After reading in Facebook posts that the Talaingod-Valencia road is now easily passable compared to years ago, my husband and I decided to embark on a road trip one fine day. Here is an account of that trip in photos.
If you read on, you will have an idea what's it like to cross this huge mountain range, what to expect along the way, how long will the trip take and what to see. It would be like taking the road trip with us. According to some Facebook accounts, it took the people who passed through only 2 1/2 hours to reach Valencia City in Bukidnon. I cannot say the same for us as we would get down and take photos from time to time especially along the picturesque Talaingod route.
The descriptions of the photos come before them.
This was our route. Tagum City, Davao del Norte to Valencia City, Bukidnon. Talaingod is in between Kapalong and San Fernando town. We left home at 6:20a.m. It's 45 km. from Tagum to Talaingod.
|Source: Google Maps|
We got to this point at 7:11a.m.
This was probably the best view along the way where we stopped to take photos.
By the time we reached that town marker on the lower right corner, it was already 10:54a.m.
Upon reaching the corner, we took a right going to our destination. That way is going to Cagayan de Oro City while the way to the left is the one going to Davao City.