16 Jan 2012

Route Guide To Mt Samat Zip-line In Pilar Bataan

  • 16 Jan 2012
  • Lag alag


  • Updated Jan 26, 2012

    For our readers' ease of dissecting the information, I do not edit the original published post which now falls below this update.

    Mt Samat Zip-Line has opened to public on Jan 20, 2012. Right from the comments of no less than Eng'r Hazel de Guzman herself, which you can view at the bottom of this post, I quote:

    "Hi, we opened for public last 20january 2012,Friday. The published rate for the zipline is P450.00 breakdown as follows:
    P20.00 - environmental fee
    30.00- shuttle from parking to launch pad (no vehicle is allowed to enter the ziproad except the official carrier
    350.00- your zipride fee
    50.00- shuttle from landing platform to parking area in Diwa.

    Anyways,I want to stand corrected when I say 54m above sea level, I missed the right elevation which is 154 m above sea level is the elevation of launch pad. Where as the landing platform is 111 m above sea level. The straight distance is 520 m and the zipline is 540 m ride.
    We are still improving the road though.

    Thank you so much."



    Blessing/Inauguration of the longest zip-line in Luzon has been held on January 7, 2012. The newest adventure attraction on the roster of zip-lines in the Philippines is located in the booming town of Pilar, Bataan with its launching platform situated at the rear side of Mt Samat in Brgy Diwa and the landing area in Brgy Liyang. The 540-meter zip which will be known as Mt Samat Zipline has the height of 43 meters above sea level and speed of 40 seconds from the launch pad to the landing area. The exhilarating ride with breathtaking views of the green mountains and rice paddies below to the Dunsulan Falls costs Php 350 per person.

    Feeling about to pack your gear up now? Not so fast, you adventure freak!

    The Mt Samat Zipline will not be operational until this February. I understand you got if from the news that one can now get to the site and take the plunge. Well, take it from me because I've been there just this January 10.

    We took a Bataan bus bound for Mariveles and alighted in Pilar at an area popularly called Ali-uli which is a crossing of Bataan Provincial Highway and Gov J.J. Linao National Road in which to the east end the newly renovated 42-year old Municipal Hall and the Flaming Sword marker are located. We hired a motorized tricycle to the zip-line site which we didn't reach after having talk to some officers from the Firing Range located along the steeply, rocky and a little bit muddy uphill road that serves as the access to the newly inaugurated zip-line.

    We are told that the zip is not yet operational. They said they're not sure if the scheduled operation in two weeks will push through. That's the time, I figured I should talk to the right person in the authority of the Pilar Zipline in the person of Eng'r Hazel N. de Guzman from Engineering Division of the Municipal Office. We actually went to the secretariat of the Municipal office and spoke to them about our purpose. And we're directed to the office of Eng'r de Guzman.

    Motorized tricycle has no match in uphill road condition
    Even manong driver surrenders.
    Prior to our decent to the town proper, I had attempted to go uphill on foot. The motorized tricycle couldn't continue because of the mixture of soft soil and rocks that covered the steeply winding road making its hard for the tire treads to grip and move the body up. I had wanted to see the site to take its photos. And then the drizzle came. There goes the sight of Pilar Zip-line.

    Here are the latest and accurate information with regards to the status of the longest Zip-line in the whole island of Luzon. Right from my conversation with Eng'r Hazel N. de Guzman of Pilar Municipal Hall.

    • Pilar Zip-line operation will start on February, 2012. There's no definite date yet.
    • The entire uphill road from Mt Samat Rd to the site will be graveled entirely. As of this time, the part of the road covered with gravel is only up to the Firing Range as you can see in the photo below.
    • Pilar Zip-line is a double-line zip and with a speed of 40 seconds from the launch pad to landing area.
    • The length of the zip is 540 meters.
    • There are no windbreakers.
    • For convenience, shuttle will fetch riders from the foot of the mountain in Mt Samat Rd and take them to the launching pad.
    • There will be also a free ride from the landing area that in turn will take riders to where they started off the climb at Mt Samat Road.
    • The ride costs Php 350 plus an additional environmental fee of Php 20.
    The road to the Zip-line from Mt Samat Rd
    There you have it, folks. The real score in the reputed longest zip-line in the whole of Luzon. Watch for more update on this new attraction of Pilar, Bataan. Especially, the upcoming opening this February. For free alerts delivered to your email, SUBSCRIBE NOW.

    I would like to thank Eng'r Hazel N. de Guzman and her staff for warm welcome and for imparting these information to us. Salamat po, Engineer.
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    19 Responses to “Route Guide To Mt Samat Zip-line In Pilar Bataan”

    Edmar Gu-Quibb said...
    22 January 2012 at 11:20

    Wow kuya philip!!! Sabi ko na eh going to another level na ang blog mo. More more more!!!


