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Starting in Mandalay and ending in Yangon, the Burma Heritage By Bicycle trip is a guided bicycle tour that takes 7 days. You will travel through Bagan, Yangon and Mandalay in Myanmar. Burma Heritage By Bicycle is a small group trip which includes accommodation in hotels, transport, meals and others.

As you cycle among the ancient temples on your route from Mandalay to Bagan you'll also soon be impressed by the diversity of its people, culture, and topography which all make Burma one of the region’s most fascinating and beautiful countries.

Our trip takes us from Kipling’s Mandalay on the imperious Irrawaddy River, to the temples at Bagan, before flying back to the capital, Yangon. We'll ride around Mandalay stopping at the famous 200-year-old teak U Bein bridge whilst greeting warm, friendly people. We visit the ancient city of Bagan and cycle amongst the pagodas, stupas, and temples dominating a river valley that once formed the centre of a great and deeply religious empire. The sunset view of Bagan's skyline is something you will truly never forget. On our way back through Yangon we visit the Shwedagon Paya, Burma’s holiest religious site, before heading to the airport for the flight home.

Recommended additional activity in Bagan: Start your day with a scenic hot air balloon ride and enjoy the stunning aerial view of surrounding area, including exquisite temples and its golden stupas. Contact us for more information

Due to the popularity of Burma as a destination we highly recommend booking early to guarantee your place on the tour. Bookings less than 30 days before departure run the risk of not being confirmed.

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4.8 - Excellent Based on 4 reviews
Excellent
Helen Parkes On
5 - Excellent
“No better way to really meet a country and its many faces than by cycling with a small group of people knowing we have excellent support provided by SpiceRoads.

I am an avid cyclist and was ever so excited to be part of the Myanmar trip. THANK YOU for accepting me on the Myanmar tour. It will stay in my heart forever.”
Very Good
Jeanette Jane Rainey On
4 - Very Good
“Overall, an excellent bicycle tour - great guides, great scenery and historical sites with a great group of similar minded riders. This ride was fun and educational. Guides Lin and Soe did any a wonderful job with just a diverse good of riders. Having a large group can be difficult for the leaders - though often more enjoyable to the riders - given there are more options in terms of speed and interests (easy to find some one to ride with). ”
Excellent
Peter Geer On
5 - Excellent
“Our third SpiceRoads Trip and it was excellent. Friendly, helpful, knowledgeable guides and great support team.”
Excellent
Michael Francis Tory On
5 - Excellent
“Very well organised bicycle tour. Eating at local restaurants is a positive feature.”
Meet at our Mandalay hotel for a tour briefing and then drive up to the top of Mandalay Hill for sunset. We then go for dinner of traditional Burmese specialties.
As we make our way towards Mingun, we stop at the famous 200-year-old teak U Bein Bridge. Our route follows the Irrawaddy all the way for plenty of photos ops. In Mingun, we visit the ruins of Pahtodawgyi and see the Mingun Bell. After lunch, a boat takes us downstream back to Mandalay.
We transfer about an hour to Myin-Mu and start our ride to the remote town of Monywa. This is a pleasant ride on a tarmac road with little traffic as we cycle through the Chindwin Valley. From Monywa, we visit Po Win Taung Cave before transferring to our hotel.
The scenery is varied, and the road good and flat as we ride along the Irrawaddy River. There are plenty of opportunities to interact with locals. After lunch in Pakkoku, we have a relaxing afternoon as we boat to Bagan.
Bicycles are the perfect way to explore the temples of Bagan, which we do all day. The sunset, with views across the plains studded with chedis and temples, is something you will never forget.
We transfer up to Mt Popa. Climb almost 900 stairs to the top of Popa Taung Kalat, passing dozens of shrines and pilgrims honouring the spirits. After the visit, begin biking downhill to Bagan through villages and quiet lanes.
Fly back to Yangon. On arrival, visit Bogyoke Aung San Market before lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, we visit Shwedagon Paya, Burma's holiest religious sight, before heading to the airport.
what’s included
Accommodation
  • Hotels
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Transport
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
Guide
  • English-speaking guide
Bike Hire
  • Bike Hire Included
what’s excluded
  • International Flights
  • Any international flights to Mandalay and from Yangon are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Burma Heritage by Bicycle tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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A deposit of 499 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 44 days before departure. For any departures within 09 October 2019 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

The Burma Heritage by Bicycle tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

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For this Burma Heritage by Bicycle tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

CancellationNo additional cancellation fees apply for this Burma Heritage by Bicycle tour. You can cancel the tour up to 45 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 44 days of departure.
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