While the lovely city of Davao boasts many renowned attractions; the Philippine Eagle Centre, the Davao Crocodile Park, and Mount Apo - to name a few, Davao also houses the Eden Nature Park and Resort, which is home to a number of attractions, including the thrilling SkyCycle - an absolute must-try for adrenaline junkies.
Located about an hour away from Davao City, at the foot of Mount Apo, in the District of Toril, Eden Nature Park and Resort; an 80-hectare man-made mountain resort, is the ideal spot for families looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Offering a mixture of both - nature and adventure - the Eden Nature Park, its unique rides and its spectacular surroundings, provides visitors with memories that are sure to never be forgotten. Due to the plethora of activities it offers, Eden is incredibly popular and is one of the most visited mountain resorts in the Philippines.
Probably one of the best ways to admire the resort’s beauty is to experience it from above. The SkyCycle is a bike tethered to a steel cable 60-feet above ground. While this may not seem too appealing to those afraid of heights, once strapped in, we guarantee that all you’ll be thinking about is how incredible the view is!
A SkyCycle ride requires the rider to climb a few flights of stairs to the platform where the bike is. All decked out in a helmet and harness, the rider then climbs on to the bike, is strapped in, and then is ready to pedal their way through the sky!
Riders can pedal at their own pace across the 200-metre cable, all the while taking in the magnificent location. An exhilarating, adrenaline rush of an experience, a SkyCycle ride is well worth the price; at Php 200. A ride to the platform across, and back, can take about 4 to 6 minutes depending on the speed they pedal.
For those who can’t get enough of the SkyCycle and the adrenaline rush it brings, Eden Nature Park also boasts several other unique and extreme rides; such as the SkyRider - a zip line - and the SkySwing. These rides may not be for the faint of heart, but adventure-holics are sure to love them.
Visitors not too keen on heights or adrenaline pumping experiences, can instead explore the park and its spectacular gardens. It is filled with colourful and beautiful flowers, thousands of pine plants and a variety of other trees, and has an aviary and a butterfly sanctuary. Visitors can also go fishing and swimming, horseback riding, or join a guided shuttle tour to see the best of the park.
Eden Nature Park also features a 4-kilometre hiking trail; ideal for nature lovers, and is known to offer the best views of Davao City. Since the park is also a resort, visitors can also choose to relax in the charming accommodations available on site.
Get your blood pumping, dine on delectable food made from the freshest of ingredients, breathe in the crisp mountain air, bond with nature, catch up with friends and family, experience an adventure of a lifetime, and so much more, at the spectacular Eden Nature Park and Resort!