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Calauit Island and Giraffes, Coron, Philippines

Calauit Island, Coron, Philippines


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Coron Mountain Bike Tour - 13 Days/ 12 Nights


This tour is available to run at any time with a minimum of 2 riders.

Number of Biking Days: 8 days

Other Activities: Beach and lake swimming, snorkeling, island-hopping

Required Fitness Level: 3.5 out of 5 / Advanced Cyclists


Description


Experiencece the best of Coron, Busuanga, and Culion - part of the Calamianes Group of Islands, in Palawan, on a cycling holiday. Interact with the wild animals in Calauit Island. Mingle with the local villagers and learn about their way of living.

Board a private boat and enjoy the remainder of the tour island-hopping, swimming, relaxing on beaches, and snorkeling. Watch the wonderful marine creatures inhabiting the waters of Coron. See the mangrove forest in an awesome kayaking trip. Beach bum on an island with white sand and beautiful sand bars. Put on your snorkels and discover World War II ship wrecks off the Coast of Busuanga Island.

Each meal is served with local Filipino dishes with fruits and refreshments to keep you healthy and hydrated while cycling.


Itinerary Overview


Day 1 - Manila to Coron, Palawan

Our driver and tour leader will pick you up at your hotel anywhere in Manila and travel tthe airport. Travel time from Manila airport to Busuanga Airport is approximately 1 hour. The rest of the team will be meeting up with you in Busuanga Airport and take you to your hotel in Coron.

Travel time from the airport to your hotel in Coron is about 30 minutes.

In the afternoon, you will see the town on your bike and visit historical and interesting places like Mount Tapyas, souvenir shops, and the Maquinit Hot spring. The town tour will serve as your warm up ride.

Travel Time: 1 hour from Manila to Coron via a commercial plane.

Distance: Town tour - 15 kms.

Accommodation: Blue Wave Hotel


Day 2 - Coron to Salvacion, Busuanga

You will bike 60 kilometers of pavement with rolling terrain. There are no long, steep climbs but mostly rolling hills. Enjoy the view of the lush mountain forest, green rice fields, and the nearby islands.

Distance: 60 kilometers

Route Conditions: Pavement, rolling hills

Accommodation: Dayon KamLodge


Day 3 - Salvacion Town to Calauit Island Safari

Today is a 40-kilometer ride on pavement with rolling terrain. Great sceneries as you pedal your way to Calauit Island. Uphill is short and gradual. You will ride a small boat crossing the river to Calauit Island Safari. It is home to different species of herbivorous animals like giraffe, zebras, and deer. There’s no hotel inside the park. Tents and sleeping materials will be provided to make your stay and sleep comfortable. Or you have an option tsleep in a gazeebo. The park has rest rooms and shower facilities.

Distance: 40 kilometers

Route Conditions: Pavement, rolling hills

Accommodation: Tent camping or a gazeebo


Day 4 - Calauit Island Safari to Decalacha Village

Calauit Island Safari is home to different wild animals. In the morning you can feed the giraffes and zebras while sipping your hot coffee. Enjoy biking the rest of the island where deer and zebras cross your path. Great sceneries of the nearby island with white sand beaches. The rest of the route is dirt coastal road. Be careful as you cycle through loose rocks and wooden bridges. Some pavements as we approach the village of Decalachao.

Lunch is served in Cashew Grove Resort.

Distance: 40 kilometers

Route Conditions: Single tracks and dirt roads, some steep and rolling terrain

Accommodation: The River House


Day 5 - Decalacha to Coron via Borac and Marcilla Villages

This route will be the longest amongst your biking days. It is 60 kilometers of trails and dirt roads with mountainous terrain. Experience the local hospitality during our lunch in one of our friend’s humble house. Local dishes and fresh fruits will be served with cold drinks. The ride will end in Maquinit Hot Spring Resort where you can relax by dipping in its hot spring pools. Scrumptious dinner is also served here.

Distance: 60 kilometers

Route Conditions: Mostly trails and dirt roads and some short pavements

Accommodation: Blue Wave Hotel


Day 6 - Active Rest Day in Coron

To recuperate from the long days of cycling, we are not going to bike today. This will also allow us to resupply and prepare for the next island biking destination, Culion. Instead, you will have an active rest day doing a kayaking tour in the mangrove forest for about one-half day. If you haven’t done kayaking before our local guide will teach you the basics to get you going and enjoy the tour.

