Just when the dry season is over and yet we recommend an activity that you could still enjoy even for a rainy season. Get close to nature and dirt haha! ATV Adventures Rizal is located in Sapinit Road, Antipolo, Rizal. For more information about ATV Adventures, you could visit their website – http://www.atvadventuresrizal.com/.
There’s no dedicated lot for parking but you can park it on the roadside since there are fewer vehicles going around the area. TIP: Make sure to book your appointment first. You may call them on these contact numbers:
Smart: 09473086374 | Globe: 09777502671 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s easily recognizable as the ATVs are already parked outside.
We just need to wait for a few since the last batch hasn’t come back yet. To kill your boredom, you can eat in the near carinderia of ate Lanie. Make sure to try their dinuguan! And play to random dogs in the area, they are all friendly.
That’s enough side play, let the rough drive begin. First things first, briefing of what and what not to do. Another TIP: make sure to bring spare clothes. And I mean everything! From undies, bra, shirts, shorts or pants, socks, shoes or slippers. You’ll totally get wet and dirt will pile all over your clothes. Especially if you’re trying the ATV in a rainy season. If you don’t want to get dirt on your shoes, you can bring plastics. Or you can buy plastics from them for P3/ each. Ate Lanie also sells plastics for P1/ each. Then tie it to cover your shoes. It’s very handy, I tell you. Sandals or open shoes are not allowed when riding ATV.
And wear your safety gears: helmet, elbow and knee pads. I guess the only con out here is they only have one bathroom. Hopefully, they can add more.
Once ready, another briefing with a demo of how to turn on/ off the ATV, how to forward, reverse and such. And most important of all, LISTEN to your guide.
Plastic on shoes haha. Of course, you can opt out the plastic. They have a strong shower hose to clean you up once you return from your route.
For this trail, we only choose the easy one which is the short trail adventure. The duration for this is 1 hour and cost P1,500/ each. Where you’ll pass the pine trees, foggy air, and rough road ahead of the forest. They also offer other trails where you’ll pass remote areas, cross a river and even take a dip on it. The longest trail they have is 6 hours. Even if this is just a short trail, make sure to bring some drinking water with you to prevent dehydration.
There are a few available ATVs during that time so the picture on the right called buggy is also an option. If you’re going for the buggy, two people can fit on this – the driver and rider. They recommend having the driver had an experience for driving. And be ready to get more dirt on this one. Seriously, it’s a magnet for dirt hahaha.
And just right at that moment when it’s our turn, voila! Heavy rain just showered on us! We haven’t started yet and we’re all soaking wet. And everybody is happy! Even our guides told us that this is the recommended time to drive an ATV. Well, we entered the rough-muddy-road, surrounding us with trees and grasses. If it’s raining, don’t bring your expensive cameras. You can ask for your guide to take photos of you on your phones or even GoPro if you have one.
Bring extra meds with you if you have a weak immune system like me hahaha. To sum up, this ATV adventure is really fun! The guides, the trail, everything! And it’s just an hour drive from Manila. Definitely, a must try and totally worth it.
Watch the video as to what’s waiting for you.