They say not to ride on these parts of the country.
They say lawless elements are here to harm you and steal your bike.
Nahhh! Ain’t nothing like that in REAL or INFANTA,QUEZON.
If fact, I have been riding there countless of times. Sometimes, 4 times in a month.
Why that often you say? BECAUSE IT’S A NICE PLACE.
The roads are new and graded. Cemented and asphalted. The weather is cool. I mean cool just like in Baguio. On higher levels, you may encounter fog with zero visibility. No kiddin.
People are friendly. The views are stunning,second to none and the seafood is fresh and cheap.
If you want to encounter a little rough road, I suggest you enter the MARILAQUE HIWAY then upon reaching the Sampaloc, Tanay junction, you go straight to the Sampaloc road going all the way to Infanta,Quezon. I promise you a great adventure taking this route.
From Masinag, It will take you approx. 104 kilometers going to Real. On a 70kph speed, it will take you 4 hours. You will encounter a little traffic on the town of Teresa, Rizal if you wish to take the Antipolo route which is a known “shortcut” to riders.
But if you wish to take a hardcore, no nonsense route to Infanta/Real, go to Masinag market, take the route to Cogeo, go all the way to MARILAQUE HIWAY, then straight to Sampaloc Hiway all the way to Infanta.
Ah, finally, I have to tell you something about the beaches here. One word, “UNTOUCHED”. I was wondering, why do people go high up north to get the HAWAII FIVE-O wavy beaches? We have it here. Very near. 104 kilometers away near.
Maybe that is the beauty of this place.Secluded,calm,laid-back,mysterious.
All famous hide-aways started like this before the city caught up with it. So come and visit…NOW!
story by Larry Herrera | Pinoy Adventure Rider