The Visayas or Visayan Islands lie at the heart of the Philippines
archipelago. The Visayas is one of the three largest geographic
divisions of the Philippines, the other two being Luzon to the north and
Mindanao to the south.The region includes some stunning adventure
terrain and top class scuba diving. The islands can be reached easily by
air from Manilla. Philippines Airlines and Cebu Pacific Airways operate
several flights daily to the capitals of the main islands - Panay,
Cebu, Dumaguete, Bohol, Samar and Leyte. Cebu also operate flights
internationally throughout the far east direct into Cebu City, including
as far away as Dubai.
We have a Penthouse at the Trip Advisor top rated Atmosphere Resort, near Dumaguete on the island of Negros and it was from here that we started our tour.
these islands is a relatively easy affair. English is spoken widely
and all signage is also in English. Except for the cities, traffic
density is low and slow moving (discounting the buses and sugar cane
lorries - get off the road if you here them). ATMs are widely
available and low cost accommodation can be found in most places.
As this tour took us about seven weeks we have divided it into three separate web pages as described below.
Our ride descriptions give an account of the ride that we completed. As
part of the description we also provide links to google maps and
elevation profiles based on mapping data available through the internet.
The ride profiles are smoothed to give what in our opinion is a more
beneficial view of the profile. We use paper maps, GPS and on line data
to plan and conduct our rides. We are happy for you to use our
descriptions, but be aware that we do not guarantee the accuracy of the
information provided as situations surrounding any ride change over