4 awesome places in the Philippines to ride a motorbike

Avid motorcyclist Zach Lucero recommends planning long motorcycle rides for these destinations in the Philippines

The iconic Taal volcano in Tagaytay (Photo: Shutterstock, Inc.)

Vales beach in Davao city (Photo: Maen Zayyad / Shutterstock, Inc.)

The town of Vigal is a UNESCO World Heritage Site (Photo: Maen Zayyad / Shutterstock, Inc)

Tagaytay and Nasugbu

The Kaybiang Tunnel makes a great destination for a spontaneous long ride. Enjoy sea views as you pass through Cavite and Batangas and make a loop back to Manila.


See the wonders of Northern Luzon on this trip. Make sure you arrive there right before sunset — the old architecture looks beautiful against the fading light.


Ride to Sta. Ana in April to take part in the Partakan Festival, where you can meet other bike enthusiasts and rock out on the beach.

Visayas and Mindanao

Go down south with your bike — or take a boat, even — to experience nature along the highways in places like Cebu and Davao.

Also read: How to have an enjoyable motorcycle road trip

This article first appeared in the February 2017 issue of Smile magazine.

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