Does the prospect of cycling your way around Myanmar appeal to you? Burma by bicycle, now that's a holiday. Burma, which now officially goes by the name of Myanmar, is fast-becoming the go-to holiday destination. From visiting the many magical temples to discovering the coastline and varied terrain, if you want to take yourself off to somewhere slightly different this year then Myanmar might just be the destination for you.
Exploring an unfamiliar place by bike makes for an exciting holiday. Whether you fancy a cycle ride off the beaten track or a journey on two wheels around the Inle Lake, you can find your holiday of a lifetime through Ayuda Myanmar Travel.
With a cycling tour in Myanmar you can discover the Myanmar that not many people see by cycling down the quiet back roads as well as visiting the more renowned sites. Whether on foot or on a bicycle, you'll get to experience the 'real' Myanmar.
You can book your Myanmar cycling tour through Ayuda Myanmar Travel. From cycling day tours in the Inle Lake area to our Best Bike Tour holiday experience, we have a range of cycling tours on offer, and all you need do is choose the right one for you.
Tour at a glance
|Tour Cost||starts from US$ 191|
|Bike Hire||included see our bikes here|
|Tour Grade||4 out of 5|
|Number of Cycling Days||2 full days|
|Tour Ends||Nyaung Shwe (Inle Lake)|
|Group Size||Minimum 2. Maximum 6.|
|Accommodation||1 Night at a 2-3* hotel|
|Meals||2 lunches at local restaurants|
|Single Supplement||US$ 23|
|Total Cycling Distance||80 kilometres|
|Tour Meets||Nyaung Shwe (Inle Lake)|
|Minimum age||18 years old|
|Vehicle Support||Full vehicle support.|
Inle Lake –Nyaung Shwe - Taunggyi – Kakku Pagoda Complex – Taunggyi – Nyaung Shwe – Inle Lake
Day 1: Nyaung Shwe – Heho – Baw Sine Junction – Pindaya (-/L/-)
Estimated Biking Distance = maximum 40 Km
In the morning, you will be picked up at your hotel in Nyaung Shwe and then transfer by car to Heho Town. Upon arrival at Heho, stop at the Heho-Baw Sine Junction and test ready your bikes and start the off-beaten track of cycling to Pindaya.
Ride along the peaceful trails on the paved road listening to sounds of the birds chirping, insects and so on. The road is almost quiet as there are very little traffic coming from both sides. Cool breeze caress while you enjoy the landscape of the fertile land. After about 1 and a half hour ride, you will arrive at the junction that forks to Baw Sine and Pindaya. Turning left will take you towards the little town of Pindaya. This part is less quite as you will pass by many Pa O villages. At lunch time, you approach Pindaya and ride directly to the local restaurant.
Lunch at Golden Moon Restaurant!
In the afternoon, transfer to your hotel and after a while, visit Paper Umbrella Cottage industry where you can see the Shan Paper production, Process of Umbrella Making only by hands. Then, drive up to Pindaya Lime-stone Natural Caves with more than 8000 Buddha Images. Get lost yourself in the cave taking pictures of most beautiful Shan Style Buddhas.
Overnight at Pindaya
Day 2: Pindaya – Aung Ban – Heho (-/L/-)
Estimated Biking Distance = maximum 40 Km
After breakfast, test your bike and start the bike tour from your hotel to Aung Ban.
All the way, the landscapes and the villages of ethnic minorities make you forget your tiredness. Today biking is like floating over the waves of the mountains as the cycling trail is mostly on the paved road. Rest under the shady banyan tree once in a while.
After about 3 hours or so riding on the bike, you will approach at Aung Ban located on the mainroad. Enjoy your picnic style at a local restaurant.
Then take the car back to Nyaung Shwe Town!
End of Program organized by Ayuda Myanmar Travel & Tour Agency
Have a Nice Trip!
Package price net per person in US $ based on ...
|2 pax||3-4 pax||5-6 pax||Single Supplement|
(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.
As for 2 days, the bike rental fees are included in the fare. However, if you bring your own bike we will deduct the bicycle fees accordinely from the total cost.
Golden Cave Hotel (superior room) or similar
Services not Included;
|1 Night accommodation at Pindaya||Myanmar Visa and Travel Insurance|
|English Speaking Biking Tour Guide||Other Hotel Accommodations|
|SAG wagon for Bikers & Bikes||Other meals not mentioned and Beverages|
|Entrance fees if any!||Tips for the guides, drivers, bell-boys, etc.|
|Water & Snow Towels||Personal Expenses|
|1 Picnic-style Lunch for each biking day||Other services not mentioned in the program|
|Very good Mountain Bikes with Helmet|
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|