ATV to Mayon Volcano

December 2014

Misibis Bay Resort
A few weeks before Christmas, we headed off to our favorite place in Albay to spend a couple of nights there to rest and see our friends.  Misibis Bay Resort is always home to us in this area.  The rooms and grounds are well-kept and there are a lot of activities to keep everyone busy.  

The activity I enjoyed the most was the early morning ATV ride to view Mayon Volcano.  I have done this a few years back and enjoyed it as well.  It was more fun this time as my Dad and siblings were game to wake up early and join me in this activity.

Our call time was 4:30 am so we can catch the sunrise.  Our friend and guide, Jeff, arranged 3 ATVs for us.  We did practice rounds within the resort before we took off for the trail.

rocky trail

Our first stop was a hilltop overlooking Albay Gulf.  You can see just the tip of Mayon from here.

Albay Gulf

we made it!

Then it was time to hit the road back down and head to Five Views.  Jeff said that it is called so because you can view 5 mountains from this spot.  I fail to recall the names of the other mountains apart from the majestic Mayon Volcano.

There she is!

We were blessed with a clear day and we saw Mayon in all of her glory!  Jeff and Arnold from Misibis packed a simple breakfast of hot coffee, breakfast rolls and butter, shared over playful banter. 

Not your ordinary breakfast

 This was an awesome experience and the view is worth waking up to, every time :)

*All photos are Skycab's own.