Explore the countryside by bicycle on this invigorating adventure. We start on lovely rural trails, leading us past pagodas, former capital cities, and banana groves, all the way to the longest teak wood bridge in the world, a structure that has withstood the ravages of time remarkably well. Then, a pleasant, undulating ride takes us through the dry zone and past a couple of small lakes. We pass villages along the way and as the day progresses, the ups in the undulations become more pronounced. As we pass the sunflower farms, we find Mount Popa. In the afternoon, you will have the option to visit this temple and hear the stories of the 37 ‘Nat’ Spirits who call this place home. Finally, we head downhill into the valley and onto Kyauk Padaung before ending our adventure in Bagan.

REFERENCE
Tour name: Mandalay To Bagan By Bike 3 Days
Tour Code: ABT-M013
INCLUDED
Accommodation in shared twin room with air-condition (AC) and private bathroom
Meals as stated in the programme B= breakfast, L= lunch, D= dinner
Transfers and tours with local English guides (guides in other languages are on request and may be subject to supplements) in private air-conditioned vehicles
All entrance fees, boat fees and / or cyclo fees as mentioned in the programme
Bottled water and cold towels available on the vehicles
NOT INCLUDED
Domestic airfare (quoted separately, if requested)
International airfare to / from Cambodia (quoted separately, if requested)
Personal travel insurance
Surcharges for other language guides
Personal expenditure, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, camera fees, communications, postage, gratuities etc.
Meals and services other than mentioned in the programme
Compulsory gala dinners during festive seasons and peak season surcharges which will be advised at the time of booking
Early check-in and late check-out at hotels, if not mentioned in the programme

 

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Day 1: MANDALAY - MINGUN - SAGAING - AMARAPURA - MYINGYAN (45KM) (-/L/D)

  • We are in for a real treat today as we avoid roads as much as possible. We first travel upstream by boat and then explore from Mingun down to Sagaing, a hillside district with many white pagoda spires. Lunch at local restaurant.
    From here, we find ourselves on lovely countryside trails, leading us past ancient pagodas, former capital cities, banana groves, all the way to the longest teak wood bridge in the world, a structure that has withstood the ravages of time remarkably well. Along our way today, we visit the village where descendants of Mayor U Bein, the builder of the great bridge, live today. After some time at the bridge we travel by car to our home for the evening, the small town of Myingyan where a simple, but adequate accommodation awaits. Dinner at local restaurant.
    Accommodation at Kaung Kaung Guest House, Myingyan.
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Day 2: MYINGYAN - MOUNT POPA (80KM) (B/L/D)

  • A pleasant, undulating ride takes us through the dry zone and past a couple of small lakes. We pass villages along the way and as the day progresses, the ups in the undulations become more pronounced. As we pass the sunflower farms, we find Mount Popa and a sharp, but relatively short climb to the lovely resort with its pool perched on the edge of the mountain overlooking the Taung Kalat. Temple. Lunch at local restaurant.
    In the afternoon, you will have the option to visit this temple and hear the stories of the 37 ‘Nat’. Spirits who call this place home.
    Accommodation at Popa Mountain Resort (Deluxe Garden View) or similar, Popa.
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Day 3: MOUNT POPA TO BAGAN (65KM) (B/L/)

  • A flying downhill starts us off into the valley and onto Kyauk Padaung. After a stop at the local tea house for snacks, we will look through the produce market before riding onto Bagan. As we ride in, the red brick of the pagodas come into view and become more and more numerous as we near the hotel which is located on the edge of the Bagan Plain. Arrive in the afternoon. Lunch at local restaurant.