Bagan Gentle Cycling

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Tour Level: Moderate

Tour Comfort: Budget

Tour Period: All day

10 hours    English    Bagan

tour highlights

  • Gentle cycling ride on sandy track to observe local life passing through the villages
  • Exploring around and, in and out of the stunning ancient temples

tour details

Cycling is a really fun way to explore the delights of Bagan without being intrusive and to absorb its charm and serenity. Cycling across this stunning pagoda filled plain scattered with acacia and toddy palm trees, bullock carts, zebu cattle, goat herds and villages, you have the chance to stop at some lesser visited temples as well. You can stop at as many or as few pagodas as you wish and the opportunities for taking amazing photographs is unlimited.

Why choose this tour?

  • Gentle biking through Pagodas-filled lanes of Bagan with stops at local villages
  • Beautiful route in serenity featuring impressive nature of countryside area

tour description

Transfer to the starting point near Ananda Temple around 08:30 hours. Begin your cycle ride on a sandy track near Ananda Temple (0.5km). Your first stop is at Dhammayangyi (0.25km), a massive temple dating from 1170 which is visible for kilometres around. This imposing structure is famous for its interlocking no mortar brickwork. Continue crossing country to Dhammayazaka (2km) where you may choose to ascend the temple for a panoramic view. Rejoin a paved road, turn left, and if you want, pause for refreshment at a restaurant (0.5km). Stop at Phwa Saw, a quintessentially Myanmar village of rattan houses, busy with bullock carts, zebu cattle and local craft industries. Proceed to Minnanthu monastic complex and village (0.5km). Here your ride offers uninterrupted views (no pylons) of Bagan's awesome monuments, acacia, toddy palm trees and wandering goats. Rejoin the paved road, turning left onto the main airport road towards the temple of Shwezigon (3.5km), before another left turn brings you to a halt for a well-deserved lunch (0.5km).

Lunch at Nanda Restaurant

Afternoon stop at nearby Wetkyi-Inn village before heading back to past such highlights as the temple of Htilominlo. At the stunning Ananda Temple (1km), you will meet tarmac again.

customise the tour

  • Unlimited photo opportunity during the tour
  • Observe the delicate art of Lacquerware at a local handicraft shop


  • Transportation in air-conditioned vehicle
  • Transfer from/to hotel
  • Lunch
  • Mountain Bikes
  • English speaking local tour guide
  • Filtered drinking water and wet towels during the tour


-Bagan Zone Fee


    • Half day will be cycling on hard surface and half day on sandy roads
    • Please note there will be supplement during the water festival period from 13-17 April. Price to be advised on request.
    Tour code: EXBFBGCB

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