Island Hopping the Philippines

Day 1 Arrive in Cebu

We'll pick you up in Cebu at Mactan International Airport and bring you to the hotel. In the evening, we will have a trip meeting and dinner.

Quest Hotel
Dinner

Day 2 Cebu City - Loboc

Early morning, a boat brings us to Tagbilaran, the capital of Bohol. After lunch, we ride a quiet dirt road through small villages, past a small lake, and terraced rice paddies. It brings us up to a paved road where we quickly find ourselves at the Tarsier Sanctuary. After learning about these unique nocturnal creatures and hopefully sighting one or two, we are back on the bikes for a fabulous winding ride down to the picturesque Loboc River and our resort.

Loboc River Resort
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Ride 39km
+403m
-399m

Day 3 Loboc - Carmen - Sierra Bullones

This morning, we start early as we have a hill to conquer. We pass a mahogany forest, enjoying two km of shade under the tall trees before we ride through rice fields and small villages. We take a break and visit a butterfly garden. We continue to the world-famous Chocolate Hills. A short but steep climb takes us to the top of a hill where we park the bikes and take in the scenes created by these unique formations. After lunch, we continue riding on to Sierra Bullones and bike uphill through scenic rice terraces still worked by water buffaloes to our hotel with three swimming pools.

Bohol Paradise Hills Resort and Hotel
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Ride 66km
+1190m
-748m

Day 4 Sierra Bullones - Anda

We have a tough start with a 6-km climb, but it's through scenic terraced rice fields, so stop for photos and take a breather! When we reach the top, we have a great downhill of 20 km. Breath-taking views are guaranteed as we whiz by villages on our way to the coastal town of Jagna. We then follow the coast to the provincial town of Anda and our beachside resort.

Anda White Beach Resort
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Ride 59km
+692m
-1137m

Day 5 Anda Rest Day

Today is yours to rest or to explore the beautiful beaches of Anda. One option would be to visit Lamanok Island and the anthropologically important cave paintings – made with bare hands – that date back tens of thousands of years. You can also see fossilised giant clams on the island. Other options are to snorkel the coral reefs off the beach or to just relax by the pool.

Anda White Beach Resort
Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6 Anda - Dimiao

We cycle through rural Bohol, seeing rice fields to our left and right as we cycle through the town of Alicia, named after the wife of former president Elpidio Quirino. After 50 km, we get into the vehicle and transfer one hour to the town of Bilar. Back on the bikes, we cycle to Inambacan Falls where we can have a dip in the crystal-clear pools. We end with a 6-km cruise down to our beachside resort.

Kayla'a Resort
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Ride 69km
+581m
-723m

Day 7 Dimiao – Panglao

Another day of great coastal riding. In Loay, we visit an ancestral house and try "corn" coffee and "tablea" chocolate harvested in the Philippines. We stop in Baclayon and visit the stone church, considered one of the oldest in the Philippines. We then continue riding to Panglao Island, where we have lunch at an organic bee farm. After that, we end the day at yet another stunning beach, this one is known for its white sands.

Linaw Beach Resort
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Ride 50km
+294m
-291m

Day 8 Panglao - Siquijor

We transfer to Tagbilaran, where we take the morning ferry to Siquijor. The island has a reputation as a place of magic and sorcery; it is now more famous for its healers that perform rituals where incantations are sung and where potions of herbs, roots, insects, and tree barks are concocted. From the ferry, we cycle 15 km to our hotel. Then the choice is yours to relax at the beach or to continue cycling another 18 km to Cambugahay Falls, a cascading multi-tiered waterfall, with fresh and clean water coming from natural springs forming many beautiful natural lagoons. After a refreshing dip, we head back to our beach resort.

Coco Grove Resort
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Ride 50km
+582m
-574m

Day 9 Siquijor Coastal Loop

We circumnavigate the mystical island on its coastal road. We stop along the way and visit Cang-Isok House, which dates back to the mid-1800s and is the oldest house in Siquijor, St. Isidore Convent, known as the biggest convent in Asia, and Capilay Spring Park, a natural spring. On our ride, we'll meet lots of locals working on their fishing nets or boats, reminding us how important the sea is to island life.

Coco Grove Resort
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Ride 75km
+655m
-656m

Day 10 Siquijor Highlands Loop

We'll cycle Siquijor's “Highlands”, but be prepared for serious climbs as we visit the heart of this mysterious island. We will try and visit with a local healer. Once we reach Mount Bandilaan National Park, we have a spectacular downhill waiting for us. As we near the coast, we'll take a break at the refreshing Cambugahay Waterfalls for a dip. We then can ride or take transport back to the resort, depending on how the legs feel after all those climbs! There's also the option to visit nearby Apo island, a marine sanctuary, for diving or snorkelling.

Coco Grove Resort
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Ride 50km
+947m
-953m

Day 11 Siquijor - Moalboal

Today, we'll be on three islands and two boats! After breakfast, we'll have a short ride to the pier where we take a ferry to Dumaguete on Negros Island. We then cycle around 11 km before we take another short ferry ride across the Tañon Strait, which is known for whale and dolphin watching. Hopefully, we'll get lucky and spot some during our crossing. Once we land on Cebu, an amazing coastal ride brings us all the way to Moalboal.

Turtle Bay Dive Resort
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Ride 86km
+582m
-582m

Day 12 Moalboal - Cebu

We cross narrow but hilly Cebu Island to Carcar City. In Carcar, we hop into our support vehicle that brings us back to our hotel in Cebu. In the evening, we visit TOPS, the famous viewpoint with amazing city views. It's time then for our farewell dinner where we can reminisce about all we have seen and done on the tour.

Quest Hotel
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Ride 54km
+600m
-604m

Day 13 Cebu

Time to say goodbye to Cebu. We can drop you at Mactan International Airport.

Breakfast