Wonderful biking tour Myanmar with visits to top favorite sites of the country. The fantastic Myanmar adventure tour requires you quite lots of masculine strength but the rewards are surely over all your expectation
Route: Yangon – Mt. Popa – Bagan – Monywa – Po Win Taung – Mandalay – Mingun – Pindaya – Kalaw – Inle Lake – Yangon
Day 01 – ARIVAL YANGON ( -/-/D)
Day 02 – YANGON – MT. POPA (B/-/-)
Day 03 – MT. POPA – BAGAN (B/-/-)
Day 04 – BAGAN TEMPLES (B/-/-)
Day 05 – BAGAN – PAKOKKU – YAYZAGYO – MONYWA ( B/-/-)
Day 06- MONYWA – PO WIN TAUNG – MANDALAY (B/-/-)
Day 07 – MANDALAY – SAGAING – MINGUN – MANDALAY (B/-/-)
Day 08 – MANDALAY REST DAY (B/-/-)
Day 09 – MANDALAY – YWAR NGAN – KYONE – PINDAYA (B/-/-)
Day 10 – PINDAYA – AUNG BAN – KALAW (B/-/-)
Day 11 – KALAW – NYAUNGSHWE – THE BANK OF INLE LAKE (B/-/-)
Day 12 – NYAUNGSHWE TO INLE LAKE (B/-/-)
Day 13 – INLE LAKE – YANGON (B/-/-)
Day 14 – YANGON (B/-/-)
Arrival in our wonderful Myanmar! We will meet at the airport and transfer to downtown Yangon. If your time permits, we start for a visit to Shwedagon pagoda, Burma’s holiest religious site. We then have a welcome dinner at Monsoon restaurant for some traditional Burmese dishes. Check in to your hotel and relax
We have a morning flight to Bagan where we will meet our bikes. After a short transfer we start riding east on a flat road to warm up, passing rice fields and palm trees on the way. Our first hill climb is up to the spectacular hilltop temple of Mount Popa. Popa soars 650 metres up out of the plains and the temple is populated by Burma’s most revered Nats (spirits). We climb the almost 900 stairs to the top of Popa Taung Kalat. As you walk up you will pass dozens of nat (spirit) shrines and see pilgrims who come to honour the spirits. From the top you will have a panorama of the surrounding plains. The views are excellent and photographers will get some great shots. We stay at a magnificent resort with spectacular views of the temple.
Wake up to superb views! After breakfast, start with an easy descent from our lofty heights. We take a different route down, snaking around the mountain as we ride through small villages and palm gardens, coming across farmers plowing their fields with wooden plows and water buffaloes. We ride into Bagan, which is littered with thousands of temples along the banks of the Irrawaddy River. Our riverside hotel offers a refreshing pool to cool down in.
Bicycles are the perfect way to explore the temples of Bagan; we take a morning cycle around the Archaeological Zone before returning for a dip in the pool. The sunset ride, with views across the plains studded with chedis and temples, is something you will never forget.
This morning we will drive to the Bagan Jetty for a leisurely boat journey on the Irrawaddy River to Pakokku. After three hours we will start cycling 45 km towards Yazagyo where we'll visit the wooden Pakhangyi monastery that was built in 1886 and restored in 1992.Our cycling will be through the rural river basin and therefore mostly flat with a few undulating hills. We transfer on to the untouristy town of Monywa where we'll overnight.
We ride from our hotel in Monywa to Myint Mu. En route we will stop and visit the Hindu-style Thanbodday Temple that boasts a square temple base that is topped by receding terraces, with 864 small stupas surrounding the central golden chedi. We'll continue on to the Boditahtaung Pagoda which houses one of the largest reclining Buddha images in the world. Make sure your cameras are accessible! When we reach Myint Mu we will continue the rest of the way by vehicle to Mandalay.
We leave the city of Mandalay behind to explore the towns of Sagaing and Mingun on the opposite side of the Irrawaddy River. We cycle along the river to Sagaing, an important religious and monastic centre and subsequently home to numerous monasteries and stupas. After lunch we continue on our photogenic cycle route to Mingun where we'll visit the ruins of Pahtodawgyi. This massive unfinished stupa would have been the largest in the world if completed and now might be the the largest pile of bricks in the world, but is nonetheless impressive. We'll also see the Mingun bell which weighs 90 tons and is the largest ringing bell in the world. In the afternoon it'll be time to relax as we hop on a boat to take us downstream to Mandalay. We'll meet up in the evening to drive to Mandalay Hill to watch the sunset before dinner.
Today you are free to explore on tyour own. Head to Zegyo Market and shop
at the bazaar or head to MandalayHill for sunset.
We have a long transfer this morning to head up to the Shan Plateau. Shan State covers almost a quarter of Myanmar is home to several different ethnic groups and you will notice a change in the people, culture, and cuisine as we climb up. When we reach Ywar Ngan we'll have lunch and then it's time to start cycling on undulating roads through a patchwork of fields. We bike to
Kyone, passing many villages on the way where you'll be greeted by “hellos” from the children. Our destination is Pindaya, home to limestone caves that house thousands of Buddhas.
This morning we cycle through a beautiful rural landscape as the gently rolling hills takes us to Aung Ban and then we have a climb up to the former hill station of Kalaw. This cool, peaceful town amidst pine trees still retains its colonial feel.
We start the day backtracking down to Aungban and then continue coasting to Inle Lake. We cover many kilometres, but the last section has two sweeping downhills, which take us directly to the shores of Inle Lake. We ride alongside one of Asia’s most beautiful inland waters to Nyaungshwe, located north of the lake.
Biking distance: about 40 km
Accommodation: Hotel in Inle Lake
We give our legs some rest and enjoy a full day boat trip on Inle Lake. We take in the five-day market, Indein temples, floating gardens, monasteries and the Intha fishermen, who famously manage to row with their legs. Lunch is in a secluded bamboo forest by the lake. We then visit several Intha cottage industries. There are a variety of restaurants in town and dinner is your choice.
In the morning we transfer to Heho airport and fly back to Yangon, viewing from the air some of the terrain we have covered by bike. We arrive in time to take a trishaw ride in downtown Yangon.
The morning is free for shopping. We can visit Bogyoke Aung San market before heading to the airport for the flight home. End of the services.