North Luzon, Philippines (1 – Introduction)

North Luzon, Philippines Ride

Motorcycle: Honda XR 200 from Nice-Bike at 550 Pesos per day. Deposit of 2000 Pesos and passport are required.
Distance Covered: ~1500KM
Reference: Lonely Planet Philippines and GPS Map
Spendings: 18,500 Pesos (= 400 USD) excluding air tickets and insurance
Quick Review: Lively festivals, glorious mountains, majestic rice terraces and interesting hill tribes

Angeles > Baguio > (Kabayan) > Sagada > (Bontoc) > Banaue > Penablanca > (Claveria) > Vigan > Capas (Mt Pinatubo) > Angeles

Anti-Clockwise loop around North Luzon, Philippines.

Unlike some of my previous long-winded trip reports, this will be a very brief report with mostly photos.

The North Luzon, Philippines trip report is divided into the following sections:

  1. Introduction (You are here)
  2. Journey Day 1-2 (Angeles)
  3. Journey Day 2 (Angeles to Baguio)
  4. Journey Day 3 ( Baguio to Sagada)
  5. Journey Day 4 (Sagada to Banaue)
  6. Journey Day 5 (Banaue to Penablanca)
  7. Journey Day 6 (Penablanca to Vigan)
  8. Journey Day 7 (Vigan to Capas)
  9. Journey Day 8-9 (Capas to Angeles)

Disclaimer: This trip was taken in February 2010. The information is provided ‘as is’ with no warranties and confers no rights. If you are interested to know more, please add a comment and I will update the post with more details. :)

3 thoughts on “North Luzon, Philippines (1 – Introduction)

  1. Nice job!
    Where did you rent your bike? Is the trip suitable for two on the bike (My girlfriend and me)?
    How many days is ideal?
    Thank you.

  2. I am doing the trip right now, from the reverse, and I would suggest renting two Honda Waves instead of one XR 200 for the two of you. Really nice so far, and have not seen a single other foreigner today.

  3. Hi Jim,

    I rented my bike from nice-bike at Angeles.

    If your gf can ride well, perhaps you can heed Hans’ advice to rent two waves which are easier to handle and allows you more space to tie your backpacks.

    Please try to spend more days than me. I would recommend at least 12 days for the ride.

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