Trip Type : Small Group Tour
Cycle Myanmar tour
Bagan Mandalay Cycle Myanmar Trip

Cycle Myanmar

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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Full day hiking or trekking over medium to long distances. Moderate expectation of physical fitness. Strenuous
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
13 days
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Overview

Highlights

  • Bike around the villages and gardens of inle lake
  • Visit the ancient cities of ava and amarapura
  • Cycle around the incredible stupas in bagan
  • Hike through limestone caves at pindaya
  • Marvel at the pilgrimage site of mt popa

Short Description

You might not immediately associate Myanmar (Burma) with cycling, but we think you’ll change your mind once you’ve taken this two-wheeled trek through ancient cities and beautiful gardens. When you hit the breaks and hop off, you’ll have the chance to hike through limestone caves and make a pilgrimage to Mt Popa. Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime experience to get active in a place that’s the furthest thing from your backyard.

Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
Trip Type Small Group Tour
Spend most of the time outdoors. Common trip themes and activities include cycling, hiking, kayaking, whitewater rafting.
Itinerary Focus Active
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Yangon
End City Yangon

Destinations

Cities & Attractions

Bagan Mandalay Yangon

Activities

Cycling

Age Requirement

You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

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Trip Includes

  • Pindaya Hills hike (2 days)
  • Pindaya Caves visit
  • Guided cycling tour of Bagan
  • Cycling excursions in Pindaya and Ava (Mandalay)
  • and around Inle Lake and Mt Popa
  • Inle Lake boat tour (half-day)
  • All cycling activities and entrance fees as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

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Itinerary

Day 1 Yangon

Arrive at anytime today. Today is arrival day so there are no activities planned. You are free to relax and explore the city. Please try to arrive before 6pm for an important group meeting where you can meet the Chief Experience Officer (CEO) and other group members. Following this, enjoy an optional group dinner where you can sample some of the local cuisine. Additional Notes: Please note that most nationalities require a visa to enter Myanmar (Burma); please double check this with your travel agent or local Myanmar Embassy prior to your arrival. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Day 2 Yangon/Nyaungshwe (1B)

Leave Yangon this morning and fly north to Heho. From here, travel by road a further 1 hr to Nyaung Shwe, the gateway village to Inle Lake. Take the rest of the day to explore Nyaung Shwe. Wander the numerous side streets, stupas, and restaurants around the town. Transport: Plane (1.00 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (0.75 hour(s))

Day 3 Nyaungshwe/Inle Lake (1B)

Bike out to Inle Lake today, your first experience of cycling around Myanmar (Burma). Start the day by cycling from the hotel to the lake. Stop for lunch with a local Intha family and admire the views across the lake as we follow the road past paddy fields and tiny villages. In the afternoon, take a boat down the canal to Inle Lake. Pass villages built on stilts over the water, inhabited by the local Intha people. Observe the leg-rowing fishermen and see their floating gardens, built up from strips of water hyacinth and mud and anchored to the bottom with bamboo poles. Included Activities: Cycling Boat Tour

Day 4 Heho/Pindaya (1B)

After a short ride to Heho, enjoy a ride out to the village of Pindaya, set in a picturesque valley. Once here, enjoy the routes around the village, exploring country tracks on two wheels. Discover the myths and legends around the area. Included Activities: Pindaya Cycling Transport: Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s), 30km)

Day 5 Pindaya (1B, 1L, 1D)

Hike up among the caves surrounding the village of Pindaya. Passing the Shwe U Min Paya pagoda, the 152.4m (500 ft) caves are filled with thousands of images of Buddha, many dating back centuries. These images are made in a variety of materials, from cement to marble. Keep an eye out for monks in prayer, even in the smaller caves. Included Activities: Pindaya Hills Hike

Day 6 Pindaya (1B, 1L)

Hike through friendly villages and enjoy the view. The scenery around the hills is spectacular and is among the best in Myanmar. Return to Pindaya to spend the night. Included Activities: Pindaya Hills Hike Day 2

Day 7 Mandalay (1B)

Discover the history and culture of Mandalay. Start at the base of Mandalay Hill and visit Shwe Nandaw Kyuang (Golden Palace Monastery), which is noted for its intricate wood carvings, and Kayuk Taw Gyi Pagoda to view the massive marble Buddha. Finally, check out Kuthodaw Pagoda, home to ‘the world’s largest book’, a collection of more than 700 marble slabs inscribed with Buddhist teachings. Continue to Mahamuni Pagoda, with its 3.8m (12.5 ft) tall Buddha image, which is covered with so much gold leaf that it has a lumpy appearance. Check out some of the craft shops in the area. In the late afternoon, head to Mandalay Hill to walk (or take the lift) to the top for gorgeous views over the city, countryside, and Irrawaddy River. Transport: Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s), 40km) Plane (1.00 hour(s))

