Adventure awaits at Alviera this February
Written by Din M. Villafuerte
Mention the phrase “outdoor lifestyle” and exciting things immediately come to mind: off-road trails, cooking over a campfire, pitching a tent, basking in the sun and sleeping under the stars.
Experience these and a whole lot more when you head to Alviera Estate in Porac, Pampanga, on Feb. 24 to 26. Meet fellow outdoor enthusiasts and adventure-seekers at the biggest gathering of outdoor products and services at the Outdoor Expo North 2023. Lovers of the great outdoors, here’s a weekend that you probably would not want to miss.
Organized by Alviera and Premium Outdoor Lifestyle Trading, the three-day outdoor fair will feature talks and demos on overlanding, outdoor cooking, motorcycle trail clinics, offroad clinics, camping and so much more. Guests who wish to take advantage of the weekend and go camping may do so at a nearby campsite.
Exhibitors include Barebones, Post General, Camp Cover, Eezy Supplies, Front Runner, SmartCap, Kaon, Ecoflow, Decked, AluBox, Leitner, ARB, Hitchpro, Hitchfire, Poler, Gecko Overland Trailers, Muscle Trucks, TJM, THOR, Poler, DOD, Snow Peak, The Travel Club, ROX, Overland Kings, KTM, Himo/Frey, Dometic, Nitecore Power, Motul, Black Rhino, Nitto tires and more. Upgrade to new outdoor gear and get exclusive promotions when you check out their booths during the three-day expo.
The saying, “It’s the journey, not the destination” holds exactly true for overlanding enthusiasts. But even so, you need to know the basics of overlanding before you hit the road. Equip your 4- or 2-wheeler with the right essentials before you immerse yourself in the overland lifestyle.
Roughing it outdoors doesn’t mean starving yourself or depriving yourself and fellow campers of scrumptious fare. Learn outdoor cooking hacks from Chef Chavi Romawac as he shares some tricks of the trade in an open-fire cooking demo.
Romawac specializes in cuisine that is characteristic of the highlands and is popularly known in social media circles as Baguio Mountain Man. American outdoor brand Barebones Living will host this mouthwatering segment of the Outdoor Expo North.
Motorheads will absolutely have a field day around Alviera Estate with the lineup of activities for off-road bikes and 4×4 vehicles. Participants will also be given access to the KTM motocross track right across the exhibit grounds.
What’s an outdoor expo if you can’t actually camp on the site, right? Participants can pitch their tents at the dedicated camping space just beside the exhibit area. Two hectares of lush, open grounds are ready to house up to 400 campers.
Campers are advised to register online (outdoorexpo.ph/register) to reserve a camping slot. The regular camping rate is P3,500 which covers two nights. Avail of the early bird rate (P2,500) if you reserve a slot on or before Jan. 31.
The camping fee includes entrance for four to Outdoor Expo North 2023, discounted entrance to SandBox, four raffle entries plus access to portalets and water supply which are dedicated to campers.
Located in Porac, Pampanga, Alviera Estate is a joint development of Ayala Land Inc. and Leonio Land. The mixed-use estate that espouses urban living amid nature with outdoor attractions like SandBox, a 2-hectare adventure park with a roller coaster zipline, aerial walk, giant swing and facilities for wall climbing; Greenscapes, bike trails, a 5-km trail designed for trail and gravel bikes; Citykart Racing, the longest carting track in the Philippines; KTM Off-Road Track, a 3-ha motocross course complete with obstacle courses and facilities; and the W Camp, a campsite for pitching tents, car camping and even glamping.
Alviera Estate is just a 45-minute drive from NLEX’s Balintawak Exit. It is easily accessible via the North Luzon Expressway and Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway.
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