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.
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|
|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|
|Minimum age||18 years old|
|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
Mandalay 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
We 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
This 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
Today 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
A 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!!!
Have a Great Trip!!!
Package price nett per person in US $ based on ...
|2 pax||3-4 pax||on 5-6 pax||Single Supplement|
(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.
|Mandalay||Shwe Ingyinn Hotel (superior room) or Similar
|Monywa||Monywa Hotel or similar|
|Bagan||Floral Breeze Hotel (superior room) or Similar
|Mt. Popa||Popa Mountain Resort (superior room) or similar
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)|
|Bank Name||:||AYA Bank Limited|
|Bank Address||:||AYA Bank Building 416, Mahabandoola Road, Kyauktada Tsp., Yangon|
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)
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.
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!
|Open Dates||Guarenteed departure if 2 pax confirmed|