one of the things that you shouldn't miss when you visit San Pablo city is to bike around the lake shore of Sampalok lake.
you can rent a bike from the park area for P10 good for one round around the lake. the lake's circumference is 3.7kilometers which can take you to around 15-20minutes of biking. while looking at all the bikes lined up, i asked which one is the best bike and she gave me this. while the rest are mountain bikes, this one has a classic look. at first i resisted but upon trying it, i immediately paid the rent and started pedaling. i named the bike "Blooz" simply because its color is blue with a classic look.some parts of the lake's shore is already occupied by the fishermen. you can see stilt houses with nets surrounding its area. the nets indicates that they breed fishes here.
small fishing boats are almost everywhere. a more common type looks like the boat below but there were also long boats composed of long bamboos tied together to form a floating flat boat.the view from one side of the lake to the other varies as you travel along its circumferential lane. mountains and the hills forms a nice background for the lake.because of beautiful views of the lake around its shoreline, you will notice that there are already beautiful big residential houses, motel and restaurants along its lane although majority of it are still occupied by typical Filipino houses.
don't worry about food because there are some mini shops that offers merienda near the starting point.
it took me 40minutes to bike back to the starting point because i was stopping once in a while to get a shot of the place. it's one good exercise with a nice view of the lake. what was really good is that the place is safe and the circumferential lane allows you to see multiple views of Sampalok lake. i highly recommend that you try biking and might as well pick "Blooz" for this exercise and leisure around this lake.