Balancing has never been an easy task for some, especially when it comes to biking and walking on ropes. But what happens when you bike on a 550 meter-long cable wire, situated 150 feet above ground? Here, let the Chocolate Hills Adventure Park (CHAP) give you a peek into what they have in store for the adventure junkie in you.
Chocolate Hills Adventure Park (CHAP)
In the seven-hectare CHAP lays the popular bike zip that has been one of the newest attractions in Bohol ever since the viewing deck to the primed Chocolate Hills got devastated by the 7.2 magnitude earthquake in 2013.
Before you can fully experience bike zip and other activities here, you must first undergo a brief orientation and a blood pressure test since the activities in CHAP requires physical fitness. You will pass through five activities involving ropes such as the hanging bridge, Burma Planks, Earthquake, Vine Walk, Jacob Walk, and Tyrolean. These activities require balancing skills, but guides are there to teach you techniques.
Activities like Body Ball, Choco Zorb, and Yokuzuna Sumo Wrestling are also offered in CHAP.
Meanwhile, the way up to their new viewing deck requires a tolerable trek, but fret not, the view up there will surely leave you in awe. It doesn’t give a 360 degree view of the Chocolate Hills unlike its original viewing deck, but it offers enough milieus of Bohol’s world renowned hills.
The Rush: Bike Zip
From there, you’ll reach the bike zip. Unlike the usual zipline activity we have grown accustomed to, bike zip clearly requires pedaling. It also makes the ride more knee-trembling because of the reduced speed you had to endure to come across the end of the cable wire.
Interesting enough, zip biking doesn’t require balancing skills as the bike is fixed to the overhead cable wires. All you have to do is to pedal the fear away while basking in the beauty of Bohol’s Chocolate Hills!
“Pero kahit isipin mo na naka-harness ka, di ba you are fully secured, naka-balanse naman yung bisikleta. Well, I had to admit, meron pa din talagang kaba.” Drew Arellano laughs off the fear away on his travel show Biyahe ni Drew. “So your heart is working double time—from pedaling and from the kaba. At least may view ka ng Chocolate Hills, di ba?” he adds.
Chocolate Hills Adventure Park is located at Sitio Camanayon, Brgy. Buenos Aires, Carmen, Bohol. Open daily from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM, including holidays.
Package starts at PHP 950, park entrance fee is for PHP 60/pax, and bike zip fee is for PHP 450/pax. Prices may change without prior notice.