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Around, Between, & Connecting The Philippines Islands


A to Z on a GT - The Ride Of My Life III - The longest solo & unsupported bicycle ride in the Philippines covering 17 regions, 77 provinces, and over 1,000 cities & municipalities.

5,500 km (3,418 miles) so far after 1490 days from September 24, 2010 to ???

Topic: Bicycle Touring  
Categories: Tour diaries, Hybrid bicycles, MTB, 3-6 months, 6-12 months, Extended
Locales: Asia, Philippines, Zamboanga City, Province of Tawi-Tawi, Province of Palawan, Province of Mindoro Occidental, Province of Mindoro Oriental, Province of Antique, Province of Aklan, Province of Capiz, Province of Iloilo, Province of Negros Occidental, Province of Negros Oriental, Province of Cebu, Province of Bohol, Panglao Island, Province of Leyte, Biliran Island, Province of Southern Leyte, Province of Camiguin, Province of Misamis Oriental, Province of Bukidnon, Davao City, Province of Davao del Sur, Province of North Cotabato, Province of Maguindanao, Province of Lanao del Sur, Province of Lanao del Norte, Province of Agusan del Norte, Province of Surigao del Norte, Province of Surigao del Sur, Province of Davao Oriental, Province of Agusan del Sur, Province of Siquijor, Province of Zamboanga del Norte, Province of Zamboanga del Sur, Province of Misamis Occidental, Province of Romblon, Province of Masbate, Province of Sorsogon
Years: 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014
Keywords: Gilbert Dizon, bike, touring, Manila, Pampanga, Cagayan de Oro, Philippines

Permalink: http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/AtoZonaGT-3

Copyright © 2010-2014 By Gilbert Dizon - (contact)

Status: 1490 of ??? days
Last update: Saturday May 24, 2014 10:27 (US/Pacific) (edited Fri 18 Jul 2014 00:40 (US/Pacific))
67,699 hits since September 18, 2010 (hitcounts updated nightly)
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After 5,500km in 57 riding days ... Where are we now?


Table of Contents

Introduction: Unfinished Business

2006 GT Avalanche 1.0: Continuously 'uglyfying' the bike for the sake of comfort and safety.

Equipment List: Travel Light - Knowing the difference between useful and necessary.

Maps and Routes

Zamboanga City and Mapun Island, Tawi-Tawi: www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sm_qw-WUd8

      September 21 to 23, 2010 - Red Cross Youth Hostel: Marooned in Zamboanga City
      September 24, 2010 - On board M/L Trisha Mae II: bound for Mapun Island, Tawi-tawi
      September 26, 2010 - On board M/L Sitti Natalie: bound for Brooke's Point, Palawan

Palawan: www.youtube.com/watch?v=oubndmiArX8 & www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2iudFd0e2M

Day 1: Port of Brooke's Point to Quezon, Palawan: Km.190(+4) to Km.128 to Km.148
Day 2: Quezon to Narra, Palawan: Km.148 to Km.92 (half-day ride)
Day 3: Narra to Puerto Princesa City, Palawan: Km.92 to Km.0
      September 30 to October 2, 2010 - Balay Inato Pension: Rest Days in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan
Day 4: Puerto Princesa City to Roxas, Palawan: Km.0 to Km.135
Day 5: Roxas to Taytay, Palawan: Km.135 to Km. 214
Day 6: Taytay to El Nido, Palawan: Km.214(+3) to Km.270
      October 6 to 8, 2010 - Elm Street Pension: Rest Days in El Nido, Palawan
      October 9 to 11, 2010 - Dive Link Resort: Rest Days in Coron, Palawan
      October 12 to 14, 2010 - Busuanga Island Paradise: More Rest Days in Coron, Palawan
      October 14, 2010 - On board M/BCA Bunso 3: bound for San Jose, Mindoro Occidental