Distance: N/A

Activities: Kayaking

Accommodation: Blue Wave Hotel


Day 7 - Coron to Culion Town Tour

Early private boat ride from Coron to Culion. Travel time is about 1.5 hours via an outrigger boat. At the port of Culion, you will start biking the town and learn the history of Culion and the Calamianes Group of Islands. The tour will be led by a professional tour guide knowledgeable about Culion’s most important history. This is a half-day activity.

Distance: 15 kilometers

Route Conditions: Pavement, rolling hills

Accommodation: Hotel Maya


Day 8 - Culion Town to Buluang Village

Today’s ride is more of trail riding with great sceneries of the nearby islands, rice fields, and the lush mountains of Culion. You will begin your ride on a short pavement that will lead you to the single track trails. The trails are rolling and some are parts are technical. We have no support vehicle here because of the difficulty of the terrain. Buluang is a small village with nice rocky beach found at the other side of Culion Island. Perfect for beach front camping. They serve here fresh seafood and other local dishes.

Distance: 45 kilometers

Route Conditions: Mostly single tracks and dirt roads with mountainous terrain.

Accommodation: Tent, beach front camping


Day 9 - Buluang Village to Canimang Village

Today, you will mountain bike the northern part of Culion Island. Canimangis a small fishing village with long, beautiful, white sand beach. It has amazing savannas with the lush mountain terrain in the background. We have no support vehicle because of the difficulty in terrain. You can also interact with the kind local villagers.

Distance: 60 kilometers

Route Condition: Dirt road with hilly terrain

Accommodation: Hotel Maya


Day 10 - Sun, Sea, and Sand Escapade

Discover beautiful white sand beaches and sand bars. Malcapuya Island has an interesting long and white sand beach while Bulog Island is a small island that boasts beautiful sand bar and crystal-clear water. Scrumptious local delicacies, fruits and beer are served in Malcapuya.

Distance: N/A

Activity: Beach swimming, snorkeling

Destinations: Malcapuya Island and Bulog Island

Accommodation: Blue Wave Hotel


Day 11 - Ultimate Reefs and Wrecks Snorkeling Experience

Discover World War II ship wrecks of Sangat and Lusong Gunboats on this ultimate wrecks treefs experience. See the vibrancy of the Coral Gardens and Decalve Marine Park; and all their wonderful fishes and corals.

Distance: N/A

Activity: Swimming and snorkeling

Destinations: Sangat Gunboat, Lusong Gunboat, Decalve Marine Park, Coral Garden

Accommodation: Blue Wave Hotel


Day 12 - Ultimate Coron Island-Hopping Tour

Grab your snorkels and dive in the water. Visit the most popular island-hopping destinations in Coron. Swim the Kayangan Lake. Watch the wonderful marine creatures of Siete Pecados, Coral Gardens, and CYC Island. Discover the Hidden Lagoons and enjoy your lunch on the beach of Calachuchi.

Distance: N/A

Activity: Swimming and snorkeling

Destinations: Kayangan Lake, Siete Pecados, Hidden Lagoons, Calachuci Beach, Coral Eden, CYC Island

Accommodation: Blue Wave Hotel


Day 13 - Coron to Manila

You have no activity today. Our team will drive you to Busuanga Airport in the morning. Upon your arrival in Manila, our Manila Team will help and bring you to your hotel. This marks the end of the tour.

Distance: N/A

Activity: N/A

Destinations: N/A

Accommodation: White Knight Hotel


Inclusions:


• Flights: Manila - Busuanga - Manila

• Busuanga Airport private van transfer

• Support vehicle during ride Inclusive of driver and fuel

• Baggage transportation

• Mountain bike rentals with a safety helmet

• Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

• Hotel accommodations

• Tent accommodations in places without hotels

• Services of a tour leader

• A local guide

• Trail food while biking

• Hydration while biking: Bottled water/ Sports drinks

• Private boat transfer to Culion Island

• Private boat transfer tand from Calauit Island

• Private boat for all island hopping activities with life vests

• Snorkeling

• All island and park entrance fees

• Water bottles


Things to Bring:

Clothes good enough for 13 days

• Any rain protection like rain-proof jackets

• Hydration bag if you prefer it

• Medicines if you are on medication

• Personal hygiene kit like tissue, toothpaste, toothbrush, soap

• Zip lock for water-proofing your gadgets

• Mobile phone and camera

• Sunblock (optional)


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