Discover the Shan Hills by Bicycle

Price from
US$ 1,550
Duration
5 Days / 4 Nights
Distance
150 km
Tour Code
MMR-BSH
Next departure
02-Jul-2018
Number of Cycling Days4
Average Distance Per Day: 38
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150 Km
Average Climbing Per Day: 399
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2,250 m
Total Cycling Distance150 kilometres
AccommodationIncluded
Bike HireIncluded
Single SupplementUS$ 195

All About this Tour

Burma is undergoing vast changes and the transition from dictatorship to democracy has been welcomed worldwide. As the country opens up it is the perfect opportunity for a generation of travelers who wish to experience rural Burma before it changes too much.

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Itinerary

Day 1

We are met at Heho Airport; please aim to arrive by 9 am. After a bike fitting we cycle straight from the airport towards the town of Pindaya. Our route will be on a quiet, undulating road through a mosaic of fields. We'll pass through a few villages and stop for photo and snack breaks on the way. Our destination of Pindaya is home to limestone caves that house thousands of Buddhas. We'll have a visit to the caves before dinner.

Day 2

Today we'll explore the ethnic tribes around Kalaw with a ride to local Palaung villages. We traverse this region of tea plantations on a mixture of tarmac and dirt roads. Stopping at Pein ne Pin where we will likely see local women weaving cotton.

Day 3

We leave Kalaw early today for a full days cycling to Inle lake. We use a quiet country roads which take us through a range of local villages, take a break at Shwe Inn Dein, home to over 1,000 pagodas built during the 14th to 17th centuries, then cycle north to Nyaung Shwe.

Day 4

Today we start by bicycle but we will be boating in the afternoon. We take a scenic ride along the eastern side of Inle Lake to the small farming village of Tale Oo. Next we head out onto the waters of Inle Lake to discover some of the floating highlights.

Day 5

We are transferred to Heho Airport for one drop off. If you would like to spend additional nights in Inle we can help to arrange this for you.

Reviews

Amazing way to see a country and keep the kids entertained and active!

Maria Dorothea SteinebachJanuary 2017

An awesome trip, breathtaking scenery, good food and an interesting cultural experience. I would highly recommend it. Our guide Tun Tun was a great guide - friendly, helpful, informative, knowledgeable and very easy to get along with. I would most certainly recommend him.

Frances MacLaurinDecember 2016

A professionally planned trip on quite roads and quieter tracks through stunning countryside and fascinating communities, led by a truly impressive young man who allowed us insights into his world. Thank you.

Philip MacLaurinDecember 2016

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