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What’s included

  • Burmese cycling tour leader
  • Economy class return air fares from the UK & UK Departure Tax (flight inclusive only)
  • All internal flights and hotel/airport transfers
  • All road transport by private vehicles
  • Sightseeing where specified
  • Good standard hotel in Yangon, twin share B&B basis
  • Comfortable hotels outside of Yangon with all meals included
  • Carbon offset for clients taking our flight-inclusive option
  • A free high-quality Mountain Kingdoms micro fleece
  • Bicycle hire
  • Support vehicle

Cultural Cycling Tour of Burma

Cycling Tours

Burma (Myanmar) | Cycling Tours

Cultural Cycling Tour of Burma
Moderate

Our range of cycling tours are graded from gentle to strenuous. Full details can be found in the detailed PDF Holiday Itinerary.

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Grade: Moderate ? Moderate
Duration:  17 days from the UK  
Cycling on: 9 days
Walks on: 2 days

Flight inclusive from £3,595,
Land only from £2,945

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All the sights, sounds and smells of the golden land – on two wheels.

Highlights

  • Explore the many temples in Bagan by bike – the best way to see this sprawling complex
  • Visit Inle Lake on foot and by bike
  • Cycle through the remote Shan villages of Hsipaw
  • Take the train ride along the Gokteik viaduct
  • Cycle around the colonial hill station of Kalaw

Reviews          

Well thought out itinerary - good variety. Excellent local guide, the quality of the guide is crucial to the success of these group holidays. Small group size. Good hotels (much needed after a day cycling!).
Dr & Dr H, London

Very active trip, never a dull moment.
Mr & Mrs W, Gloucestershire

I can't imagine anything nicer than cycling around the plains of Bagan, exploring little-visited temples.
Linda Denniff, Operations and Reservations Assistant

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There are few better ways to see Burma than on two wheels. We will experience this remarkable country as we cycle along remote country lanes and deserted back roads. This is a diverse trip with the perfect combination of cycling, cultural sites and village life, designed to be enjoyed by all levels of cyclists at a comfortable pace.

Our cycling tour begins and ends in Burma’s former capital Yangon, here we enjoy visits to impressive sites including Sule Paya Stupa and Shwedagon Pagoda. Our journey continues on to discover the main cultural centres of this fascinating country. By bike we explore Bagan, one of the world’s greatest archaeological sites, the beautiful attractions of Mandalay and the iconic Inle Lake, as well as venturing further afield to the old British hill stations of Kalaw and Pyin Oo Lwin and to the remote Shan village of Hsipaw.

This is a diverse trip with the perfect combination of cycling, temples and village life, designed to be enjoyed by all levels of cyclists at a comfortable pace - it’s not a race!


At a glance

Grade: Moderate
Moderate

Duration:  17 days from the UK  
Cycling on: 9 days
Walks on: 2 days

Max. Altitude: 1,320m/4,330ft. cycling in Kalaw, day 7

Guaranteed to run for a minimum of 4 clients

Maximum group size: 12

Land only joining city: Yangon

Accommodation types: Hotels, Guesthouses

Meal arrangements: Bed and Breakfast in Yangon (Rangoon) and full board elsewhere. Lunches and dinners, where included, will be taken in a mixture of local restaurants and your overnight hotels.

Leader: Local Cycling Leader Burma
Local Cycling Leader Burma

These departures will be escorted throughout by an English speaking Burmese guide. Your guide will accompany you throughout the tour. Our local leaders are licensed to guide throughout the country and receive regular ‘top-up’ training.In addition to speaking English, many guides will speak the dialects used by some of the ethnic groups encountered in rural areas, once more adding to the interest and enjoyment of your holiday.


DayActivity
1-2
Fly London to Yangon, afternoon sightseeing visit of Yangon’s pagodas and stupas, including Sule Paya Stupa and Swedagon Pagoda.
3
Fly to Bagan and explore the many temples by bike. This relaxed paced ride allows you the freedom to stop and take pictures, explore and generally marvel at this incredible area. (20-25km cycling)
4
Optional early morning hot air balloon ride over Bagan – please contact us to book and pay for this. Further exploration of Bagan by bike.
5
Fly to Heho and drive to Aungban. Cycle to Inle Lake via the archaeological site of Inn Thein. Continue on to hotel. (5-60km cycling)
6
Explore Inle Lake by boat stopping at villages and pagodas of interest and take lunch at a traditional Inthaw house. Enjoy a sunset canoe ride on Inle Lake.
7
Transfer to Shwe Nyaung by boat, then take the train to Aungban. Cycle to the hill town of Kalaw from Aungban. (20-25km cycling) Option to cycle the 80kms all the way from Khaung Daing to Kalaw for those who like a challenge.
8
Cycle around Kalaw and visit the Kalaw morning market. View the innumerable Buddha figures in Myin Ma Hti cave, and there is an excellent view point for those who choose to walk up to the top of the mountain here. (20-30km cycling)
9
Fly to Mandalay from Heho. Cycle from airport to Ava along beautiful quiet country roads, cross the river by ferry and continue to cycle to Amarapura. Walk the ancient teak bridge at U Bein. (50-60km cycling).
10
Cycle to the jetty for a one hour boat journey across the Ayeyarwaddy River. On the far side cycle to Mingun and view the massive earthquake-cracked stupa, then continue to the Sagaing hills to enjoy views of the hill side dotted with countless pagodas. Transfer back to Mandalay for sightseeing. (35km cycling)
11
Transfer to the scenic hill town of Pyin Oo Lwin and explore the main colonial buildings. Cycle to Kandawagyi gardens and enjoy a picnic lunch in the gardens overlooking the lake. Exploration by bike of the nearby farming communities.
12
Dramatic train ride over Gokteik viaduct spanning the 300m deep gorge to Naungpein village, then transfer by road to Hsipaw stopping en route to visit local cottage industry workshops.
13
Optional visit to the Candlelit Market. Cycle to Shan farming villages through panoramic scenery, paddy fields, mountains and rivers. Experience the traditional lifestyle of Shan villages. Walk to Nam Tok waterfall. Cycle up to Tomb of Sir Sao Chae and onto the village of Nauk Gad.
14-15
Transfer to Lashio for a sightseeing tour of this remote town before flying back to Yangon. Sightseeing tour of Yangon, visiting the Old Quarter, the Strand Hotel and Scott’s Market.
16-17
Transfer to Yangon airport for flight to UK.

