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 Ayuda 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 travellers 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.

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Tour at a glance

Tour Cost starts from US$ 1067
Bike Hire 105 US $ per bike see our bikes here
Tour Grade 5 out of 5
Number of Cycling Days 6 full days
Tour Ends Bagan
Group Size Minimum 2. Maximum 6
Accommodation 7 nights in 2-3 star hotels
Meals Breakfast & 7 lunches
Single Supplement US$ 230
Total Cycling Distance 417 kilometres
Tour Meets Yangon
Minimum age 18 years old
Entrance Fees included
Vehicle Support Full vehicle support.

Day 1 - Yangon Arrival (L)

Burma Bicycle Tour - Myanmar Cycling TripUpon 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 Sule Paya 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 Kyaukhtatgyi Pagoda, which houses a 70-meter reclining Buddha. Continue via Kadawgyi, Royal Lake, which is home to a hamsa -shaped floating barge. After a short tea break, head to Shwedagon Pagoda, the most revered Buddhist temple 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.

Dinner (own account)

Overnight in Yangon.

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. 8.- US Dollars per person

Meal: Lunch included

Total Cycling Distance: Nil

Day 2 - Yangon - Pyay (B,L,-)

Burma Cycling Tour - Bicycle Trip to Pyay to BaganSet off this morning for the first leg of your bike ride to Bagan. You'll cycle from Yangon to Latpadan (142km/ Appr. 7 hour) and then continue to Pyay by car (Latpadan - Pyay 156Km/Appr. 6 hours).

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 freshen up. Take a short tour of Pyay, the town formerly known as Prome. You'll visit Shwesandaw Pagaoda and enjoy magnificent views over the Irrawaddy River and surroundings from this hilltop temple.

 

Overnight in Pyay.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch included

Total Cycling Distance: 142km

Day 3 - Pyay - Magway (B,L,-)

Burma Bicycle Tour - Cycling Trip to Magwe, BaganToday's journey takes you to Magway by bike and car.

After breakfast, you'll depart Pyay by bike following Thit Yar Kaut 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 Ka Pwe Taung, an unusual pool of bubbling mud with a nearby temple.

Overnight stay in Magway.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch included

Total Cycling Distance: 60km

Day 4 - Magway – Mt Popa (B,L,-)

Myanmar Bicycle Tour - Cycling Trip from Magwe to Mt. PopaWake up early this morning and fuel up for a challenging ride to Mount 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 en route.

This afternoon you'll reach Mount 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

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch included

Total Cycling Distance: 90km

Day 5 - Mt Popa - Bagan (B,L,-)

Myanmar Bicycle Trip - Bagan Cycling TourThe 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 Mount Popa and learn more about the unusual spirit worship of the nats. Then coast downhill on your way to Bagan, stopping a local villages along the way. As the roads flatten out and you approach Bagan, ancient stupas will begin to appear in the distance.

Overnight in Bagan.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch included

Total Cycling Distance: 50km

 

Day 6 - Bagan (B,L,-)

bagan-02Spend 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 Nyaung Oo 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 laquerware. Continue biking through the temple plains and arrive at an elevated temple to watch the sun set.

Overnight in Bagan

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch included

Total Cycling Distance: 35km

 

Day 7 - Bagan (B,L,-)

Cross the waters of the Irrawady 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. Relax this afternoon as we cruise back to Bagan on a private boat. We've left the afternoon free for more sightseeing, cycling, shopping or relaxing.

Overnight in Bagan.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch included

Total Cycling Distance: 40km

Day 8 - Bagan Departure (B)

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

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Package price nett per person in US $ based on

2 pax 3-4 pax 5-6 pax Single Supplement
1456 1279 1067 230

(for high season valid until 30th April 2018)

The group size is limited up to maximum number of 6 pax so that we can give the full attention to all travellers in a way of colse intimacy. We guarentee the departure when the minimum of 2 cyclists are confirmed. For solo travellers, we are happy to welcome them as always and they can have their own room as long as the single supplement is paid. Nevertheless, a shared room with another same-sex solo cyclist can be arranged at no extra cost.

