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Cycling back to the safe confines of nature
Nuvali has developed an eco-community with facilities to cater to bike riders—through established bike routes, bike racks, bike lanes and road safety reminders and signs for a safe and convenient ride throughout the whole 7-km stretch of its main spine road.
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Cycling back to the safe confines of nature

Ayie Licsi (Philstar.com) - June 11, 2021 - 12:00pm

MANILA, Philippines — In the new normal, cycling is done more than just to break a sweat, it’s become a safe and convenient option for commuters to move around, too.

Ayala Land’s Nuvali estate in Laguna has imbibed this cycling philosophy since conception. Designing its masterplan with the pedestrian and biker in mind, the road network of the whole estate allows all forms of transport to share the road harmoniously.

With the steady migration of families and opening of new offices and businesses in Nuvali, this eco-community has developed its facilities to cater to bike riders – through established bike routes, bike racks, bike lanes and road safety reminders and signs for a safe and convenient ride throughout the whole 7-km stretch of its main spine road.

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“Cycling is one of the things that helped me a lot in coping with the challenges of this pandemic,” shared Nuvali resident Miguel Lopez. “Physically, it keeps my heart and lungs strong. Mentally and spiritually, it's my way of connecting with the outside world. I'm very grateful that I live in a place where biking around and biking to scenic places is possible and is safe.”

Nuvali is set to conduct bike safety briefings to the growing number of bikers who frequent the estate, especially on weekends. Camp N is also launching a learning program with courses on progressive bike safety courses for trail and road cycling.

Bike repair stations and additional bike racks will also be available soon. In the coming months, they will be able to use the 18-km loop around the 2,290 hectare Nuvali Estate.

Green wide-open spaces as the best form of therapy

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Time spent in nature is good for you—mental and physical health alike. In the midst of the pandemic, a study found that people have unexpectedly found a source of calm and joy from parks and gardens, proving how vital access to natural space is.

Nuvali, puts a prime on these green open spaces, with its principles built on sustainable design. This 2,290-hectare mixed-use development has features that allow residents to thrive and be in their best state even in the middle of a pandemic.  

In this burgeoning eco-city lie well-planned residential communities, bustling business spaces, shopping centers and schools. Complementing these urban facilities are Nuvali’s vast nature amenities that provide dwellers with safe outdoors for their activities geared toward their wellness and fitness.

At Camp N, residents can enjoy a day of socially distanced ecotherapy activities. Run, bike and hike along the 8km of interlinked trails, which are friendly for beginners to advanced riders. 

Lifestyle establishments like Ayala Malls Solenad and Seda Hotel Nuvali are new normal-ready, resuming business as quarantine protocols ease.

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After a good run or bike around the estate, fitness buffs have many spots to cool down and chill out, where they can have brunch in the abundant outdoor dining area at Ayala Malls Solenad and Seda Hotel Nuvali, go on boat rides or have a physically distanced picnic at the soon-to-open dining spots by the lakeside and Camp N.

Looking for healthy food options for the family? On the weekends, residents can shop for fresh produce straight from the source at the weekly farmers market at Ayala Malls Solenad.

Room to flourish

Seamlessly integrating business and lifestyle with sustainability at the core, Nuvali has become a haven for its residents and the working community, more so at the time of the pandemic. Early investors are enjoying a 200% to 250% increase in residential and commercial property values.

With an integrated self-supporting community, wide open spaces, mix of locators, business and residential developments, Nuvali exemplifies how sustainable cities can work – even away from the bustling metropolis.

 

To learn more about Nuvali, visit www.nuvali.ph or follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

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