• Bagan, Myanmar
  • Myanmar Family Breakaway Bike Tour
  • Myanmar Family Breakaway Bike Tour
  • Myanmar Family Tours
  • Myanmar Family Breakaway Bike Tour
  • Myanmar Family Breakaway Bike Tour
  • Myanmar Family Breakaway Bike Tour
  • Bagan, Myanmar
  • Myanmar Family Breakaway Bike Tour
  • Myanmar Family Breakaway Bike Tour

Myanmar Family Breakaway Bike Tour

Into the Heart of Burma's Golden Land

  • Soak up the sights and sounds of secluded areas rarely seen by outsiders
  • Pedal amid the iconic temples and pagodas of ancient Bagan
  • Enjoy authentic interactions with locals, who have only recently come into contact with the outside world
  • At Inle Lake, explore floating gardens, ancient pagodas and entire villages built on stilts
  • Fun for the whole family, with unexpected discoveries off the tourist-trod path

Rudyard Kipling described Burma as “unlike any land you know about.” Trust him. One hundred years later, his assessment still stands. Let us show you and your family why we're enchanted by mysterious Myanmar. It's the temples. The landscapes. The complex history. The captivating culture. How often can you experience a place that defies expectations?

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Itinerary

Days 1-3 Relish the sights and sounds of secluded areas rarely seen by outsiders  Embark on a magical evening stroll through the iconic 6th-century Shwedagon Pagoda, Myanmar's most sacred Buddhist structure  Lose yourself biking amid some 2,000 temples and pagodas in ancient Bagan, a place that rivals the wonderment of world-renowned sites like Angkor and Chichen Itza  Travel by traditional horse-drawn cart to a remote temple, where a marvelous sunset awaits  On a visit to a colorful market, engage with locals who have only recently come into contact with the outside world  Retreat to the oasis of our luxurious hotel.

Days 4-5 In the valleys and mountains of the Shan State, visit traditional markets and fascinating spiritual enclaves  Explore a cave containing thousands of Buddha statues and shrines  The Pindaya area affords a rare opportunity to see Myanmar as it truly is—agrarian, relatively undeveloped and full of quiet charm  Spin past rice terraces, farmers tilling fields with water buffalo and wide-eyed Burmese, who seem thrilled to see us and our bikes  Savor authentic Shan noodle soup in the tranquility of a monastery.

Days 6-8 Pedal to heavenly Inle Lake and behold floating gardens, ancient pagodas and entire villages built on stilts  Hike to the top of a pagoda hill, passing the ruins of hundreds of ancient stupas in thick vegetation  Board traditional longtail boats to explore remote lakeside villages, visiting silversmiths, silk weavers and a private home.

After nearly 20 years of traveling through most of Asia, Myanmar is still my favorite travel experience. Why? It has such a deep and complex history and fascinating culture, yet remains so unknown to most of us. Because of that, every interaction—from visiting ancient ruins to having tea with a local—is revelatory. And for now, at least, it remains its own place.
Christian Chumbley - Regional Manager - Asia

We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception. Read the Straight Talk

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We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Accommodations

In each location, we've chosen the best options possible. Our Casual Inn, Pindaya Inle Inn, just started catering to Western travelers. While at times humble and quirky, it's comfortable and clean, but has much more modest guest rooms than the other hotels on this trip.The Premiere Inns on this trip provide all the amenities typically found on Backroads trips, although they can be large resorts which lack some intimacy and charm. Service in Myanmar is improving day by day, but you might experience some of the service hiccups that come with only recently having opened their doors to tourism.

Biking in an Emerging World

Myanmar has emerged as an exciting new destination, but travel here can be challenging. It's very much a developing country, where the scarcity of resources and different attitudes can sometimes be jarring and may require more hardiness than on other trips.

Navigating Myanmar's streets and rural roads on a bicycle is both a physical and cultural adventure that requires quick thinking, patience and humor—and it's part of what makes the trip so memorable! Though the route distances may be relatively short, the terrain, road conditions, heat and humidity, and the need to be alert can make activity more physically demanding. We use mountain bikes to better traverse the less-than-ideal and ever-changing road conditions.

Our itineraries and Trip Leaders remove as many obstacles and inconveniences as possible, making your next extraordinary encounter always within reach. But it's important to remember that even all the efforts of your Trip Leaders can't replace a poorly maintained road or revolutionize service standards. If you can be flexible and approach the region with an open mind, you'll enjoy your trip to the fullest!
$5,098 - $5,698
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(+$1,530 for sgl. occ.)
Internal air:
$420 to $470


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Premiere Inns*

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The Govener's Residence

Belmond Governor's Residence

Yangon (1 night)

Recalling the romantic golden age of travel, this beautiful colonial-style mansion features atmospheric verandas and lush gardens with lotus pools. Travel + Leisure World's Best. (pool, spa)

Aureum Palace Hotel

Aureum Palace Hotel

Bagan (2 nights)

A sprawling resort property with private villas and a pool that affords stunning views of the pagodas dotting the landscape below. (pool, spa)

Pindaya Inle Inn

Pindaya Inle Inn

* Casual Inn
Pindaya (1 night)

You'll certainly feel close to nature at this simple mountain retreat surrounded by verdant gardens. (spa)

Aureum Resort & Spa

Aureum Resort & Spa

Inle Lake (3 nights)

Nestled on the shores of Inle Lake, this resort features elegant villas in a picture-perfect setting. (pool, spa)

Guest Reviews

There's no better way to find out about Backroads than by hearing it from the people who have traveled with us. For more about the Backroads Experience, read our Guest Testimonials.

