3-Day Mandalay to Bagan by Bike

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Tour type

Tour Level: Moderate

Tour Comfort: Standard

Tour Period: 3 Days

tour highlights

  • Boat trip from Mingun to Sagaing, visit the longest teak bridge in Myanmar, U Bein and drive to the small town of Myingyan
  • Morning cycling to the Mount Popa and climb up the mountain for an amazing bird eye view at the summit
  • Explore Kyauk Padaung by a bicycle and proceed to Bagan

tour details

Cycling through the rural flat land between Mandalay and Bagan is a great way to see the real Myanmar. Passing through villages and stopping on and off to chat up with the people is a unique way to get to know a new country. The trails are not too difficult and easy to handle.

First travel upstream by boat and then explore from Mingun down to Sagaing, a hillside district with many white pagoda spires.
From here, you will find yourselves on lovely countryside trails, leading you past ancient pagodas, former capital cities, banana groves, all the way to the longest teak wood bridge in the world, U Bein Bridge, a structure that has withstood the ravages of time remarkably well. Along the way today, visit the village where descendants of Mayor U Bein, the builder of the great bridge, live today. After some time at the bridge, travel by car to the small town of Myingyan where a simple, but adequate accommodation awaits. Lunch and Dinner at local restaurant.
Accommodation at Kaung Kaung Guest House, Myingyan
A pleasant undulating ride takes you through the dry zone and past a couple of small lakes. Pass villages along the way and as the day progresses, the ups in the undulations become more pronounced. As you pass the sunflower farms, you will see Mount Popa and a sharp, but relatively short climb to the lovely resort with its pool perched on the edge of the mountain overlooking the Taung Kalat. Temple. In the afternoon, you will have the option to visit this temple and hear the stories of the 37 'Nat' spirits who call this place home. Lunch and Dinner at local restaurant.
Accommodation at Popa Mountain Resort (Deluxe Garden View) or similar, Popa
A flying downhill starts you off into the valley and onto Kyauk Padaung. After a stop at the local tea house for snacks, you will look through the local market before riding onto Bagan. As you ride in, the red brick of the pagodas come into view and become more and more numerous near the hotel which is located on the edge of the Bagan Plain. Arrive in the afternoon. Lunch at local restaurant.


Our tour prices are included of:

  • Local English Speaking biking guide
  • Meals as indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Bike and helmet rental
  • Water and snacks while cycling
  • Vehicle support while cycling
  • Accommodation in Myingyan and Popa
  • Admission fees where applicable as noted on the tour itinerary (Mandalay Zone fee, Mingun/Ava fee, Bagan Zone fee)
  • Boat trip or boat tickets within the tour itinerary


Not included are:

  • Myanmar visa fee
  • Travel insurance
  • Accommodation in Mandalay and Bagan
  • Domestic and international flights
  • Surcharges for language guides
  • Drink at meals
  • Tips for local hotels, restaurant staff and tour crew
  • Compulsory gala dinners during festive seasons
  • Personal expenditure, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, camera fees, communications, postage, gratuities etc.



Important Notes:
Please note, you should wear clothing suitable for this activity: quarter length pants, shorts, t-shirts are all advisable, as are comfortable closed shoes. Sunscreen is also a must.


  • Hotel prices for packages are quoted bases on hotels as mentioned or similar. Higher or lower categories can be requested and the price will be adjusted. The hotels featured in the package tour are subject to availabilities at the time of booking.
  • Meals at respective hotels are also included in the hotel prices if the itineraries mention lunch or dinner at hotel.
  • Additional charges during Festive Season: Christmas, New Year and the Water festival period may apply.
  • Supplements for compulsory Gala Dinners will be advised at the time of booking.
  • All hotels have special booking and deposit conditions and will be indicated at the time of booking. Nonrefundable deposits may be required.
Tour code: MDLGH3BKMB

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