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Riding the ATV in Legazpi, Albay to Mayon's Lava Front
The ATV Adventure in Legazpi
One of the top activities chosen by tourists, both local and foreign, in Legazpi is the outdoor adventure through an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV). Besides enjoying the ATV ride itself, you will be immersed with the natural and beautiful sights Legazpi has to offer, which definitely includes the famous Mayon Volcano.
Trivia: When Zac Efron visited the Philippines in 2012, he also tried this fantastic outdoor activity. I'm supposed to put some photos of him riding an ATV here, but all the photos are restricted. You may check, however, this link to see one of the photos in Just Jared.
Three Known Places to Rent ATVs
There are three prominent ATV rental stores in Legazpi. The first one can be found in Lignon Hill. The second one is in Cagsawa Ruins. The third one is in Barangay Pawa with the store name Your Brother Travel & Tours.
You may find below the rates offered by Your Brother Travel & Tours.
ATV Rates and Destination
Trails and Destination
Mayon ATV Challenge (45 min. Trail Ride)
Mayon to Base Camp (2hrs mix adventure)
Mayon Advance Trail (3hrs ATV tour)
Mayon ATV Summit (4hrs halfway to Mayon)
What are you willing to take for the ATV adventure?
Price Negotiability of ATV Rides
We took the second option which is the Mayon to Base Camp for 2 hours (150cc). Initially, the offered price was at Php1,800, but since we were 12 in the group, we were given a hefty discount of Php800. Hence, you may still want to bargain for a lower price if you can.
Let's stop for a while and take a look at the poll on the right. Feel free to participate.
Start the Engine - Start the Fun
After signing off some waivers and listening to a brief orientation, we were sent off to choose our ATVs. Afterwards, we were given some final instructions before we rolled off.
You may want to wear your flip-flops when you ride the ATV because it is very likely that your footwear will get wet when you cross the watery and muddy parts.
You may also need to bring your sunglasses to protect you from the sunlight as well as the dusts.
ATV on a Rocky Road
There will be times when the chains of your ATV will loosen up, but don't worry because there will be persons accompanying you as your ride your way to your chosen destination (depending on what you availed of). Unfortunately, some of the ATVs we were riding weren't repaired immediately, so there were a few among us who needed to "hitch a ride".
Reaching the Lava Front
Hiking the Lava Front
After reaching the base of the Lava Front, we were asked to get off our ATVs, so we could now hike the lava front up. We didn't now that it was part of the package, but we decided to go for it, since it would be an added experience.
Every effort in climbing it up was all worth it because we were able to see this:
Magnificence of Mayon Volcano
Upon reaching the top of the Lava Front, we got a closer view of the famous Mt. Mayon, and to get most of the moment, we were given ample time to get some shots of the astonishing sights. Of course, it was also a picture perfect moment for all of us.
Since everyone was so happy with the first half of ATV ride (the second half is going back, of course), we decided to have a jump shot on top of the Lava Front.
For more stories, reviews and interesting things about Legazpi, you may check this out my blog posts about our Legazpi Experience.
ATV Adventure in a Nutshell
Normally, you wouldn't take the same exciting route you had on your way back, especially when they think you'll go beyond the hours you availed of. However, it was okay with us, since most of us were already tired.
Anyway, this practically sums up the ATV Adventure in Legazpi City! Share to us your experience, or your thoughts!
Home of the Mayon Volcano which you may reach via an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV)!