Explore Myanmar’s sacred temples, idyllic countryside and mix of colonial charm

Myanmar is a unique country, having survived under a military regime for over 50 years. The countryside is as yet untouched by Western influence, providing an environment where time seemingly stands still.

With its mix of colonial charm, sacred temples and idyllic countryside Myanmar is a truly eclectic country. Winding through traditional villages, markets and rice paddy fields this challenge takes you on a cycling adventure across vast picturesque landscapes and through small townships.

On foot, you will explore the glittering Buddhist temples, most notably Shwedagon Pagoda, one of the most renowned temples in the region. Stand in awe at the dramatic limestone caves, carved by nature over millions of years and visit monasteries over a hundred years old.

  • Visit Yangon’s awe-inspiring Shwedagon Paya Buddhist Pagoda and wander the vibrant streets filled with food vendors, colourful markets and colonial architecture

  • Cycle for 5 days amongst the breathtaking landscapes of Myanmar, through rice paddys and quiet village streets

  • Explore the temple town of Bagan by bicycle and weave your way through the overgrown archeological site home to over 2000 temples

Day 1: Arrive Mandalay

Day 2–5: Cycle Mandalay and Bagan

Day 6: Transfer to Pyay

Day 7-11: Explore Pyay and Yangon

Day 12: Depart Myanmar

Please note: Itineraries are subject to change and should be used as a guide only.

Adventure type: Cycle
Trip duration: 12 days
Challenge duration: 5 days
Challenge grade: 3/5 (moderate)
Accommodation: Twin-share in 2-3 star hotels (single supplement applies)


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