Bambike Tour in Intramuros
Bambike Revolution Cycles is a socio-ecological enterprise that builds bikes. They use locally sourced bamboo and abaca combined with aircraft-grade metals to create reliable and sustainable works of art. Bambike practices fair trade labour and provides skill-training and livelihood for craftsmen from local Gawad Kalinga communities.
The bamboo bike alone is a lesson on culture, social involvement and environmentalism. Getting to ride the bike around Intramuros is a history lesson on two wheels. You could choose to walk around the walled city of Intramuros but a bamboo bike will help cover more ground in less time. Ride out of Intramuros to other historical landmarks such as the Juan Luna Monument and the Legazpi-Urdaneta Monument.
Intramuros in Manila is one of the key locations from the colonial period in the Philippines up till the American commonwealth. Despite the fact that Intramuros’ structures were first constructed as a defense system, visitors are now invited to study centuries’ worth of history inside its boundaries.
The bamboo bike eco-tour adds the elements of free riding, balance, and biking with a crew, which enrich the thrill of learning.