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Experience Intramuros with Bamboo Bicycle - Ecotours
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Experience Intramuros with Bamboo Bicycle - Ecotours

By Bambike Ecotours Intramuros
Recommended by 97% of travellers
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About
Discover Intramuros, Manila’s 16th-century walled city, on an eco-friendly bamboo bike. With a small group, your guide has ample time to answer questions. Highlights include Fort Santiago, Plaza Roma, and San Agustin Church, recognized by UNESCO with World Heritage status. Perfect for the climate-conscious traveler, your bike frame is made from steel-hard but sustainable bamboo, while purified water comes in reusable containers.
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Ages 6-60, max of 10 per group
Duration: 2h 30m
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Live guide: English
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Highlights
  • Planet-kind bamboo bicycle tour of Manila’s colonial Old Town, Intramuros
  • Includes water, helmets, weather protection, and bikes in a range of designs
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departures leaves space for other plans
  • Local guide explains historic sites including a UNESCO-listed baroque church

  • Local guide
  • Tour escort/host
  • Use of helmet
  • Use of sunscreen or rain ponchos (when needed)
  • Use of Bamboo bicycle
  • Cold towel at the end of the tour
  • Gratuities
What's not included
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)


Start:
  • Bambike Ecotours Intramuros, Bambike HQ, Plaza San Luis Complex. Real St, corner M General Luna St, Intramuros, Manila, 1002 Metro Manila, Philippines
    Real Street
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 66558P1

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • A small amount of walking is involved (inside Fort Santiago)
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 66558P1

