The Best Myanmar Biking Tour - 15 Days. Departing by car to Kakku, a lesser-known but impressive site comprised of several thousand small stupas in the Pa O region. From here, we’ll begin riding back to InleLake with a wonderful descent dropping nearly 2,000 feet to the lake basin, loading our bikes onto our boat, cruising across InleLake, passing stilted villages with their unique floating gardens. After reaching shore, we’ll mount our bikes, ride through lakefront villages, pause at temples, and markets, and meet with local families….
Day 1 – Arrive Yangon, (D)
After arrival at Yangon airport, meet the escort and transfer to the hotel for check-in. Enjoy the Welcome dinner at the Padonmar Restaurant. O / N in Yangon.
Biking Distance: No
Day 2 – Yangon flight to Heho – Inle Lake (B, L, D)
Breakfast and transfer to the domestic terminal for the flight to Heho and then by van to sublime InleLake. Lunch at a Local Restaurant. We’ll spend the late afternoon cruising by boat on the picturesque lake until sunset, enjoying the spectacular views. After, enjoy dinner on the deck while going over our plans for the overall tour and the next day.
Biking Distance: 45 km
Day 3 – Inle Lake – Taung Gyi – Kakku Pagodas – Inle Lake (B, L, D)
In the morning, we’ll set up and test our bikes before departing by car to Kakku, a lesser-known but impressive site comprised of several thousand small stupas in the Pa O region. From here, we’ll begin riding back to InleLake with a wonderful descent dropping nearly 2,000 feet to the lake basin. After lunch on the lake, loading our bikes onto our boat, cruising across InleLake, passing stilted villages with their unique floating gardens. After reaching shore, we’ll mount our bikes, ride through lakefront villages, pause at temples, and markets, and meet with local families.
Biking Distance: 65 km
Day 4 – Inle Lake to Kalaw Highlands (B, L, D)
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 countryside to Kalaw, a hill station filled with an 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.
Biking Distance: 95 km
Day 5 – Kalaw to Pindaya (B, L, D)
Today, cycling due north to Pindaya on a rolling empty road flanked by beautifully 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. Before dinner, we will also trek up to visit the famous Pindaya caves, filled with hundreds of Buddha statues. After, we’ll enjoy the sunset from the hillside over the lake.
Biking Distance: 85 km
Day 6 – Pindaya to Mandalay (B, L, D)
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 our arrival. In the evening, enjoy dinner overlooking the AyeyarwaddyRiver.
Biking Distance : 95 km
Day 7 – Mandalay (B, L, D)
Today, touring Mandalay by foot, the religious and cultural center of Myanmar. From ancient wooden palaces to massive pagodas to serene monasteries, Mandalay has it all. After breakfast, traveling outside Mandalay to the former royal capital of Amarapura, including an interesting stop at the Mahagandayon Monastery, a school for novice monks. Also visit U Bein Bridge, a 200-year-old bridge and the longest teak one in the world. In the afternoon, sightseeing 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, ending the day with a sunset view from the peaceful Sagaing Hill across the AyeyarwaddyRiver.
Biking Distance : 35 km
Day 8 – Mandalay to Monywa (B, L, D)
After breakfast, we’ll transfer out of Mandalay mid-morning by bus to Ondaw. Today features a ride west into the desert landscape and heartland of central Myanmar where bullock carts outnumber cars. There are several interesting sites to explore on the way to the provincial capital of Monywa including a pagoda with over 300,000 Buddha images and a monumental reclining Buddha. We’ll also stop to visit a village, meet with a local family in their home and visit a local school to meet with children before biking onto pleasant Monywa.
Biking Distance : 95 km
Day 9 – Monywa to Popa (B, L, D)
Mt.Popa and the final day of riding. We bicycle round trip to an extinct volcano, Mt.Popa, which dominates the area. MountPopa was for centuries where kings of central Burma made pilgrimages to confer with the sacred statues about the future of their reigns.
We’ll climb the hundreds of steps to the monkey-populated hill (feeding them if you are brave enough), for an expansive, panoramic view of the surrounding area. Optional return ride to Bagan. Enjoy another dramatic sunset in Bagan.
Biking Distance: 55 km
Day 10 – Popa – Bagan (B, L, D)
Heading out of Popa we’ll bike a road with light traffic meandering through a rice-growing region along the Chindwin River to Pakokku, passing through hill tribe villages where we’ll break for lunch. After reaching Pakokku, we board our boat to cruise on the famed Irrawaddy to Bagan. After arrival in Bagan, we’ll enjoy a short ride to our hotel near the world-famous ruins. Dinner and delightful, a traditional puppet show in Old Bagan.
Biking Distance : 90 km
Day 11 – Bagan (B, L, D)
With over forty square kilometers and thousands of pagodas, Bagan is nothing short of breathtaking. We’ll cycle the ancient plain, pausing to explore primary and secondary temples. If there is time, we can visit the market which has a pleasant mix of local and tourist shops before returning for dinner along the river. Dinner will include another Burmese cultural show of dance, athletics, and puppetry with excellent photo opportunities.
Biking Distance: 55 km
Day 12 – Bagan flight to Ngapali Beach (B)
Breakfast and transfer to the airport for our one-hour flight to Ngapali. Pick up to NgapaliBeach. Transfer to hotel and free.
Overnight at Ngapali Beach
Day 13 – Ngapali Beach free (B)
Breakfast and all-day free for beach relaxing.
Overnight at Ngapali Beach
Day 14 – Ngapali Beach flight back to Yangon (B)
Breakfast and all-day free for beach relaxing, Driver pick up to the airport for flight to Yangon for check-in. O / N in Yangon
Overnight at Yangon
Day 15 – Yangon for international flight (B)
The breakfast driver pick you up at the airport for your international flight back home!
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Group Departure Date: 18th February, 18th May, 18th July, 18th October, 18th December
- 14 nights accommodation on twin shared basic with daily breakfast
- 3 domestic flights (Yangon – Heho/ / Bagan –Thandwe// Thandwe- Yangon)
- Accompanying English speaking bike guide (except beach)
- 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 Inle lake
- Entrance/zone fees
- Bicycle & Helmet
- Meals B = Breakfast , L = Lunch , D = Dinner
- 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
Accommodation in Myanmar:
Yangon Central hotel, superior room (1N)
Taunggyi Muse Hotel, superior room (1N)
Nyaung Shwe(Inle) Nan Da Wunn, superior room (1N)
Kalaw Winner Hotel, superior room (1N)
Pindaya November Hotel or Inle Inn, superior room (1N)
Mandalay 79 living Hotel, superior room (2N)
Monywa Win Unity Resort, superior room (1N)
Mt Popa Popa Mountain Resort, superior room (1N)
Bagan Bagan Umbra Hotel, superior room (2N)
Ngapali Thande Beach 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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