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Yangon Cycling To Mandalay – 10 Days

Yangon Cycling To Mandalay . This popular method of touring around the country on the small seat of a bike was first initiated by us from Yangon to Mandalay. Bicycle tours provide visitors the best possible opportunity to intimately experience the country in a physically active journey yet a relaxing way. It is with a bicycle the cultural-diversity & natural-prism of Myanmar’s reality can only be enjoyed. Both experienced and amateur cyclist found the trip very exciting and challenging as most of the trips are designed to include a mixture of different landscape along the way. From the chilly Shan Hills to the central plain Mandalay, descend down the splendid colonial charms of Pyinoolwin, riding along the mighty Ayeyarwaddy River

Last a few years have seen the development of an active tour program, ‘traveling on the bicycles’ in Myanmar. This popular method of touring around the country on the small seat of a bike was first initiated by us from Yangon to Mandalay. Bicycle tours provide visitors the best possible opportunity to intimately experience the country in a physically active journey yet a relaxing way. It is with a bicycle the cultural-diversity & natural-prism of Myanmar’s reality can only be enjoyed. Both experienced and amateur cyclist found the trip very exciting and challenging as most of the trips are designed to include a mixture of different landscape along the way. From the chilly Shan Hills to the central plain Mandalay, descend down the splendid colonial charms of Pyinoolwin, riding along the mighty Ayeyarwaddy River, visitors will find a real taste for their passion of outdoors and enjoying it on a bike. It is a flawless tour,a combination of colorful country-side with glorious ancient Myanmar capitals ending by the best beach resort of Myanmar.

Myanmar Cycle Tours
Duration : 10-Day /91-Night
Operational period : Best time from September  to March

Day 1. Yangon Cycle To Bago ( Pegu )  ( L , D )

8: 00 Am pick up from your hotel in Yangon or airport , We transfer out of town this morning on the main highway northbound.Lacking scenic interest, today’s ride also provided a heavy dose of culture shock. Teenagers working on road construction projects, performing functions such as sorting gravel ballast by hand, spreading oil by hand, and digging drainage ditches by hand and under the intense midday sun. Farmers were working behind oxen pulling single bottom plows and people were scattered working throughout the many rice paddies. Machine powered equipment was scarce, except for the fume belching trucks we were playing together with on the road.

Biking Distance : 65 km

Day 2. Bago Cycle To Nyanumg Lebin ( B , L , D )

The ride today is mostly flat but on another rough road. The ancient asphalt is littered with alligator cracks and the shoulders is unraveling. Again,you will ride until mid morning through a dead calm, pea soup fog that was pleasantly cool.The ride today was mostly flat but on another rough road. The ancient asphalt is littered with alligator cracks and the shoulders were unraveling. Again, riding until mid morning through a dead calm, pea soup fog that is pleasantly cool and riding to Nyanumg Lebin for check in guest house .

Biking Distance : 75 Km

Day 3. Nyanumg Lebin Cycle To Thaungoo ( B , L , D )

After breakfast, we cycle dawn to tackle the ride to Thaungoo, riding passed through an interesting, medium sized village.Lunch at the local restaurant – We ride to the bigger town of Thaungoo. Situated on a broad, muddy river, Thaungoo is an island of palms amidst rice paddies.Check in guest house .

Biking Distance : 85 km

Day 4. Thaungoo Cycle To Meitkila  ( B , L , D )

Morning after the breakfast, you will be long cycle day about the 110 km ride to Pyninamana .pedal through lush tropical agricultural land consisting mainly of rice paddies, banana groves, coconut palms, and frequent bamboo villages,the terrain began to transition into more rolling upland country with the vegetation changing to that of a dry, upland scrub variety.End then transfer to in Meiktila for check in basic guest house .

Biking Distance : 95 – 110 km

Day 5. Meitkila Free and short Trekking ( B , L , D )

After a tough day will do for one’s attitude.Today a good day to be off the bikes. Meiktila (pronounced Meetulah) is a larger town at the crossroads between the main highway to Mandalay and the road to Inle Lake . We will to check out the local market and small villages .

Biking Distance : 0 km

Day 6. Meitkila Cycle To Bagan ( B , L , D )

Breakfast and transfer about 12 km out of Meiktila, the road began a gradual climb into semi arid grazing country. The vegetation transitioned from banana and coconut groves to acacia trees and cactus. The view opened up across palm forested plains rising gradually to meet some impressively high mountains in the distant north. Lunch on the way , Transfer to Bagan in the late afternoon , Check in have a BBQ for dinner tonight .

