Try These Motorcycle Road Trips From Manila For A Quick Getaway
The Philippines is a country that is dotted with one destination after another. Adventures here can be found just a few hours of travel from each other, of course, sans the Manila traffic. This is perhaps why motorcycle road trips from Manila have been an activity that has attracted people over the years.
This exhilarating experience of traveling on a motorbike is a totally new ballgame than traveling on four wheels. We’re pretty sure that there are riders out there, both amateur and seasoned riders alike, who will not pass up on the opportunity to do motorcycle road trips from Manila. With that, we in Philihappy, being your trust guide to everything, have compiled for you the best motorcycle destinations in the Philippines. Save this for when you wanna get that bike going on the road to the country’s pieces of paradise!
Travel time from Manila: 1.5–2.5 hours
This is an easy choice, definitely a perfect one for beginners who want to test the roads for longer rides. One of the best motorcycle destinations in the Philippines is none other than Tagaytay. The route leading to Tagaytay will only cost you a little sweat and definitely nothing too challenging. If you’re testing the waters with riding a bike for an out of town trip, this is one of the motorcycle road trips from Manila that will work best for you.
While the route may be quite easy compared to most, the ride will definitely still be tiring. Great thing, though, that Tagaytay is food heaven. Grab some steaming bowl of bulalo after taking on the road again before heading back home. This will definitely complete your mini adventure with your trusty bike.
Travel time from Manila: 3–4 hours
Your motorcycle road trip from Manila to Tagaytay will lead you to a foodie destination complemented by the spot’s cool breeze. Batangas, on the other hand, gives a totally different experience from Tagaytay that makes it one of the best motorcycle destinations in the Philippines. Want to hit the beach with your bike? This one is a good option!
Batangas is also a newbie-friendly destination given that the roads are not quite a feat to handle either. However, the ride to Batangas takes a little longer than Tagaytay. Don’t worry, though, the beach has the power to take all the beating away. However, if you want to experience getting to Batangas on a motorcycle but have no experience in riding, did you know that Ride Along Motorcycle Tours can guide you through this experience? We’ve tried it and we definitely loved riding along with Ride Along!
Travel time from Manila: 4-5 hours
If you’re up for a more intense ride, Baguio is the perfect way to go with your bike. This is one of the top motorcycle road trips from Manila so much that even bike clubs regularly take this route on their rides. The zigzag path to Baguio is always the cherry on top of this riding experience—a definite must-try for seasoned riders. Just make sure to check the weather when heading to Baguio as landslides are quite prominent in the area during rainy season.
Once in Baguio, you’ll find that the long hours of riding and extra physical effort put into traveling will be well worth it. What to do once you get there? We got you covered with our Baguio weekend itinerary.
If your adventurous self is up for more action, you can actually head straight to La Union from Baguio to get the beach fix after your mountainous experience. Although, take note that this route will take twice the effort out of you. In any case, this is quite a good idea for a full-on riding experience. So do it, daredevil!
Travel time from Manila: 3–4 hours
Roads to Zambales are smooth and scenic. It can be quite a long way to go. However, once you hit the beaches of Zambales known for its vast shorelines and mind-blowing sunsets, you will definitely forget the hours you flew through to get to this destination. In this place, surfing is the name of the game. However, there is so much more to Zambales than surfing! Just check out the humble town of San Felipe and the many theme parks of Subic, and you’ll definitely want to spare some extra time here! All these things make Zambales one of the best motorcycle destinations in the Philippines!
Travel time from Manila: 5–6 hours
Getting to Baler is no joke. Even on four wheels, it takes a toll on people. It is a destination quite far, which may be one of the more challenging motorcycle road trips from Manila. On the flipside, it is a destination most worth it. There are two routes that riders can take, one is the Bongabon route which is shorter but more dangerous. The other is the Pantabangan route which is easier and more straightforward. Choosing whichever road entails proper research on weather forecasts to save yourself the trouble and danger.
After all the hours of journey, these roads will lead you to one of the best surf spots in the Philippines. One more thing that makes Baler one of the best motorcycle destinations is that this place offers you a lot more to discover than just surfing in Sabang Beach. Did you know that Baler has nearby beaches that are worth seeing too? Also, no surfer or non-surfer goes hungry here! Its many restaurants will surely give you your fill of goodness!
There are so many other motorcycle road trips from Manila that you can do. The difficulty levels, of course, vary widely depending on routes and roads. If you wanna see all the best motorcycle destinations in the Philippines and more, you can check out Ride N’ Seek on History Channel featuring alpha female Jaime Dempsey! Did you know that one of her favorite places to ride is in the Philippines? Also, you’ll be glad to hear that there will be a new season of Ride N’ Seek Philippines! You see, we mean it when we say that the Philippines has so much to offer.
Know more about riding in the Philippines and meet Jaime Dempsey herself in History Con 2017 this weekend!
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