Cycling around Bagan to Inle Lake is an undemanding yet comprehensive exploration of all Inle Lake and all its surroundings. This amazing trip is perfect for everyone. To enjoy biking along the lake’s shores, exploring villages, meeting local hill tribe people, watching fisherman preparing their boats and taking in the sights of the surrounding Shan hills. You also can veer off through rice paddies and down countryside lanes, take rest and chat to locals and enjoy some refreshing drink.Day 1: Bagan – Mount Popa (L, D)
We start following on the Highway East, make the first hill climb to the hilltop temple of Mount Popa. After lunch, you can try to reach to the Nat Temple. Then, we will stay at a resort with the view of thousands of temples.Cycling distance: 65 -75 Km.
Day 2: Mount Popa – Meiktila (B, L, D)
On this new day, reaching to Kyauk Padaung, you can have a downhill ride in the morning and continue to cycle to Meiktila on a road with light traffic, exotic scenery and loads of stops. In the afternoon, we will ride to Meiktila before the sunset.Cycling distance: 85 -95 Km.
Day 3: Maiktila – Kalaw (B, L, D)
The longest, toughest ride of this amazing trip will be on this day. You will enter the ShanState and cycle into the mountains through Tazi and several smaller towns before the climbing the steep, winding 25-km climb to the hill station of Kalaw.Cycling distance: 85 -95 Km.
Day 4: Kalaw – Pindaya (B, L, D)
Enjoy your downhill ride to Aungban before riding up into the hills. Head north to Pindaya. Cycling along the Shan Plateau, enjoying rustic scenes. You can check into the hotel for a quick rest before, visiting the famous Pindaya caves.Cycling distance: 55 -65 Km.
Day 5: Pindaya – Nyaungshwe (B, L)
The road to Aungban. The last section has two sweeping downhills, leading to InleLake the cycling inland to Nyaungshwe, located at the north of the lake. There is a choice of several restaurants for your dinner.
Cycling distance: 85 -95 Km
Day 6: Nyaungshwe – Boat trip on Inle Lake (B, L)
Let’s give your body a rest by a full day boat trip on InleLake. You can visit the five-day-market, Indein temples, floating gardens, monasteries and the Intha fishermen. Take your lunch in a secluded bamboo forest near the lake then visit several Intha cottage industries.
End The Tour – So you can stay
With this cycling trip, you get you get the health benefits of staying physically active. Enjoy stunning nature,… and improving you’re healthy. It is the best, isn’t it?