An amazing weekend with the #Mamech! Bus, bike, and beach. From Manila we took a bus to Lipa, then biked our way to Laiya, a total 0f 59.3KM. Stayed the night then went bimodal back to Manila.
- Bus ride from Manila (Buendia Station) to Lipa is P124.00
- Jam Liner offers free wifi.
- Folding bikes can easily fit under the bus’ compartment, however if you wish to bring a regular sized bike, you can also do so just detach both wheels from the frame.
- Distance from Lipa Jam Liner station to La Luz Laiya is exactly 59.3KM.
- Batangas in general is not a vegetarian friendly city, however you can request some carinderia to cook a simple vegetable meal for you, just ask what vegetables they have in their pantry.
- Transient style accommodations in Laiya is offered by many locals, you just need to ask around. Camping on the beach is not encouraged.
Arriving at Lipa, Batangas. We ate at a local carinderia. I asked them to cook pansit for me with only veggies. For only p28 too!
On our way to Laiya, we stopped to check out this local wine shop.
Then we stopped at a traditional market to buy vegetables and other ingredients to cook for dinner.
There’s Tina, coming back with a bag of banana-q and toron.
Getting ingredients for guacamole.
Riding out to Laiya. The weather was bike-perfect. Not so hot, not so cold, drizzling.
Melissa and Rev. Melissa our official sweeper.
My white metal horse proving herself, rain or shine.
A quick stop at a local convenient store where they sold rice puddings and other local delicacies.
Waiting for Melissa to come back. She was having some trouble with her seatpost, it kept sliding down so she had it fixed at a nearby mechanical shop.
Tired feet and an opportunity to charge my iphone at the local convenient store. The staff were very accommodating.
Another stop was at this local coffe shop where we ate merienda. This coffee shop is definitely a place to visit when in Batangas.
The road ahead.
Melissa and Tina just enjoying the ride.
It certainly was a long ride but it was all worth it.
All smiles, more miles
It was Rev’s first long ride. Waytago!
We started doubting ourselves cause the ride was taking longer than expected, so we asked some locals if we were going the right direction. Hooray! We weren’t lost but we still had a long way to go.
Finally arriving at another town. Still not so close to final destination.
The long road to Laiya.
Finally! We arrived at our final destination. After almost 60KM. Tired and ready to swim, eat, and relax.
Regrouping with the rest of the Folding Bike Pilipinas riders.
Preparing dinner, camping style.
Tina, helping out with the cooking.
Just enjoying each other’s company in our own cabana.
This resort even has bikes for rent.
Exploring the beach at La lu Resort.
On top of the world.
Melissa pointing to our next destination.
I’m the king of the world!
The beach of Laiya, Batangas.
Collected and neglected.
Getting our gears ready for the ride out home.
All set for the ride out.
Here was where we stayed last night. A double bed room with extra cushions, it could fit up to 4 people. This was not in La Luz Resort, this was actually at “La Lost”, a small inn just beside La Luz.
Nityalila with her folding bike.
About 3KM from the resort was this Jeep terminal. We decided to rent one to take us to the bus station in Lipa where we first started to ride. The driver asked for p1,200 to rent half of the jeep to fit all our bikes and butts. It was a good deal. I wasn’t really ready to ride all the way back again.
Stephen, helping us load the bikes.
San Juan Terminal
Before leaving the terminal we grabbed a quick bit at a nearby carinderia. I asked them to cook pancit canton for me without the msg, replaced with soysauce and calamansi, they even added garlic and onions to make it more appetizing. It was actually good.