With my experience in Olango Island, I now see travelling in a whole new perspective. As I go to different places with my bike, it gives me a sense of achievement that makes me want to go somewhere farther and out of my comfort zone.
My bike buddies and I talked about going to Bohol to see its countryside–the rivers, hills, rice fields and the beaches. It didn’t take too long before we decided to push our plans through.
Fare and Fees
Oceanjet Promo: Php 650 (Cebu – Tagbilaran and back)
Php 168 for the bike (one way)
Terminal fee: Php 25 each per person and bike = Php 50
King had a friend in Tagbilaran who invited us for brunch and we met her cousin who’s also into biking. He wanted to join us and give us a tour around the city. Originally, our plan was to go biking around Tagbilaran City first before heading straight to Panglao Island but the guys suddenly decided to go to Loboc. They said it was just a few kilometers away and I had no idea how far it was.
We wanted to continue biking back to Tagbilaran City (a loop) through the main highway but there was one of us who could no longer take it. We rode a jeepney instead and placed our bikes on top. Loboc to Tagbilaran City – 45 minutes. Jeepney fare – around Php 40.
We continued to ride on our bikes to Panglao Island where we decided to stay overnight. It also had a lot of uphills and downhills, never a boring ride.
We arrived at Panglao Bay Resort at around 6:30 p.m. We had rest and took a shower before going to the Alona Beach for dinner. We rode a habal-habal (mototcycle) since it was quite far from our resort. Honestly, I didn’t feel like eating and I just wanted to sleep. I was VERY tired.
We didn’t stay in Bohol Bee Farm too long. We then went to Hinagdanan Cave which was quite far from the farm (Unfortunately, I forgot to swtich my tracker on). The sun was our only enemy but it didn’t stop us from moving on. When we arrived at the Hinagdanan Cave, we just had fruit shakes and rest for a few minutes. We didn’t go inside the cave.
We wanted to make our trip as affordable as possible but not too cheap. With only Php 3,000, it was more than enough for the entire trip but our experience was priceless.
After two days of biking in Bohol, I’ve had several realizations. Life is like riding on a bike. You will go through uphills and downhills, never an easy ride all throughout. You will never succeed if you easily give up on challenges. No matter how hard the trail is or how the sun will scorch our bodies, there will be people who will push you and help you reach your destination. Till the next ride!:-)
P.S. The photos were taken using a Samsung Galaxy S5.