Category Archives: Solo Ride

Completing the North Luzon Loop

The North Luzon has been one of the favorite tourist destinations in the Philippines.  Although it pertains mostly to the Ilocos Region, there are still many places to explore beyond Pagudpud. To motorcycle riders, getting to Ilocos is only a … Continue reading

Posted in Long Ride, Rides, Solo Ride | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 14 Comments

Betwagan Rice Terraces and the Nearby Villages

Sadanga has been tough on me. Going out of my way to see this highland village was both mentally and physically challenging. There were a lot of unknown variables and my mind was constantly reminding me it was a bad … Continue reading

Posted in Long Ride, Rides, Solo Ride | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Focong Rice Terraces: Sacasacan’s Pride That I Almost Missed

I visited Sadanga to see Bekigan and Focong Rice Terraces. I thought I have accomplished that when I toured the sloped roads of Brgy Poblacion. Turns out, that was only Bekigan. If not for a fellow motorcycle rider, I would … Continue reading

Posted in Long Ride, Rides, Solo Ride | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Bekigan… Rice Terraces? or House Terraces? Could Be Both!?

The final leg of my North Luzon Loop trip is from Tuguegarao to Baguio via Sagada. That is about 300 kms of twisty, mountain roads along majestic mountain ridges and marvelous rice terraces. Ever since I entered Kalinga, I have … Continue reading

Posted in Long Ride, Rides, Solo Ride | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Roadside Scenery of Tinglayan: Where are you Sleeping Beauty??

Tinglayan is a municipality of Kalinga in the Cordillera Region. It’s name was derived from the word “Tinonglay” which means the making of an earthen container where sugarcane wine is brewed. Looking at the map, the terrain is made up … Continue reading

Posted in Long Ride, Rides, Solo Ride | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

A Spooky Overnight Stay in Lubuagan, Kalinga

I have no problem staying on the road at night on less remote areas during my motorcycle trips. For example, I once rode for 22 hours to Samar. When I first explored the Cordillera Region, I barely made it out of … Continue reading

Posted in Long Ride, Rides, Solo Ride | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Chico River and the Beauty of Kalinga That Could Have Been Damm(n)ed

Cagayan River has quite a few major tributaries since it is located between two, large mountain ranges. One of those rivers is the Chico River in the Cordillera Mountains located southwest of Tuguegarao City. This river system is 175 kms … Continue reading

Posted in Long Ride, Rides, Solo Ride | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments