Exploring Burma by bike will allow you to see and experience the very best of the country, and you’ll have the opportunity to meet the friendly locals along the way. Myanmar, as it is now known, has a varied landscape and rich cultural history, a real sense of which you can discover on a cycling tour.
If you’re keen to discover this country in South East Asia by bike . we have a range of cycling tour holidays to choose from. Our Cycling Day Tour focuses on Yangon, while we also operate another day tour around the Inle Lake. If you want a longer, fuller cycling tour then our Best Bike Tour allows you to see most of the important tour sites in Myanmar, including the cities of Mandalay and Bagan.
Myanmar is a territory previously unexplored by outsiders, but it is now on many peoples’ ‘must-see’ destination lists. Much of Myanmar has been closed off to travellers for at least the last forty years, but now you can explore the best of what this country has to offer – and it doesn’t get much better than seeing it by bike.
Day 1 :Yangon Arrival
Upon arrival, you will be greeted our Tour Guide who will accompany you as you transfer to the hotel.
Yangon, formerly known as Rangoon, is a relatively quiet and charming city. Its impressive colonial and spiritual heritage makes it one of the most fascinating cities in Southeast Asia. Your Myanmar tour begins with a tour through the city center stopping at the glittering Sule Paya and tranquil Mahabandoola Park as well as walking past the fading colonial-era courthouse and city hall. You'll also stop by Nanthida Jetty, a great place to see the local lifestyles of the Yangon people. Lunch at local restaurant.
This afternoon, your sightseeing continues with a visit to Kyaukhtatgyi Pagoda, which houses a 70-meter reclining Buddha. Continue via Kadawgyi, Royal Lake, which is home to a hamsa -shaped floating barge. After a short tea break, head to Shwedagon Pagoda, the most revered Buddhist temple in Myanmar. The central stupa is over 90 meters tall and gilded with gold leaf- a breathtaking and colorful sight which dominates the city skyline.
Activities: Picking up and transferring to Hotel
Accommodation; Esperado Lake View Hotel
Cycling distance: No
Optional Visit:The Thiripyitsaya Sky Bistro is perched on the 20th floor of Sakura Tower, overlooking panoramic views of metropolis. From here, one can get the scenic view of Yangon River and the environs. It is fascinating place to visit; one can share the freshness of unforgettable days in Myanmar with their family and friends at home. 8.- US Dollars per person.
Day 2 :Yangon - Pyay
Set off this morning for the first leg of your bike ride to Bagan. You'll cycle from Yangon to Latpadan (142km/ Appr. 7 hour) and then continue to Pyay by car (Latpadan - Pyay 156Km/Appr. 6 hours). The route follows quiet roads and passes through local markets and villages where you can stop to meet the locals, take photos and learn about rural Burmese lifestyles. A midday lunch stop will be made at local restaurant. Upon arrival in Pyay transfer to your hotel for a chance to freshen up. Take a short tour of Pyay, the town formerly known as Prome. You'll visit Shwesandaw Pagaoda and enjoy magnificent views over the Irrawaddy River and surroundings from this hilltop temple.
Activities: Transferring and Cycling
Accommodation: Mingala Garden hotel***
Cycling distance: 145 km
Day 3 :Pyay - Magway
Today's journey takes you to Magway by bike and car. After breakfast, you'll depart Pyay by bike following Thit Yar Kaut Street out of town until reaching Koe Pin Junction (60km). The road is mostly flat and free of traffic.At the junction, your car will be waiting to transfer you the final 26 km to Magway. Lunch will be served at local restaurant and enjoy the tea break in the evening. There is plenty of time to relax and prepare for tomorrow's challenging ride, or you can explore the town. Across the Irrawaddy from Magaway is the unusual Nga Ka Pwe Taung, an unusual pool of bubbling mud with a nearby temple.
