Part of the three Albay mountains commonly called as the ‘Magayon Trio’ (Mts. Mayon, Masaraga, Malinao), Mt. Masaraga is an extinct stratovolcano standing at 1328MASL and is one of Bicol’s best kept hiking destinations. It is located in Oas, Albay with Sitio Sabloyon as its main jump-off point. Mt. Masaraga is infamous for the presence of Limatiks (leeches) after passing the forested part of the trail up to the not so gentle steep ridge assaults that is quite technical before reaching the very summit that offers spectacular views Mt. Mayon and the surrounding mountains of the provinces of Albay and Camarines.
How To Get There:
● By land, take any bus bound for Legazpi, Albay (10hrs travel time) and alight at Ligao City in Albay and ask for the intersection where there are jeeps bound for Tabaco. Tell the jeepney driver to drop you off at Sitio Sabloyon in Brgy. Amtic, jeeps usually leave when full. (15-20mins travel time).
● By Air, take any flight bound for Legazpi, Albay (1hr travel time) upon arrival in Legazpi, head for the grand terminal near Gaisano Mall and take the jeeps/vans bound for Ligao City. From Ligao City, transfer to jeeps bound for Tabaco and alight at Sabloyon.
● Upon arrival at Sitio Sabloyon, coordinate with guides and register before starting the trek. (4-5hrs trek time).
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