Burma / Myanmar
After five decades of complete seclusion, Burma is new to the world’s stage as a tourist destination. A culturally rich country, there is much still unexplored by the average tourist, making this Burma tour ideally designed to excite the adventurous.
2023 & 2024:
- Contact me for departure dates.
- Duration: 14-days
- Ride Type: Touring
- Difficulty: Moderate (Level 3 of 6)
- Average Daily Mileage: 32
- Price: $2,900
The unspoiled hill tribe villages, peaceful colonial towns, and bustling cities share one thing in common; they’re home to a nation of friendly, welcoming people.
With plenty of flat picturesque landscapes mixed among the low hills and one or two tough slopes we’ll ride, the route is a nice mix for both experienced and novice cyclists. Journey off-road amid peaceful pine trees and stunning countryside.
And challenge yourself to the gentle 10-km gradient up to limestone caves of Pindaya to view over 9,000 Buddhas.
The Burma adventure is so much more than just cycling; it’s an opportunity to visit the many splendid sights the country has to offer.
Take in Asia’s longest teak bridge, the famous U Bein bridge, and hear the clear ring of the world’s largest bell at Mingun Pahtodawgyi.
Admire the talented Intha fishermen, who famously row their boats with one leg, and enjoy Burmese hospitality as we cruise the Irrawaddy River. All this and so much more.
DAY 1 – Meet at Yangon
DAY 2 – Yangon – Heho – Kalaw
DAY 3 – Kalaw – Inle Lake
DAY 4 – Inle Lake
DAY 5 – Inle Lake – Pindaya
DAY 6 – Pindaya – Mandalay
DAY 7 – Mandalay – Sagaing – Mingun – Mandalay
DAY 8 – Mandalay Monasteries
DAY 9 – Mandalay – Pyinsi – Mt. Popa
DAY 10 – Mt Popa Rest Day
DAY 11 – Mt. Popa – Bagana
DAY 12 – Mt. Popa Rest Day
DAY 13 – Mt. Popa – Bagan
DAY 14 – Yangon
- Cycle the shores of Inle through Burmese countryside
- Visit Indein Village’s hundreds of 14th century pagodas
- Boat excursion on Inle Lake
- Limestone caves of Pindaya
- Cycle to the famous U Bien Bridge
- Religious & monastic center of Sagaing
- Mingun Bell, largest ringing bell in the World
- Boat ride to Mandalay
- Visit Shwenandaw Monastery
- Climb the steps of Pop Taung Kalat Temple
- Relax & refresh in the pool every evening
- Ride along Irrawaddy River
- Scenic hot air balloon ride
- Explore the temples of Bagan
- Cycling jersey
- Water bottle
- Domestic flights
- Support vehicle
- Meals (as indicated)
- Snacks and drinks
This is the only way to really visit and explore Myanmar. Very balanced trip with good hotels, excellent bicycles, superb food and extremely devoted and enthusiastic support team.
– Franciscus B