For long-distance tour like this tour, the bike rental fees are not included in the fare as some cyclists prefer to bring their own bike. However, if you want to rent our bike, the addition cost for bike rental as mentioned will be charged.

 Destination

2-3* Hotels

Yangon

Green Hill Hotel at Chinatwon (superior room) or similar

www.chinatownhotelyangon.com

Pyay Mingalar Garden Hotel (superior room) or Similar
www.mingalargardenresort.com
Magwe Phan Khar Myay Guest House or similar
Mt. Popa

Popa Mountain Resort (superior room) or similar

www.myanmartreasureresorts.com

Bagan Floral Breeze Hotel (superior room) or Similar
www.hotelbze.com

 

Inclusions

Exclusion

7 nights accommodation in twin or double room  Myanmar Visa & Travel Insurance
Meals as indicated in the program  (B = breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)  Mountain Bike & Helmet
English-speaking biking guide  Other meals not indicated in the program (B = breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
Mechanic for groups of 5 and above  Domestic flights
Transfers and excursions with private air-conditioned vehicles  International flights to/from Yangon
Supporting vehicle (pick-up truck) on biking days  International Airport departure Tax if any!
Entrance fees for visits mentioned in the program  Tips & porters at the hotels
Water and refreshing towels  Alcoholic Drinks and Personal expenses
Local soft drinks, snacks and fruits on biking days  Credit card fees (4.5 %) or bank transfer fees for non-cash payments
   Any other items not mentioned in the included services

How to book and confirm your trip?

The adventure tour and other trips with Ayuda Bicycle Tour Agency are confirmed in a short time normally within 3 days when you agree to confirm and to join the tours. Once you turn on green light for booking the tour, we will start doing all the reservations such as hotels, airline tickets, boat tickets and other items in the field of "SERVICES INCLUDED"!.

Should you send deposit? What are the payment terms?

Upon receiving booking confirmation, we NEED a deposit of 50 % so that your booking can be 100% guaranteed. The rest of the payment is to be paid 40 days before the tour starts. We offer you 2 ways of payment:

1- Visa or Master card with 4.5% bank surcharge
2- Payment by bank transfer. Our bank details are in the below and the bank transfer fee for sending payment has to be covered on your own and CIM will cover the bank receipt fee in order to receive its payment.

Bank Account Details

Name : Ayuda Myanmar Travels & Tours Co. Ltd.
Bank Account Number : 0004103030003435 (USD)
Swift Code : (AYABMMMY)
Bank Name : AYA Bank Limited
Bank Address : AYA Bank Building 416, Mahabandoola Road, Kyauktada Tsp., Yangon
Country : Myanmar

Cancellation Policy

In case of cancelation from your end (in very seldom case, we hope!), the followings are the terms;

  • 90 to 60 days before arrival: 15% of total cost
  • 60 to 45 days prior to commencement 30% of total cost
  • 45 – 30 days prior to commencement 50% of total cost
  • 30 – 15 days prior to commencement 75% of total cost
  • Less than 15 days prior to commencement 100%

- No refund will be guarenteed for late arrival or early departure from trip

- Single Supplements are subject to the above cancelation policy

- Ayuda Bike Tour agency reserves the right to amend route and modifications of the accommodations as required by the conditions

How are the accommodation methods?

(a) Twin sharing room for same gender/age
(b) Double sharing room for couples
(c) Single room for single person (with supplement cost applied)

Liabilities:

Clients who join our trips have to go through below our liabilities and will be asked to sign the form of understanding our liabilities upon arrival.

