resort, where relaxation awaits after a rewarding adventure.

Meals: B,L,D
Cycling Distance: 80km / 50mi
Accommodation: Blue Star Resort

Day 7: Anda

Today is a designated rest day, offering a variety of leisure activities. Anda is ideal for snorkeling, diving, or exploring a picturesque waterfall and rice terraces. Additionally, you can opt for a boat tour to Lamanoc Island.

Meals: B,L,D
Accommodation: Blue Star Resort
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Day 8: Dimiao or Loboc

Today's exploration of Bohol begins with a cycling journey from the resort, passing through fishing villages and ascending smoothly in Alicia. While there are a few climbs along the 40-kilometer route, they are manageable. Our picnic stop is at a scenic water reservoir, offering a tranquil atmosphere. After lunch, we transition to our service car and head to Bilar for our afternoon ride, navigating a mix of paved and unpaved roads through the countryside, with enjoyable descents leading to the coast. We pause at a charming small waterfall nestled in the jungle, where the crystal-clear pool invites a refreshing swim before we conclude our journey at our coastal accommodations in Dimiao.

Meals: B,L,D
Cycling Distance: 65km / 40 mi
Accommodation: Loboc River Resort
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Day 9: Siquijor

Prepare for an unforgettable coastal journey! Starting from Dimiao, we'll venture westward, passing by picturesque fishing villages and charming coastal towns. Our first destination is Baclayon, renowned for its ancient Catholic coral stone church, a testament to the region's rich heritage. Continuing our exploration, we'll pedal our way to Panglao Island, where we'll indulge in a delightful lunch and delve into the mysteries of another captivating cave. Following our Panglao adventure, we'll hop on our support vehicle to Tagbilaran, where a scenic boat ride awaits, transporting us to Siquijor Island. Known for its intriguing folklore of black magic and natural healing, Siquijor promises three enchanting nights of discovery and relaxation.

Meals: B,L,D
Cycling Distance: 60km / 37mi
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Day 10: Siquijor

Today we go on an exhilarating island escapade as we traverse Siquijor's scenic coastal road. Along the journey, anticipate a mesmerizing blend of climbs, descents, and serene stretches, enveloping us in the island's captivating charm. Our first enchanting stop awaits after a brief ascent—a majestic "Enchanted Balete Tree," standing proudly for over 400 years. Delight in its sprawling roots creating a natural pool, where tiny fish offer a soothing foot spa amidst crystal-clear waters. Continuing our voyage, we arrive at Lazi, boasting the Philippines' oldest monastery adorned with impeccably preserved Spanish colonial architecture. Immerse yourself in its rich history before venturing forth to Salagdoong Beach, where we pause to admire the breathtaking turquoise hues of the sea. Following a delectable lunch, we complete our loop back to the resort, serenaded by panoramic coastal views and the vibrant energy of local fishermen showcasing their daily catches along the roadside.

Meals: B
Cycling Distance: 75km / 46mi
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Day 11: Siquijor

Today our cycling adventure begins with a leisurely 45-minute jeepney transfer to the summit of Mount Bandilaan National Park, granting us panoramic vistas of the lush rainforest canopy without the exertion of a strenuous bike climb. From this elevated vantage point, we set out on a picturesque 10 km downhill ride, passing by the enchanting Cambugahay Falls. Following a delectable lunch, you have the freedom to choose your path: either cycle back to the resort, retracing a scenic 20 km section of yesterday's route, or opt for an early return via jeepney to indulge in beachside relaxation. Today's itinerary is designed for flexibility, allowing for spontaneous experiences such as a potential session with a traditional healer—an enlightening cultural immersion offering insight into the mystical side of Siquijor. Please note that availability for this unique experience can only be confirmed ad hoc, depending on the healer's schedule.

Meals: B
Cycling Distance: 30km / 19mi
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Day 12: Moalboal

Prepare for an early departure at 5:00 a.m. as we head to Siquijor pier to catch the first ferry bound for the neighboring island of Negros. Upon arrival in the bustling port town of Dumaguete, we'll enjoy a hearty breakfast before boarding our next ferry across the Tanon Strait to the southern tip of Cebu. These scenic ferry rides, each lasting approximately an hour, offer enchanting ocean views and a glimpse into the dynamic inter-island mobility in the Philippines. Upon docking at the port in southern Cebu, we'll go on a 70 km coastal bike ride northward, traversing rugged headlands and passing through charming fishing villages and historic towns against the backdrop of the stunning blue ocean. Experience the beauty of the Cebu coastline firsthand as we pedal through this picturesque landscape.

Meals: B,L,D
Cycling Distance: 70km / 42mi
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Day 13: Cebu

This morning, seize the opportunity to witness a breathtaking natural phenomenon: the Moalboal Sardine Run. Head to the nearby beach and rent snorkeling gear (at your own expense) to marvel at the awe-inspiring sight of vast schools of sardines swimming in synchronized patterns beneath the sea's surface. Keep an eye out for other marine creatures, including turtles, as you explore the coastal waters and vibrant coral reefs. While this experience is optional, it comes highly recommended before we set out on our final cycling journey. Our unforgettable adventure concludes with a scenic bike ride across the island of Cebu, traversing from west to east through the rugged terrain of the Cebu Central Cordillera. Prepare for some challenging climbs as we ascend the island's rocky spine, offering breathtaking views of the picturesque highlands adorned with farms. We'll cap off our cycling excursion with a thrilling descent to the east coast, where we'll load our bikes onto the support vehicle for a 2-3 hour journey (depending on traffic) to Cebu City. Along the way, we'll pause for a delightful lunch before arriving at our hotel. In the evening, we'll reunite for a memorable farewell dinner to celebrate the conclusion of our journey together.

Meals: B,L,D
Cycling Distance: 45km / 28mi
Accommodation: Marco Polo

Day 14: Cebu

You have the option to extend your stay in Cebu or venture to your next destination. With countless more islands waiting to be explored, the possibilities are endless!

Meals: B
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Essential Info

Inclusions

LODGING

All hotels as mentioned in the tour details or similar (subject to availability).

trip leader

Expert Trip Leader(s) who look after your every need and add meaning to your vacation.

bike

Immaculately maintained bike with helmet, suited to a terrain.

shuttle

A Van support follows the group of riders and carries all belongings.

meals

Meals as per itinerary. Guests are given the opportunity to dine on their own so that they discover a location independently.

refreshments

Refreshments and mineral water while cycling.

entrance

Entrance fees to most of the monuments and temples.

E-bikes

E-bikes are available (subject to availability) on this trip at a surcharge.

Exclusions

Airport pickup and drop

We recommend to book direclty from airport or hotel.

Beverages

Beverages such as alcohol, tea, coffee, juice at a hotel or restaurant.

Gratuity

Gratuities for your guide team are not included in the trip price.

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