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Philippine Loop Adventure Tour 2023-2024




after completing my Trans America Bicycle Tour in 2018, I knew I would eventually want to bicycle the entire Philippines. I only needed to find the perfect timing.


With my 60th Birthday approaching, and realizing I am not getting any younger, and what better time than this, was to bicycle the entire Philippine Loop (0ver 5,375kms) within 60 days on my 60th birthday. 


I completed the entire Philippine Loop in two stages:


Stage 1:


Northern Luzon (Baler, Aparri, Laoag, 2nd Highest Point in Atok) from December 18th (before Midnight 00:00) to January 3rd, 2024 - 17 days (includes day off in Vigan and Antipolo).


Stage 2:


Antipolo to Urdaneta, to Alaminos and Subic, and then South through Bicol, Sorsogon, Samar, Leyte, Surigao to General Santos to Dapitan, Negros, Panay, Mindoro, Batangas and Manila: Feb 5th to March 15th, 2024 - 40 days (includes day offs).


My personal goal was 60 days on my 60th Birthday. The route was over 5,375kms. I finished in 49 riding days averaging of 109kms per day.


I give-a-way 20-23 Gospel stickers and two Gospel booklets daily. 


There were 14 mandatory Check-points I passed through to complete the Philippine Loop requirements:

     -Baler, Aurora Province. Done!

     -Aparri, Cagayan Province. Done!

     -Laoag, Ilocos Norte. Done!

     -2nd Highest Point in Atok, Benguet. Done!

     -Alaminos, Pangasinan. Done!

     -Subic, Zambales. Done!

     -Sorsogon to Samar Pier. Done!

     -Tacloban City, Leyte. Done!    

     -Southern Leyte to Surigao Pier. Done!

     -General Santos, South Cotabato. Done!

     -Dapitan to Dumaguete Pier. Done!

     -Negros to Iloilo Pier. Done!

     -Aklan to Mindoro Pier. Done!

     -Mindoro to Batangas Pier. Done!


I was required to take at least 30 photos of the tour, and complete a photo album at the end of the event. Prizes will be given later. I was also required to post my information DAILY on the official Philippine Loop Adventure Tour fb Page.



I am now completing my photo album and video for the competition in December 2024.


My Starting and Finishing Line was SM Masinag at 10:00PM last December 18th, 2023 and finished on March 14th, 2024 at 7:59PM.  

See video here:

Mitch Metzger



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