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Having used this road on a number of visits to Sagada I found getting up to date information difficult. The highway still shows substantial damage from the recent storms but is passable for traffic with a marked detour before Sabangan. The new bridge at Sabangan...More
I drove myself from Bontoc to Baguio, we actually started in Banaue . I did this road partially ( coming from Cervantes and joining in Buguias) back in 1991 just after the big earthquake that caused a lot of damage in the region . It...More
Worth taking this trip on your way to the rice terraces. It is a longer route than the overnight straight to banaue but absolutely stunning vistas and both bagiaou and bontoc are welcoming and interesting villages well off the beaten track.
Halsema Highway - Mountain drive wishlist fulfilled. This 130 kilometers stretch of winding mountain road from Acop Toll Gate in Benguet to Bontoc, Mountain Province. The road was once considered as one of the most dangerous in the world but thanks to the government, the...More
I did this trip in reverse i.e. Bontoc to Baguio. I agree that it is a very scenic and an enjoyable stretch of road with great views of various types of rice terraces and vegetable terraces.
I enjoyed driving through the various local townships.
I have to say that the road from Baguio to Bontoc is one of those epic high mountain roads everyone needs to experience. Throughout the drive, you will pass by small town after town, each with their own rice terraces. Many times, you are on...More