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    • Bambike Ecotours Intramuros
      787
      Manila, Philippines
      Joined in May 2014
    • colinrB6987FB
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Well worth it!
      Brilliant and unique way to see the central area of Manila. . A really friendly team and knowledgable guide. We felt safe and had a great time …with delicious ice cream at the end. We thoroughly recommend this inter3ting and unique take on a city tour.
      Written 19 May 2024
    • Camper20788381790
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Sunset tour
      I opted for this tour as i did not have much time in Manila. It was a great choice. Very relaxed. Really interesting to learn about the history of the city. And then to watch the sunset on a rooftop bar was great too. 100% recommend.
      Written 3 March 2024
    • Departure08870548362
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Tour on a bamboo bike!
      What a great experience and our guide was super knowledgeable and enthusiastic. The bikes are great to explore Intramuros. Had a blast!
      Written 20 February 2024
    • ratnayus2016
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Incredible journey
      The guide was INCREDIBLE!! His knowledge about history and the cultural history is very deep and broad. Three hours more walking around Intramuros, I was not only listening Intramuros and Manila history, but also The Phillipines. For me, as a history enthusiast and heritage supporter, it was worth and very valuable journey. Maraming salamat po! Mabuhay!
      Written 8 December 2023
    • sprease1
      0 contributions
      2.0 of 5 bubbles
      Tour quality drops
      After positive tour in 2018, I repeated the experience of bambo-bike. As 5 years ago tour was almost perfect, this time it will not arrive to the sufficient rate. Start was delayed by 15 minutes bur finished 11 am as scheduled. Initial Less stops, less explainations (and more confused), only 5 minutes each stop. Express tour will end at main cathedral when the next stop is saint Augustin church in front of the shop. It makes more sense finishing there. Evidenty business growed and parallely the quality decreased. It must be considered different options in Manila intramuros.
      Written 30 November 2023
    • Groovytime
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Good way to see the old city
      Using a bicycle is a good way to see the walled old city. There are few cars and its a safe tour. Our Guide, Stephen, was knowledgeable and engaging. I like that the bikes are made at a commune in the Philippines.
      Written 28 October 2023
    • MartnSair
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Easy recommend. Do it!
      Fantastic couple of hours with knowledgeable tour guides and a well run little outfit. Learnt a hell of a lot and genuinely had a good time. Very safe and well organised. Would recommend. Hats off to Camille who was brilliant.
      Written 17 September 2023
    • RajPal39
      0 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      Nice Hangout Spot
      Nice place to visit. Many interesting facts about the place you can know while travelling on the bamboo bicycles.
      Written 13 September 2023
    • caboyles
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great historical tour with rooftop drinks!
      A great way to see Intramuros and enjoy the history and sunset! Our guide was so knowledgeable and clearly was passionate about the history and culture. I'm not very confident on a bike, but he was incredibly patient! The tour ended at a rooftop bar, where we were able to have a drink and watch the sunset over Manila's skyline. Would highly recommend!
      Written 17 July 2023
    • Traveleleleleleler
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      not the usual bike tour!
      the guides had a lot of humour and made me feel very safe with stopping the traffic for us! the bikes were easy to ride, looked very original and we stopped at beautiful gardens!
      Written 25 June 2023
    • Tom D
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A funky, unique, sunset tour of Intramoros
      We met at the Bamboo Bike shop to meet our guides and choose our bikes. A quick test ride and we were on our way. A handful of stops around Intramoros showing us the various sites and explaining the history of Manila. Our guide was very knowledgeable and used appropriate humour through the tour. We finished up at the Bay view Rooftop bar for a drink, an ideal way to have a quick chat with the others about their Philippines experience. Thanks!!
      Written 25 April 2023
    • Carlos V
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      GooD history tour experience
      Better bikes than the ones n Mexico City by far. Good histour tour but I need more miles/kilometers. Great friendly staff
      Written 12 April 2023
    • jeromeb881
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wonderful.
      Booked this through Tripadvisor. Meet up point just by Barbaras restaurant. You got to choose your bike. Camille is very good as our tour guide. Her team made up of a few people made sure that we cross streets of intramuros safely. Im so glad i booked this as we get to see old manila. If you’re cycling is not your cup of tea you can hire someone on a tok-tok on this tour. Be careful of uneven pavements and cobbled stones in some areas. Finally you get to see a 360 degree view of manila on top of a hotel restaurant with sunset views. Dont forget to book yourself for a dinner buffet at Barbaras which was lovely and also be at the restaurant at 7pm to see the cultural show. Overall, excellent experience.
      Written 14 March 2023
    • V3404YSjog
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Cannot recommend enough sooooo good
      So good. The guide was amazingly knowledgeable. I learnt so much about the country history. The extra guides kept us safe crossing roads and stopping traffic for us. Much grateful since I had an 11 and 9 yr old with me. Wouldn't suggest younger kids have their own bikes unless used to traffic around them. Some of the bikes had baskets so suggest taking extra drinks as the humidity does drain you. We did the 930 to 12 and that was perfect length.
      Written 14 March 2023
    • sarahcW7257MQ
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing Sunset
      This trip was excellent. John our guide was very knowledgeable and really lovely to my sister who was nervous about cycling on the roads. The balance of cycling and sites was perfect for us. We then got the best seats in the house at the Bayleaf and watched an amazing sunset. Great trip and a fantastic social enterprise in Manila.
      Written 25 February 2023
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    happymumandson9
    Auckland, New Zealand6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highlight of our Manila trip! Tour guide was awesome - we learnt heaps about the history and importance of each stop within the walled city. It’s stunning scenery and all the kids from the school doing their dances was an awesome random highlight. We had quite a scary time trying to get back to our hotel after the trip so I strongly recommend getting a private driver and having them wait for you to finish. The city becomes gridlocked in the evening which is when our tour finished. We couldn’t get a Grab (Uber equivalent). I asked the tour guide what to do and he said walk out of the walled city and there will be taxis which there weren’t. We ended up getting a tuktuk who unfortunately dropped us off in the dark in a dangerous spot with a lot of people surrounding us. Long story, we got back to the hotel, and it’s in no way the tour operators fault, it’s mine. So just passing in the importance of having return transport locked in - do not rely on taxis or Grab.
    Written 24 December 2023
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    Ramera A
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2022
    Loved this tour so much! I'm Filipina and wanted to show my partner the city - and honestly the Bambike Ecotour is the best way to see Intramuros. Great combination of being active and taking in the historical value of one of Manila's gems. Cedhie was our tour guide and he was a lot of fun. Really appreciated the ice cream and cold towels at the end too! We even wanted to buy a bamboo bike frame after! x
    5/5, highly recommend.
    If you are planning on getting a Grab or taxi from Intramuros area after your tour during rush hour, we would recommend walking outside of the walls and getting transpo from there.
    Written 6 July 2022
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    Pam J
    San Rafael, CA6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2020
    We had a 1/2 day in MNL before getting on an international flight. This was the perfect activity to get out and explore a historic corner of the city, get a little exercise and learn about the Spanish and American engagement in the Philippines. The history and spirit of the Filipino people shown through with our guides engaging and knowledgeable overview. Better for adults and older kids as there is a lot of history shared. Short 5 minute rides between sights. Highly recommended.
    Written 17 January 2020
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    Allison Walter
    28 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2022 • Solo
    Such an amazing experience! I did the Half Day Tour through Intramuros - my guide was Cedhie! I ended up being the only person in my time slot, so the tour was private one-on-one! Cedhie is an incredible guide. He was knowledgeable of all the history and sites, and also made me feel like a part of the conversation. It felt like being shown around the city by a new friend. The bikes are comfortable and I felt safe being guided through the streets, even when we had to cross in traffic. The stops cover all the main sites in Intramuros, and because you are on bike, you can cover way more ground in the time than on foot. At the end of the tour they even gave me a cool towel to refresh myself, and a scoop of the most delicious coconut ice cream! If you’re traveling alone or in a group, highly recommend this experience. Ask for Cedhie!
    Written 15 June 2022
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    davidhouser
    Boone, NC168 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I have participated in biking tours around the world…it is a great way to do much in a short period of time. This tour throughout Manila was top notch! Our guide, Johnathan was attentive, educational and allowed everyone to feel special…answering questions as a group and personally. The 2.5 hours was easy riding with several stops that was packed with content….sad, happy, historical and all mixed with the every day life of the locals. Plan to do this one….the value is much greater than the investment!
    Written 2 April 2022
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    Corrine
    3 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2022 • Solo
    If you have better things to do in Manila, DO IT. This trip was totally below expectation and I regret my time wasted here.

