Mandalay Morning Ride Cycling Excursion

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day tour

Tour Level: Moderate

Tour Comfort: Budget

Tour Period: Morning

5 hours    English    Mandalay

tour highlights

  • Half-day gentle cycling through the outskirt of Mandalay while occasionally enjoying the nature
  • Observe the local lifestyles during your ride through back lanes and vegetable markets
  • Stop at popular tea shops for breakfast

tour details

Escape the hustle and bustle of the dusty city and discover the tranquillity and charm of the Mandalay countryside whilst relaxing during your fun biking along the peaceful tracks.

Why choose this tour?

  • Discovering an unseen side in the countryside of Mandalay on this cycling tour guided by a biking expert
  • Enjoying the serenity and charming atmosphere of Mandalay morning
  • Authentic Myanmar tea shop culture

tour description

Pick up from your hotel and drive to the starting point where you will get your bicycle. 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 buffaloes 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. 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 and transfer back to your hotel.

customise the tour

  • Combine with half day Mandalay city tour
  • Proceed to Sagaing, Mingun or Ava and Amarapura
  • Unlimited photo opportunity during the tour


  • Transportation in air-conditioned vehicle
  • Transfer from/to hotel
  • Mountain bikes and helmet
  • English speaking local biking guide
  • Drinking water and local snacks


  • Mandalay Zone Fee
  • Meals


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 (Mild-Moderate).

    Equipment provided:
  • Well maintained Merida mountain bikes with a helmet

    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 departure:
  • 07:30am.

Tour code: EXMHGHMBB

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