We all tried some simple, exhausting and refreshing walks once in a while. May it be along the neighborhood or uptown, surely those are something worthwhile. Well who can blame us? With the busy city life, we all need some unwinding walks with nature and a good company. And we are glad to tell you that we found a place just to fulfill those dreamt long exciting hikes at Foressa Trails in Balamban, Cebu.
Some might be familiar with Canso X and experienced some of its activities onsite, especially the then-popular 3.7 km trails. Out with the old, in with the new — Formerly Canso X, Foressa Trails is developed based on international standards to allow the homeowners and everyone who simply loves nature and adventures to enjoy the great outdoors such as hiking, biking, camping, among others to make nature their own playground.
Foressa Trails is just the place. Bike, hike and walk around the spacious Foressa Mountain Town with various trails and different levels of difficulty to try. The best thing is, various stops are set up along the trails for people to enjoy nature. Trail stops like hidden falls, natural pool, water cascades, butterfly sanctuaries, cave, fern trail, fish pond, echo valley, and trail peak are available inside the park.
A tentsile camp, where tents are suspended on trees, will also be available to give resting areas for hikers and bikers alike. The Foressa Mountain Town, with half of its land to remain untouched and unbounded is home to over 800 species of trees and foliage – Foressa Trails offers Cansomoroy’s natural assets as trail stops.
Hikers will surely be thrilled over the 10.7-km hike trails which stretches all over the 247-hectare Foressa Mountain Town with a lot more space to spare for bikers, campers and for those who are up to sight-seeing. The Bike trails starts at 6km route for beginners up to 15km for the more experienced. For advance bikers, there’s a separate course dubbed as the Black Diamond.
Foressa Trails is available to all types of hikers and bikers with varying levels of expertise. Even those who just want to breathe in the sweet cold nature breeze will enjoy trailing around.
Rates and other information
• The Trails Package
– Inclusive of hiking, biking, and camping
– P500 per person
• Hike and Bike trails
– Day use only
– P150 per person
• Viewing only
– Day use
– Entrance fee: P60 per person
Separate fees for use of the camping grounds, tent and cottage rentals. Exclusive events can also be arranged upon request.
• Contact information: (032) 411 1600 / Website / Facebook Page
• Exact location: Foressa Mountain Town, Cansomoroy, Balamban, Cebu (approx. 90-minute trip from Ayala Center Cebu)
• How to get there: Take a V-hire from the Ayala Center Terminal going to Balamban via Transcentral highway route (P120-150 per person one-way). For private commuters, there is a parking space available.