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After nearly 20 years of traveling through most of Asia, Myanmar is still my favorite travel experience. Why? It has such a deep and complex history and fascinating culture, yet remains so unknown to most of us. Because of that, every interaction—from visiting ancient ruins to having tea with a local—is revelatory. And for now, at least, it remains its own place.

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Dates & Prices

The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind—you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due.

Please click on a date below for specific pricing and possible itinerary variations.

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This Trip Is Rated Levels 1-4

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next—and your traveling companion's may differ somewhat from yours. So we present a range of mileage options, and each day you decide exactly what and how much you want to do.

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Daily Route Options
Day EASYGOING ACTIVE AVID
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain
1 Shwedagon Pagoda Guided Walk (2 Hours)
2 11* 200 19 400
3 17* 300 28* 500
Optional Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Bagan (3 Hours)
4 22 900 29 1500
5 21* 1000 33* 1500 38 1600
6 24* 1800 37 2100
Inle Lake Boat Cruise (30 Minutes)
7 12* 400
Indein Exploration Walk (1 Mile; 100' elevation gain)
Scenic Longtail Boat Ride (1 Hour)
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Note: On this trip, we'll be using titanium mountain bikes that are just right for the non-technical dirt road riding as well as the paved riding. (approximately 35% dirt and 65% paved).

* Includes shuttle.

Learn more about how we determine our activity levels and fully support a range of abilities and interests.

Please note that our distance and elevation figures come from Ride with GPS. Other sources (such as Map My Ride and Garmin devices) may give differing elevation figures due to different GPS and mapping technologies. Readings from a Garmin or a smart phone are influenced by other factors such as air pressure.

Why Travel with Backroads in Myanmar

We've Built Our Own Local Network

When Backroads first started exploring Myanmar, properly trained local guides simply didn't exist – at least not people who could support active travelers. So we developed our own guides, and they're now seen as the crème de la crème, while other companies still struggle to train their own teams. Similarly, when we couldn't find a vehicle to transport our bikes properly, we had one built from scratch. It's all about finding creative ways to maintain our high standards.

We Stand Behind Our Trips

Most companies' trips in Myanmar are run by local operators. At Backroads we manage our own trips; we would never subcontract your precious vacation to a third party. So as you enjoy the support of your seasoned Trip Leaders, along with our expert local guides and drivers, you have the confidence of knowing we're with you every step of the way.

Everyone at Their Own Pace

We design and support our Myanmar trips to suit mixed abilities and varied interests—so you can set your own pace, then change things up as the day unfolds. And all guests are free to do the same, traveling together or apart, with no one cramping anyone else's style. Which sounds easy in theory, but it's hard to pull off. Here's more on how we do it.

Our Superb Bikes Included

A great bike is obviously critical for a great biking trip; you don't want to gamble on one that's been sourced locally to trim costs. This trip features our acclaimed Backroads Custom Titanium bikes, expertly tuned and fitted, and included in your trip price. Learn why our titanium bikes are ideal for most riders.

Only the Best Hotels

On this Premiere Inn trip, you can count on the best lodgings Myanmar has to offer. In fact, the hotels we've chosen in this region have higher retail room rates than those offered by any other active travel company—even when their trips cost more.

The Right Local Pairings

Our Trip Leaders combine deep local expertise with a firm grasp of North American expectations around quality of service. By the same token, we pair experienced Backroads leaders with local guides who know how to cater to your needs while cracking open the culture or natural history in ways that are meaningful, memorable and often magical.

Kids Who Aren't Kids Anymore

Only Backroads offers active trips in Myanmar designed for families with older teens and 20-somethings. Our Family Breakaway trips are aimed at you and the amazingly grownup members of your clan—whether they're almost high school grads, already in college or further along. Find out more in this blog post.

A Second Van When You Need It

Backroads is the only active travel company providing two support vans in Myanmar—because we know it's essential to ensure a truly great travel experience. It doubles our ability to be there when you need us to offer hydration, lighten your load or give you a lift if it's time to take a break. Read more on why two vans make all the difference.

The Best Leaders in Myanmar

Backroads has the best-qualified people to lead your trip in Myanmar, and our guests back that up, rating our Trip Leaders an average of 9.75 out of 10 for all-around quality of performance. Get the facts (and no fluff) on how we recruit and develop the very best people for your trip.

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Private Trips Options & Pricing

Gather your favorite people to share a Backroads adventure on a ready-to-book Private Trip - featuring all the legendary Backroads hallmarks from expert leaders to unforgettable activities. You can pick from a large selection of dates for your group of 8 or more. Call us for date availability. If your party has fewer than 8 guests, or if your preferred date is not available, we'll create a departure just for you.

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Pricing for Private Trips

2017

  • 10 or more guests: from $5,198 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $5,498 pp dbl occ

2018

  • 10 or more guests: from $4,898 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $5,298 pp dbl occ

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