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Bike Tour

There is an especial way to see Myanmar, on a bike. You can see this wonderful country cycling on little quiet roads between rice fields, temples and villages. It is a great way to have contact with the people from the villages who will welcome you with a smile. The country lanes are not filled with traffic, you can share them with other persons on bikes, ox carts and children. It is the best way to enjoy untouched nature filled with forests, mountains, rice fields and rivers. We will prepare your bike tour in Myanmar and you will always have a guide with you, a professional with great biking experience. It is important that if you reserve this trip with us, you cycle 50 km before coming to Myanmar per day and that you realize that some of the roads are a bit rough with sand, potholes and mounds.

 

16 Days – 15 Nights (Cycling Tour)

Yangon – Mandalay – Pyin Oo Lwin – Lashio - Thibaw – Kyauk Me – Monywa - Bagan – Popa - Yangon
 

Day – 1: Yangon


Meet with our guide on arrival at the Yangon international Airport and transfer to the hotel. Today's sightseeing tour includes the old colonial style city center, the gilded Sule Pagoda, dating back over 2,000 years. In the evening visit to the Shwedagon Pagoda, one of the world’s most spectacular religious monuments will conclude the tour of this picturesque Garden City. The golden dome of the Shwedagon Pagoda rises 98 meters above its base and is covered with 60 tons of pure gold. Accommodation at the hotel, in Yangon.


Day – 2: Yangon – Mandalay - Pyin Oo Lwin (Flight, Car)


Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to airport for a domestic flight to Mandalay. As soon as you arrive at Mandalay airport you will proceed directly to Pyin Oo Lwin, Myanmar’s highland city of flowers. Arrive Pyin Oo Lwin and start cycling tour in Pyin Oo Lwin. Accommodation at the hotel, in Pyin Oo Lwin.

Day – 3: Pyin Oo Lwin - Naung Mon - Lashio ( By train)


Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast transfer to train station with typical horse cart of Pyin Oo Lwin. After 55 kilometres out of Pyin U Lwin en route to Lashio you will pass gokteik viaduct which was built in 1896 by the Pennsylvania Steel Co. and is the second highest railway bridge in the world. After about 2 hours by train from Pyin Oo Lwin you will arrive Naung Mon station and drive to Lashio. Arrive Lashio in the evening and cycling tour in Lashio . Accommodation at the hotel, in Lashio.

Day – 4: Lashio - Thibaw


Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast starts cycling to Thibaw (about 70 kilometres ). On the way you will visit natural hot spring and you can also see seasonal fruits and local people. Arrive Thibaw. Thibaw is the town of (Saw bwa) means Maharajar and it is also native town of our last king Thibaw who is the last king of Myanmar kingdom. . Accommodation at the hotel, in Thibaw.

Day – 5: Thibaw


Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast take the boat in the Zawgyi river to visit small villages to see ways of life of local people. It will take about 2 hours walk for the round trip. Accommodation at the hotel, in Thibaw.

Day – 6: Thibaw - Kyauk Me


Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast start cycling to Kyauk Me ( 36 kilometres ). You can see tea plantation, small workshop of making papers which is use for Chinese funerals and Khaw Pote, a very popular Shan snack made by glutinous rice. Kyauk Me is also famous for Khaw Pote. Accommodation at the hotel, in Kyauk Me.

Day – 7: Kyauk Me - Pyin Oo Lwin


Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast starts cycling until Zee Pin village. From Zee Pin village cycling again to Pyin Oo Lwin. From Kyauk Me to Pyin Oo Lwin is about 92 kilometres. Today is probably the most challenging riding day of the trip. As we pass from one mountain valley to another, the road snakes, winds and climbs though a heavily forested canyon. Accommodation at the hotel, in Pyin Oo Lwin.

Day – 8: Pyin Oo Lwin - Mandalay


Breakfast at the hotel. After late breakfast starts cycling to Botanical Garden and local market. Then proceed cycling until Mandalay is about 73 kilometres from Pyin Oo Lwin. Accommodation at the hotel, in Mandalay.