    Lagalag said...
    22 January 2012 at 12:12

    Thanks... Di nman konti lang hehe. O cge sabi mo eh. :-)


    Edmar Gu-Quibb said...
    22 January 2012 at 17:45

    Haha... kaw naman, nag-off beaten ka na nga eh... kitang-kita pa yang strnaded na trike. hahaha!!!!


    Lagalag said...
    23 January 2012 at 13:52

    Oo pero mas masaya ako kung di umulan at umabot ako hanggang dun mismo sa location ng launching platform. Bitin! hehe


    hazel said...
    25 January 2012 at 20:18

    Hi, we opened for public last 20january 2012,Friday. The published rate for the zipline is P450.00 breakdown as follows:
    P20.00 - environmental fee
    30.00- shuttle from parking to launch pad (no vehicle is allowed to enter the ziproad except the official carrier
    350.00- your zipride fee
    50.00- shuttle from landing platform to parking area in Diwa.

    Anyways,I want to stand corrected when I say 54m above sea level, I missed the right elevation which is 154 m above sea level is the elevation of launch pad. Where as the landing platform is 111 m above sea level. The straight distance is 520 m and the zipline is 540 m ride.
    We are still improving the road though.

    Thank you so much.


    hazel said...
    25 January 2012 at 20:18

    Hi, we opened for public last 20january 2012,Friday. The published rate for the zipline is P450.00 breakdown as follows:
    P20.00 - environmental fee
    30.00- shuttle from parking to launch pad (no vehicle is allowed to enter the ziproad except the official carrier
    350.00- your zipride fee
    50.00- shuttle from landing platform to parking area in Diwa.

    Anyways,I want to stand corrected when I say 54m above sea level, I missed the right elevation which is 154 m above sea level is the elevation of launch pad. Where as the landing platform is 111 m above sea level. The straight distance is 520 m and the zipline is 540 m ride.
    We are still improving the road though.

    Thank you so much.


    hazel said...
    25 January 2012 at 20:29

    Hi, we opened for public last Friday 20 January 2012. I want to correct myself when I said its 43m above sea level actually it's the difference in elevation of the launch pad w/c is 154 m above sea level and the landing platform of 111 m above sea level.. the cost of ride is P350.00 for a 540 m zipride, a P20.00 environmental fee and 30.00 shuttle ride from parking to launch pad. The parking is right below the mt.samat firing range, there will be no other vehicle to enter the zipline road except the official vehicle/shuttle. Your driver may take your car in the landing platform or ride another shuttle from landing platform to the parking.
    Thanks and regards


    Nicko Decano said...
    25 January 2012 at 23:19

    It is now operational, has been for the last 5 days.


    Lagalag said...
    26 January 2012 at 02:40

    Hi, Eng'r... Thanks for the new info, I will update this article first thing in the morning. :-)


    Lagalag said...
    26 January 2012 at 03:32

    @ Nicko, thanks.


    Brian said...
    29 January 2012 at 11:59

    May I know if it is open on Sundays and the contact number?? Tnx!


    Lagalag said...
    30 January 2012 at 12:48

    @Brian, yes sir it's open on Sundays and they open at 8 am. Sorry I don't have any contact number.


    Brian said...
    31 January 2012 at 14:50

    Thanks!


    joeyisowtri said...
    10 May 2012 at 09:12

    hi, how much fare did it took you from manila to pilar, bataan? what mode did you take? Bus? which line are we taking and where in Manila could we find it! Thanks my friends and I were trying so hard to go there :))


    Lagalag said...
    10 May 2012 at 12:25

    @ joeyisowtri. You can take a Genesis Bus which handles most of the destinations in Bataan. There's a Genesis Terminal located in Cubao. Fare is around 200 plus, I am sorry I forgot the exact figure.


    LS said...
    12 September 2012 at 16:31

    Hi! I would like to ask if you have Tour Operator's Rate? Or is it just the same as your published rate? Hoping for your prompt and favorable response. Many thanks!


    Lag alag said...
    12 September 2012 at 20:11

    @ LS. Hello, I am very sorry but I can't give you Tour Operator's Rate as I am not connected in anyway to them. If the rates I have mentioned here are still in effect up to this time, then you can refer to them. Otherwise, kindly coordinate with the people in charge.


    LS said...
    13 September 2012 at 10:01

    Do you have contact with them? May I know their contact information? I tried to search the internet but I couldn't find them. Then I found this blog, so I thought you're connected with them. Thanks for your help!


    Lag alag said...
    13 September 2012 at 12:36

    @ LS. I am sorry but I don't have any office number as you have already read I went there without prior talk to anybody over the phone. Have you already tried googling Pilar Municipal Hall for their hotline numbers? It might help, please have you connected to Eng'r Hazel N. de Guzman or you can ask for the information you need at the first person who answers your call.


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