Mandalay to Bagan Bike Tour

  • Enjoy spectacular views of ‘Stupas’ stretching out into the horizon in Bagan
  • Fine Burmese handicrafts and ancient fort like palaces with pagodas and wooden bridges that will amaze in Mandalay

Explore the charm of the orient in all its myriad hues in Myanmar (Burma). Replete with animal-drawn carts, plenty of cyclists and pagodas that are ablaze under sunlit skies, Myanmar is simply irresistible.

Journey through Central Burma, from the upcountry hills and lakes of this less-explored country where archeological wonders are aplenty, down to Mandalay along the Irrawaddy river delta from where the plains of Bagan beckon.

Quick Facts

  • Duration

    7 days / 6 nights

  • Start / End

    Mandalay / Bagan

  • Price

    From $1,595 pp dbl. occ.
    The price is indicative and may vary due to size of group, accommodation, time of year you travel

  • Hotels

    Casual Inns

  • Riding Style

    Easy Rider

Group Departures


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Brief Itinerary

* with shuttle
DayPlaceCasual InnsDuration~ Cycling Distance
1 – 2MandalayAyeyarwady River View Hotel2 40km / 24mi*
3MonywaWin Unity Resort Hotel180km / 48mi
4 – 6BaganBlue Bird Hotel360km / 36mi
30km / 18mi
40km / 24mi

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Mandalay

Arrive in Mandalay and check-in to your hotel. Spend the day at leisure and visit the Royal Palace and the Buddhist monasteries of Mandalay if you feel like exploring. Mandalay is a great place to try out traditional cuisine of Myanmar – there’s plenty of soups, dumplings, side dishes and curries with meat and vegetables on offer. Dig in. 

Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Mandalay

For those who are up for riding today, a ride on the opposite side Irrawaddy River is fascinating.

Don’t be surprised if you hear Mandarin here as the local community comprises Chinese, Thais, Laotians, Shan and Karen descendants with a sprinkling of Indian and Nepali settlers present as well.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Distance cycled: ~ 55km / 33mi*

Day 3: Monywa

A classic ride today through the hinterland takes us to a small town, Monywa, situated beside Chindwin river.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Distance cycled: ~ 60km / 36mi*

Day 4: Bagan

A long ride today with a short transfer via boat and van. Ride past spectacular country farms and fields.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Distance cycled: ~ 80km / 48mi*

Day 5: Bagan – Pagoda Trail

We explore the trails that run among the stupas by bike and return to the hotel for lunch. The evening is at leisure.  

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Distance cycled: ~ 30km / 18mi

Day 6: Bagan – Mount Popa

We take a transfer and climb to the top of Mount Popa, a volcano 1518m above sea level, where we see numerous Nat temples and relic sites atop the mountain. 

Enjoy the view of Bagan where an estimated thirteen thousand sacred pagodas were built on the plains between the 9th and the 13th century. Three thousand of these Theravada Buddhist relics now remain. The view is breathtaking and the uniformity, diversity and subtlety of these temples will amaze and intrigue.

Post-lunch, we ride downhill towards Bagan. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Distance cycled: ~ 40km / 24mi

Day 7: Departure

Your leaders will make arrangements for your transfer to the airport in time for your onward journey.

Meals: Breakfast

*with shuttle – short transfers.