Day – 9: Mandalay – Amarapura – Sagaing – Mingun - Mandalay


Breakfast at hotel. After breakfast start cycling to Sagaing, ancient capital of Myanmar in 13 century. It is situated about 46 kilometres from Mandalay. On the way visit Amarapura. Then proceed to Mingun, famous for its 90 tons weigh ringing bell and also known as the largest ringing bell in the world. Then back from Mingun by boat through famous Ayeyarwady river. Accommodation at the hotel, in Mandalay.


Day – 10: Mandalay - Monywa


Breakfast at hotel. After breakfast start cycling tour to Inn Wa, ancient capital of Myanmar. Then continue by car to Myin Mu. From Myin Mu starts cycling to Monywa ( about 77 kilometres) across the dry interior today features a ride west into the desert landscape of central Myanmar where bullock carts still significantly out number cars. There are several interesting sites to explore on the way to the provincial capital of Monywa including Thanboddhe pagoda with over 500,000 Buddha images, a monumental reclining Buddha image and Boddhi-tataung Pagoda, home to a grove of ancient 1000 banyan trees. Accommodation at the hotel, in Monywa.

Day – 11: Monywa - Po Win Hill - Monywa


Breakfast at hotel. After breakfast start cycling to Jetty there you can take the boat about 15 minutes to cross the Chindwin River. Arrive Nyaung Pin Gyi jetty and start cycling to Powin Hill. At Powin Hill there are natural lime stone caves and the caves themselves contain Buddhist statues and murals dating to the 17th and 18th centuries. Most exhibit the Inwa style, though some may date as for back as the 14th to16th centuries. A covered stairway climbs a hill to the main cave shrine, but there are dozens of large and small caves in the area filled with old Buddha images. Accommodation at the hotel, in Monywa.

Day – 12: Monywa – Pakokku - Bagan


Breakfast at hotel. After breakfast you will be transferred by car to Chaung Oo to start cycling today heading south out of Monywa we take a seldom-driven road through a rice growing region along the Chindwin River to Pakokku, a port city set south of the Chindwin confluence. On the way you will stop in PAKHANGYI to visit one of the oldest ornate teak monasteries of the country. You will visit the typical local market (if time permit) and possibility to see the weaving of the characteristic Myanmar cotton blankets. Here we take a local boat across the river and continue cycling into Bagan for sunset on a pagoda. Accommodation at the hotel, in Bagan.

Day – 13: Bagan


Breakfast at hotel. After breakfast start cycling tour along the river side across the Nathtaukkyaung, Taungbila village, university of lacquerware then continue to explore the Nyaung Oo Market which is very active in the morning not only for the local people but also for the tourists, then continue to the Shwezigon Pagoda a prototype of later Myanmar stupa. Then to the Wetkyi-in Gubyaukkyi Temple with fine mural paintings of Jataka scenes Ananda Temple, an architectural masterpiece resembling a Greek Cross. In the evening cicyling to visits some of the beautiful monument and sun set at Pyathagyi temple. Accommodation at hotel, in Bagan.

Day – 14: Bagan – Popa - Bagan


Breakfast at hotel. After breakfast start cycling to Mt Popa, an extinct volcano where you will climb the monkey-populated hill (feeding them if you're brave enough), for a panoramic view of the surrounding area. It is just a short, easy ride across the desert plain of Bagan. Mt. Popa is the site of a popular Buddhist temple build on top of a free-standing volcanic plug and home of the Nats, impish gods who can allegedly have the power to make your life delightful or miserable. Accommodation at the hotel, in Bagan.

Day – 15: Bagan - Yangon (Flight, Car)

Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast transfer to airport to take domestic flight to Yangon. Arrival Yangon where you will visit Bogyoke market, formerly known as Scott Market and china town to enjoy a colorful vegetable market. Accommodation at the hotel, in Yangon.

Day – 16: Yangon Departure

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the Yangon International Airport for your departure flight.

 

 
 
           
 
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