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Cycling in Philippines

Cycling is always a good idea when you have such rich nature around

Best time: November–May


While consisting of numerous islands, the Philippines are still good for cycling. There is a big variety of roads which are quite comfortable for riders of different levels. Roads mostly have nice curves and rather soft traffic. The most popular routes lie in the National Capital Region, Calabarzon, Central Visayas and Central Luzon. The quality of the surface can be usually be compensated by picturesque views.

When cycling around the Philippines, you will be able to get to parts of the country that sees almost no tourists, which is one of the greatest things about travelling by bicycle. There are many places where you can rent a bike, and even buy one. Also, there is a wide network of routes, so that each cyclist can find a suitable adventure. Sierra Madre Mountains, Rizal and Laguna are great for those who like mountain biking. The famous Marilaque mountain road with a stop at Daranak and Batlag Falls is a must for every adventurer.

Mind that mountain roads can be dangerous during the rainy season, so choose the dry period from November to May.

Practical info

When is the ideal period for cycling in the Philippines?

The Philippines' dry season, from November to May, is the ideal time for cycling. Since mountain roads can be hazardous during the rainy season, it is best to avoid cycling in those locations. With temperatures ranging from 20°C to 32°C during the dry season, the weather is suitable for cycling. Show more

What are some of the best places to cycle in the Philippines?

The National Capital Region, Calabarzon, Central Visayas, and Central Luzon all have excellent cycling routes. Challenging paths for mountain cycling can be found in the Sierra Madre Mountains, Rizal, and Laguna. The Marilaque mountain road has stunning views of the waterfall and mountain range and is a must-see for any adventurer; it includes stops at Daranak and Batlag Falls in Rizal. Show more

What is the road condition like for cycling in the Philippines?

While some roads in the Philippines are cyclist-friendly, the quality varies. Most roads are gentle and have beautiful curves with low traffic, but the path quality can be a challenge. Regardless, the scenic views of the surrounding nature make up for it. Cyclists must be cautious and follow road safety procedures on roads with poor weather conditions or road quality. Show more

What are the dangerous routes that cyclists should avoid in the Philippines?

During the raining season, mountain roads pose a danger, and it is better to avoid them entirely. Some rural roads may be risky for cyclists, and riders must be aware of road conditions before selecting any route. If necessary, it's best to ride with an expert guide who knows the region and is familiar with possible hazards. Show more

Is it easy to rent or buy bicycles in the Philippines?

In the Philippines, bicycles are readily available for purchase or rental. Bike rental establishments and stores are plentiful and have high-quality bikes for hire or purchase. Bike rentals are typically between PHP 300-500 per day, while bike prices range from PHP 3,000 to PHP 20,000. Bicycles can easily be rented or purchased in tourist areas, with bike tours and bike shops available to accommodate all your cycling needs. Show more

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Last updated: by Eleonora Provozin