Myanmar Adventure Bike Tours – 15 days

Myanmar Adventure Bike Tours with its magnificent surroundings and beautiful landscapes, is absolutely one of the most unique countries for cycling. Myanmar bike adventure tour is designed to experience the country, it’s 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 down the splendid colonial charms of Pyinoolwin, riding along the mighty Ayeyarwaddy River, crossing through the desert like terrain with rolling hills of the Popa Mountain Range and cycling amongst the thousand of temples in Bagan, visitors will find a real taste for their passion of outdoors and enjoying it on a bike…

Description: This tour program is combine with four major destination Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay & Inle with cycling to explore local ways of life. You can extend the trekking adventure tour Inle to Kalaw & leisure at Beautiful Ngapali Beach after cycling. Suitable for the hard cycling who prefer long cycling kilometers and total cycling kilometer will be 600kilometer and can extend up to 850 kilometers.

Brief Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive Yangon, (L,D) (with car)

Day 2: Yangon -Heho – Kakku- Taunggyi (B, L, D) (with flight, car, bike)

Day 3: Taung Gyi –Nyaung Shwe- Inle- GrapeVineYard (B,L,D) (with car & bike, boat)

Day 4: Inle Lake boat Sightseeing ( B , L , D ) (with boat)

Day 5: Inle Lake – Kalaw (B, L, D) (with car, bike)

Day 6: Kalaw to Pindaya (B, L, D) (with car, bike)

Day 7: Pindaya –Ywangan-Kyaukse- Mandalay (B, L, D) (with car, bike)

Day 8: Mandalay –Amarapura- Mandalay (B, L, D) (car & bike)

Day 9: Mandalay – Myin Gyan (B,L,D) (car , bike)

Day10: Myingyan- Mt. Popa(B,L,D) (car , bike)

Day11: Mt. Popa –Bagan (B,L,D) (car, bike)

Day12: Bagan full day sightseeing ( B , L , D ) (car, bike)

Day13: Bagan – Yangon by evening flight ( B , L , D ) (evening flight, car)

Day14: Yangon Sightseeing ( B , L , D ) (car)

Day15: Yangon Departure  ( B ) (car)

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Day 1:  Yangon Arrival ( D ) (with car)

Arrive at Yangon International Airport. We prefer with morning flight. Welcome to Yangon- the former capital and the largest city of Burma. You will be welcome at the airport by our tour guide before transferred to the hotel for check-in. For the first time in the cultural and historical center of Burma, on the way we will have a city tour with some prominent Buddhist relics including Swe Taw Myat Zedi where you can see the copy of Budda Tooth and Kaba Aye Pagoda which is also known as the World Peace Pagoda. Afterward, head to nearby Mahapasana Guha. Check in hotel and relax for a while at the hotel. After that sightseeing to down town City Center so that you can take a walk colonial style building and meet local people. Downtown Area with the Old City Hall and take a stroll along Colonial Buildings ending at the old Strand Hotel, the adjacent Australian Embassy, Her Majesty British Embassy, and Red-bricked General Post Office. Late afternoon 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 “GoldenLand”. Dinner at a local restaurant and back to hotel. Stay overnight in Yangon. (cycling distance- none)

Summary

Accommodation : Hotel

Meals :  Lunch , Dinner

Cycling distance  : None

Day 2: Yangon flight to Heho – Kakku- Taunggyi (B, L, D) (with flight, car, bike)

After breakfast, transfer to airport to flight Heho. Arrive at Heho Airport meet with our biking guide and cycling to Ayetharyar. Road condition is smooth and plain about 30km aways from Heho. Then drive to Taunggyi uphill road. Taunggyi is, the capital of the Shan state and former British colonial hill station with a magnificent descent of nearly 2,000 feet to Inle Lake. Arrive at Taunggyi, lunch at a local restaurant in Taunggyi. And then start biking to Kakku, passing via Taunggyi. Kakku, a lesser known but impressive site comprised of several thousand small stupas in the Pa O region. On the way you can witness the daily life of local Pao villages and Pao Hill tribe people. All route are mountain biking with the tour goes on a recently paved road through mountains and jungle-lined roads from Taunggyi to Kakku villages. Visit Kakku Pagoda and evening drive back to Taunggyi. Dinner at local restaurant. After dinner you may enjoy the night life and night market at Taunggyi by yourself, it is just walk away from your hotel. Overnight at the hotel in Taunggyi. (cycling distance-50-75km mostly uphill & country road)

Summary

Accommodation : Hotel

Meals :  Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

Cycling distance  : 55 – 75 Km

Day 3: Taung Gyi –Shwe Nyaung-Nyaung Shwe- Inle- Grape Vine Yard (B,L,D) (with car & bike, boat)

