Magnificent Mandalay Cycling Excursion

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day tour

Tour Level: Moderate

Tour Comfort: Standard

Tour Period: Morning

tour highlights

  • Enjoy Mandalay as few see it – from two wheels
  • Witness traditional life in the countryside
  • Visit local workshops to see bamboo, or rattan, weaving, as well as a proud bean curd maker
  • Walk through a rural village to learn about local crops

tour details

Discover an unseen side of Mandalay on this cycling tour. Begin your cycle ride through the back lanes of Mandalay, passing through vegetable markets and lively neighbourhoods along the way. After stopping at a market to learn about the different produce on sale, continue on to see bamboo (rattan) weaving – this typical material is used to construct everything from roofs and walls to fans. You’ll also see a much sought-after bean curd being produced, and listen to the owner who’ll have you convinced it’s the best bean product in the country. We’ll then take a walk through a typical central Myanmar village and learn about rural life and the different crops being grown. On the way back to town, stop at a teashop for some delicious snacks. Arrive back at the starting point around noon.

tour description

At 7:00 a.m, you are picked up from your hotel and transferred to the starting point. Begin your cycle ride north-east through the back lanes of Mandalay, passing through vegetable markets and lively neighbourhoods. Soon you are in the countryside where farmers tend to their fields and villagers go about daily rituals that have remained unchanged for decades. Water buffalo roll lazily in the mud, goats nibble at foliage, and friendly locals respond to a wave or a smile. Stop first at a market to learn about the different produce on sale, and continue your ride to see bamboo (rattan) weaving - this typical material is used to construct everything from roofs and walls to fans. You also see a much sought-after bean curd being produced, and listen to the owner who will have you convinced it is the best quality bean product in the country. We take a walk through a typical central Myanmar village and learn about rural life and the different crops being grown. On the way back to town stop at a tea shop for some delicious snacks. Arrive back at the starting point 11:30 a.m. - noon.

includes

  • Transportation in A/C vehicle
  • Transfer from/to hotel
  • Snacks
  • Grasshopper
  • Magnificent Mandalay Mornings (code: GHMB)
  • Private Tour
  • Bicycle
  • English speaking local tour guide during cycling
  • Filtered drinking water and wet towels during the tour

excludes

  • Mandalay Zone Fee

notes

  • Condition and distance: The ride is about 22km on tracks and small roads. The surface can be uneven and at times a bit bumpy, but bikes are specially prepared to handle this and your guide will demonstrate technique on how to best to handle this terrain. There is minimal traffic at all times.

  • Scale of difficulty: On a scale of 1
  • 10, this ride is rated 2.

  • Equipment provided: Impeccably maintained Merida mountain bikes with a helmet are provided.

  • Clothing: Suitable clothing of natural or moisture-wicking fibres is recommended as follows:
  • Long or short-sleeved tops / T-shirts (shoulders must be covered at temples)
  • Shorts or three-quarter length trousers
  • Closed-toed shoes
  • A hat with a good brim to protect you from sun
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Small daypack
Tour code: MDLGHMBPT
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