Cycling tour on the outskirts of Mandalay | Local market | everyday life of local people | Local tea shop | Village life | Green paddy fields and canals | Local lunch | Positive impact on local communities | Sunset by the legendary Irrawaddy River.
Cycling the Eastern and Western edges of Mandalay
Who would love this tour?
The highlight of Cycling the east and west edges of Mandalay
- Escape the urban sprawl of Mandalay on two wheels to explore the outskirts of the city
- Visit local villages set amongst beautiful rice fields with endless shades of green
- Learn about the daily lives of local people in and around Mandalay
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We preferred to provide the extraordinary 4 days experiential trips together with historical sight seen of Mandalay and around that are on offer to every day individually but in a responsible way to respect the cultural traditions of our destinations and aim to improve the quality of life for our visitors and the local people.
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Destinations in this tour
Cycling to the East
Start cycling at 7.30 am, starting from your hotel and going through the center of Mandalay towards the outskirts of the city to escape the traffic and urban sprawl. Before leaving the confines of the city itself we will make a stop at Nan Shae Zay, a local market where various fruits, vegetables, and commercial goods are on sale. It is always at its busiest in the morning. After exploring the market, ride through a maze of tiny lanes which give you a unique insight into the everyday lives of people in Mandalay – grandmothers bathing young children, families going about their morning chores, peddlers selling their wares on foot. This is as local as it gets in a city of over 1 million inhabitants.
Then it is time to really leave the city life behind and get a taste of the countryside on the outskirts of Mandalay as we head towards the agricultural village of Patheingyi. The route passes through small villages and tranquil green rice fields where local villagers are working hard. We will stop at a local tea shop in Patheingyi for a break and to refuel with a traditional Myanmar sweet tea or soft drink. Local people meet at such establishments at all times of day for a chat over a cup of tea.
Feeling re-energized, we’ll continue cycling through paddy fields along a canal flowing from a local reservoir. We can stop off along the canal for a scenic photo. After traveling a bit further, we will turn off to the right onto Yay Tagon Taung Golf Resort Road which is lined with even more green paddy fields. The fresh air and beautiful view as you ride will invigorate the soul, as will the inviting smell of chicken being fried at restaurants along the road. When you can’t resist any longer, we’ll stop at one of those restaurants for a lunch of traditionally-cooked chicken with garlic and ginger. Rice, salads, dry mutton, and tamarind sauce will be available to complement your main meal.
Cycling west edges of Mandalay
After lunch, it is time to cycle back to your hotel in Mandalay for a short rest before getting back on your bike at 3.30 pm. The afternoon provides an opportunity to explore the banks of the Irrawaddy River with its marvelous views across to Sagaing’s pagoda-studded hill. We will stop off to enjoy the sunset and reflect on a memorable day of biking before returning to the hotel.
include & exclude
What is included in this tour?
Items that are included in the tour price.
- Meet and Greet at your hotel by our tour guide,
- Mountain bike will be provided
- Professional tour guide for cycling
- Experience at Local tea shop and snack
- A unique lunch with chicken fried
What is not included in this tour?
Items that are not included in the tour price.
- Personal expenses,
- Other transfer charges besides the bike
- Other not mentioned above
What is the cancellation policy for this tour?
This tour can be canceled up to 2 days (48 hrs) before the travel start date for a 90% refund and if you cancel less than 2 days before the travel start date or no-show there are no refunds. The Government Tax (5%) is non-refundable.
Does the entry fee include in the price?
Usually, the Combo tickets (Zone fees/ Entrance fees) for this tour are not included in our price in case you already bought a Combo ticket before your tour. If so, we recommend you to bring your Combo ticket with you at all times during your visit (or) our guide will assist you to buy this.
Can I book this tour last minute?
We say yes, and but it is subject to availability. We have set up the booking cut off time in 2 days and if you want to book less than 2 days please contact us via email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Then we can get back to you with the information to help you book the tour.
What do I need to bring with me to do this tour?
We suggest you carry slipper and something to protect from the sun and the dust. Shorts or sleeveless tops and shoes are not allowed to enter the place of Pagodas and Religious area.
I am a solo traveler, can I book this tour?
We operate this tour privately as we, MUL considered to the privacy of the travelers and not sharing with other travelers. But solo travelers can still book for this tour if you choose 2 pax in the booking. In a certain condition, you may also request for the (solo) price by email.
Is a vegetarian option available for this tour?
Yes, Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required.