Morning after breakfast, drive at the hill of Taunggyi (Mya Saine Villages) to enjoy the whole city view over the hill. And then you can make downhill bike from Taunggyi to Shwe Nyaung Junction. On the ways you can take photos of beautiful scenic. And then continue cycling from Shwe Nyaung Junction to Nyaung Shwe- the entrance town to Inle lake. Then boat sightseeing to Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, Silk weaving, cheroot factory, Black smith cottage, Canoe work – shop, Silver Smith workshop and Floating Gardens. After that visit to the Grape vine yard to enjoy the wine testing and enjoy sunset. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight at the hotel in Nyaung Shwe or Inle lake. (cycling distance -50-70km rolling country road)

Summary

Accommodation : Hotel

Meals :  Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

Cycling distance  :   50 – 75 Km

Day 4: Inle Lake boat excursion and rest day ( B , L , D ) (with boat)

We plan to spend the day visiting villages and sampling the spectacular array of traditional handicrafts. You will see the unique method locals use to row their boats, fishermen with their own style of fishing, floating farms and gardens and a handloom weaving cottage with its own showroom. You will visit Phaungdawoo Pagoda which houses the five most revered Buddha Images in the southern ShanState. Alternatively, you may bike to nearby villages to explore more on your own. (biking distance-none)

Summary

Accommodation : Hotel

Meals :  Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

Cycling distance  :   None

 Day 5: Inle Lake to Kalaw Highlands (B, L, D) (with car, bike)

 After a leisurely breakfast admiring the sun rising over the lake, we’ll depart by bikes climbing up from the lake on quiet roads for the short but challenging climb into the scenic country side to Kalaw, a hill station filled with interesting mix of colonial-era architecture and hill tribe villages. Depending on the time, we can wander through the market or ride around the city looking at the decaying colonial mansions or hoof it on a leisurely hike through the foothills surrounding the town. Lunch and dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight at the hotel in Kalaw. (Cycling distance 50-75km with climbing and rollers)

 Summary

Accommodation : Hotel

Meals :  Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

Cycling distance  :   50 – 75 Km

Day 6: Kalaw to Pindaya (B, L, D) (with car, bike)

Today, cycling due north to Pindaya on a rolling empty road flanked by beautiful manicured fields from where much of Myanmar’s produce comes from. The area is rich with a diversity of hill tribes and we will pause to visit some of the villages en route. After we reach Pindaya, strolling the small town’s sites and LakeFront, visit the famous Pindaya caves, filled with hundreds of Buddha statues. After, we’ll enjoy the sunset from the hill side over the lake. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight at the hotel in Pindaya. (Cycling Distance 50-75 km, rolling up & down hills)

Summary

Accommodation :  Hotel

Meals :  Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

Cycling distance  :   50 – 75 Km

Day 7: Pindaya –Ywangan-Kyaukse- Mandalay (B, L, D) (with car, bike)

The longest travel day of our bike tour goes northwest on a recently-paved, rolling road through mountains and jungle-lined roads to Kyaukse where the bus will transfer us the remaining distance “on the road to Mandalay.” Mandalay is the historic old capital, but remains the center of Myanmar culture and religion. It is also where traditional arts and crafts are centered. Myanmar abounds with historical sites, cultural memorials and Buddhist monuments and we will explore some of them after arrival. In the evening, enjoy dinner overlooking the AyeyarwaddyRiver. (Cycling distance 50-95km, rolling country road)

Summary

Accommodation :  Hotel,

Meals :  Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

Cycling distance  :   50 – 95 Km

Day 8: Mandalay –Amarapura- Mandalay Sightseeing (B, L, D) (with car & bike)

Today, morning half day touring Mandalay by bicycle, the religious and cultural center of Myanmar. From ancient wooden palaces to massive pagodas to serene monasteries, Mandalay has it all. After breakfast, cycling to the former royal capital of Amarapura, including an interesting stop at the Mahagandayon Monastery, a school for novice monks. Also visit to U Bein Bridge, a 200 year-old bridge and the longest teak one in the world. In the afternoon, sightseeing with car in central Mandalay, including Mahamuni Pagoda, gold leaf hammering, Shwe Inbin Monastery; Shwenandaw Monastery, noted for its exquisite wood carvings; Kuthodaw Pagoda, renowned for its stone slabs of the Buddhist scriptures, and panoramic Mandalay Hill, with a sunset view. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight at the hotel in Mandalay. (cycling distance- 30-55km, flat busy road)

Summary

Accommodation :  Hotel

Meals :  Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

Cycling distance  :   30 – 55 Km

Day 9: Mandalay – Myin Gyan (B,L,D) (with car , bike)

After breakfast, start cycling to the one of the biggest trade cities of Central Myanmar-called Myingyan. Lunch at a local restaurant. For some kilometers we will drive with car and continue cycling when reach good places to cycle through the villages. You can enjoy the daily lifes of local villages. Arrive at Myingyan in the evening. Dinner at local restaurant. Over night at hotel in Myingyan. (Cycling distance-50-75km, quiet country road)

