Roel at Mongo-ol Bike Park at Baclayon Bohol
Roel at Mongo-ol Bike Park at Baclayon Bohol

I watch in amazement as Roel, a known local biker here in Bohol, gains momentum and speed as his bike descends on the rough slope leading to a short ramp which is the start of the biker’s trail. For a moment he and his bike were suspended in the air and instantly he dashes on a curve on to the rough mountain bike trail of Mongo-ol, Baclayon, Bohol. I know how to bike, but Roel, along with his fellow bikers here really know how to ride their mountain bikes easily on this mountain trail like riding on a pavement. They make it look so easy.

Up the ramp bridge at Mongo-ol
Up the ramp bridge at Mongo-ol

Mongo-ol Bike Park is the brainchild of friends Roel and Adrian. Recently opened last March, it is still undergoing improvements on the tracks. There’s a growing mountain bike community in Bohol and they both hope this would entice more people to get into the Mountain Biking Sport.


The Mongo-ol Bike Park at Baclayon, Bohol
The Mongo-ol Bike Park at Baclayon, Bohol

There’s not much to say about the place except that it’s another ground for adventure sports in Bohol. Roel, who’s been biking for two years and have already biked around Bohol, said that there are more challenging trails in Bohol.

Mountain Bike Trail
Mountain Bike Trail

Another activity Baclayon is promoting is kayaking around the baluarte area. I thought it would be good additional activity especially with the nearby mangroves. I’d suggest kayaking in the morning when it’s high tide. Other activities we can expect soon is windsurfing. I’m sure when I come back here in a year or so, Baclayon would be developed as another hub for adventure sports in Bohol.

Kayaking near Baclayon Baluarte
Kayaking near Baclayon Baluarte

BEZO Recreational and Aquatic Activities in Bohol (BRAABO)
www.bezo.org.ph
(038) 540.9474, 540.9373

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Ferdz Decena is an award-winning travel photographer, writer and blogger. His works has found print in publications such as Singapore Airlines’s Silver Kris, Philippine Airlines’ Mabuhay, Cebu Pacific’s Smile and Seair InFlight. He has also lent his expertise to various organizations like the Oceana Philippines, Lopez Group Foundation, Save the Children and World Vision, contributing quality images for their marketing materials.

8 Responses to “Bohol: Mongo-ol Bike Park and Baclayon Kayaking”

  1. It’s nice to know that there are a lot of activities now in Bohol to promote more the tourism in the area. I remember long time ago, Bohol was listed as the top poorest provinces in the Philippines. But look at Bohol today, aside from the beautiful beaches, they are offering bike trails. Maybe soon, the biggest triathlon will be held there…and then the dragon boat racing…and then SURVIVOR USA or FRANCE.

    I love Bohol. My mom is a boholana. Thanks for this post, Sir Ferdz.

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  2. hi sir, bol-anon pud ko, ill try your track hopefully pag uli nako mga sir, im also a motorcycle trail rider some are hard or yellow trail but most of the time im on my mtb. puede be mo apil sa inyong grupo sir. boy meyan.

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