MYANMAR / Burma Adventure

‘This is Burma,' wrote Rudyard Kipling. ‘It is quite unlike any place you know about.’ Amazingly, over a century later, Myanmar retains the power to surprise and delight even the most jaded of travellers. Be dazzled by the 'winking wonder' of Shwedagon Paya. Contemplate the 4000 sacred stupas scattered across the plains of Bagan. Stare in disbelief at the Golden Rock at Mt Kyaiktiyo, teetering impossibly on the edge of a chasm. These are all important Buddhist sights in a country where pious monks are more revered than rock stars. Everywhere you'll encounter men wearing skirt-like longyi, women smothered in thanakha (traditional make-up) and betel-chewing grannies with mouths full of blood-red juice. People still get around in trishaws and, in rural areas, horse and cart.
According to our motiv to RIDE YOUR DREAM we expierence the country by motorcycle!

At a Glance ...

Best traveltime October till March
Start/Finish Chiang Mai / Chiang Mai
Duration 16 days
Distance covered 3000 km
Day rides 55 - 230 mi / 90 - 370 km
Roads Tarmac with stretches of gravel or dirt
Motorcycles Honda CRF250cc, Honda CB500 or Kawasaki Versys on request
Rider's requirements Average riding skills
Group size Min. 4 and max. 10 riders - space for pillion rider in our follow up car.
Accomodation Comfortable middle-class hotels, guesthouses
What's included All meals, water and soft drinks, all entry fees, petrol for the bikes, permits
Highlights Yangoon, Golden Rock, Bagan, Inle Lake, Mandalay, Shan State
Important VISA for Myanmar! Thai Visa upon arrival in Thailand
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Medieval Memories

Day 1 Arrival in Chiang Mai - Briefing and Welcome Dinner
Day 2 Our longest days ride avoiding highways roads to Mae Sot.
Day 3 Our first encounter with Myanmar. A world apart as you well see. We head for and stay at the seaside in Moulmein.
Day 4 After crossing the border into Myanmar we ride to Kyaiktho. Sunset at the Golden Rock Temple.
Day 5 ByeBye to the Golden Rock and we head for Yangoon.As bikes are not allowed to enter we park them and ride a bus.
Day 6 A full day to enjoy the Yangoon‘s wonders. We spend a second night in Yangon.
Day 7 We ride across the plains to Pyay on the shores of Irrawaddy River.
Day 8 Another highlight of South-East-Asia that is todays destination Bagain where we stay for 2 nights
Day 9 Thousands of temples are dotted around Bagan - our bikes give us a chance to get a feel for the vastness of the area.
Day 10 A scenic ride to Mandaly with a detour to Mount Popa. 2 nights in Mandalay
Day 11 We explore Amarapura and take a picture stop at U-Bein bridge before we are back for dinner at Myanmars second biggest city.
Day 12 An epic ride takes us up the plateau of Shan State to reach Inle Lake.
Day 13 No bikes for a day - it‘s all about boats here. Relax around the lake or - even better - take cruise to see the many attractions on the lake.
Day 14 Even higher and deeper into Shan State - might be the best riding day. Besides that - Hilltribes and Ruby mines at Taungyi before we reach Kunhing.
Day 15 Another scenic days ride through Shan State to Kengtung. Enough time to enjoy a walk around the lake.
Day 16 Not all the many tourist have been where we where the last days. We reach the Thailand - maybe a little „China“ shopping at the Tachilek market before we cross the border to Mae Sai
Day 17 Mae Sai - Chiang Rai - Chiang Mai. Last days ride back to where the Adventure began. Sure you‘ll agree at the end that you did Ride Your Dream.