Summary

Accommodation : Guest house

Meals :  Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

Cycling distance  :   50 – 75 Km

Day 10: Myingyan- Mt. Popa(B,L,D) (with car , bike)

Cycling of today will get involved the flat land ride through the quiet country road Mt. Popa, the Oasis of the Dry Zone, the extinguished million-year-old volcano and the abode and the refuge of all Myanmar Nats, Spirits.No wonder that the poor mind may seek the shelter under which one can feel certain of high-yield harvest, safe life. The name Popa represents the abundance of flowers and you can see seasonal flowers and fruits once you enter the small town at the foot of the extinct volcano. Visit central Nat Shrine at the foothill of Mt. Popa. Going up 777 steps is optional but the view from the top makes tired-feet quite relaxing. Mount Popa houses not only Nats but also Asian monkeys along its steps uphill. Feeding the poor Gibbons, Baboons costs not much money and you may gain some merits to add a step towards Nirvana. Lunch and dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight at the hotel in Mt Popa. (Cycling distance-50-75km, quiet country road)

Summary

Accommodation : Hotel

Meals :  Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

Cycling distance  :   50 – 75 Km

Day 11: Mt. Popa –Bagan (B,L,D) (with car, bike)

After breakfast, visit the shrine on the top of Mt. Popa and enjoy the spectacular view of Popa. Then rolling down from Mt. Popa to Bagan. On the way you can visit the toddy glove and toddy trees how to produce the jiggery sweet and way of lifes in local villages. Lunch at a local restaurant. Arrive at Bagan and take rest at the hotel for a while. Evening cruising along the Ayeyarwaddy river to enjoy the panoramic sunset view. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight at the hotel in Bagan. (Cycling distance 40-50km with flat quiet road)

Summary

Accommodation : Hotel

Meals :  Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

Cycling distance  :   40 – 50 Km

Day 12: Bagan full day sightseeing ( B , L , D ) (with car, bike)

After breakfast , cycling to Bagan. It is prepare to be astounded by Bagan, a grassy plain scattered with pagodas. A full day of cycling will take you to the city’s most fascinating sites, including the teeming Nyaung Oo Market, the glittering Shwezigon Pagoda, and the atmospheric cave temple of Wetkyi-In Gubyaukgyi. In the afternoon, cycling to Ananda Temple, Htilo Minlo Temple. Sunset at Pya That Kyi Pagoda. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight at the hotel in Bagan. (Cycling distance-30km, flat sandy road)

Summary

Accommodation : Hotel

Meals :  Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

Cycling distance  :   30 – 35 Km

Day 13: Bagan – Yangon by evening flight ( B , L , D ) (with flight, car)

After breakfast, sightseeing visit to Dhamayarzaka Pagoda with 5 entrances, seems like the pentagon of Bagan, and go up for the panoramic view with many temples. After that, continue to Myin Kabar village for the visit to Myin Kabar Phayawith the best mural paintings, Manuhar Pagoda and Nan Phaya. Then proceed to the Sulamani Temple which is famous for its neat and tidy brick- lying, and Dhamayankyi which is the most massive one and the pyramid of Bagan. Then pick up your laggage at the hotel and transfer to Airport to take flight to go back Yangon. Arrive at Yangon, meet with guide and transfer to hotel. Free and relax at the hotel. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight at the hotel in Yangon. (cycling distance-none)

Summary

Accommodation : Hotel

Meals :  Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

Cycling distance  :   None

Day 14: Yangon Sightseeing ( B , L , D ) (with car)

After breakfast, visit & shopping at Bogyoke Market, used to be called Scott Market and visit Karaweik, a royal barge for fantastic photo shot along the “pilgrims” causeway across the Royal Lake with stunning views of Shwedagon Pagoda. Evening take a walk to China Town to enjoy night life and barbeque food. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight at the hotel in Yangon. (cycling distance-none)

Summary

Accommodation : Hotel

Meals :  Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

Cycling distance  :   None

 Day 15: Yangon Departure  ( B ) (with car)

After breakfast, free and leisure at your hotel until your international departure flight time. Then transfer to airport for your international flights.

(End of Tour Program)

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Tour Includes

  • 14night accommodation on twin shared basic with daily breakfast
  • 2 domestic flights (Yangon – Heho/ / Bagan – Yangon)
  • Accompanying English speaking bike guide
  • Accompanying support vehicle or support bus for group
  • Water stop for every biking day (snacks, seasonal fruits, mineral water)
  • Private boat ride transfer for Mingun and InleLake
  • Entrance/zone fees
  • Bicycle & Helmet
  • Meals B = Breakfast , L = Lunch , D = Dinner

Tour Not includes

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

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