Day 8 Mandalay/Myingyan (1B, 1L)

Jump back on the bike today, leaving Mandalay behind and head for Myingyan. Pass through the former Ava Kingdom, which once ruled upper Myanmar (Burma), before arriving at the city of Sagaing. The city is known for its numerous Buddhist monasteries, so stop here to wander around the many sites. Looking along the river, pagodas seem to sprout from the trees, puncturing the skyline. Continue on to Myingyan by bus, and spend the evening there. Included Activities: Cycling Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s), 98km)

Day 9 Myingyan/Popa Hill (1B, 1L)

Cycle through the dry interior of Myanmar. Pass through fields of crops and varied farmland as the terrain steadily rises en route. Head uphill towards the pilrimage site of Mt Popa. Included Activities: Cycling

Day 10 Popa Hill/Bagan (1B)

Cycle downhill from Mt. Popa towards the plains of Bagan. The journey passes through villages that are endemic to the region. Buffalo plough the fields and farmers collect their crops as you cycle by. Included Activities: Cycling

Day 11 Bagan (1B)

The journey begins with a visit to an elevated temple that offers a panoramic view of the magnificent plains of Bagan. Continue to colorful Nyaung Oo market, where locals buy and sell fresh produce and other goods. Visit the golden stupa of Shwezigon Pagoda for an introduction to Bagan’s rich history. After, visit nearby Wetkyi-In Gubyaukgyi, a cave temple with exquisite jataka mural paintings, and the elegant Htilominlo Temple, noted for its fine plaster carvings and glazed sandstone decorations. Later, check out a local monastery for a special monk blessing. Included Activities: Guided Bagan Cycling Tour

Day 12 Bagan/Yangon (1B)

Transfer to the airport and fly to Yangon. Enjoy a free afternoon. Transport: Private Vehicle (0.25 hour(s), 4km) Plane (1.50 hour(s))

Day 13 Yangon (1B)

Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day

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We thoroughly enjoyed our cycle tour of Myanmar

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We thoroughly enjoyed our cycle tour of Myanmar. Our CEO was highly professional and enthusiastic. The whole support crew was friendly and always looking our for our best interests. The tour was great value for money with many more inclusions than expected. Bikes and equipment was top quality.
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Burma is a beautiful country with beautiful people, touring by bike is a great way to witness these things

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Burma is a beautiful country with beautiful people, touring by bike is a great way to witness these things.

Overall the trip was a fantastic experience, I got immersed in a new culture, saw some great sights and met some great people

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Overall the trip was a fantastic experience, I got immersed in a new culture, saw some great sights and met some great people.

This was a well organised trip which gave us an insight into Myanmar, it's history, culture and the lives of the people

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This was a well organised trip which gave us an insight into Myanmar, it's history, culture and the lives of the people. A fascinating country, with beautiful scenery, temples, and places of interest.

Very positive, really enjoyed the cycle trip made even better by the fact the CEO was so experienced and passionate and ensured everyone was looked after

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Very positive, really enjoyed the cycle trip made even better by the fact the CEO was so experienced and passionate and ensured everyone was looked after. A great group of travellers also made it easier and having asmaller group is always more enjoyable..
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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport Private bus/van, bike, plane, walking.

Local Flights

All local flights are included in the cost of your tour unless otherwise noted. It is important that we have your passport information at the time of booking in order to process these tickets. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you prior to the flight departure.

Group Size:

Small Group - 24 max

Maximum Number of People in Group: Max 16, avg 12

Max 15, Avg 8.

Solo Notes

We believe single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.

Accomodations

Hotels (10 nts), home stay (1 nt), guest house (1 nt).

Guides

Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.

Age Notes

Min. Age: You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

Physical Requirements

Our small group adventures bring together people of all ages. It is very important you are aware that, as a minimum, an average level of fitness and mobility' is required to undertake our easiest programs. Travellers must be able to walk without the aid of another person, climb 3-4 flights of stairs, step on and off small boats, and carry their own luggage at a minimum. Travellers with a pre-existing medical condition are required to complete a short medical questionnaire, which must be signed by their physician. This is to ensure that travellers have the necessary fitness and mobility to comfortably complete their chosen trip. While our CEOs work hard to ensure that all our travellers are catered for equally, it is not their responsibility to help individuals who cannot complete the day's activities unaided. Please refer to the physical ratings in this Trip Details document for more information. The medical questionnaire can be found online at: www.gadventures.com/medical-form.

Rules & Other Requirements

Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on any trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for our travellers. Our philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter, and in particular the local people who make the world the special place it is. The exploitation of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. Our CEOs have the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they use prostitutes.

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Meals Included:

12 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 1 dinner

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