13 days,Yangon to Yangon

Bike around the villages and gardens of Inle Lake, visit the ancient cities of Ava and Amarapura, cycle around the incredible stupas in Bagan, hike through limestone caves at Pindaya, marvel at the pilgrimage site of Mt. Popa.

You might not immediately associate Burma with cycling, but we think you’ll change your mind once you’ve taken this two-wheeled trek through ancient cities and beautiful gardens. Once you get off the bike, you’ll have the chance to hike through limestone caves and make a pilgrimage to Mt Popa. Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime experience to get active in a place that’s the furthest thing from your backyard.

What's Included

  • All cycling activities and entrance fees as mentioned in the itinerary
  • 12 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 1 dinner. (Allow USD250-300 per person for meals not included.)
  • Private bus/van, bike, plane, walking.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
  • Small group experience; Max 12, Avg 8.
  • Hotels (12 nts).
Map of the route for Click to enlarge
Places Visited
  • Burma/Myanmar


Day 1Yangon

Arrive at any time.

Day 2Yangon/Nyaungshwe(1B)

Fly to Heho and transfer the short distance to Nyaung Shwe. This town is the gateway to Inle Lake and its many attractions. In the afternoon, enjoy free time to explore Nyaung Shwe.

Day 3Nyaungshwe/Inle Lake(1B)

Visit Inle Lake by bike and boat. Cycle around the lake and stop for lunch with a local Intha family during the ride.

Day 4Heho/Pindaya(1B)

Cycle through rolling hills to the village of Pindaya, before heading out into the countryside and exploring the surrounding trails.

Day 5Pindaya(1B, 1L, 1D)

Begin an overnight hike up through the hills around Pindaya. Visit the magnificent Pindaya Caves, set in a limestone ridge overlooking a picturesque lake, where over 8,000 images of Buddha are on display.

Day 6Pindaya/Mandalay(1B, 1L)

Wake up among the hills and enjoy the sights and sounds of village life. Hike through friendly villages and incredible scenery around Pindaya. In the afternoon, transfer to Mandalay.

Day 7Mandalay(1B)

Day 7 is free to explore Mandalay's ancient temples and other beautiful sites, such as the Golden Monastery.

Day 8Mandalay/Myingyan(1B, 1L)

Enjoy a full morning in the saddle as the journey continues by bike. Wheel through the ancient kingdom of Ava, the ancient capital of Amarapura, and the multiple Buddhist monasteries of Sagaing. In the afternoon, transfer to Myingyan.

Day 9Monywa/Popa Hill(1B, 1L)

Make the challenging uphill cycle from Myingyan to Mt Popa, enjoying the great views along the way.

Day 10Popa Hill/Bagan(1B)

Enjoy a downhill cycle, passing through villages, towards the plains of Bagan.

Day 11Bagan(1B)

Explore the hundreds of temples and stupas that dot the landscape here.

Day 12Bagan/Yangon(1B)

Transfer to the airport and fly to Yangon. Enjoy a free afternoon.

Day 13Yangon(1B)

Depart at any time.

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