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Halsema highway

I drove myself from Bontoc to Baguio, we actually started in Banaue . I did this road partially... read more

Reviewed May 24, 2017
Merendree, Belgium
Lovely views

Worth taking this trip on your way to the rice terraces. It is a longer route than the overnight... read more

Reviewed March 12, 2017
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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4 weeks ago
“Typhoon Damaged areas”
May 26, 2017
“Temporary Sabangan bridge”
The road from Baguio to Bontoc, Bontoc, Luzon, Philippines
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank F888OWpetera
Reviewed May 26, 2017

Bridge at Sabangan got destroyed due to heavy rains the past week, a temporary passage was constructed but not stable.

Date of experience: May 2017
2  Thank kasaysayanm
Reviewed May 24, 2017

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

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank greenpointstudisuite
Reviewed March 12, 2017 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank healey32
Reviewed August 24, 2016

I got this pics when travelling the road to Bontoc. Unluckily, my camera battery's dead and i forgot the charger in my sister's house. I only got the Atok pictures, but my visual memory is full.

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank Rex Rafael C
Reviewed August 4, 2016

Well improved highway system in the Cordillera. Most, if not all, of the roads are already cemented and erosion-prone areas improved with cement and reforestation

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank orlandoguikeda
Reviewed July 14, 2016

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

Date of experience: January 2016
2  Thank Darwin153
Reviewed May 30, 2016

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. other...More

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank tommomelbourne
Reviewed April 30, 2016

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

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank Randy916
Reviewed April 14, 2016

I've passed through here countless of times on the way to Sagada or Bontoc and I've always been held in awe. The highlight for most commuters is the highest point (7400 feet) along Halsema near Atok.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Oggie R
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October 23, 2016|
Response from Rex Rafael C | Reviewed this property |
It is open when not stormy or heavy rains. Just like in Chitral.