With so many islands, choosing the best cycling route in the Philippines can be tough. Our 13-day adventure in the Visayas is the perfect answer. We’ll cycle through four islands, traveling on paved roads, through jungles, highlands, and along beautiful coastlines. Along the way, we’ll stop at cultural sites, natural wonders, and stay at lovely accommodations.

We start in Cebu City and take a boat to Bohol. For the first three days, we’ll explore forests to see tarsiers, visit the Chocolate Hills, and climb the Sierra Bullones highlands. After resting near Anda’s beaches, we’ll find hidden waterfalls, ride along the coast, and visit a Spanish coral stone church. On Day 8, we ferry to Siquijor, known for its natural beauty and mysticism. We’ll stay three nights at a beach resort, exploring coasts, jungles, and villages. From Siquijor, we’ll ferry to Cebu, cycling to Moalboal to swim with sardines. Our final ride takes us through mountains before ending back in Cebu City.

They say “It’s more fun in the Philippines” – we say it’s even more fun on a bike! Join us and see for yourself.

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Itinerary idea in detail

We organize adventurous cycling tours that often take you off the usual paths to explore unexpected places. Sometimes, we may need to change our plans for safety or to make the trip better. If we ever need to switch hotels, we'll always choose similar or better ones. Your safety and enjoyment are our main focus. If you have any questions about changes during the trip, feel free to ask us.

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    Welcome to Cebu, the “Queen City of the South”! We’ll pick you up from Mactan International Airport and take you to our tour hotel. In the evening, we’ll have a meeting and a welcome dinner.
    If you arrive early, explore Cebu’s historic sites like churches and a fort. Cebu is the Philippines’ second largest city, known for its busy markets and delicious local food!

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    In the early morning, we head to the pier to catch a ferry to Bohol Island. Watch Cebu’s cityscape fade into the ocean. After a two-hour ride, we arrive in Tagbilaran and meet our support vehicle, a traditional Filipino ‘jeepney.’ We transfer a short distance for lunch and bike fitting.

    Today’s ride is a gentle 30 km through the Visayas countryside. After 12 km, we stop at a Tarsier Sanctuary. With the help of a guide, we’ll look for these tiny creatures in the forest. Sightings are likely but not guaranteed, as they are wild animals.

    We continue cycling through rural Bohol, tackling some hills before enjoying a downhill ride to the beautiful Loboc River. At our riverside resort, you can go kayaking, get a massage, or relax by the pool (additional activities are at your own expense).

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    Today’s ride in Bohol’s interior involves gradual climbs, offering stunning scenery worth the effort. We stop at a gorge viewpoint, where you can try a zip line or cable car (extra cost). Cycling through the Bilar Man-Made Forest, we reach the famous Chocolate Hills, known for their unique landscape. After the ride, we drive to a hilltop for lunch and panoramic views, staying overnight at a nearby guesthouse in Carmen.

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    Today, we ride from Sierra Bullones highlands to coastal Anda. Starting with a 15 km flat road through farmlands, we then tackle a 17 km uphill to reach the summit at 790 m above sea level. A thrilling 20 km descent follows, passing villages with mountain views. After lunch in Jagna, we continue 30 km to Anda, enjoying coastal scenery along the way. Our ride ends at a cozy resort with views of the Pacific Ocean.

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    Today, you have the freedom to relax or discover Bohol’s coastline at your pace. Just a short distance away is the white sands of Anda beach, perfect for a day of relaxation. You can also choose to snorkel or scuba dive in the stunning coral reefs. Another option is a visit to Lamanoc Island, known for its ancient cave paintings and mangrove forests. These extra activities are at your own cost.

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    Today, we’re back on our bikes to explore Bohol. We start with a short jeepney ride, then cycle through daily life scenes in Visayas. After a few climbs, we have a picnic lunch by the Malinao Reservoir. A quick jeepney ride takes us to Bilar for more cycling through the countryside. We’ll have fun downhill rides to the coast and visit a beautiful waterfall for a refreshing dip. Finally, we’ll cycle to our accommodation on the rocky shores of Dimiao.

