Both experienced and amateur cyclists found the trip very exciting and challenging as most of the trips are designed to include a mixture of different landscapes along the way. From the chilly Shan Hills to the central plain Mandalay, descend the splendid colonial charms of Pyinoolwin, riding along the mighty Ayeyarwaddy River
Day 1. Yangon Arrival ( L , D )
Arrive in Yangon where you will be welcomed by our tour guide and transferred to your hotel to drop off your luggage. If you arrived by mid-day flight, we may proceed for lunch. After lunch, a walk through “downtown” Yangon, a diverse mix of faded colonial architecture from the British times, and high-rises built by more recent investors; Sule Pagoda, built in the early 3rd century is a landmark in the city center. late afternoon visits 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 and rubies, sapphires, and topaz – a stunning sight as the sun sets and a most fitting place to begin our trip in this “GoldenLand”. Overnight at the Hotel.
Biking Distance : No
Day 2. Yangon – Mandalay by flight ( B , L , D )
The morning flies to Mandalay, the city of bicycles. We will try to take the bikes along with your flight, since we are flying with ATR 72 aircraft with small cargo space, and 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 MahamuniTemple and craft shops and sunset at Mandalay Hill. Overnight at the hotel in Mandalay.
Biking Distance: 30 Km
Day 3. Mandalay – Mingun –Sagaing – Amarapura – Mandalay (bike) 55 km ( B , L , D )
After breakfast, bike down to the jetty and cross the AyeyarwaddyRiver by a private boat (45 minutes). Visit Mingun, an exclusive village 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 are a resemblance to the universe. Proceed to Sagaing, one of the ancient capitals of the Kobaung Dynasty, along the River by bike. Your supported pick-up will be waiting at that point. Upon the Sagaing Hill, nestling several monasteries for retreat, viewing the MightyRiver from the top. Sit on the pick-up or continue cycling along the avenue via the riverbank is your wish. Arrive back in Mandalay and overnight at the hotel in Mandalay.
Biking Distance: 55 km
Day 4. Mandalay – Myittha (bike) 75 km ( B , L , D )
The morning after breakfast, you will be transferred out of Mandalay for about 20 minutes to avoid the congested city traffic and bike southward along the superb highway for about 40km where you arrive at Kyaukse, the rice bowl during the Bagan period. This thriving small town is assumed to be the origin of Burmese, according to the British scholar G.H Luce. Then, turn right to a by-way and arrive at Myittha, a small charming town. Best place to be local and an added experience on the trip by making a night stop at a monastery. Overnight with very simple accommodation.
Biking Distance: 75 km
Day 5. Myittha – Myingyan (bike) 80 km ( B , L , D )
Say goodbye to the chief monk and bike to the south further. 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. Overnight at a local guesthouse in Myingyan with simple accommodation, a perfect distance to make your night stop before Mt.Popa.
Biking Distance : 80 km
Day 6. Myingyan – Taungta – Mt.Popa (bike) 85 km ( B , L , D )
Today shall be the most beautiful day to bike. The road is typical of the central dry zone. You will pass many un-bridged sand creeks winding the toddy forest towards PopaMountain range with picturesque scenery taking away your exhaustion. . On arrival to the foothill, continue bike up to your resort. Overnight at Popa Moutain Resort which offers a great view of the Popa Taungkalat and Summit.
Biking Distance : 85 km
Day 7.Mt.Popa – Bagan (bike) 60 km ( B , L , D )
Time for your energy to walk up 777 steps and reach the summit of an extinct volcano; the abode of Nat (spirit) called Mt.Popa. Outset with your bicycle to Bagan. The road is narrow but smooth and labyrinths in the toddy/palm trees. Enjoy observing how the local wine/liquor/spirit/candy is made from toddy seed. Arrive in the New Bagan where 2000 Pagodas and temples are rest. Overnight at the hotel in Bagan.
Biking Distance : 60 km
Day 8. Bagan ( B , L , D )
What makes the experience of cycling in 2000 millennium-old religious edifice better? This venue is an archaeological treasure as well as a historical wonder and is ranked as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Some highlights are the Ananda temple (the master-piece edifice in 2000), Thatbyinnyu temple (the highest one), and Dhanyangyi temple (the most massive one). You will also see how the lacquer items are made in a local workshop. Enjoy the sunset from a temple overlooking the majestic flat plain. Overnight at the hotel in Bagan.
Biking Distance : 30 km
Day 9. Bagan – Thandwe(Ngapali) by flight. ( B )
Today, we will fly to NgapaliBeach. Time to relax after all the exhaustion.
Biking Distance: No
Day 10. Leisure at Ngapali beach ( B )
All day free for beach relaxing.
Biking Distance : No
Day 11. Ngapali – Yangon by flight.( B , D )
Fly back to Yangon and explore the tales of the metropolis Yangon in the afternoon. We plan to visit by car to Karaweik, a royal barge for fantastic photo shots along the “pilgrims” causeway across the RoyalLake with stunning views of Schwedagon Pagoda, and visit the Bogyoke Aung San Market (Scott Market) for souvenir shopping. Overnight at the hotel in Yangon.
Biking Distance: No
Day 12. Departure Yangon( B )
After breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to Yangon International airport for your return international departure flight.
Tour Price: Contact us
Group Departure Date: 28th January, 28th April, 28th August, 28th October, 28th December
-11 night accommodations with daily breakfast
– Meals B = Breakfast , L = Lunch , D = Dinner
-3 domestic flights
-Local English tour guide
-All entry and zone fees
-Ground transports ( support vehicles ) or bus for group
-Porter charges at the airport and jetty
-Bike rental fees & helmet
-Snacks/fruits/water for every biking day
-Personal expenses ( drinks/laundry/souvenirs)
-Tipping at hotels and guides
-Airport departure tax (USD 10 per person)
-Meals not in tours
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