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2017

DatesAvailabilityLand OnlyFlight Inclusive from
Sat 4 Nov - Mon 20 Nov 2017Limited & Guaranteed£2945 Book£3595 Book

2018

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Optional supplements
  • Single room supplement
    From £660
Insurance
  • Cover starts from £89
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Flight inclusive holidays

The 'flight inclusive' holiday prices shown on this website are based upon our preferred airlines and the best priced economy class fares we are able to secure at the time of publication.

We will be able to advise on fares with alternative airlines, upgrades to Business Class, and the options for flights from regional UK airports, please contact us for more details.

What’s included

  • Burmese cycling tour leader
  • Economy class return air fares from the UK & UK Departure Tax (flight inclusive only)
  • All internal flights and hotel/airport transfers
  • All road transport by private vehicles
  • Sightseeing where specified
  • Good standard hotel in Yangon, twin share B&B basis
  • Comfortable hotels outside of Yangon with all meals included
  • Carbon offset for clients taking our flight-inclusive option
  • A free high-quality Mountain Kingdoms micro fleece
  • Bicycle hire
  • Support vehicle

What’s not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Optional trips
  • Tips
  • Visa for Burma
  • Lunch and Evening meals in Yangon


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Reviews

Read holiday reviews by Mountain Kingdoms travellers.

Excellent local Burmese guide          

Well thought out itinerary - good variety. Excellent local guide, the quality of the guide is crucial to the success of these group holidays. Small group size. Good hotels (much needed after a day cycling!).

Cycling tour of Burma          

Very active trip, never a dull moment.

Perfect country for cycling          

I have been lucky enough to ride my bike in many different countries around the world and I truly struggle to think of a country more suited to exploring by bike than Burma. The rolling landscape and the traffic free back roads and farming tracks all help to make this an amazing way to see this incredible country.

Can't imagine anything nicer          

I can't imagine anything nicer than cycling around the plains of Bagan, exploring little-visited temples.


Extend your holiday

Hpa-An extension, Burma
  • Visit Hpa-An, the capital of the beautiful Karen State
  • Stay in an idyllic boutique lodge at the foot of Mount Zwegabin
  • Visit the precariously positioned Golden Rock in Kin Pun

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We are delighted to offer an exciting new extension in Burma to visit Hpa-An, the capital of Karen State lying south east of Yangon. Hpa-An is a charming town set on the banks of the mighty Salween River, one of the great rivers of south east Asia which rises in Tibet and flows down to the Andaman Sea. This is an incredibly beautiful region of green paddy fields and dramatic limestone karsts.

As an additional attraction on this exciting extension you will stay at a charming recently opened boutique lodge, the Hpa-An Lodge, which offers a very high standard of accommodation and is already receiving glowing reports from all who visit it.

We offer two versions of this extension, with one including a visit to the Golden Rock in Kin Pun.


Ngapali Beach Extension
  • Relax in style at a Ngapali beach resort, perfect to add on to your Burma trek or tour
  • Choice of hotels, from mid-range to luxury
  • Spa treatments are available

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Ngapali Beach, with its pristine white sand and sparkling turquoise water, is the best in the country and a perfect way to end your holiday in Burma.


Balloons over Bagan - extension
  • Spectacular sunrise views over the temples of Bagan
  • Excursion lasts 2.5 – 3 hours, with an hour-long balloon flight and refreshments afterwards
  • Balloons take off daily from October through to March.

More Details

Visitors to Bagan now have the opportunity to enjoy spectacular views of the ancient Kingdom of Bagan in a hot air balloon. The world-famous archaeological site of Bagan is known for its marvellous sunsets and sunrises, mostly enjoyed from the top of one of the monuments but a balloon flight gives you the chance to see Bagan from a bird’s-eye view.


Golden Rock, Burma - extension
  • Walk 4km to reach the top of Golden Rock, for an unforgettable sunrise or sunset
  • Three day extension visting pagodas and giant buddha's as well as the Golden Rock
  • Available to add to your Burma holiday between October and May

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Extend your stay in Burma with a visit to the Golden Rock of Kyaikhtiyo, one of the most revered pilgrimage sites for Buddhists. Perched on the edge of a ledge at a height of 1,100m, the precariously positioned gold-plated boulder is said to maintain its balance thanks to a single hair of the Buddha being enshrined inside the pagoda.

During your three-day extension, you’ll also visit pagodas, stop off at the Allied War Graves Cemetery at Htauk Kyan, see reclining Buddhas and drop in at local villages before returning to Rangoon for your final night in what will have been a memorable trip to Burma.


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