Round-trip transportation between hotel and bike location
Mountain bike and helmet
Sunset boat ride on Irrawaddy River
Experienced and fluent English-speaking guide
Day 1: Bagan Mountain Bike ride
We will pick you up from your hotel (pick-up time will be provided along with tour confirmation) and transfer to our shop in New Bagan for a bike and helmet fitting. Once the equipment is ready, we set off pedaling.
We quickly find ourselves in small villages set amid the arid landscapes. Life here moves at a slower pace and you are more likely to encounter a cow or pig on the road than another vehicle. Depending on the time of year we may see ox-carts piled high with chillies or garlic being brought in from the fields or groups of school kids flying kites on their days off. This is true life in the dry zone, a scene rarely experienced by tourists to Bagan.
Landscapes & Sunsets
Turning in to the temple zone, pagodas replace people as the backdrop. Using the network of small tracks and trails, wind through the plains. This section of Bagan is difficult to reach by car and thus we seem to have it all to ourselves. A snack break in the shade of an ancient pagoda gives us a chance to refuel before continuing our exploration across the temple plain. Although the monuments we pass are not as well-renowned, the route exposes the grand scale of Bagan and sheer number of pagodas.
The tour concludes with a private sunset boat ride on the Irrawaddy River. Board the boat in the early evening and cruise out to the middle of the water where a panorama of temples comes into view. Relax with cocktail and fabulous snacks and watch the sun cast its last rays upon brilliant Bagan.
Following the cruise, you will be dropped back at your hotel by van or local truck.
Note: you should wear clothing suitable for this activity, such as quarter length pants, shorts, t-shirts (shoulders must be covered at the temples) and comfortable closed shoes to prevent scratches from briars. Long sleeves or a light jacket is recommended for the sunset.