Mindoro Loop: www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUgeRRBIb7s

      October 15, 2010 - Sikatuna Beach Hotel & Restaurant: Rest Day in San Jose, Mindoro Occidental
Day 7: San Jose, Mindoro Occidental to Mansalay, Mindoro Oriental: KM.270(+3) - KM.153 www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4FaMYnDXhM
Day 8: Mansalay to Pinamalayan, Mindoro Oriental: KM.153 - KM.69(+1) Western Nautical Highway www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_qZCCmBiAY
Day 9: Pinamalayan to San Teodoro, Mindoro Oriental: KM.69(+1) - KM.7 Western Nautical Highway - KM.32
Day 10: San Teodoro to Muelle Pier, Puerto Galera, Mindoro Oriental: KM.32 - KM.62 - KM.50 (half-day ride)
      October 20, 2010 - El Cañonero Mariveles Hotel & Restaurant: Rest Day in Puerto Galera www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7c_gH02xM4
Day 11: Balatero Pier, Puerto Galera, Mindoro Or. to Mamburao, Mindoro Occ.: KM.50 - KM.54 ~ KM.439(+5) - KM.408 (half-day ride)
Day 12: Mamburao to Sablayan, Mindoro Occidental: KM.408 - KM.321 www.youtube.com/watch?v=QoN-NP3AbBA
Day 13: Sablayan to Caminawit Pier, San Jose, Mindoro Occidental: KM.321 - KM.236 - KM.240(+1)

Panay, Negros & Cebu: 1,041km in 11 straight days limping on not so good roads

      October 24, 2010 - On board M/BCA Banton Liner-7: bound for Libertad, Antique
Day 14: Libertad, Antique to Kalibo Aklan: KM.244 - KM.50xKM.282 - KM.232xKM.100 - KM.276 Western Nautical Highway
Day 15: Kalibo, Aklan to Roxas City, Capiz: KM.276 - KM.346xKM.100 - KM.116 Western Nautical Highway
Day 16: Roxas City, Capiz to Sara, Iloilo: KM.116 - KM.206 Western Nautical Highway
Day 17: Sara to Iloilo City, Iloilo: KM.206 - KM.289 x KM.17 - KM.0 Western Nautical Highway
Day 18: Iloilo City (ferry) to Bacolod City to Sagay City, Negros Occidental: KM.0(+1) - KM.83(+1) Western Nautical Highway
Day 19: Sagay City, Negros Occidental to Guihulngan, NegrosOriental: KM.83(+1) - KM.161 x KM.151 - KM.116 Western Nautical Highway
Day 20: Guihulngan to Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental: KM.116 - KM.0(+1) Western Nautical Highway
Day 21: Dumaguete City to Moalboal, Cebu: KM.0(+1) - KM.6 ~ KM.137(+1) - KM.201(+1) Western Nautical Highway
Day 22: Moalboal - Balamban, Cebu: KM.201 - KM.63 Western Nautical Highway
Day 23: Balamban to Bogo City, Cebu: KM.63(+3) - KM.99(+5) www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RzVr9pAizs
Day 24: Bogo City to Cebu City, Cebu: KM.94 - KM.0 Central Nautical Highway
      November 5, 2010 - On board M/V Kinswell II: bound for Tubigon, Bohol

Bohol & Panglao Loop: www.youtube.com/watch?v=clZCnvdpiXE

Day 25: Tubigon to Ubay, Bohol: KM.54(+1) - KM.137(+1)
Day 26: Ubay to Loay, Bohol: KM.137(+1) - KM.242
      November 8 to December 7, 2010: Rest Days / Bike repairs www.youtube.com/watch?v=USQR_4ukLr8
Day 27: Loay to Loboc to Loay to Tubigon, Bohol with a sidetrip to Panglao Island: KM.242 - KM.54 www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKG43kIOYDI

Leyte & Biliran Loop: www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsP6Qpgb-d4

Day 28: Tubigon, Bohol ferries to Cebu City and Ormoc City to Palompon, Leyte: KM.54 ~ KM.1135 - KM.1036 (half-day ride)
Day 29: Palompon, Leyte to Naval, Biliran Province: KM.1036 - KM.1026(+1)
Day 30: Naval to Caibiran, Biliran Province: KM.1026(+3) - KM.1186 Biliran Circumferencial Road
Day 31: Caibiran, Biliran to Palo, Leyte: KM.1186 - KM.1006 - KM.915
      December 13, 2010 - Archdiocese of Palo: Rest Day - ABS-CBN Tacloban Interview www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNSCQf184Jk
Day 32: Palo, Leyte to Hinunangan, Southern Leyte: KM.915 - KM.1012 x KM.1118 - KM.1101
Day 33: Hinunangan to Malitbog, Southern Leyte: KM.1101 - KM.1019 x KM.1212 - KM.1185
Day 34: Malitbog, Southern Leyte to Baybay, Leyte: KM.1185 - KM.1060
Day 35: Baybay, to Ormoc City, Leyte ferries to Cebu City and Tubigon, Bohol: KM.1060 - KM.1012 x KM.1135 - KM.54 (half-day ride)

Back to Bohol: Part 1

Day 36: Tubigon to Jagna, Bohol: KM.54 - KM.63xKM.87 - KM.58xKM.160 - KM.166 - KM.157xKM.62 - KM.71xKM.99 - KM.62xKM.197
      December 19, 2010 - On board M/V Paras Sea Cat: bound for Cagayan de Oro City for the holidays

Mindanao: To ride where the brave dare not go...

