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5 Tips for a Perfect Cycling Holiday in the Philippines

There are more than 7,000 islands that make up the Philippines, and each one has something special to offer. There are many beautiful things to see in the Philippines, such as hot springs and even volcanoes, that will make a cycling trip adventurous and exciting. Cycling in the Philippines can be one of the best holidays that you’ve ever experienced. Whether you choose to visit Luzon which offers wonderful landscapes or Manila which is the capital of the Philippines, your cycling holiday will exceed your expectations. There are several things that you can do to prepare for your cycling holiday so that it is successful. Before you purchase your airline ticket going to the Philippines for your cycling adventure, make sure to consider the following tips below.

Be Physically Fit
Before taking your cycling holiday in the Philippines, you will want to make sure that you are physically fit. You can start your own cycling regimen prior to your holiday. Make sure that you are riding the estimated amount that you will be riding on the holiday. This will help you to be in the best shape possible to enjoy your cycling tour without having to stop and rest or without having to suffer from muscle spasms or cramps.

Choose the Right Bike
Making sure that you have the right bike is crucial to your holiday. You want to make sure that you are riding a bike that offers all of the comforts that you need. By making sure that the bike is the right size, you will suffer from less strain. Having a comfortable seat is also important, being able to mount the seat for long periods of time will allow you to enjoy your ride and the experience that it brings.

Tour With a Group
The best way to schedule your cycling holiday is with a group – this will allow you to stay safe. When spending your cycling holiday with a tour group, they will know all of the details as far as the highlights that tourists want to see, the safest routes to take and what action to take if something should go wrong. They’ll also know the locals in case help might be needed from the locals. They’ll be able to find the best accommodations as well as the best meals to provide comfort on your cycling holiday.

Report Physical Problems
If you have physical problems, you will want to make sure that you report those problems to your cycling group leader. Let your tour guide know if you have things such as diabetes, high blood pressure or any other conditions that may affect the length or the distance that you can physically ride safely. This will enable them to provide fast help should something happen while you are on your cycling holiday. Being able to provide you with quick help may save your life.

Don’t Over Do It

While enjoying your cycling holiday in the Philippines; make sure that you don’t overdo it. Should you feel that you need to take a break, let your tour guide know so that you will have the time that you need to rest up. Perhaps you need to stop to enjoy a bottle of water or a snack to keep you going, by letting your tour guide know, they can make sure that your trip is more enjoyable and safe for you.

A cycling holiday in the Philippines can be the best experience you’ve ever had. It offers so many great things to see and do that everyone will enjoy. Plan your cycling holiday so that you can enjoy the adventure.


This article is contributed to Archie by Neil Brissette. Neil is a freelance travel writer. He loves to go trekking in the wilderness, touring around the countryside on cycling holidays and white water rafting.

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