It may seem a new destination, but our Myanmar bike tours have been running for over a decade now. In 1999 we were the first North American company to set up shop and organize trips in Myanmar and have since hosted hundreds of delighted travelers.
Our tours feature small groups, meticulous preparation, imported Trek bikes, tropical jungle rides, few tourists, enchanting ruins, warm welcoming smiles, rustic villages, magnificent ruins, delicious meals, and tranquil roads with no traffic — high adventure!
Come cycling through Myanmar in areas closed off to travelers for over the last forty years. Our Myanmar cycling trips are not limited to the classic route (below), but always changing and organized to your preferences.
See our calendar below for seasonal Myanmar tours or if four or more people, consider a custom, private tour. Our Myanmar bike trips can be customized to your preferred dates and travel preferences such as the amount of riding and other activities you may want to include, like photography. If you're considering a Butterfield & Robinson tour, we provide a compelling alternative with more comprehensive itineraries, higher-quality hotels, and custom, private tour options for less than their group tours cost.
September through February is ideal weather-wise, and the other in November dates coincide with the Lights and Taunggyi Hot Air Balloon Festival or the Inle Lake Paung Daw U Festival. Outlier months you may have read are undesirable, such as June, can actually be fine, and free of other tourists. For example, Inle Lake, with the finest cycling in Myanmar, is pleasant in June while other parts of the country are hotter but tolerable. Ask us about your dates. Cycling days average about 15-55 miles (89km), on roads and dirt paths of poor to fair quality (mountain bikes with shocks recommended, although we now have Trek hybrids available).
Small group of your own? After Vietnam, our Myanmar bicycle tours are our most popular private, Myanmar custom biking tours. We have organized our trips for families with small children to ex-professional racers, but most of of are tours are leisurely emphasizing local culture and personal encounters.
MYANMAR TOUR CALENDAR
Highlights of Myanmar, our classic cycling trip, 2012-2013 Dates:
- November 5 to 17, 2012 (Full)
- December 18 to 29, 2012 (Full)
- January 15 to 26, 2013 (Full)
- March 12 to 23, 2013
Special One-Time and Limited Departures:
Custom, Private Tours
Our "classic" Myanmar Biking Tour Itinerary is below [click to see the full Detailed Itinerary], although like our Vietnam tours, most our Myanmar cycling trips are customized, private trips for couples, small groups, and families with children of all ages.
Day 1 Arrive Yangon (from Bangkok or Singapore), Yangon to Inle Lake
NEW! Shan State Mountain Biking. Tours of one to four days in and around beautiful Inle Lake. Pagodas, floating islands, monasteries, wineries, boating and much more. Suitable for all ages and abilities. Please contact us for more details about this one-of-a-kind Myanmar cycling experience.
Recommended pre- and post-Tour Extended Travel Ideas:
Ngapali Beach Escape: Myanmar's picturesque white sand beach on its deserted West Coast (2-3 days)