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  1. hawk263

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    There are lots of roadworks and delays on the road south of Bacolod. Does anyone know the condition of the road up through Murcia - Don Salvador Benedicto - Bunga - San Carlos? I wonder if that would be a better alternative.
    Heavy rain in Bacolod last night - not sure how widespread.
    Any info would be appreciated.
     
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    Hawk, in the last two weeks i have been to Bacolod twice on my bike,, and taken all 4 routes,, Bais-Mabinay-Kabankalan-Bacolod is a mess, lots of rough gravel roads between Mabini and Bais.. Going via Canlaon is a nice ride and you only hit construction at Pontevedra. Around the top thru San Carlos, Calitrava, Toboso, Escalante, Cadiz , Victorias is a rough road covered in sugar cane and rough as guts north of San Carlos,, Best route i found is San Carlos, Don Salvador Benedicto.. bit rough for about 15 kilometers this side of San Carlos but the rest up over the mountain is great..
     
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    OK - many thanks for that, we'll take the mountain and San Carlos.
     
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    I always travel Bais-Mabinay-Kabankalan-Bacolod as I drive a car, have tried the other ways but find them longer in time, I do Bacolod to dumaguete in 4.5 hours
     
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    Route via San Carlos would probably take more time because you're unable to drive fast up in the mountains. But the view from there worth seeing really!
     
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    Thanks everyone. We drove up on the Mabinay Kabankalen route and spent over an hour in traffic due to roadworks south of Bacolod.
    Returned via Murcia, San Carlos - it took about 7.5 hrs but we were not in a rush and really enjoyed the drive. Much better roads and impressive scenery.
     
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    out of interest how long was the drive via Mabinay Kabankalen route?

     
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    Brian,

    it took us 6 hours with a couple of stops.
     
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    wow even with the road works the longest I got held up was 15 min

     
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    Mabinay Kabankalen took us 6 hrs with a coffee stop and the roadworks (that's from Valencia).
     
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