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Biking Malinta Tunnel

Night Ride in Corregidor

What’s it like to bike around Corregidor Island at night? This question has been nagging me like a Game of Thrones season ender since I first pedaled through this historic island two years ago. What happens when the day tourists have left?  What’s it like to ride amongst the blasted remains of its ruined fortresses when […]

Biking Mt Pinatubo

Biking to Mt. Pinatubo

Mt. Pinatubo probably has the strangest landscape in the Philippines. While biking across its lahar-covered foothills last week, I couldn’t help but be reminded of the deserts of Utah, Arizona and the Sahara. While I’ve only seen those places in magazines and on TV, their resemblance to Pinatubo’s blasted landscape is uncanny. I’ve been to Pinatubo […]

Globe Cordillera Challenge 6

Globe Cordillera Challenge 6

This one is a bucketlister that every Filipino mountain biker should try once in his lifetime. If mountain biking is like a religion to you, then the Cordillera region is where you make your sacred pilgrimage. The land of the Igorots is home to some of the highest mountains in the Philippines. It is also legendary […]

Calinawan Cave

Biking to Calinawan Cave

Calinawan Cave is one of the more popular tourist destinations in Tanay. This cave lies just a few kilometers from the always crowded Daranak Falls, and is usally reached by renting tricycles from the Tanay poblacion. Last weekend however, TravelUp and I thought that it would be more interesting to visit Calinawan on our bikes. […]

Biking in Angkor Wat Siem Reap

Biking the Temples in Cambodia

If you’ve ever enjoyed the Tomb Raider games and movies, if you’re yearning for an adventure akin to that of Indiana Jones, and (last but definitely not the least) if you enjoy biking—then Cambodia should be part of your bucket list. Cambodia’s ancient sites are beyond awesome. I’ve seen pictures of Cambodia’s temple ruins before. […]

Bikers at the lake of the La Mesa Nature Reserve

Biking in La Mesa

The first time I came to La Mesa several years ago, I couldn’t believe that there was such a place right inside Metro Manila. I had heard a lot about the place, about the beauty of its trails, and the postcard (or is it Instagram?) perfect scenery you get to enjoy while biking there. But […]

Bikers in Corregidor

Biking in Corregidor

Corregidor has always fascinated me. This small island fortress at the gate of Manila Bay was once dubbed as one of the most formidable outposts of American power right before World War 2. It was also the site of a fierce Fil-American resistance, some of the bloodiest battles of the War, and a futile and […]

Rock Climbing in Sagada

Visitors come to Sagada for its cool climate, its beautiful pine-clad mountain slopes, its relaxing vibe, and its friendly locals. Travelers stay for a couple of days to enjoy Sagada’s caves, its waterfalls, its hiking trails, and its culture. But besides these, I think this quaint little town up in the Cordilleras also deserves fame […]