Bangkok Cycling To Yangon - 10 Days - Cycle overland from Bangkok, taking in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed cultural riches of northern Thailand before you head over the dramatic Dawna mountain range which divides Thailand and Myanmar. Only opened to foreigners recently, this route also takes in the scenic and religious wonders of Karen and Mon states.
Day 1: Arrive in Bangkok ( D )
Arrive in Bangkok and transfer to Grand President Hotel. Bike Fitting and tour briefing. Dinner and overnight in Bangkok.
Day 2: Bangkok – Ayuthaya – Uthai Thani (Cycling 57km) ( B, L, D )
Breakfast at the hotel. Today we transfer 81km to Ayuthaya to avoid the busy part of Bangkok. We visit the historical temples in Ayuthaya for 1 hour. Ayuthaya was the capital for 417 years from 1351 until it was sacked by the Burmese in 1767. Then we start cycling along the quiet back road to Ang Thong. We arrive in Uthai Thani and if time permits, climb the Sakae Krong hill for the sunset view over the town and visit the hilltop temple. Overnight in Uthai Thani.
Day 3: Uthai Thani to Kamphaeng Phet (80km) ( B, L, D )
After breakfast, we start cycling from our peaceful and quiet resort hidden near the town center accessed by a small bridge on the other side of the river. We cycle on the bicycle route along the Sakae Krang River. It has been the main vessel for Uthai Thani. Leaving the town behind we see the intersection of Sakae Krang river and Chao Praya River. Then we cycle along the Chao Praya River. Today is one of our best rides to enjoy seeing REAL Thailand, the countryside, and the villages. We stop for lunch in Nakhon Sawan at the restaurant on the riverside overlooking the intersection of the Ping and Nan river to become Chao Praya River. We finish our cycling at Km80 and transfer 1 hour on highway 1 to Kamphaeng Phet. Overnight at the Riverside Resort overlooking Ping River.
Day 4: Kamphaeng Phet to Sukho Thai (85km) ( B, L, D )
Breakfast at the hotel. Today we cycle from our hotel to visit Kamphaeng Phet, Historical Park. We spend 1 hour discovering the temples, then cycling to Phran Kratai for lunch. Afternoon, we cycle on a quiet countryside road along Ramkhampaeng National Park. We arrive at Sukho Thai, founded in 1,238AD was the capital of the Thai empire for 140 years before moving to Ayuthaya. Visit the temples in Sukho Thai Historical Park for about 1 hour and then cycle to our hotel. Dinner and overnight in Sukho Thai.
Day 5: Sukho Thai – Tak – Mae Sot (90km) ( B, L, D )
After breakfast, we cycle along the Sukho Thai Historical Park. Then cycle through one of the best scenery in rural Thailand. The scenery keeps changing through the sugar cane farm, the villages, the rice field and the mountain view. Today we have packed lunch as there is no local restaurant in this remote area. After lunch, we cycle through the beautiful and quiet jungle. We then transfer from Tak to Mae Sot located near the Burmese border. Dinner and overnight in Mae Sot.
Day 6: Mae Sot – Mawlamyine (45km) ( B , L , D )
Breakfast at the hotel. We transfer 139km across the Burmese border at Myawaddy. The Burmese visa has to be applied in advance, and we need a copy of the visa and copy of the passport to help the border crossing process faster. After lunch, we start cycling at Ein Du through the rural tarmac road of Myanmar. The road is smaller compared to Thailand. Myanmar is also much less developed compared to Thailand. We arrive in Mawlamyine. Dinner and overnight in Mawlamyine.
Day 7: Mawlamyine - Hpa - An (75km) ( B, L, D )
After breakfast, we start cycling from our hotel. Our cycling route today is to Zar Ta Pyin. Then we turn right and cycle on a smaller road. Today we stop for lunch around 50km, but if we have good energy we can cycle to Hpa An to have lunch and an afternoon tour around Hpa An.
Day 8: Hpa - An to Kyaikto (89km) ( B, L, D )
Breakfast at the hotel. We cycle to Thaton, the former Kingdom of Lower Burma from the 9th to 11th century. We stop for lunch in Bilin, the home to the famous Kyaikhteesaung Pagoda located on a laterite stone hillock near Zoke Thoke village. After lunch cycle to Kyaikto. Overnight in Kyaikto.
Day 9: Kyaito to Bago via Sittaung River (93km) ( B, L, D )
After breakfast, cycle to have the water stop at Sittaung River to enjoy this view of the river connected to the ocean. We stop for lunch in Waw. Afternoon cycle to Bago, The Battle of Pegu. Overnight in Bago.
Day 10: Bago - Yangon (Cycling 78km) ( B, L )
Breakfast at the hotel. We cycle 78km via Thanapin and Khayan. We stop for lunch in Thongwa. After lunch we transfer to Yangon, the capital of Myanmar, to visit Shwedagon Pagoda. Check-in hotel. Tour Ends.