    1) Not a biking tour but more of a history read-out from Wiki: total biking time less than 20 mins, and the majority of the time was to stand and listen to the tour guide about the history. Wrong place if you are looking for a “riding through the city” tour.

    2) Bland story-telling: expect to stand in circles and listen to the tour guide about the history. Can’t feel her passion or deep knowledge in this area, and the guide seems to lack the ability to engage with the group.

    3) You can do it without a bike: The sites we visited are easily accessible even if u don’t have a bike, and also no tickets required. The scenery is mediocre if u took away the history part.

    4) Walk-in price for 1.5/2.5 hr trip was 999/1699 PHP.

    Don’t get me wrong — still a very organized trip, but WILL NOT recommend to anyone
    Written 29 December 2022
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    Kerry
    Melbourne, Australia6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2020 • Couples
    The Booking process is simple, the staff are really friendly and helpful. The guide Jojo was knowledgeable and funny too. I would highly recommend this tour and it is not physically hard at all, even the "massage" on the large cobbles was fun.
    Written 2 February 2020
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    Daniela_1968
    Kleinmachnow, Germany131 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2022
    With limited time at hand and being in the office all week the tour was exactly the right thing to get exercise and history in one go. We were a small group cycling around the fortress walls of Intramuros, the guide was motivated and you could tell his history background. I enjoyed the tour very much and would recommend it when you don't have much time and want to move a bit.
    Written 27 December 2022
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    DBurd
    Huddersfield, UK5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2023 • Solo
    Tour ran smoothly despite a bit of light rain. We were led round by our diamond guide and local history student, Steven who was equipped with his binder of photos to show how the sites had evolved over the years. I enjoyed this visual stimulus.
    Steven was informative and enthusiastic throughout, pausing only to ask if we had any questions or to give us brief moments to peruse the stops and take photos. The bike ride was undertaken at a steady pace and Steven told us In advance of each stop the side of the road to stick to and where we were heading. Though the traffic in Manila can be quite chaotic to put it lightly, I never felt in danger. The bikes were sturdy yet lightweight.

    The tour ended with a cold towel pat down and an ice cream from a local cafe. I would recommend the purple yam flavour! All in all, a first rate experience
    Written 17 October 2023
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    Judit R
    Sydney, Australia269 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2019 • Solo
    This bike tour was the ice on the cake on my day in Manila! I did the morning tour, it was quite hot & humid but riding the bike gave us a little breeze. Intramuros is a lovely area of the capitol, a must-see when you're there. Our tour guide, Russell was really professional, he provided a brief review of the history of Manila and the Philippines as we rode through Intramuros. His English is good and understandable, also, he was a super friendly and lovely tour guide. I am really happy to be able to join this tour and see all these historical places in Manila!
    Written 3 January 2020
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