Yes, I somehow had a dibs on it when we accompanied our Singaporean friends (SPY batchmate from SSEAYP) in the Walled City of Manila. For those who haven't tried it, I highly recommend you book the BamBike EcoTours for a different kind of experience in touring the historic sites of Intramuros. Here's a photo when I first used the bambike last March.
I love bicycling that's why when I saw this interesting bicycle parked outside Plaza San Luis Complex, it really got my attention. Curious, I went inside the shop and asked about this bicycle with some parts made of bamboo. I was told it's called BAMBIKE, a handmake bamboo bicycle which is 100% Filipino made with 100% materials from Philippines and 100 % sustainable.
I took one for a ride and you can do it too for only 300 pesos for 1 hour, that's if you only want to rent the bike and be on your own.
You may also opt to avail the #BamBike EcoTours, a guided bamboo bike tour around the Walled City for as low as 600 pesos for about an hour of EXPRESS TOUR. Have plenty of time? Book the INTRAMUROS EXPERIENCE and you'll be able to visit 10 locations in about 2 hours and 30 minutes for 1,200 pesos. Private tour is also available. Just call (02) 525 8289 for details.
Aside from using bamboo as a frame of the bicycle, I also like this company and outdoor activity because of its social enterprise aspect. BAMBIKE Revolution Cycle supports #GawadKalinga, a Philippine based community development organization for the poor, working to bring an end to poverty.
So next time you plan of visiting Manila, I hope you'll choose BAMBIKE ECOTOURS. You'll not only have fun biking around Intramuros but you will also help the communities they are supporting. It's a great way to enjoy in the Philippines --- knowing that you're able to help and provide livelihood while you have fun using bambike!
Many foreigners love the BAMBIKE EcoTours! It's perfect for couples, groups and families. It's a safe activity for kids too so you don't have to worry.
No wonder BAMBIKE EcoTours is the # 1 outdoor activity in Manila! Everybody seems to be raving about it on TripAdvisor and it's definitely a tour you shouldn't miss.