Activities: Cycling and Transferring
Accommodation:Pha Khar Myay Hotel
Cycling distance: 60 Km
Day 4: Magway – Mt Popa
Wake up early this morning and fuel up for a challenging ride to Mount Popa (90km). On the way, the scenery changes as you cross into one of the most arid regions of Myanmar. The landscape is filled with toddy palm fields and you will have a chance to stop and observe the process of creating toddy juice. The toddy-palm plays an important role in Myanmar rural life, beyond creating juice and sugars for the people, it also provides shade as well as provides materials for making household utensils, building and medicines.Lunch at local restaurant en route. This afternoon you'll reach Mount Popa Mountain Resort, your hotel for this evening. This beautiful eco-friendly resort is perched on the slopes of a volcanic peak and features spectacular views of the surrounding planes. Take a swim in the pool or simply relax in the quiet environments.
Activities: Cycling from Hotel - Hotel
Accommodation: Popa Mountain resort***
Cycling distance: 90 km
Day 5 :Mt Popa - Bagan
The last stretch of your journey to Bagan combines walking, village visits and cycling. Join the locals in the morning with a walk to the top of Mount Popa and learn more about the unusual spirit worship of the nats. Then coast downhill on your way to Bagan, stopping a local villages along the way. As the roads flatten out and you approach Bagan, ancient stupas will begin to appear in the distance.
Activities:Cycling from Hotel - Hotel
Accommodation: Amazing Bagan Resort****
Cycling distance: 50 Km
Day 6 :Bagan Cycling Loop
Spend today biking around the plains of Bagan- we'll visit a mix of villages, markets and of course temples. Start off with a visit to Nyaung Oo Market, then coast between pagodas and temples, including the glittering Shwezegon pagoda and Ananda Temple. After lunch visit a local handicraft center to observe production of laquerware. Continue biking through the temple plains and arrive at an elevated temple to watch the sun set.
Activities: Bagan Cycling Loop
Accommodation: Amazing bagan Hotel****
Cycling distance: 35 Km
Day 7: Bagan Backroad
Following to hearty breakfast in Hotel, setting off our way to cycle cross the waters of the Irrawady to commence the ride to the typical village of Myitche, where few tourists venture. Enjoy a wander around the market and sample local snacks before continuing to Pakokku where lunch will be enjoyed. Relax this afternoon as we cruise back to Bagan on a private boat. We've left the afternoon free for more sightseeing, cycling, shopping or relaxing.
Activities: Cycling back road
Accommodation: Amazing Bagan Hotel****
Cycling distance: 40 Km
Day 8 :Bagan Departure
This morning is at leisure before transferring to the Nyaung Oo Airport for your onward flight.
End of Tour!
Note: Hotels are subject to change due to availability. In that case we will choose equivalent accommodation
Meals: if you have any specific food requirements ( vegetarian, vegan, food allergies) please inform us in advance so that we can provide notice to our restaurant, tour guide, our partners so that they can server you better. If you are a food lover, Snail Adventure tours can be your culinary guide and provide you opportunity to savor tempting local food and world famous – dishes.
Tour cost include in:
- English speaking cycling guide ( other languages upon requests)
- Accommodations are based on double/ twin occupancy
- Meals details in itineraries ( 06 breakfast, 06 lunches, 06 dinners)
- Van or bus supported during the cycling times.
- Truck supported for the group size from 6 and above.
- Trek mountain bikes – 4300 with disc brake and helmets
- Sightseeing excursions as outlined itineraries
- Bike tour pump, bike tools, spares tubes, spare bikes
- First aid kit
- Cold water box, small fresh towel.
- Mineral water for drinking
- Fruit and snack for cycling days
Tour exclude in
- International airfare
- Travel insurance
- Items of personal nature
- Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks in meals
- Mineral water beyond that supplied
- Optional excursions
- Additional transport required due to any emergency situation
- Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry bills.
- Visa fee
- Tip for team
- Departure tax
Creating Unique Touring Experiences:
All the touring itineraries on this website have been carefully crafted by our in-country management teams and represent a series of experiences we can certainly recommend. However, we understand that every travel experience should be as unique and individual as each traveler. Our consultants are waiting to hear from you so that we can tailor or custom design a Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, and Myanmar tour to your individual specifications.