On mid-range double and single shock mountain bikes we blaze through carabao (buffalo) trails, bamboo groves and farmland, penetrating rainforest and fording streams to reach the coast via single track heaven.
Busuanga is an island with mostly dirt roads and you can do as little or as much biking as you want with a 4×4 pick-up shadowing on the driveable roads or meeting cyclists after single track stints. The great plus for a car-supported trip is that Tribal Adventures can carry a spare bike as a replacement.
The trip starts a Decalachao, north of Busuanga Airport. Bikers head south, riding through undulating roads before starting on the single tracks to San Nicolas, north of Corn Town. Five minutes into the single track there is a river crossing, a challenge even when the season is dry. There we have a quick snack and plot what our pace will be over the following 12 kilometers of easy to moderate biking across tree-studded plains to the bridge crossing the river bordering San Nicolas.
For a distance of some 15kms between Decalachao to San Nicolas the 4×4 does not shadow as the route turns from dirt road to single bike track.
From San Nicolas, we bike 10kms to Guadalupe to explore a local villagesm before cruising into Coron Town to end the ride.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Palawan SandCastles or Coron Town|
|DEPARTURE TIME||8:00 AM|
The tour can start from Palawan SandCastles as well as Busuanga Airport and will be done in reverse, if the starting point is Coron town (and ultimate destination the airport or Palawan SandCastles).
Experienced bikers looking for a challenge can opt to do a hard-core course north-bound. The hard core track to Cheey is a tough one, with the first two-thirds of the trip being undulating with only periodic tree cover. Most of the last one-third is cycling regularly in and out of rainforest with frequent stream crossings.
10:00 am -12:00 pm
|COST PER PERSON|
|4+ RIDERS||PHP 4,348|
|3 RIDERS||PHP 5,555|
|2 RIDERS||PHP 6,692|
|1 RIDERS||PHP 10,777|