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Cycling around Inle Lake

Crystal clear waters, lush green forests on the shores and the rolling Shan Hills on the horizon – this is the beauty of Inle Lake. The true essence of the region is experiential however, is how it touches the culture of the local people that surround it. During this cycle trip, you will be able to see how the lake has affected the local way of life, where many of the deep rooted traditions have remained untouched by time. You will visit local markets where hill tribes gather to sell and trade their crops. Interact with the locals in tiny villages which are still unspoiled by modernity, and visit Buddhist ruins where the strength of nature overpowers the architectural design of the regions ancient people.

Trip Details
Trip Code: MY-INL-1002
Destination: Inle Lake
Duration: 1 day
Frequency: Daily
Departure Time: 07.00
Suitable For: Family, Seniors, Children
Trip Theme: Adventure, Classic, Culture
Nampon Market at Inle Lake
Inle Lake adventure - cycling around ancient ruins
Villages on stills around Inle Lake
Ancient ruins - Indein - Inle Lake
Local market around Inle Lake

The day begins as you load your bicycle on a local boat and take a ride from Nyaung Shwe to Nampan to check out the local market. After a short bit of shopping, you will board the boat and cross the small lake village of Indein.

You’ll wave goodbye to boat on the banks of Indein and unload your bicycle. After a short lunch, you’ll go for a short ride to the hidden ancient ruins. Walk through the ruined site, where the jungle is beginning to take over, and search for hidden Buddha images. Next, jump back on the saddle the road back to Nyaung Shwe. The ride is mostly paved and on a decline with some undulating hills scattered in between. You will ride through the trees and alongside towering Shan mountains as the backdrop. See rice paddies below and the open road ahead. Have a quick snack break at Khaung Daing village, which is  known for their delicious handmade soy bean crackers, tofu and other treats.

After reaching Nyaung Shwe after your ride, return to your hotel.

Time: 0700-1600 (cycling time 4-6 hours depending on route and fitness level)


Package Includes:

  •     English speaking guides during whole roundtrip (Other languages on request)
  •     Private Boat
  •     Mountain Bike and helmet
  •     Lunch at Indein Bamboo Forest
  •     Snacks and tea during biking
  •     Drinking water and Refreshments towel

Package does not include:

  •     Inle Lake Zone Fee
  •     hotel transfer from your hotel outside Nyaung Shwe
  •     A support vehicle can be provided upon request
  •     Drinks, Alcoholic beverage, snacks & meals outside the mentioned program  
  •     Personal expenses
  •     Tips to driver and guide
  •     Travel Insurance


Time of Tours:

Cycling is between:  4 – 6 hours depending on route and fitness level

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Children Policy:
    Children under 12 yrs: receiving an discounted price of around 10% of below mentioned per person prices

Join in Tour:

From Date To Date Duration Adults Children

Private Tour:

From Date To Date Duration 4 Person 3 Person 2 Person 1 Person
01 Sep 2015 30 Sep 2017 1 day

Price is quoted per person and subject to change without prior notice