CORREGIDOR BIKE ADVENTURE (CORREGIDOR, CAVITE, PHILIPPINES)
Last October 6, 2013, we went on a different kind of bike adventure. Different in a sense that our bike expedition didn’t just resulted in physical gain but we were also able to feed our minds with historical information about a notable island in our country. We went on a bike adventure in Corregidor!
To give a background, Corregidor is an island located in the Southwestern part of Luzon in the Philippines. It is a part of the province of Cavite. Due to its location, it was fortified back in the day with ample artillery to defend the coast leading to the entrance of Manila from the Japanese invasion. Now, the island is a well known tourist spot as it now serves as a military memorial to American, Filipino and Japanese infantry who participated in the battle that happened in the island.
The island is about an hour and fifteen minutes ferry ride from the terminal in Manila Bay. Essentially, the tour starts as soon as the ferry docks the island. Tourists transfer to a tram that goes around to the different parts of the island. Each tram has a guide that tells the history of the place.
Our group’s tour was basically the same, only we travelled on our bikes in the island. We biked through different kinds of terrain but most were just paved roads. There were gradual slopes and climbs to challenge our endurance. We had a dedicated tour guide riding a motorcycle who explained to us the history of the place. There were also short bike trails that I find really nice.
All in all, it was absolutely a wonderful experience having toured Corregidor on our bikes. It was physically tiring but mentally stimulating! Check out the photos and see the beauty of Corregidor!
Riders: Richard, Ronnie, Roy and Diego
Date: October 6, 2013
Location: Corregidor, Cavite (Philippines)
Distance: 20.10 Kilometers
Calories burned: 1,248 kcal
Bike: Niner Air 9 Carbon
Camera: GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition and GoPro Hero HD