Hiking matters #163: Actual itinerary of the Bicol Express
Day 1: Mt. Asog (April 7)
0600 Arrival at Iriga City by bus from Manila
0630 ETA Sitio Ilian, Brgy. San Nicolas.
0640 Start of trek
0850 Arrival at First Peak
0930 Arrival at Second Peak
1010 Commencement of descent via different trail
1220 Back at Sitio Ilian
1400 Van from Iriga to Legazpi
1600 Arrival at Legazpi
Day 2: Mt. Malinao (April 8)
0500 Head off to Tabaco from Legazpi Central Terminal
0600 Arrival; Breakfast; met with JR
0700 Headed to Brgy. Tanawan Malinao, Albay
0830 Start trek
1200 Arrival at Mt. Malinao summit rim
1330 Started descent
1600 Back in Alinao; swimming in the cold spring pool!
1730 Headed back to Legazpi
1900 ETA Legazpi. Food trip!
Day 3-4: Mt. Mayon Old Trail (April 9-10)
0600 Met with Trail Adventours group in Central Terminal
0900 Headed off to jumpoff in Brgy. Sto. Domingo
1000 Started trekking
1130 Arrival at Camp 1
1200 End of trek for Day 1
0500 Meet up with Iron Lady Jo Steven
1700 Back at Brgy. Bonga, Bacacay
1900 Back in Legazpi
Day 6: Mt. Pulog (April 12)
0500 Headed off to Sorsogon City from Albay
0630 Met up with Nick at Sorsogon City
0800 Arrival at Bacon, Sorsogon. Secure guides.
0930 Started trek
1130 Arrived at summit of Mt. Pulog
1230 Started descent
1500 Back in Bacon. Merienda.
1700 Headed back to Legazpi
1900 Arrival at Legazpi. Food trip!
0700 Took ferry to Rapu-Rapu Island
Day 8: Mt. Masaraga (April 14)
0545 Took ferry from Rapu-Rapu to Legazpi
1530 Started descent
If Bulusan were officially open, we would have included it as part of the journey. Due to time constraints, the mountains of Camarines Norte – Mt. Labo and Mt. Balagbag – were likewise not included. But I would definitely go back for these mountains in the future.
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS (in chronological order)
Samingkil Mountaineers (Totoy)
Alinao Guardian Mountaineers (JR)
Trail Adventours (Coby, Guido, Bianca)
Gubat Mountaineering Alliance (Nick)
Sorsogon Outdoor Society (Allan)
Camp One (Glen)
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2 Comments on "Hiking matters #163: Actual itinerary of the Bicol Express"
Can this great hike be done in February already?
Is it rain making it to unpleasent and dangerous in February?
Which is the start of the "right" season?
Can this multiday hike (or at least part of it) be done in February?
Is it too rainy -dangerous or unpleasent- to try it in in February?
(Please tell me is not :))