Fascinatingly, the Filipinos are fervent sports lovers. We tend to love everything extreme including riding ATVs. ATV stands for all-terrain vehicle which is much like a motorcycle only that ATVs are three to four-wheelers. ATV Philippines is slowly becoming a pastime or hobby of the locals. Nonetheless, riding an ATV is one of the newest ways of exploring a place of interest as the activity becomes more tourism-driven.
Some of the most famous local destinations where ATV is used are below:
Specifically in Porac, ATV Pampanga ride in Sandbox is a must-try. Just 1.5 hours drive from Manila, the adrenaline-pumping ATV ride happens near Miyamit Falls at full speed on rough roads. ATV rides are also organized in-house in Paradise Ranch. Sandbox at Alviera also features a lot of other activities such as The Giant Swing, Aerial Walk Challenge, rappelling, roller coaster zip line, wall climbing, and many more.
Aside from Boracay’s tricycles, the better way to explore the island is through an ATV or buggy car ride. Riders can stop at the scenic spots and take pictures before continuing the ride. ATV Aklan rides can take you to Ocean Tower if you want to marvel at the picturesque view of the whole island. Then, head to Everland Aviary Farm where you can meet various birds species.
ATV ride is the newest way of seeing Batanes, launched only last June by Batanes ATV Adventure. The ATV Batanes excursions are guided tours along the rugged coastlines and endless pastures. There is no perfect vehicle to snake along the zigzag cliffside highway than an ATV and passing through main spots such as Basco Lighthouse, Chawa Viewpoint, House of Dakay and Mahatao Boat Shelter.
An ATV can now tour Bohol’s Chocolate Hills. The difference in Bohol is its rocky yet muddy trails. ATV Bohol is available in Carmen within the Chocolate Hills Complex.
Bukidnon’s Forest Park in Dahilayan now offers ATV and Buggy Trail Adventure.
In Tarlac, adrenaline junkies prefer to go to Mount Pinatubo by riding an ATV. One of the famous trails among the locals is the Tambo Lake Trail wherein you can visit Tambo Lake going to the mountain.
ATV rides in Davao at the entrance of Hagimis Falls is now available. In fact, it is the newest attraction in the area. There is a sloping road track that makes for a nice ATV Davao riding experience.
In Barangay Pansol, Calamba, Laguna, you can find Adventure Park. The place is specifically designed for the extreme sports loving Filipinos and foreigners. There 1500cc AVTs that can be used in exploring the park. However, the park also has an ATV Laguna Adventure Track where riders can take it nice and slow or bravely fast. Riders are encouraged to bring clothes.
ATV tours are also organized in Legazpi City by Your Brother. ATV Legazpi rides include a challenge outside Mayon Volcano’s 8-kilometer danger zone. Other trails are Mayon to Lava Front and Pawa to Cagsawa. Riders will drive through the natural gullies with small lakes and lush vegetation around. Zac Efron rode an ATV going to Mayon Lava Dome when he visited our country.
Organized by ATV Ride Naga, adventure seekers can also explore the city specifically the immediate surrounding at the foot of Mt. Isarog Natural Park. Half-day tours include going to Malabsay Falls and Panicuason hot springs and enjoy the coldness of the water at the falls and the warmness of the water at the springs. You may also try wall climbing, wall rappelling and forest zip lining around the hot spring before heading to Haciendas de Naga Adventure Park.
The Negros Oriental Provincial Tourism Office now provides an ATV ride along the rugged terrains of Valencia.
Life is indeed a daring adventure, and we Filipinos know just what adventure means. ATV Philippines is slowly gaining grounds as evident by the sporadic introduction of ATV rides either as a part of a tour package or a tour on its own. This is not surprising though knowing how passionate we are when it comes to all sorts of sports!