14 Days
Duration
Moderate
Physicality
Mandalay, Myittha, Bagan, Mount Popa, Maiktila, Kalaw, Pindaya, Nyaungshwe, Nyaungshwe
Location
Year-round
Dates

Cycle Tour of Burma 14 Days

Riding through the countryside, we will be greeted by friendly people, who have had little or no contact with foreigners. In the mountains we will encounter a variety of tribal people, as well as enjoying the splendid colonial charm of Kalaw. After a ride through patchwork fields to see the caves of Pindaya, we arrive at Inle Lake. The tour ends in Rangoon, or Yangon, where we visit the Shwedagon Pagoda.

Tour Includes

  • 13 night accommodation on twin shared basic with daily breakfast
  • All domestic flights in tour
  • Accompanying English speaking bike guide
  • Accompanying support vehicle or support bus for group
  • 2 water stop for every biking day (snacks, seasonal fruits, mineral water)
  • Private boat ride transfer & sightseeing
  • Entrance/zone fees
  • Bike & Helmet
  • Meals B = Breakfast , L = Lunch , D = Dinner

Tour Not includes

  • international air tickets
  • visa costs
  • optional excursions
  • camera fees
  • personal expenses and tips
  • travel insurance
  • other services not mentioned 

Additional information

DestinationMyanmar
Day 1: Rangoon – Mandalay [D]
Pick up the guest at Yangon International Airport and shuttle to our meeting point (the Seasons of Rangoon Airport Hotel) where we have rooms available to sleep or shower.( or pick up at your hotel in Yangon ) There is also a swimming pool available for you to enjoy. In the afternoon we fly to Mandalay and transfer to the Mandalay Swan Hotel.
Biking distance : No
Day 2 : Mandalay Boat Trip and Ride [B,D]
Take a boat trip in the morning to Mingun, one of the ancient cities up the Irrawaddy River from Mandalay. Return in time for lunch and a swim in the pool. In the afternoon, a short ride around Mandalay finishing with a climb up Mandalay hill.
Biking distance : 35 km
Day 3 : Mandalay – Myittha [B, L, D]
Early ride to U Bein’s bridge, the longest teak bridge in the world. Following back roads, ride through the ancient Ava Kingdon to Kyaukse. In the afternoon we continue to the small town of Myittha, where we stay in the local monastery. (Mosquito nets and mattresses provided).
Biking distance : 90 km
Day 4 : Myittha – Myingyan [B,L,D]
Heading west along Highway Two, the group has a chance to find its own pace. Ride the Irrawaddy basin through villages. Finish the ride in the busy junction town of Myingyan.
Biking distance : 85 km
Day 5 : Myingyan – Bagan [B,L,D]
Riding south alongside the great IrrawaddyRiver, following a dirt trail through pretty villages and cycle amongst stupas and temples on the way to Bagan. Stay in the heart of the old city in a hotel with swimming pool and enjoy dinner in the famous hotel gardens.
Biking distance : 75 km
Day 6 : Bagan [B]
Bicycles are the prefect way to explore Bagan before returning for a welcome dip in the pool. Returning to enjoy the sunset and a view you will never forget.
Biking distance : 25 km
Day 7: Bagan – Mount Popa [B,L,D]
Following the highway east, make the first hill climb to the hill top temple of Mount Popa. After lunch climb up to the NatTemple. Stay at a resort with views of the temple.
Biking distance : 65 km
Day 8 : Mount Popa – Maiktila [B,L,D]
Downhill ride in the morning before reaching Kyauk Padaung. Continue to cycle to Meiktila on a road with light traffic, varied scenery and lots of stops. In the afternoon, ride descends before reaching Meiktila.
Biking distance : 95 km
Day 9 : Maiktila – Kalaw [B,L,D]
The longest, toughest ride of the tour. Enter the ShanState and cycle into the mountains. Ride through Tazi and several smaller towns before the steep, winding 25-km climb to the hill station of Kalaw.
Biking distance : 90 km
Day 10 : Kalaw – Pindaya [B,D]
Downhill ride to Aungban before riding up into the hills. Head north to Pindaya. Riding along the Shan Plateau, enjoying rural scenes. After checking into the hotel, visit the famous Pindaya caves.
Biking distance : 55 km
Day 11: Pindaya – Nyaungshwe [B,L]
Ride to Aungban. The last section has two sweeping down-hills, leading to InleLake. Cycle inland to Nyaungshwe, located at the north of the lake. There is a variety of restaurants and dinner is the choice of the guest.
Biking distance : 95 km
Day 12 : Nyaungshwe [B,L,D]
Enjoy a full day boat trip on InleLake. Visit the five-day-market, Indein temples, floating gardens, monasteries and the Intha fishermen. Lunch is in a secluded bamboo forest by the lake. After lunch visit several Intha cottage industries.
Biking distance : 20 km
Day 13 : Nyaungshwe – Rangoon [B,D]
Transfer to Heho airport and fly back to Rangoon. Visit the Shwedagon Paya in Rangoon, Burma’s holiest religious site. Dinner is at Le Planteur.
Biking distance : None
Day 14 : Rangoon Departure [ B ]
The morning is free for shopping. Possibility to visit Bogyoke Aung San market before heading to the airport for the flight home.

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