With over 132-kilometer of treacherous, rocky, and arduous route from San Pedro Laguna, Daang Hari route up to the whole of Cavite, biking across this province could give you the hardest and longest cycling experience. It is definitely not for the faint-hearted, but boy you could burn thousands of calories after going through that long and grueling stretch.
Cavite is a must in many road bikers’ check-list. Although there is a big possibility that you could get a flat tire several times over, its historical sites, majestic mountain trails, and coastal sceneries will make up for those troubles. The route typically includes Laguna – GMA – Dasmarinas – Trece Martires – Naic – Maragondon – Alfonso – Tagaytay – Silang – Bacoor – Manila/Home. It’s going to be a pedal-all-the-way trip so at some point, you might push yourself to the limit. But if you’re up for it, then it is a must to cycle your way through all of Cavite, indeed!
Why would you want to bike-tour Cavite?
- For one, it sits right next to Manila so it can give you that quick cycling fix.
- Plenty of mountain bike race events are being held in some parts of Cavite yearly, in which Kawit usually plays host to these events.
- Discover new places you’ve never been before like the Kaybiang Tunnel, Bonifacio Shrine in Maragondon, Pico de Loro, falls and springs in Indang, among many others.
- Get to chill out at Tagaytay City and drink a cup of Barako coffee to boost your energy.
- Conquer a destination that many bikers dub as the “most challenging route ever”.
- Among other bike trails in Cavite include:
o Gran Trail – Daang Hari
o Malipay III – Molino IV
o Kaybiang Tunnel – Ternate-Nasugbu Route
o Taal Volcano Bike Tour –Tagaytay-Talisay route
The Local Cycling Community
Cavite is the home to Cavite Bicycle Community and CAMBIO – Cavite Mountain Bikers Organization. Both have an active online presence on Facebook, where users of folding, mountain, or BMX bikes are all welcome to join the group in their road trips.
So should you still pursue Cavite?
The biking routes in Cavite can be either friendly or treacherous. There are trails for beginners as there are for the experienced bikers. But if you want to go all-out, either start at San Pedro Laguna or at Luneta Park. And then pedal your way through Alabang-Daang Hari route, exit at Trece Martires, Cavite City and continue to Naic – Maragondon – Alfonso – Tagaytay – Silang to Bacoor route via Aguinaldo Highway – exit at Las Pinas City.
Fortunately, there are multiple bike trails to go to, if you want to take it one step at a time. You can start with the beginner-friendly ones The Gran Trail, Malipay III, or Manila to Imus route, and then come back for the more demanding routes next time. Go all-out when you are ready and make sure to bike with several of your friends as conquering Cavite requires solid team work, effort and patience.