Biking Tour ( Option 4 )

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 then Orchid Myanmar Travel has 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 travelers 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.

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 SulePaya 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 Chaukhtatgyi Reclining Buddha Image. Continue via Kandawgyi Royal Lake, which is home to a Hamas -shaped floating barge. After a short tea break, head to Shwedagon Pagoda, the most revered Buddhist Pagoda 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.
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. (8USD per person)
Overnight in Yangon.
Estimate Biking Distance: Nil

Set off this morning for the first leg of your bike ride to Bagan. You'll cycle from Yangon to Latpadan (142km/ Approximately 7 hour) and then continue to Pyay by car (Latpadan - Pyay 156km).
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 rest for freshens up. Take a short tour of Pyay, the town formerly known as Prome. You'll visit Shwesandaw Pagoda and enjoy magnificent views over the Irrawaddy River and surroundings from this hilltop temple.
Overnight in Pyay.
Estimate Biking Distance: 142km

Today's journey takes you to Magway by bike and car.
After breakfast, you'll depart Pyay by bike following ThitYarKaut 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 KaPweTaung, an unusual pool of bubbling mud with a nearby temple.
Overnight in Magway.
Estimate Biking Distance: 60km

Wake up early this morning and fuel up for a challenging ride to Mt.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.
This afternoon you'll reach Mt.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.
Estimate Biking Distance: 90km

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 Mt.Popa and learn more about the unusual spirit worship of the nats. Then coast downhill on your way to Bagan, stopping a local village along the way. As the roads flatten out and you approach Bagan, ancient stupas will begin to appear in the distance.
Overnight in Bagan.
Estimate Biking Distance: 50km

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 NyaungOo 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 lacquerware. Continue biking through the temple plains and arrive at an elevated temple to watch the sunset.
Overnight in Bagan.
Estimate Biking Distance: 35km

Cross the waters of the Irrawaddy 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. We've left the afternoon free for more sightseeing, cycling, shopping or relaxing.
Overnight in Bagan.
Estimate Biking Distance: 40km

This morning is at leisure before transferring to the NyaungOo Airport for your onward flight.


Tour Duration
8D/7N Trips

Tour Route
Yangon – Pyay – Magway – Mt.Popa - Bagan

Tour At Glance

Tour Cost : starts from US$ 1067
Bike Hire : included see our bikes here
Tour Grade : 5 out of 5
Number of Cycling Days : 6 full days
Tour Ends : Bagan
Group Size : Minimum 2Pax. Maximum 6Pax.
Accommodation : 7 Nights in 2-3* hotels
Meals : breakfast & 7 lunches
Single Supplement : US$ 230
Total Cycling Distance : 417 kilometers
Tour Meets : Yangon
Minimum age : 18 years old
Entrance Fees : included
Vehicle Support : Full vehicle support

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