“IT IS GOOD TO ARRIVE AT THE END OF A JOURNEY;
BUT IT’S THE JOURNEY THAT MATTERS IN THE END.” R. J. EDMONDS. 1906
6 Days / 6 Nights – Starting and finishing in Dumaguete City
THE AFTERNOON BEFORE THE TOUR:
Induction and orientation session
You’re invited to join your guides and fellow tour members for complimentary refreshments at a central location in Cebu City where we will discuss such things as road rules, speed limits and potential traffic hazards.
You will also have the opportunity to look over one of the Honda XRM motorcycles that will become your best friend over the next week and have the chance to discuss the many activities and highlights of the tour.
Please bring a photocopy of all your required documents, including:
· International and home country driver’s licenses
Yes, it’s legal to ride motorcycles in the Philippines without a motorcycle license, provided you have a valid DRIVERS LICENSE, valid INTERNATIONAL DRIVERS LICENSE, and have been in the Philippines for less than 90 days.
YOU SHOULD HAVE EXPERIENCE in riding motorcycles in various conditions, including off road.
DAY 1 – Dumaguete City and surrounding areas
This is a vibrant and charming city with a variety of good restaurants, great night life and some fantastic surrounding areas. It’s also the home base of Motorcycle Adventure Tours Philippines Inc. (M.A.T.P.I.).
We have a lot to see in the Dumaguete area on the first and last day of the tour. Some of the places we will visit are:
* Mt. Talinis with its twin peaks known locally as The Horns of Negros.
* Japanese Shrine.
* Casa Roro Falls.
* Various mountain lakes and view spots.
We have several other spectacular locations in the area we wish to show you but will keep that a secret for now. You will really get the feeling of the great outdoors. After being so active we should enjoy our drinks at one of the more lively night spots in this very welcoming city.
Time in the saddle is around: 5 hrs, optional
Some rough roads on this day
DAY 2 – Dumaguete City to Sipalay
Our second day is one of two long riding days on our tour with 6 hours in the saddle, including stops along the way.
We will head north along the coast and then travel over the very high and winding mountain roads of central Negros Island. Make sure your batteries are charged and your camera is ready, for this day has so many fantastic photo opportunities. With beautiful coastal and mountainous views especially on our ascent to the central regions of Negros Island.
On arriving at Sipalay, we park our bikes and continue by boat to the white sands of Sugar Beach. Our beachside resort accommodation will be a peaceful change after living the city life in Dumaguete. We’re in paradise now! It’s time to sit back and enjoy the sunset. We will stay two nights at Sugar Beach, simply because it’s such a nice place.
Time in the saddle is around: 5- 6 hrs
DAY 3 - Sipalay (Sugar Beach)
Just 500 meters off the coast of Sugar Beach is a ship wreck situated in shallow water and is easy to snorkel on. This small cargo ship sank after hitting a nearby reef in a typhoon in 1974. Close to the ship wreck is an exotic Island and an exciting spot for exploring and relax on the beautiful beach.
Sugar beach also offers sea kayak’s for rent.
Your accommodation is a very comfortable but native style beach side cottage.
Time in the saddle is: 0 hrs
All activities are optional.
DAY 4 – Sipalay to Dauin
Returning to our motorbikes by boat, we will follow the scenic road around the south coast of Negros Island. With some interesting towns and villages on the way, we should take the time to stop and enjoy the local culture and will probably meet some of the friendliest Filipinos in the country. Some of the towns on our way are Basay, Bayawan, Santa Catalina and Siaton with many other villages to welcome the occasional traveller. We will have 22km of dirt road between Sipalay and Basay.
Time in the saddle is around: 5-6 hrs
Some rough roads on this day
DAY 5 – Dauin to Dumaguete City
We have many options today. Our beach resort has a great and professionally run Dive Shop and we can easily arrange a dive or snorkelling trip for you. This region has many of the Philippines most highly regarded dive spots, with Apo Island just off the coast it is a “must” for the avid diver. As we are only a one hour ride from Dumaguete City you can if you wish, do a morning and an afternoon dive and then ride directly back to the city or we can take some of the many side trails and visit some of the mountain regions. Today’s schedule is up to you.
Time in the saddle is around: 1 – 6 hrs (Optional)
DAY 6 – Dumaguete City and surrounding areas
Let’s spend the last day of the tour on some rocky roads in the mountains beyond Dumaguete.
Today’s schedule is up to you.
Time in the saddle is around: 2 – 6 hrs (Optional)
End of Tour: Dumaguete City
M.A.T.P.I. runs a professional and well-organized tour operation. It is our top priority to keep you and your property safe at all times. Please be aware that travelling conditions and weather can change from day to day and this can effect the risk of travelling by motorcycle. We endeavour to keep you comfortable, dry and safe. In cases of extreme weather or other risk factors, we may choose to postpone the tour, extra accommodation and meals will be at the clients expense. M.A.T.P.I. reserves the right to make changes in the itinerary without prior notice.