12 Days 11 Nights
Got a thirst for adventure? Join us on our annual main event, the Island Extreme tour. See the Philippines as no tourist does Rocky Crossingas we use dirtbikes to make a 12 day, 2200km loop of the central part of the island chain. We will visit numerous natural wonders and ride some of the best jungle trails in Asia.
This trip is for the experienced dirtbike or trail rider that is looking for more than a leisurely sightseeing cruise. We will go where no tourist goes, see things that are not in any of the guidebooks, and test ourselves on some of the most challenging terrain in Asia. The rewards are immense as you experience first hand the spectacular features of the Philippines.
Leave our starting point in the town of Liloan near Cebu City. We will ride appox 165km of single track trails and dirt roads on our way to the town of Bogo in the northern part of the island. Great BBQ dinner and overnight in Bogo at a guest house.
Ferry from Cebu to Palompon on Leyte island. Trail/dirt roads to Kananga, Leyte. Approx 75km, we can camp near a waterfall and hot spring or use a guest house at group option.
Mix of trails, dirt roads and short highway sections as we ride from Kananga to Tacloban, Leyte. Overnight and dinner at guest house in Tacloban. About 100km.
Leave Tacloban heading for island of Samar. A couple routing options, but goal is to arrive at our beach camping site before dark. Options all include trails and dirt roads in different directions but ending up at same location. Potentially a long day with as much as 200km of jungle trails, dirt roads and some concrete on tap.
Leave Samar beach site for town of Allen in northern Samar. We will have two river crossings this day where we will load our bikes into small outrigger boats to cross rivers. We can have a swim at a remote waterfall depending on how we are doing on the schedule. We want to try to arrive in Allen before dark so bike maintenance can be performed before crossing to Masbate. Dinner and overnight at beach resort near Allen. Approx 180kms mixed trails and roads.
Load the bikes on a boat and sail for the island of Masbate. We will use a native outrigger style "pump boat" which will take ~3 hours to make the crossing. Some great trails this day as we cross Masbate island heading for Calumpang to stage for our crossing to Panay island. Masbate island is relatively small but we still pack in about 130kms of riding this day. A little bit of everything including some nice single track. We overnight at the shore where you can have a refreshing swim after a dusty day on the trails.
Load the bikes on another native pump boat to make the crossing to Panay island. After we make landfall we have about 150kms to cover using a mixture of remote single track trails, dirt roads and some concrete sections to get us about half way across Panay. If the boat arrives late we may need to ride after dark to remain on schedule. A nice guest house with a home-cooked meal awaits us at our stop in Jamindan, Panay.
Riding in Panay, using scenic trails and dirt roads to traverse the central mountain range and arrive at the southwest side of the island. Overnight at a small beach resort. 130-150kms mixed trails and roads.
We use some great mountain trails to cross the central mountain range and arrive at the guest house near the port to stage for crossing to the next island in the morning. Approx. 120-170kms. Some riding after dark may be required to make it depending on how late the trail conditions make us.
Ferry to island of Negros. A lot of good trails today after the boat ride as we work our way around the Canloan volcano to the east side of Negros. We will overnight in the mountains at a primitive resort and have a great native meal cooked for us by the locals.
Some great challenging trails as we work our way north through Negros towards Escalante to stage for our final water crossing back to Cebu island.
Return to our starting point in Liloan via trails/dirt roads. 160-200kms, we should arrive before dark.