Myanmar Bicycle Tour : The Burma Road Departure Notes

Is Myanmar Safe for Travel?

Absolutely. Past tragic events associated with political unrest have been largely centered in Yangon and have never affected travelers. Almost all of our travel is in remote areas in the central part of the country, places tourists have visited for decades without any issues. Rather, almost every traveler on our Myanmar tours has been struck how tranquil the country is and how warm and gracious the Burmese are to visitors and whose hospitality we've been enjoying since 2001. We'd be happy to put you in contact with our past travelers for their impressions.

What is the Weather Like?

Daytime temperatures can reach the high 70s between September through December. In January through April, temperatures steadily climb and at lower elevations we can expect 80 to 90s F. Higher elevations like Kalaw Highlands and Inle Lake located at nearly 1,000 meters are temperate and cooler this time of year.

What are the Daily Rides Like?

This is a moderately challenging ride with rolling hills, medium distances on poor condition roads with low traffic. There are no major passes and our support vehicles allow you to ride as much or as little as you would like. See Itinerary for specific daily ride distance and elevation information.

What are the Options for a non-rider Travel Companion?

Our Myanmar trips are best suitable for non-cycling companions who do not mind a slow, leapfrogging van ride across the central region. If a non-rider wants to accompany a rider guest on this trip, they would need to spend many hours in the van but the support vehicle does stop every 10-15 kilometers allowing access to local villages and sites (where few other travelers venture).

Are Visas Difficult to Obtain?

No, VeloAsia will process your visa authorization form in advance of arrival allowing you to enter Yangon for visa processing after you arrive.