Nuvali's Camp N: Offering Enjoyable Bike Activities for Both Newbies and Pros



One year after I attempted learning how to bike (read the funny story with a twist, here), I remain a newbie who still feels apprehensive about falling. I know it's also my fault for not finding enough time to practice so I do look forward to moments when I could try (and try) again until I feel confident enough to really ride a bicycle on my own. 

still a beginner but getting there … hopefully 😉
Two weekends ago, my hubby and I joined the launch of Nuvali's Camp N Incubator and Bike Hub for beginners and intermediate riders. In partnership with Specialized Philippines, Camp N also offers bike tours around the 2,290-hectare Nuvali landscape passing through the bird sanctuary trails and dirt roads.

#TeamFloresca at Camp N
With spaces for team building, Camp N features thrill-based and skill-based facilities designed to test one's physical limits, mental abilities, character, and values. Of course, I signed up as a beginner and joined other newbies in perfecting the fine art of balancing on two wheels. I think I already forgot what little biking skills I acquired last year! 

Camp N's orientation hut and ticket booth
The bike clinic for beginners include instructions on basic safety, bike parts, proper riding techniques, shifting, and hurdling obstacles while intermediate riders get lessons in riding pumps, hops, and cornering techniques, among others. All bike clinic fees include bike and helmet rentals and a dedicated instructor. Also available for rent are knee pads, elbow pads, and gloves.

at Camp N, there's a "No Helmet, No Ride" policy for ALL riders
Within Camp N's 6-hectare facility is a 3.4-kilometer winding trail filled with dips, bridges, and obstacles designed to test and train bikers' abilities. In case you get hungry or tired, there are pit stops along the trails where guests can take a breather and enjoy refreshments.

bikers find rest under the shade of numerous trees
Jennifer Chua, Nuvali marketing manager, shared, "We are encouraging the use of bikes as a mode of transportation and as a leisure activity because Nuvali is all about bringing people closer to nature and enjoying the outdoors which, in turn, promotes a healthier lifestyle."

avid mountain bikers who just enjoyed riding
Camp N's muddy trails 
With approximately 50% of its estate dedicated to green and open topography as part of its ecologically-sustainable design, Nuvali likewise features a 35-kilometer mountain biking and hiking trail, dedicated bike lanes, a multi-functional lake, and a wildlife and bird sanctuary.

rappelling at the adventure tower
Camp N's thrill-based and skill-based attractions also include the Adventure Tower that houses the biggest roller coaster hipline in Asia and facilities for wall climbing, rappelling, and free fall. Guests can further enjoy testing themselves in the obstacle course with three challenge levels and rope-based challenges set high in the air called Aerial Walk.

Camp N's Aerial Walk obstacles
Small groups may moreover be interested to try a series of balancing platforms and tightropes called High and Low Rope initiatives that require group participation. For those who are into learning about biodiversity and gardening, there's a tree nursery and demo organic farm called Greens & Patches and an art and meditation center beside Camp N.

test your climbing skills in this activity area
Mon Jocson, Camp N operations manager, described the place as a learning destination created for Nuvali's thriving community. "Students can learn more about themselves, understand the environment and lead an active, healthy, and sustainable life because, after all, these young learners will be the custodians of what this generation will leave behind," he explained.   

bike station
Visit Camp N for some adventures and test your biking skills or learn how to ride for the first time! Register for Camp N's basic or intermediate bike clinics through World of Outbound at 0977.8422696(CAMPN) or email camp-n@lakbaykalikasan.com.

* Nuvali is an Ayala Land sustainable estate located in the cities of Sta. Rosa, Calamba, and Cabuyao in Laguna. It features a diverse mix of residential and commercial developments. To get there, private vehicles can get off the Mamplasan, Sta. Rosa, Eton-Greenfield, Silangan, or Canlubang exits along South Luzon Expressway (SLEX). Public transportation is also available from major jump-offs such as Makati, Bonifacio Global City, and Balibago.


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