24-Day Bike Pilgrimage from Cagayan to Davao #padyak2013
Do you know that there is an on-going bike pilgrimage in the country? This is done by my friends from Bayawan City, Negros Oriental, Jude Cabangal and Felcon. As of this posting they are now in Sta. Ana, Cagayan and will start the 24-day non-stop bike journey from Luzon to Mindanao.
They call this sojourn: PADYAK TUNGO SA LIWANAG 2013
As a celebration of the Light, a bicycle pilgrimage will be undertaken all over the country this January 2013, a conscious effort to sting beads of Light all over the nation. The bike pilgrimage in will commence in Palaui Island (Northern Luzon, near Aparri) on January 01, 2013 andculminate in Davao on January 29, 2013to join the Liwanag World Festival 2013.
This journey has been initiated for the following purpose – a Filipino way of strengthening oneself and one’s beloved country through an inner and outer journey (PILGRIMAGE-Lakaran):
- Sharpening of one’s mastery with the self- ride as a way of building our self inside and outside;
- Integration of physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of the self through daily bike-meditation exercises; be in communion with nature interacting with the realities and wonders of the Philippines;
- Building higher collectives: connecting with kindred spirits along the way with their initiatives, dreams and thoughts; and
- This ride will be a way of preparing for the momentous event in 2013 that would affect our lives: the Liwanag Festival in Davao – way of marking certain points in the country with historical and geographical significance, as well as meeting with common folks and people whom we admire and have contributed in building our country.
The national bike tour or the “Padyak Tungo sa Liwanag” is just one way of showing support to the Liwanag World Festival. Many like-minded souls will also be participating in various ways. The tour symbolizes a deeper meaning for us as we will try to ride and share with the country the gift of the Light.
Here is the itinerary they have:
|Place||Est. Dist (km)||Days Travel||Date|
|Dumaguete to Manila*||1||30-Dec|
|Palaui Island to||1||1-Jan|
|Sta Ana to Aparri||130.00||1||2-Jan|
|Aparri to Claveria||90.00|
|Claveria to Laoag City||90.00||1||3-Jan|
|Laoag City to Vigan City||100.00|
|Vigan to San Fernando City||140.00||1||4-Jan|
|San Fernando to Baguio City||75.00||1||5-Jan|
|Baguio to Dagupan||100.00||0.5||7-Jan|
|Dagupan to Tarlac City||100.00||0.5|
|Tarlac City to Manila||120.00||1||8-Jan||Via Anggat, Bulacan (Enchanted Farm)|
|Manila to Batangas City||150.00||1||9-Jan|
|Batangas City to Caticlan||2go leaves at 9pm||arrives at 6am the next day|
|Caticlan to Culasi||100.00||0.5||10-Jan|
|Culasi to Sn Jose de Buenavista||120.00||0.5|
|Sn Jose de Buenavista to Ilo2||100.00||1||11-Jan|
|Iloilo to Guimaras|
|McArthur’s Wharf to Tumanda Wharf||45.00|
|Pulupandan Wharf to Kabankalan||75.00||1||13-Jan|
|Kabankalan to Mabinay||60.00||0.5|
|Mabinay to Bayawan||60.00||1||14-Jan|
|Bayawan to Dumaguete||100.00||2||19-Jan|
|Dumaguete to Santander|
|Santander to Cebu City||135.00||1||20-Jan|
|Cebu to Cagayan||21-Jan|
|Cagayan to Davao||298.00||3||22-Jan|
|2,502 Km||24 days|
I’ll be following closely this bike trip as I want to do this too someday. Go Sir Jude and Sir Felcon!