Mountain Victoria Biking Adventure
The highlights of the trip come from the mesmerizing mountain vista and incredible hill tribe encounters.
The trip starts from the archeaological wonder of Bagan where you cycle through thousands of faded pagodas and temple before venturing into the unspoiled nature of Chin State, encounter some of the most impressive landscapes that it has to offer.
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- Bagan/ Mandalay
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- Myanmar Adventures
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As you pass Taung Bi and Wetkyin villages, enjoy the interaction with local villagers and join them in their traditional daily work. Your bike ride continues with a touch to old Bagan, witnessing the notable Htilominlo temple which is remarkable for its fine plaster carvings and glazed sandstone decorations. Conclude your morning bike at Thatbyinyu, the tallest temple of Bagan for a panoramic view.
After a leisure at your resort, the afternoon finds you exploring the Bagan traditional works : making lacquer wares, silks and palm sugar.
The highlight of this day is the sunset from one of the off beaten sites.
Dinner with puppet show.
Accommodation: Hotel in Bagan / Meal : dinner
Biking distance : 25km - flat
We’ll stop in Chauk to explore the town’s fabulous morning market. It’s then onwards until we reach Ka Zun Ma Village for a pit stop and some lunch.
After lunch, resume your scenic journey through Myanmar’s “dry zone” to Kanpetlet by car. We’ll reach a spectacular viewpoint at a town called Saw where we will stop for photos and a tea break.
From Saw it’s a short drive of 18kms to Kanpetlet where you’ll be dropped off at your hotel. Relax and enjoy the refreshing cool air. Dinner will be served at the hotel restaurant.
Accommodation : best guest house in Kanpelet / Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Transfer time : 2 hours . Biking distance : 80km
Known by the locals as Nat Ma Taung, Mount Victoria is the highest peak in Myanmar outside of the Kachin Himalayas in the far North. It sits 3053 meters above sea level. The mountain is now protected by Myanmar’s National Park system.
This morning, we travel by 4WD to the summit of Nat Ma Taung. The park is home to natural and native orchids and many rare species of birds. Enjoy lunch at the top of the peak amid the stunning views of remote Chin state. After free time for some exploration we will take a leisurely stroll back down to “10 mile” camp.
At camp, your bicycles will be waiting for you as you continue your cycle journey to Aye Village. Today’s ride is a leisurely downhill day to rest your legs for tomorrow’s challenging climb. In the afternoon you will reach the village of Aye, one of the few remaining traditional villages where the local women have tattoos on their faces, an ancient Chin tradition. Enjoy interacting with the villagers and learning about their culture.
Accommodation: guest house at Aye Village / Meals : breakfast, lunch, dinner
Biking distance : 15km / Walking distance : 12km ( to Mt. Victoria )
Although a challenging climb, the rewards are everywhere around you as you cycle in a region that has only been open to foreigners in very recent years. Because of poor transportation infrastructure – lack of highways, bus routes, etc. – Cycling in the Chin State is the best way to truly experience this mysterious region.
You will pass a small creek called Chay Chaung where you can have a break and enjoy the surroundings. Then you will be transferred by car and arrive to Mindat in the late afternoon. Relax and rest your legs for the remainder of the afternoon and celebrate a tough cycling day. Try the local fare and perhaps try some of the local fire water. The locals use a flower called Taung Zalak, a flower that only grows at elevation, and ferment it into a sort of local wine.
Accommodation : Hotel in Mindat / Meals : breakfast, lunch, dinner
Transfer : 1 hour . Biking distance : 18km
After yesterday’s brutal climb, today’s ride is fairly leisurely as we decline from the higher Chin Mountains to the Ponetaung Ponenyar Mountain Range and wave goodbye to the mysterious Chin State and return to plains of the Ayerwaddy Valley.
The mostly downhill road from Mindat is surrounded by stunning scenery. You will have mountain backdrops lined with bamboo forests and plantations dotting your views. The weather in the region, with the cooler mountain air, makes for ideal riding conditions. We will take short stops in the small village of Yaw and Kyauktu.
From Kyauktu, you will transfer all the way back to the banks of the Irrawaddy River to small town of Pakkoku. For centuries the only way to reach Bagan, the original capital of Burma, was by boat. Until recent years when bridges and roads were built, Pakkoku acted as the gateway to Bagan.
Accommodation : Hotel in Pakkoku / Meals : breakfast, lunch, dinner
Transfer : 6 hour . Biking distance : 35km
The rest of the day is for your own leisure.
Accommodation: Hotel in Bagan / Meals : breakfast, lunch
Biking distance : 50km
For further travel to Mandalay, we will continue the road to Monywa. Please contact us for this option
- Mountain Bikes and helmets
- English speaking tour guide
- Van support ( if request )
- Best accommodation in Chin state
- Hotel of 3,4 star in Bagan
- Meals mentioned in the itinerary
- Entrance fee and zone fee
- Water and tissues
- Personal Expenses
- Drinks and meals not mentioned
- Tips and gratuties
Myint is one of our experience guide. He loves
to show Yangon and Myanmar differently.
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