Discover the Shan Hills by Bicycle

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GBP 1,107
5 Days / 4 Nights
150 km
Tour code
Next departure
Number of Cycling Days 4
Average Distance Per Day: 38
150 Km
Average Climbing Per Day: 399
2,250 m
Total Cycling Distance 150 kilometres
Accommodation Included
Bike Hire Included
Single Supplement US$ 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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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.

Additional journey information

Meets: Heho Airport
Ends: Heho Airport
Fly in to: Heho Airport (HEH)
Fly out of: Heho Airport (HEH)
Countries visited: Burma
Minimum age: 12 (on scheduled departures)
Schedule: Departs every Monday.

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