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    Get set for an exciting day of coastal cycling. Starting from Dimiao, we head west, passing charming fishing villages and coastal towns. After 30 km, we arrive at Baclayon, known for one of the oldest coral stone Catholic churches in the Philippines. The church’s aged yet well-maintained facade and interior offer a glimpse into the country’s Spanish colonial past and strong Christian heritage.

    We’ll explore the church grounds before riding 5 km to a bridge linking the mainland to Panglao Island. The rest of the route takes us around Panglao, with varied terrain of rural, residential, and semi-urban areas. After 50 km, we stop for a tasty lunch overlooking the Bohol Sea. Continuing on, we reach Alona Beach, famous for its

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    Today, we switch islands and head to Siquijor. We take a short boat ride from the pier, enjoying the views. Once we arrive, a jeepney will take us to a hilltop restaurant for lunch with great views. Siquijor is known for its beautiful beaches, hills, and mystical culture. Despite its magical reputation, the locals are friendly. After lunch, we cycle 25 km to our beach resort where we’ll stay for three nights. Enjoy your time exploring Siquijor’s beauty and charm! Let me know if you need more assistance.

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    Embark on a thrilling island adventure today in Siquijor! Cycle the 86 km coastal road filled with ups, downs, and scenic views. Visit the ancient “Enchanted Balete Tree” with a natural foot spa. Discover the historic Lazi Convent before enjoying Salagdoong Beach’s turquoise waters. Dive in or relax and admire the surroundings! Have a local lunch before heading back to the resort, passing by ocean views and fish markets. Enjoy your Siquijor exploration!

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    Today, we explore Siquijor’s lush highlands by starting our journey at Mount Bandilaan National Park. A 45-minute jeepney ride takes us to the park’s peak, allowing us to enjoy stunning panoramic views of the rainforest canopy. We then embark on a thrilling 10 km downhill bike ride through the park’s southern slopes, stopping at Cambugahay Waterfalls for a potential refreshing dip. Afterward, we can have lunch at a local eatery. The afternoon offers flexibility – you can either cycle back to the resort along a 20 km route or return in the jeepney for some beach relaxation. There’s even a chance to engage in a traditional healing session, providing a glimpse into Siquijor’s mystical side, subject to the healer’s availability. Enjoy the exploration and cultural experiences Siquijor has to offer!

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    Today is a day of island hopping and exploration! We begin early, catching the first ferry from Siquijor pier to Negros island. After arriving in Dumaguete, we enjoy breakfast before boarding another ferry to Cebu’s southern tip, offering picturesque sea views and a glimpse into inter-island travel in the Philippines. Arriving in southern Cebu, we start a 70 km coastal bike ride northward, experiencing the rugged headlands and picturesque scenery along the way. Cycling through fishing villages and historic towns, we witness the beauty of coastal Cebu against the backdrop of the stunning blue ocean. Enjoy the journey as we make our way to the seaside town of Moalboal!

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    This morning, you can witness a stunning underwater event called the “Moalboal Sardine Run” by snorkeling near the beach. Marvel at the synchronized movement of huge schools of sardines and spot other marine life like turtles. It’s an optional but highly recommended experience before we start cycling.

    Our last bike ride takes us across Cebu Island from west to east. Get ready for some challenging uphill sections as we cycle up the Cebu Central Cordillera, enjoying beautiful views of the highlands. The journey ends with an exciting downhill ride to the east coast. After loading our bikes, we’ll hop into a support van for a 2-3 hour transfer (depending on traffic) to Cebu City. We’ll stop for lunch on the way and later gather for a farewell dinner in the city to conclude our adventure.

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    Your day will be at leisure until it’s time for your onward flight.

Accommodation options

The price in the itinerary includes the suggested accommodation, but Amazing Bike Tours can be customized to fit your preferences and budget. A specialist can help you choose the best accommodation option for you.

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  • All accommodation listed
  • Land transportation by private air-conditioned vehicles
  • Any domestic flights listed (unless marked otherwise)
  • All admission fees at attractions, temples and activities as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All meals listed

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  • International airport departure taxes
  • Any meals not listed in the itinerary
  • Drinks, other than water on activity days
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, tip…)
  • Travel insurance
  • All other services not listed in ‘inclusive’

Please note: During high season periods (such as Christmas and New Year) hotels often levy a surcharge and these are not included in the above prices. Your consultant will be happy to advise you of these.

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