Sunday, 11 January 2015

Manila Cycling - Rides around Manila-Batangas and Laguna

Here is the absolute 3 best cycling routes around Metro Manila:

1. This is easily the best ride out of Manila
'Round the Bay in a day' - Laguna De Bay!


2. Beautiful ride to the top of a volcano  - includes 30km climb


3. Stage 2 of 'Ronda Pilipinas - This is an outstanding route with a tunnel, mountains, the ocean, volcanoes, horses and carts, rice fields, villages and more.! 

Saturday, 3 January 2015

La Mesa Nature Reserve, Quezon City

After much delay I finally got to ride the famous La Mesa trails. It didn't disappoint. Absolutely beautiful area with mildly technical, but highly rewarding single trail. I was particularly impressed by how clean the reserve is. No litter anywhere!A result no doubt of the strict park management which limits numbers of riders, insists on guides and collects funds for park management. I am always happy to pay a few bucks if the money is being used right. This LINK gives all the details of getting there, cost and the rules.