Bicol Region


MOUNTAIN INDEX
Bulusan Volcano: Sorsogon / 1548m
Mayon Volcano: Albay / 2462m
Mt. Asog (Iriga): Camarines Sur / 1140m

Mt. Binanderahan: Rapu-Rapu, Albay / 500m
Mt. Cagmasuso: Catanduanes / 600m
Mt. Isarog/Panicuason Trail: Camarines Sur / 1966m
Mt. Isarog/Patag-Patag Trail: Camarines Sur / 1870m
Mt. Labo: Camarines Norte / 1544m
Mt. Lantad: Catanduanes
Mt. Malinao: Albay / 1548m
Mt. Masaraga: Albay
Mt. Pulog: Sorsogon / 1020m

SPECIAL ITINERARIES

Bicol Express: Seven Mountains in Eight Days

BACKGROUND
Lying in the peninsula that comprises Luzon island’s southeast arm, Bicol Region’s famous landmark is Mayon Volcano, the Philippine version of Japan’s Mt. Fuji — a perfect cone rising in all splendor. The main city of Legazpi, where Mayon’s beauty can be seen, is a 12-hour trip from Manila. Aside from the famed Mayon, Mt. Isarog in Camarines Sur is a famous mountain, replete with various flora and fauna, as well as numerous waterfalls. Other mountains include Mt. Asog, Mt. Labo, and Mt. Bulusan, which has active volcanic activity. Bicolanos are known to have a taste for ‘hot’ foods like chili and peppers; their mountains are also ‘hot’, with Mayon being the most active volcano in the country. At present, climbing in Bulusan is not allowed, with its most recent eruption in 2007.

MOUNTAIN MAP

COVERAGE UPDATES
PinoyMountaineer.com started with Mt. Isarog and Mt. Asog on board. On September 2008, a Mayon Volcano article was added in PinoyMountaineer, and following the landmark Bicol Express series of climbs in 2011, as well as two climbs in Catanduanes, our database has grown substantially, culminating with the documentation of Mt. Bulusan on June 2012. We’re working to have itineraries and information for the other mountains and outdoor destinations in the region.

BICOL EXPRESS 2011: SEVEN CLIMBS IN EIGHT DAYS

BICOL ADVENTURE 2012: BULUSAN AND ISAROG

Hiking matters #275: Mt. Bulusan, Cradle of Beauty Day 1
Hiking matters #276: Mt. Bulusan, Cradle of Beauty Day 2
Hiking matters #277: The wonderful fauna of Mt. Bulusan
Hiking matters #278: A dayhike of Mt. Isarog via Patag-Patag

MOUNTAINEERING CLUBS IN BICOL REGION
Aningal Mountaineering Club (Naga, Camarines Sur)
KADLAGAN Outdoors (Naga, Camarines Sur)
MAISOG Mountaineers (Camarines Sur)
Mayon Mountaineers (Legaspi, Albay)
ORYOL Outdoor Group (Daet, Camarines Norte)

Photo courtesty of Sir Erick Bautista.

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65 Comments on "Bicol Region"


Guest
2 years 11 months ago

Hi Sir Gideon,

Any entry on Pocdol Mountains in Sorsogon?

I spoke with Cris, the guide for Masaraga. I can't wait to climb it in August! I'll be camping and spending the night there as I am arriving in the afternoon, and I am just a beginner climber. I got most of my info through your Web site and I thought I'd say thanks. Cheers!

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3 years 8 months ago

I just ant to commend the usefulness of this site to our recent planning (or should i say, dreaming hahaha)…the pictures of the summits of mounts pulag, pico de loro and isarog are inspiring…i'm posting it to my blog. i hope it's okay. i'm making a link to this site so everything's credited!thanks much!
after Mt. Pinatubo (which was accidental), we're having this sudden frenzy about treks and hopefully, mountain climbs (or is it the same?)

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Anonymous
4 years 24 days ago

Hi,

As of April 27,2012, Mt. Bulusan is under Alert Level 0, meaning its back to normal conditions.. Anybody here could help us with information as to the "hiking scenario" in Bulusan? Do authorities grant climbing permits now? Thanks.

Ra

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Anonymous
4 years 4 months ago

Hi anybody want to try hiking in Albay? We could assist you for arranging a climb to Mts. Mayon, Masaraga and Malinao…or you could combine the three so you could fully utilize your time here! just email charcoal24@gmail.com or visit Adventure Consultants page in FB! Salamat Pinoy Mountaineer! ITS MORE FUN IN THE PHILIPPINES!

Ra

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Anonymous
4 years 6 months ago

Hi anybody interested sa mt. pulag climb via ambangeg-ambangeg on april 3-6, 2012 (if youre from bicol inc. travel time)actual climb april 4-5 2012..no organizers fee, just ur actual fare and all fees required by DENR..open to all,bicolanos and non-bicolanos..email me at charcoal24@gmail.com

Thanks!

Ra