TheLoneRider
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Savouring Villagio Pizza pizza

Savouring Villagio Pizza

(Oct 19, 2017) I'm a pizza guy, so one of the surprises I had in Loboc is Villagio Pizza. It cooks pizza using a wood-fired oven and it serves cold Cerveza Negra - 2 things that don't happen too often in big cities, let alone in a small municipality....more »»

Wet and Wild Bonbon-Alegria Downhill Ride mtb

Wet and Wild Bonbon-Alegria Downhill Ride

(Oct 18, 2017) The soon-to-be-completed diversion road from Bonbon-Alegria in Loboc was a promising downhill ride. To get there, we loaded up the bikes on a truck for the 7km uphill ride. From there, we simply bomb down all the way home. BUT it was pouring hard rain. It was a wet and wild ride!....more »»

River Cruise on Loboc River traveling

River Cruise on Loboc River

(Oct 17, 2017) Loboc's primary tourism draw is the river cruise along the famed Loboc River. It's usually packed even on weekdays. First time I was in Loboc in 2015, it was a 2-hour wait, so we bailed. Now, I finally get the chance to experience what all the hype is all about....more »»

Back Road Ride to Loay mtb

Back Road Ride to Loay

(Oct 17, 2017) It was a leisurely ride through the mountain back roads of Loboc all the way to the coastal town of Loay, passing through the hidden but majectic Balay Silangan, a grand house-turned-resort on the mountain slope overlooking the sea and Loboc River...more »»

Leisurely Ride to Loktob Spring mtb

Leisurely Ride to Loktob Spring

(Oct 14, 2017) For a change, my mtb tour guide Jeffrey, decided to do a more leisurely exploration of other Loboc essentials - Loktob Spring, Eco-Tourism Adventure Park and the landslide caused by the earthquake of 2013....more »»

Sweet Ride to Busay Falls mtb

Sweet Ride to Busay Falls

(Oct 13, 2017) Imagine being on a summit facing a technical downhill single track on a mountain slope - ruts, roots, winding trails, rocks, mud and drops. And then add rain to that. What do you have? A super-sweet ride!....more »»

Bike Climb to the Virgen de Guadalupe mtb

Bike Climb to the Virgen de Guadalupe

(Oct 12, 2017) Today was an arduous climb on a bike with Jeffrey to the Virgen de Guadalupe, a giant statue of the Black Madonna perched on a Loboc summit with a clear line of sight to another iconic religious landmark, the Cruz Daku.....more »»

The Ride to Cruz Daku (Big Cross) mtb

The Ride to Cruz Daku (Big Cross)

(Oct 11, 2017)I'd been commuting on a bike, but no hard riding...until Loboc. My landlord is a biker but a little out of shape. With the presence of a riding buddy (me!), he finds new vigor to be back on the saddle. One morning, he invites me to go riding with him to the summit where a giant cross looms over Loboc - Cruz Daku!....more »»

Exploring Loboc, Bohol traveling

Exploring Loboc, Bohol

(Oct 8, 2017) I left Tagbilaran not really knowing where I move to next. I ended up in Loboc, about 90 mins by bus. If not for the popular Loboc River Cruise, Loboc would be an obscure dot on the map. The main drag is a 50-meter strip on the main road. I couldn't help thinking, 'What am I doing here?'. If that's not challenging enough, I signed up for 30 days in a cheap room in the heart of town. Let's see what happens here.....more »»

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