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$ 989
Bike Hire 105 US $ per bike see our bikes here
Tour Grade 4 out of 5
Number of Cycling Days 4 full days + 2 half days
Tour Ends Bagan
Group Size Minimum 2. Maximum 6.
Accommodation 7 nights in 2-3 star hotels
Meals breakfast + 6 lunches + 1 welcome dinner
Single Supplement US$ 231
Total Cycling Distance 305 kilometres
Tour Meets Mandalay
Minimum age 18 years old
Entrance Fees included
Vehicle Support Full vehicle support.

 

Day 1: Mandalay, Arrival day

You can arrive any time into Mandalay today. Our driver will pick you up at airport and then transfer to the hotel for check-in.

The group meets in the late afternoon for a group briefing and dinner. Meals: D

Overnight in Mandalay

 

Day 2: Day Ride Mandalay 25km

Myanmar Cycling Tour - Mandalay Bicycle TripMandalay was the last royal capital of Myanmar and was ransacked by the advancing British forces. The former royal complex was destroyed in a fire during World War II, but you can still see the impressive walls and moat.

We take a cycle beyond the bustle of the city to see the villages that exist around the periphery. Here we find a peaceful way of life, centered around the cycle of the farming seasons and traditional life. In the dry season while the land lays fallow, the villagers dedicate their time to traditional crafts such as making robes for monks, snacks to sell in market or other skills that have been passed down to them. Time permitting we take in the wooden monastery and Mandalay Hill before returning to the hotel. Meals: BL

Overnight in Mandalay

 

 Day 3: Cycle to Monywa 90km

Cycling in Myanmar - Mandalay to Monywa Bike TripWe set out for our first long ride today. We start out by following the Irrawaddy River from town and cross over onto the triangular piece of land between this and the Chidwin River at Sagaing, home to hundreds of gold tips stupas. We continue a flat ride, stopping along the way for some delicious local snacks and we finish up the day with a drive into town. Monywa is a rural trading center with a very small tourist industry emerging. We enjoy an authentic local meal this evening. Meals: BL

Overnight in Monywa

 

 

 

Day 4: Cycle to Bagan via the Pho Win Taung Caves 60km

Myanmar Bicycle Tour - Monywa to Pho Win Taung HillsThis morning we set out by crossing the Chidwin River on a small ferry. We then find ourselves on the more remote western bank of the river. Here we encounter fewer vehicles and many more surprised faces as we pedal down the quiet trails and roads to the Phwintaung Caves. These sandstone caves are a real treat. There are around 900 individual caves and while we won’t have time to explore them all, we’ll visit some of the most richly decorated. We then continue on our merry way and after visiting a small village, typical of this area, we drive to Pakokou where we board a boat to complete our journey on the Irrawaddy to Bagan. We arrive as the sun dips low in the sky, spotlighting the pagodas of the Bagan Plain, turning them a rich orange color. Meals: BL

Overnight in Bagan

 

 Day 5: Cycle to Mount Popa 50km

Bagan Bike Tur - Mt Popa Cycling TripToday we find some hills again as we leave Bagan and climb up to the volcanic Mount Popa, home of the 37 Nat. The ride is on good road as we start with a flat section, then meet some steep, but relatively short hills to get to our destination of the Mount Popa Resort with a clear, fresh pool and a view of the hill-top temple. In the afternoon, those wanting to get up close and personal with the tales of the Nat spirits can join your tour leader for a visit to Taung Kalat. Meals: BL

Overnight in Mt. Popa

 

 

 Day 6: Cycle to Bagan via Kyakpadaung 60km

Bagan Bicycle Tour - Mt. Popa Cycling TripA flying downhill starts us off into the valley and onto Kyakpadan. After a stop at the local tea house for snacks, we will look through the produce market in Kyakpadan before riding to Bagan by a different route. An afternoon by the pool may be a good way to unwind and enjoy the warm afternoon. Meals: BL

Overnight in Bagan

 

 

 

Day 7: Pagodas Day Ride Bagan 20km

The pagodas of the Bagan Plain are best visited early in the morning as the sandy landscape heats up by the middle of the day. We make good use of an early start and focus our visit on the temples that were built between 14th and 19th centuries: Shwezigon, the Sulamani, the Htilominlo, the Dhammayazika. In the late morning we find a shady tree to enjoy lunch under and then have an afternoon of free time before we find a quiet to enjoy a peaceful sunset overlooking the pagodas. Meals: BL

Optional Ballooning Activity

Day 7 is the ideal timing for Balloons Over Bagan, a professional ballooning operation based in Bagan. They run sunrise balloon flights that are considered some of the best ballooning in the world. We can arrange this for you. Prices are approximately $300 per person. Please inquire when booking on the tour if this interests you.

 

Day 8: Conclusion of tour

The tour concludes this morning after breakfast. We can assist you in arranging any further accommodation or transport! Meals: B .

End of the tour!!!

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Package price nett per person in US $ based on ...

2 pax 3-4 pax on 5-6 pax Single Supplement
1253 1118 989 231

(for high season valid until 31st March 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

Hotels

Mandalay Shwe Ingyinn Hotel (superior room) or Similar
www.shweingyinnhotel.com
Monywa Monywa Hotel or similar
Bagan Floral Breeze Hotel (superior room) or Similar
www.hotelbze.com
Mt. Popa Popa Mountain Resort (superior room) or similar  
www.myanmartreasureresorts.com

 

Services Included;

Services not Included;

Bed and Breakfast in Twin or Double Sharing room Myanmar Visa & Travel Insurance
SAG Wagon on the days of cycling Bicycle Fees
Private car for transfers and sightseeing mentioned above Early check-in and late check-out fees at the hotel
English Speaking Cycling Guide Tips for the guides, drivers, bell-boys, etc.
Entrance fees mentioned above Other meals, Food and beverage
Meals as indicated in the program (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D=Dinner) Entrance fees for extra site visit not mentioned above
   Daily Water, Towels, Seasonal Fruits & local tea for cycling days International flights to and from Yangon
  International airports tax if any!

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
Open Dates Guarenteed departure if 2 pax confirmed

 

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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