Biking from Bangkok to Yangon

Price from
US$ 3,650
Duration
14 days / 13 nights
Distance
802 kilometres
Tour code
MCT-MBY
Next departure
12-Nov-2017
Number of Cycling Days 12 full, 1 half
Average Distance Per Day: 62
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150 Km
Average Climbing Per Day: 357
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2,250 m
Total Cycling Distance 802 kilometres
Accommodation 13 nights in hotels/guesthouses included
Bike Hire US$275
Single Supplement US$430
Child Pricing N/A

All About this Tour

This adventure is made possible by the 2013 opening of a land border for foreigners at the Mae Sot/Mywaddy border. We are excited to be the first to offer this bike tour that will take you through untouristy parts of Thailand and Burma and give you an authentic insight into both cultures.

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Itinerary

Day 1

We meet at our hotel in Bangkok for a trip briefing and cycle through many of city's famous attractions at sunset. We finish off the evening with dinner.

Day 2

Today we start riding from the historical city of Ayutthaya, through the ruins stupas and chedis, following the Chao Phraya River north on to Uthai Thani.

Day 3

We follow the river north and ride through scenic villages and rice fields to Kamphaeng Phet. We visit the UNESCO World Heritage site that guarded the Sukhothai capital in the 14th century against attacks by Burma

Day 4

We have a long ride through mountainous and rural landscapes to Lan Sang National Park. Our route is scenic on a mixture of dirt and tarmac back roads.

Day 5

We start along rural back and dirt route where our support van can't follow for 14 km. A short break is made at Baan Pang Sang then continue another cycling before transferring to and check into our overnight hotel in Mae Sot. You are optional to take 20 km ride to the outskirts of Mae Sot or afternoon off for your relaxing massage or wander the border town.

Day 6

We cross into Burma today. Get ready for a tough and adventurous ride as we will be cycling on a hilly road that turns to dirt in sections. We coast downhill to and transfer in the van to Hpa An.

Day 7

An amazing day spent exploring the caves, temples and springs around Hpa An. You will be wowed!

Day 8

Our route takes us along a very flat road to Mawlamyine, the former British Capital of Lower Burma.

Day 9

Today we cycle to Win Sein Tawya to see the world's largest reclining Buddha. Back in Mawlamyine we watch the sunset from Kyaik Tan Lan Pagoda.

Day 10

We are definitely going off the beaten track today and some of the ride will be off road. We'll ride through rubber plantations, over wooden bridges and through small villages.

Day 11

After breakfast, we take a transfer to avoid a main road and start cycling on a small country road through a series of quiet villages with the only significant climb being at the end of the day as we approach the town of Kinpun, ‘basecamp’ for visiting the Golden Rock.

Day 12

We rise early for a ride in a local, open-air truck along a winding road to see the 'Golden Rock' covered by over 60 tons of gold leaf. Our ride today is to the temple-studded town of Bago.

Day 13

This morning we'll ride to see some of the many temples that are scattered around Bago then we make our way to Yangon. Once we have arrived we visit the famous Shwedagon Pagoda before having our farewell dinner.

Day 14

This morning you have more time to explore Yangon before lunch and our transfer to the airport.

Additional journey information

Meets: Bangkok, Thailand
Ends: Yangon, Myanmar
Fly in to: Suvarnnabhumi Airport (BKK)
Fly out of: Yangon International Airport (RGN)
Countries visited: Thailand, Myanmar
Minimum age: (on scheduled departures)

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