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By Jowence Niña Mendoza @InqNational

1. From JY Square, Cebu City to Balamban town through  the Transcentral High-way, a mountain road that connects the city to the western towns. Often described as the Kennon Road of Cebu (the road snakes along the mountainside and gets foggy in cold weather), the highway stretches about 33 kilometers, surrounded by mountains and trees.

A cyclist takes a breather for a selfie at the Transcentral Highway, which connects Cebu City to Cebu province’s western towns.  CONNIE FERNANDEZ-BROJAN

2. Other favorite biking spots are Campo 7 and Manipis Road in south-ern Cebu, which are close to watershed areas. Campo 7 hosts a man-made forest in Minglanilla town. Manipis Road, named after its narrow road that is carved on the side of the mountain, connects Tali-say City to Toledo City.

3. In Liloan town, bikers go to Apollo Grounds, a hill-top property that provides the view of Mactan Channel on one side and the moun-tains of Liloan on the other. From Apollo, bikers proceed to the Parola, a 21.9-meter (72 feet) watchtower built on an elevat-ed area in Barangay Catarman by the first American governor general of the Philippines, Wil-liam Howard Taft in 1905.

4. A favorite of bikers looking for a safe place to have a quick spin is Cebu Business Park, which has installed fixed bollards to deter motor vehicles from using its designated bike lanes.

5. Cyclists on a northern trail usually take a pitstop at the Sidlak Danao marker in Barangay Poblacion, Danao City, either to rest or take a selfie.

IN main photo taken by Jowence Niña Mendoza: Cyclists are drawn to Manipis Road in Talisay City because of the view as well as the challenging bike trail. 

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