The Gate of Heaven (Gravel Version)

Enjoyable midweek rides are very possible near the city. 

Here's a look at my favorite loop. It has a little bit of everything. A short gradual climb to warm up the legs, a fast downhill / almost flat section, a short and steep off-road climb, plenty of wonderful views along the way, and the whole route is mostly away from cars.


Note: There are many ways to do this route. This is my preferred version.



A step up for beginners or for the time crunched athlete looking for good riding. 

  • 25.2 km
  • 310 meters
  • Loop
  • Steep off-road climb
  • Gravel sections
  • Cemented inner roads
  • Big tires preferred




  • @dan

    It’s possible to do this and then Panoypoy and Lanipga. Many of the roads connect in some way in the northern mountains of Cebu. By the sounds of it, this is a much shorter route than yours.

    Carlo Ismael F. Villarica
  • did this route take you to Panoypoy Heights and Barangay Lanipga? Was invited to ride with the Canduman Bai-Kers and we took off taking Casili Heights all the way up to Mabini and down to Pulang Bato out to Pit-os. your route looks the same :)

    dan salceda

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