Cycling Myanmar

Cycling Myanmar

Yangon Cycling To Bagan – 8 Days

Yangon Cycling To Bagan – 8 Days . 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. you can find your holiday of a lifetime through Myanmar Cycling Tours . With a cycling tour in Myanmar you can discover the Myanmar that not many people see by cycling down the quiet back roads as well as visiting the more renowned sites. Whether on foot or on a bicycle, you’ll get to experience the ‘real’ Myanmar.

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. you can find your holiday of a lifetime through Myanmar Cycling Tours . With a cycling tour in Myanmar you can discover the Myanmar that not many people see by cycling down the quiet back roads as well as visiting the more renowned sites. Whether on foot or on a bicycle, you’ll get to experience the ‘real’ Myanmar.

 

Day 1 – Yangon Arrival – City Tour  (L)

Upon arrival at the airport  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.,,Dinner (own account)

Overnight in Yangon.

Cycling Distance: 50 -90 km

Day 2 – Yangon -Cycling To  Pyay ( B ,L )

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.

Overnight in Pyay.

Cycling Distance: 70- 142km

Day 3 – Pyay – Magway (B ,L )

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.

Overnight stay in Magway.

Cycling Distance: 60 -80 km

Day 4 – Magway – Mt Popa (B ,L )

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 environs.

Overnight at Mt Popa

Cycling Distance: 90km

Day 5 – Mt Popa – Bagan (B,L )

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.

Overnight in Bagan.

Cycling Distance: 50 km

Day 6 – Bagan (B ,L)

Bagan-02Spend 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.

Overnight in Bagan

Cycling Distance: 35km

Day 7 – Bagan (B ,L )

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.

Overnight in Bagan

Cycling Distance: 40km

Day 8 – Bagan Departure (B)

This morning is at leisure before transferring to the Nyaung Oo Airport for your onward flight. End of Tour

 

Tour Price : Contact Us

Group Departure :Weekly

Includes

  • 7 night accommodation on twin shared basic with daily breakfast
  • Accompanying English speaking bike guide
  • Accompanying support vehicle or support bus for group
  • Water stop for every biking day (snacks, seasonal fruits, mineral water)
  • Entrance/zone fees
  • Bicycle & Helmet
  • Meals B = Breakfast , L = Lunch , D = Dinner

Not includes

  • flight 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 Tour:

1 – Yangon

Green Hill Hotel at Chinatwon (superior room) or similar – www.chinatownhotelyangon.com

2 – Pyay

Mingalar Garden Hotel (superior room) or Similar – www.mingalargardenresort.com

3- Magwe

Phan Khar Myay Guest House or similar

4 – Popa

Popa Mountain Resort (superior room) or similar – www.myanmartreasureresorts.com

5 – Bagan

Floral Breeze Hotel (superior room) or Similar –www.hotelbze.com

***If above hotels are not available at the time of booking, we will use another hotel with same standard.

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