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Mountain biking and trekking in the Rice Terraces, Philippines

Trekking in the Rice Terraces, Philippines


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Rice Terraces Mountain Bike Tour - 5 Days/ 4 Nights


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

Number of Biking Days: 3 days

Other Activities: Trekking

Required Cycling Fitness Level: 4 out of 5 / Advanced Cyclists


Description


The Cordillera Region in the northern part of the Philippines is very famous for its mountainous terrain and spectacular view. It has some of the country’s unique traditions and cultures. The vast natural resources and terrain of the Cordillera Mountain Range makes it a superb mountain biking destination in the Philippines. Everywhere you look is a sight to see.

The mountains of Cordillera is home to many centuries-old rice terraces. Among them is the famous Banaue Rice Terraces, Batad Rice Terraces, Bangaan Rice Terraces, Hapao Rice Terraces, Bacung Rice Terraces, and Tinoc Rice Terraces. Each of these rice terraces is unique in its own right, having been cultivated for centuries by the local people.


Itinerary Overview


Day 1 - Manila to Lagawe, Ifugao


Pick up from your hotel in Manila or Clark. Travel time from Manila to the town of Lagawe is 10 to 12 hours by car. Breakfast and lunch along the way.


Day 2 - Tinoc Rice Terraces and Kiangan Rice Terraces


The town of Tinoc is approximately 40 kms from our starting point, Lagawe. It’s not very popular among travelers because it’s hard to access unlike the other places like Sagada and Banaue. Along the way, we have a chance to see the Kiangan Rice Terraces and its museum. For a short time, we’ll learn a lot about the history of Cordillera, its people, and the rice terraces.

Distance: 40 km

Places of Interest: Tinoc Rice Terraces and Kiangan Rice Terraces


Day 3 - Tinoc to Banaue via Hungduan


The Hungduan Rice Terraces was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995. The two most notable rice terraces here are the Hapao Rice Terraces and the Bacung Rice Terraces that resembles a spider web.

Distance: 55 Km

Places of Interest: Hapao Rice Terraces


Day 4 - Banaue to Batad


The Banaue Rice Terraces is a 2000-year old terraces amazingly carved by the indigenous people of Ifuga using only the tools available to them that time. The Batad Rice Terraces is probably the most beautiful rice terraces in Ifuga Province.

Distance: 25 km

Trekking: 3 hours of trekking


Day 5 - Batad to Manila


We will leave Batad for Manila early in the morning. This marks the end of the tour. Travel time from Batad to Manila is 10-12 hours. We’ll have lunch along the way.


Inclusions


Pick up from Manila

Transportation from Manila and back

Inclusive of driver, fuel, toll fees

We need tknow the name and address of the guests’ hotel

Drop off to Manila

Support and gear (SAG) vehicle

Hotel accommodation

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Mountain bike with safety helmet

Mountain biking guides

Local guides where necessary

All entrance and environmental fees

Trekking guide

Trail snacks

Hydration: Bottled water/ Sports drink (Gatorade)/ Water bottle

Exclusions:

Travel insurance

International Flights


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