We are not responsible for any baggage or property lost during the tour with us. We advise that, do not wear jewels while walking or cycling on the street. Keep your camera in your backpack. Do not hold it while cycling. Ayuda Bike Tour Agency is not held responsible for any accident, injury or dead during trip conduction with us. Clients who join the trip with us understand that they are willing to join the trip by themselves and at their own risk. We will brief the safety and the road conditions before tour starts. Ensure to follow our guideline, be ware of the hazard. It is absoultely safe now to do also trekking in Myanmar while doing your bike tours with us following our outlined itinerary and our specialized tour guide.
If you, the client, refuse to wear the helmet provided by Ayuda Bike Tour Agency, you will be responsible for any head injury. We ensure the bikes are in good condition, have reliable brakes. We provide all spare parts including puncture repair kits and our guides are trained with a good extent of mechanic knowledge. We try to take quiet road, routes free from cars, wherever possible. If it is necessary to ride a bike on a busy road make sure to be careful to avoid accident and being hit by cars: go slowly, look carefully before turning or crossing roads and stick well into the pavement.
We are not responsible for any health care during the tour with us. Client who join the trip with us has to be wellbeing and we recommend the client to purchase travel insurance before their departure dates. Travel insurance should include and cover evacuation cost. We recommend good hospitals in any town, city and SOS International. We provide first aid kit in the support van and all our guides are trained with first aid.

Clients who fail to sign "Form of Understanding our Liabilities" and personal infomation forms prior to the departure of the tour will not be permitted to join the tour and the policy of cancelations will be applied.

Discount & Child Policy

For our repeated customers, we will offer a discount of 5% when first return for tour with us and discount 10% when return for second and more tours with us.
Children above 12 years old are charged as adult price. Children between 8-11 years old will get 25% discount on the tour. Children below 7 years will get 50% discount but will share accommodation with their parents as possible.

Documentation

Make sure all travel documents have been prepared including passport (at least 6 months validity), passport size photos for the visas (please check our FAQs for more information) and flight tickets.   We cannot however be responsible for your documents not in order or mistakes by embassies, sudden changes to regulations, or actions of border officials that are beyond our control. We are able to advise on mandatory health requirements. Take all the necessary medication including malaria tablet, Tama Flue (bird flue tablet), sun cream, sunglasses, cycling gloves and cycling shorts etc.,

Tour Guide / Tour Leader Responsibility

Ayuda Bike Tour Agency provides cycling tour guide for a group below 6 people; for group starting from 6 people and above, we provide one cycling tour guide and one Mechanic or tour leader. Both tour guide and tour leader are the representatives of the company. Their responsibilities are to make sure the trip runs smoothly and our clients are well looked after in all aspect including the food, snacks, water and drinks, bike mechanic, accommodations. Any complaints about any aspect in the trip, should be brought to the guide's or tour leader's attention and with a copy of written notice to the management team of Ayuda Bike Tour Agency. Our guide or tour leader will act immediately to solve any problem that occurs during the tour with our backup service within 24 hours from our management team. Sometimes, the guide or tour leader is also assigned to take any photos or films during the tour and our partner to do promotion or marketing purpose. As you are being our valued clients joining the trip with Ayuda Bike Tour Agency, kindly permit us to do so without asking any payment.

Welcome to Myanmar!

 

Dates Trip Status
28th December 2017 - 4th January 2018 last seats available

 

Myanmar Bicycle Tour

Win Bo Bo, the owner of Ayuda Myanmar Travel, arranged a superb 17-day bicycle trip through central Myanmar, including Mandalay, Bagan, Kalaw, and Inle Lake. The route, facilities, guiding and transportation could not have been better in this developing country. The people are friendly, the cultural sights amazing, and the experience absolutely wonderful. We have recommended Ayuda Myanmar Travel to our friends and encourage anyone traveling to Myanmar to go with this company.

Visited April 2015
Carol & Pete

Contact Address

Address : Room.31, 4th Floor, Building-5, Wai Pone La Housing Complex, North Okkalapa, Yangon, Myanmar.

Phone : (+951) 9 692 498, (+951) 9 692 499, (+959) 519 58 63

Email : info@cyclinginmyanmar.com

Website : www.cyclinginmyanmar.com

Skype ID : winbobo.ayudamyanmartravel

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