Central Mindanao Loop: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMZfYXxmgEE
Day 37: Camiguin Island Loop: KM.17 Port of Benoni to KM.17 Port of Benoni (half-day ride) www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfVmO2lNXKg
      February 22 to April 5, 2011: Rest days in Cagayan de Oro City
Day 38: Cagayan de Oro to Malaybalay: KM.1439(+2) x KM.1426 - KM.1506
Day 39: Malaybalay to Quezon, Bukidnon: KM.1506 - KM.1575(+1) (half-day ride)
Day 40: Quezon, Bukidnon to Davao City: KM.1575(+1) - KM.1702 x KM.1519
      April 9, 2011: Rest Day in Davao City
Day 41: Davao City to Kidapawan City, North Cotabato: KM.1702 x KM.1519 - KM.1617
Day 42: Kidapawan City to Midsayap, North Cotabato: KM.1617 - KM.1693(+4)
Day 43: Midsayap, North Cotabato to Malabang, Lanao del Sur: KM.1693 x KM.1865 - KM.1939 Narciso Ramos Highway
Day 44: Malabang to Islamic City of Marawi, Lanao del Sur: KM.1939(+2) x KM.1630 - KM.1563(+3) Narciso Ramos Highway
Day 45: Islamic City of Marawi to Cagayan de Oro City: KM.1563(+4) Narciso Ramos Highway - KM.1439(+2)
      April 15, 2011 to ???: Rest Days / Bike modifications www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wvdrYoXeuc
Eastern Mindanao Loop
Day 46: Cagayan De Oro City to Carmen, Agusan del Norte: Km.1438(+1) to Km.1270 Central Nautical Highway
Day 47: Carmen, Agusan del Norte to Surigao City: KM.1270 Central Nautical Highway to KM.1233 Ampayon Junction KM.1125 Maharlika Highway
      August 29, 2011: On board M/V Fortune Angels: bound for Port of Dapa, Siargao Island (half-day ride)
Day 48: Siargao Island Loop: KM.0 Port of Dapa to KM.0 Port of Dapa, Siargao Circumferential Road
      August 31: On board M/V Fortune Angels: back to Surigao City www.youtube.com/watch?v=tw0jvXbD_Kw
      September 1, 2011 to ???: Rest days - Bike needs major repairs
Day 49: Surigao City, Surigao del Norte to Carrascal, Surigao del Sur: KM.1125 Maharlika Highway to KM.1146 Bad-as Juction to KM.1230(+1) Surigao-Davao Coastal Road
Day 50: Carrascal to Cagwait, Surigao del Sur: KM.1230(+1) to KM.1332(+2) Surigao-Davao Coastal Road
Day 51: Cagwait to Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur: KM.1332(+2) to KM.1435(+4) Surigao-Davao Coastal Road
      Deember 24, 2013: Rest Day in Hinatuan / Camera repair
Day 52: Hinatuan to Lingig, Surigao del Sur: KM.1435(+4) to KM.1492 + 30km sidetrip to Tinuy-an Falls - Surigao-Davao Coastal Road
Day 53: Lingig to Baganga, Davao Oriental: KM.1492 to KM.1590 Surigao-Davao Coastal Road + 2km sidetrip to Boston town proper
Day 54: Baganga to Mati City, Davao Oriental: KM.1590 to KM.1717 Surigao-Davao Coastal Road + 2k sidetrip to Caraga town proper
      December 28, 2013: Rest Day in Mati City, Davao Oriental
Day 55: Mati City, Davao Oriental to Tagum City, Davao Del Norte: KM.1717 to KM.1828 Surigao-Davao Coastal Road x KM.1456 Maharlika Highway + 2km sidetrip to New Tagum City hall
Day 56: Tagum City, Davao Del Norte to Trento, Agusan Del Sur: KM.1456 to KM.1367 Maharlika Highway + 10km sidetrip to ComVal Capitol & 2km to Monkayo town proper
Day 57: Trento, Agusan del Sur to Butuan City, Agusan del Norte: KM.1367 to KM.1233 Maharlika Highway (Ampayon Junction) to Km.1240 Central Nautical Highway
      January 1, 2014 to ???: Rest Days in Butuan City, Agusan del Norte

Where are we now?


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