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The Remote Yet Enticing Route of Lusaran

Jean O'Leonhart is a writer and a cycling enthusiast in Cebu. He loves writing just as how he loves to get lost on different routes.

Jean on a trail.

Jean on a trail.

Cebu: A Cycling Hub

Cycling in Cebu is one of the predominant activities fit for huge margin of ages. Despite its economic value and easy accessibility, it is a get-go fitness that will take you to various places with just the aid of two wheels.

Cebu's topography is comprised with different terrain that is just fit for different riding discipline for various cyclist. With around 600 kilometers highway around its coast and mountain ranges with peaks playing at around 400 to 1000 meters, this province provides a haven for adrenaline junkies on wheels.


A view of Barangay Lusaran from Awayan Climb.

A view of Barangay Lusaran from Awayan Climb.

How to Get There...

Personally, as a cycling enthusiast, mountain biking, cross country to be exact, is my preferred riding discipline. With this, I tend to explore various routes and tracks less traveled by most of cyclist around the province. With the aid of mapping apps and Strava, I was able to track my journey and search for incredible routes I haven't been before and one of the underrated destination that one would want to unlock is Barangay Lusaran, Cebu. A strategic valley barangay lying on the foot of mountain ranges, offering a great scenery of mountains standing as its mighty walls around. It also offers a magneficient view and close encounter on Lusaran River on its vibrant-looking bridge.

Although its average elevation only lies at around 150 meters above sea level, the route towards the place peaks at 400 meters with steep gradient playing around 8% to 12% depends on where you start your climb. From the city downtown, the closest place where you should start your climb with be through Talamban where you will start your ascent in Agsungot to Sitio Hubao setting at around 360 meters above sea level. There, not much scenery you will enjoy but the gradient will offer you a wet jersey along the way. From Sitio Hubao you will descent until 180 meters to Barangay Cambinocot. Here, you can start experiencing the wonderful views of mountains in Cebu along your descent. There are also various food stops you would want to take up but with my early passage at past 7 in the morning, each establishments are still closed. From the heart of the barangay, you will start your ascent towards its edge where the end of Barangay Lusaran will greet you at around 380 meters. There, you will saw the glimpse of the two barangays lying within valleys next to each other. From the peak, you will descent at around -12% gradient towards the heart of Lusaran.

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Lusaran River days after a rainy week.

Lusaran River days after a rainy week.

Lusaran: A Remote Yet Astounding Location

Although this place is more likely a stopover than a destination, getting to this place is an achievement to various cyclist seeking routes less traveled by many. Few meters from the bridge, there are local carenderias or eatery where you can choose from to fill your appetite. From here, there are three routes that conjuncts from the bridge. First is the route to Hagnom and Manggabon via Awayan Climb. Second is the route towards Liloan or Compostela via Tag-ube and is also conjoined with a route to Lawaan, Danao(which is a pretty huge climb). Lastly, is the route where you came, Barangay Cabinocot, if you decide to retrace your route back to the city.

Lusaran is just one of the routes less traveled by many. Simply because of its topography and not all cyclist knows the route. As a cycling enthusiast of Cross Country Mountain Biking, the Barangay, despite its remote location, is one of a great achievement for those who seek routes to travel with just a chill pace, training, or just simply unwinding. Nevertheless, it is Cebu the place we are touring and it offers great assets on scenery, nature and relaxation.

The famous Lusaran Bridge

The famous Lusaran Bridge

This content reflects the personal opinions of the author. It is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and should not be substituted for impartial fact or advice in legal, political, or personal matters.

© 2022 Jean O'Leonhart

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