Discover the ancient capitals of Ava and Amarapura by bike on this guided 6 hour ride. Travel along small paths to see small villages, meet friendly locals and see historic monuments. A sunset boat ride at U Bein bridge caps off this amazing experience.
What to Expect
Bike through narrow lanes, far from the tourist crowds, and truly experience the beauty of Myanmar's former royal capitals.
At midday, transfer by private van with a local English-speaking guide to the back entrance of Ava. Pedal along flat, quiet roads through a village where little has changed in the last century. Stop in to visit local artisans at work, crafting by hand items such as bamboo mats and local cigars.
Continue past impressive 200-year old brick structures, the former palace grounds of Ava and through a banana plantation to the end of the village. Following a short ferry ride, its back on the bikes to the town of Amarapura.
Pop in to meet traditional silk and cotton weavers, pause for a cup of sweet tea in a local shop and discover the quiet rhythms of village life. As the sun begins to drop, arrive at the famous U Bein's Bridge, the world's longest teak bridge, and board a row boat for a sunset cruise.
The tour concludes with a transfer by van back to the city centre.
- Bike hire (imported mountain bike)
- English-speaking guide
- Water and snacks
- Boat at U Bein's Bridge
- Transfer to and from hotel by van
What's Not Included
- Zone Fee (not needed unless you wish to visit inside Bagaya Monastery)
- Tips and gratuities
Know Before You Go
• Please wear conservative biking clothes as you will be going through rural villages (mid-thigh or longer shorts, covered shoulders)