If you’re away from the traffic and exhaust fumes of major cities, cycling can be a great way to get around quieter, less-visited islands.
- You can take bicycles on domestic flights (you may have to partially disassemble the bicycle), but take heed of the baggage allowance on small planes.
- If there’s room, you can stow your bike on a bus or jeepney, usually for a small charge.
- Depending on where you are, mountain bikes can be hired for P300 to P700 per day, with price very much linked to quality.
- In the big cities you will find bicycle shops where you can purchase brand-new bikes of varying quality. Outdoor-gear shops (most malls have at least one) are good places to enquire about local cycling clubs and events.