Myanmar, with its magnificent surroundings and beautiful landscapes, is one of the most unique countries for cycling. Myanmar bike adventure tour is designed to experience the country, its culture, religion, and the people along the way to explore every tour-attraction-avenue in the country. From the chilly Shan Hills to the central plain Mandalay, descend the splendid colonial charms of Pyinoolwin, ride along the mighty Ayeyarwaddy River, cross through the desert-like terrain with rolling hills of the Popa Mountain Range, and cycle amongst the thousands of temples in Bagan, visitors will find a real taste for their passion of outdoors and enjoying it on a bike. It is a flawless tour, a combination of the colorful countryside with glorious ancient Myanmar capitals.
Day 1 Yangon Arrival ( D )
Arrive in Yangon where you will be welcomed by your local English tour guide and transferred to your hotel. Free and have welcome dinner at the best local restaurant in Yangon.
Biking distance: none
Day 2 Yangon City Tour ( B , L )
After Breakfast, English speaking guide will take you to visit the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda of Rudyard Kipling fame and one of Myanmar’s most sacred places. The massive bell-shaped stupa is plated with gold and the tip of the stupa is set with diamonds, rubies, sapphires, and topaz – a stunning sight as the sun sets and a most fitting place to begin our trip in this “Golden Land”. Local Market, National Museum .back to hotel. O / N in Yangon.
Biking distance: none
Day 3 Yangon – Mandalay by flight ( B ,L , D )
After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport for your morning flight to Mandalay, the city of bicycles. Start biking from the airport after assembling. The supported pick-up will be waiting for you and following you on the way to the hotel. Recommend to bike until you get near the city. And then you will be transferred to the Hotel. Bike to some highlights in Mandalay such as Mahamuni Temple, craft shops, and sunset at Mandalay Hill. Overnight at Mandalay City Hotel.
Biking distance: 35 Km
Day 4 Mandalay – Amarapura – Mandalay by boat + bike ( B ,L ,D)
After breakfast, bike to the jetty. Cross the Ayeyarwaddy River by a private boat (45 minutes). Visit Mingun, an exclusive village and asylum for KING BADON whose dedications are of today-tourist-site. Things to see are unfinished and semi-ruined Pathodawgyi Pagoda, Mingun bell, and Myatheindan Paya, which resemble the universe. Bike to Sagaing along the Ayeyarwaddy River, one of the ancient capitals of the Kobaung Dynasty. Your supported vehicle will be waiting for you. Drive up the Sagaing Hill, nestling several monasteries for retreat, viewing the Mighty River from the top. Return by your support vehicle or continue cycling along the avenue via the river bank is on your wish. Arrive back in Mandalay and overnight at the hotel.
Biking distance: 60 Km
Day 5 Mandalay – Myitthar by bike ( B, L, D)
Biking out of the city is not fun and you will be transferred out of Mandalay for about 20 minutes to avoid the congested traffic. Bike southward along the superb highway for about 40km and arrive at Kyaukse, the rice bowl during the Bagan period. According to the British scholar G.H Luce, this thriving small town is assumed to be the birthplace of Burmese. Then, turn right to a by-way and arrive at Myittha, a small charming town. Best place to be local as today's night stop is arranged in a Monastery with very simple accommodation.
Biking distance: 75 km
Day 6 Myitthar – Myingyan by bike ( B ,L,D)
Say goodbye to the chief monk. Breakfast shall be at a local tea-house near the market. Have a leisure walk there and bike to the south further. The road is flat, narrow, and roughly tarred. Pass through many villages along the way. Should you take delight in visiting a local house on the way, the guide and the driver with you shall be of assistance.
Biking distance: 80 km
Day 7 Myingyan – Mt. Popa by bike ( B ,L,D)
Today shall be the most beautiful day to bike. The road is typical of the central dry zone. Begin biking across the dry interior of Myanmar. There are several places where they have yet to build bridges so we bike through dry riverbeds or small streams. Tonight we stay at a lovely lodge overlooking Mt. Popa, the site of a popular Buddhist temple built on top of a free-standing volcanic plug and home of the Nats, impish gods who can allegedly have the power to make your life delightful or miserable.
Biking distance: 85 km
Day 8 Mt. Popa – Bagan by bike ( B ,L,D)
After hiking to the top of Mt. Popa, it is just a short, easy ride across the desert plain to the Bagan. The area is intoxicating. We have another very good hotel in Bagan, perhaps Myanmar’s most important and impressive historical site. Spreading over 15 square miles on the banks of the Ayeyarwady River Bagan is an enormous, ancient collection of temples and stupas. Some are crumbling ruins. Others have been magnificently restored.
Biking distance: 65 km
Day 9 Bagan ( B )
What makes the experience of cycling in 2000 millennium-old religious edifice better? Relax and enjoy this special place. There will be a formal tour of some of the major temples in the Bagan area or you are welcome to explore the area on your own. This evening we will take a boat ride on the Ayeyarwady River. There is a golf course in Bagan. Both a caddy and an umbrella bearer come with your green fee!
Biking distance: 40 km
Day 10 Bagan – Yangon by flight. ( B ,L,D)
Morning at leisure or continue exploring the rest archaeological zone or bike to a local village and witness the simple life of the Bagan people. First, see the market at Nyaungoo and continue seeing the architectural works on the temples. Fly back to Yangon on an evening flight.
Biking distance: 40 km
Day 11 Yangon Departure ( B )
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your return international flight.
Tour price: Contact Us
Group departure date: 18th Monthly
- 9-night accommodation on twin shared basic with daily breakfast / 1night monastery stay
- 2 domestic flights (Yangon – Mandalay / Bagan – Yangon)
- Accompanying English speaking bike guide
- Accompanying support vehicle or bus for group
- Water stop for every biking day (snacks, seasonal fruits, mineral water)
- Private boat ride transfer for Mingun
- Entrance/zone fees
- Meals as indicated in program , B = breakfast , L = lunches , D = dinner
- Bike & Helmet
What to bring :
Sun Block, Wide brim hat, Camera + Film, Comfortable shoes, Rain Gear, Warm clothes in winter, Original Passport, Bike Helmet ( compulsory ), Small backpack, Shoes and shorts for cycling, Sunglasses, Gloves, Professional Pedal, Insect repellent, Wide brim hat, Bike water bottle (if you don’t want to use Myanmar Cycling Tours’sbottle)
Accommodation in Myanmar:
Yangon Central hotel, superior room (3N)
Mandalay 79 living Hotel, superior room (2N)
Myittha Monastery stay (1N)
Myingyan Kaung Kaung Guest House, superior room (1N)
Mt Popa Popa Mountain Resort, superior room (1N)
Bagan Bagan Umbra Hotel, superior room (2N)
***If the above hotels are not available at the time of booking, we will use another hotel with the same standard.
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