Sunday, April 17, 2011

BUKIDNON ZIPLINE 2011


































This trip is dated February 13, 2011 which is a part of my February 11-14, 2011 Camiguin-Cagayan de Oro City – Bukidnon Trip with Alan Valenzuela, Rome Frias, Dr. Cesar Garcia and Benedick Manalang. The relatives of our host companion, Rome Frias, joined us in the name of Gina Frias (sister-in-law of Rome) with her kids: Shani and Carl Nino and two other Rome’s nieces in the name of Tarhata and Evita. Our chartered vehicle pilot was Vincent Flores.

This is my second time to be in this Zipline Zone wherein my first time was on October 16, 2010. Its exact location is in Dahilayan Adventure Park, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon. We availed of the All-Ride Zipline package ranging from three facilities, namely: 150 meters, 320 meters and 840 meters stretch. The starting point is a 320 meter zipline, then the 150 meters zipline and the 840 meters zipline which is considered to be Asia’s Longest Dual Zipline where one is launched at point at an elevation of 4,700 feet above sea level which speeds up to 90 kilometers per hour through lush greenery, foliage of trees and breathtaking views in a cool and really foggy weather coupled with occasional light shower. The riders who are done from the 150 and 320 meters zipline will wait in the Viewdeck and will have an exciting 4 x 4 Army Vehicle cutting through picturesque sprawling hills scaling to the highest point where the 840-meter zipline has its launch pad. The whole park is a part of Mount Kitanglad Range Natural Park.

Unlike the first time we visited this park where it offered good weather then, this time was the opposite as it was raining and fogs were thick. It was colder and limited our time having siesta in our park’s cottage. Zipline and the ATV were the only activities we did during our entire stay in the park though we feasted on the food prepared for us by our hosts, Gina and Rome. Of course, we did not miss the picture taking when we passed through Del Monte Pineapple Plantation.

How to go there: From Cagayan de Oro, take the Davao-Bukidnon Highway, right on the Alae Junction, proceed 25 kilometers to Barangay Dahilayan, past Camp Phillips and the pineapple field via Mampayag. This is more than two hours drive from Cagayan de Oro City.

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