Biking Distance : 75 – 95 km

Day 7. Bagan ( B , L )

What make the experience of cycling with 2000 millennium old religious edifice better? This venue is an archaeological treasure as well as historical wonder and ranked as a World Heritage site by the UNESCO. Some highlights are Ananda temple (the master-piece edifice amongst 2000), Thatbyinnyu temple (the highest one), Dhanyangyi temple (the most massive one). You will also see how the lacquer items are made in a local workshop. Enjoy the sunset from a temple over looking the majestic flat plain. Overnight at the hotel in Bagan.

Biking Distance : 30 km

Day 8. Bagan Cycle To Myinging ( B , L , D )

Breakfast and today we pedal the 65 km to Myinging (rhymes with engine) on mostly dirt road today. The pavement ended about 12 km out from Bagan, The dirt road is entertaining as it traversed the gullied, upland bench lands above the Irrawaddy. Parts of this stretch is very rough and surprisingly dry. Where the road cross a dry stream, We  typically had to negotiate soft, deep sand. The palm forest through which passed for much of the ride was simply spectacular. When the forest waned, the desert scrub brush and cacti reminded us of the Mohave Desert.Check in guest house in Myinging .

Biking Distance : 65 km

Day 9 . Myinging  Cycle To Kyaukse ( B , L , D  )

Breakfast and pedal to the road gradually ascended into the scrub and range country above the river plain and enjoy the good quality surface for as long as it might last.Lunch on the way and continues rolling into Kyaukse for check in .

Biking Distance :95 – 110 km

Day 10. Kyaukse  Cycle To Mandalay ( B , L )

Breakfast and  The road from Kyaukse to Mandalay is a main north-south road from Napyidaw. As such, it is a silky smooth,also much horse and oxen drawn cart traffic to contend with as well as the always present pedestrians.Overnight at the hotel in your Mandalay .

Biking Distance : 70 – 80 km

 

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Joining group departure on 18th Monthly

Private departure based on your inquiry

Group size from 2 to 12 riders

Tour Price : Contact us

 

Support Services : Myanmar  Cycle Tours are fully supported by ours crew in order to limit your biking on any particular day, and our support vehicles will be there for you. Our support vehicles is loaded with purified water, seasonal fruits and some snack to refill your energy.

Accommodations : All the hotels , guest house utilized are clean and comfortable. With a few nights’ exceptions in remote destinations where accommodations are simple and basic.

Weather : November is the beginning of Myanmar’s dry and cool months. You can expect high temperatures in the 30°C during most of the tour as we are biking in the central dry zone of Myanmar. Sunscreen is not widely available in Myanmar so be sure to bring an adequate supply with you on the trip. If we have any rain on the trip, it should be limited to an occasional light shower.

Air Transportation : You will be responsible for arranging your own flights to and from Myanmar. The most frequent service is from Bangkok on Thai Airways and Silk Air (Singapore Airlines’ regional carrier) from Singapore. Be certain to check with your air carrier about their current policy and requirements for transporting a bicycle as one of your pieces of luggage or free luggage as a sport equipment.

Food and Water : All the meals indicated on the following itinerary are included with the tour package. B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner. We have attempted to build a menu that will meet your nutritional requirements during an extended period of strenuous activity and will also allow you to enjoy a variety of local and ethnic cuisines. Vegetarian diets can be accommodated. The tap water available throughout the tour is not potable. An ample supply of bottle water will be available to you throughout the trip.

Health Requirements : No vaccinations are officially required for a visit to Myanmar. Malaria prophylaxis is no longer needed. However travelers should check with their doctor regarding the advisability of inoculation against typhoid, hepatitis and tetanus, etc.

Price Includes

-9 night accommodations with daily breakfast

– Meals B = Breakfast , L = Lunch , D = Dinner

– Local English tour guide

-All entry and zone fees

-Ground transports ( support vehicles ) or bus, truck for group

-Porter charges for group

-Bike rental fees & helmet

-Snacks/fruits/water for every biking day

Price Excludes

-Accommodation in Yangon and Mandalay

-International , domestic flights

-Personal expenses ( drinks/laundry/souvenirs)

-Tipping at hotels and guides, driver

– Travel insurance

-Meals not in tours

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