Trails of Shan Hills By Bicycle

5 Days
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What's included

Heho , Inle Lake , Kalaw , Nyaung Shwe , Pindaya Discover Destinations
Departure Location
Return Location
Additional Information
Total cycling hour for whole trip: approx : 18 hours Meals on this: Local foods
Price includes
  • Accommodation in single twin share room
  • Local knowledgeable guide in most part of tour
  • Unlimited bottled water
Price does not include
  • First class or best available hotels in the area
  • Meals, unless expressly states
  • Medical insurance and Travel Insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Services not specifically stated in the itinerary
  • Tips to guide and driver
  • Visa arrangements
Useful Bag,Refill not landfill bottle,1 local sim card and 1 GB data for each traveler:

Take a fabulous bike ride through unspoiled hills of Shan Plateau, discover a limestone cave of Pindaya and relax in magnificent view of Inle Lake. Explore the ancient stupas of Indein for rich Burmese culture experience.


Service Level     :  Basic Service

“Simple and clean hotels and hostels ; comfortable public and private transport”

Travel Style        : Cycling adventure

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Physical Rating : Challenging (4/5) 
Minimum Age    : 12+



Heho airport – Kalaw hostel by Private car

Pindaya – Heho airport by Private car



  • Tour Plan
  • Day 1 - Meal ( /L/ )
  • Day 2 -Meal (B /L/ )
  • Day 3 -Meal (B/L/)
  • Day 4 -Meal (B/ /D)
  • Day 5 - Meal (B / / )
Day 1 - Meal ( /L/ )

Heho – Kalaw

  • Total cycling hour -approx : 3 hours

We are meet at Heho airport,before embarking on our short transfer to a comfortable hotel at the former hill station of Kalaw.

Take time to enjoy this cool and peaceful town, enjoy the scent of pine tree and the old colonial feel.

After a local lunch, we will get ready for an adventurous afternoon riding bicycles through the countryside of Kalaw. There is no better way to see these stunning surroundings than by bicycle. This off-road ride provides the picture-perfect introduction to the region and the ideal opportunity to warm up your legs with some uphill cycling.

Overnight at Kalaw.

Day 2 -Meal (B /L/ )

Kalaw - Indein – Inle Lake

  • Total cycling hour-approx : 8 hours

Let’s hop on our bicycles and enjoy a fabulous ride down to the famous Inle Lake. Today we will cycle many kilometers but sweeping downhills and Burmese countryside make it an incredibly picturesque ride.

After a delicious local lunch, we will make a stop at Indein Village. Here there are hundreds of pagodas dating back to the 14th century. We will take some time to enjoy these breath-taking scenes before continuing on to the beautiful inland waters of Nyaung Shwe on the north of the lake.

Overnight at Inle/NyaungShwe hotel.

Day 3 -Meal (B/L/)

Nyaung Shwe - Tale Oo

  • Total cycling hour- 2 hours

Today’s schedule includes the morning cycling and afternoon boating. This morning we will set off on a ride along the eastern side of Inle Lake on route to the small fishing village of Tale Oo. Revel in the beauty of this magical region as we pass through sugar cane fields, garlic and onion plantations and observe local Burmese village life.

Let’s cool down by heading out on to the waters of Inle Lake where will discover some of the floating villages that make this lake so unique. We will make a stop at Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda known for its five Buddha images, each one delicately adorned with 24-carat gold leaf.

We will pass through the lakes floating gardens and learn about the unusual harvest produce on route to our next stop, Innpaw Kone Village which is known for its traditional silk and unique lotus fiber weaving.

This evening we will return to our comfortable hotel. 

Overnight at Nyaung Shwe/Inle.

Day 4 -Meal (B/ /D)

Inle Lake – Pindaya

  • Total cycling hour- approx : 5 hours

This morning we will say goodbye and depart the unforgettable Inle Lake and head back up to the Shan Plateau.

Shan state covers almost a quarter of the whole of Myanmar and is home to several, interesting ethnic groups. We will hope on our bikes and enjoy an adventurous up and down ride over paved paths and dirt roads. Work those legs on one rewarding 10 km long climb with a gentle gradient before being rewarded with our stunning destination of Pindaya. Pindaya is home to beautiful limestone caves that house thousands of ancient Buddha images.

We will take time to explore the caves and surrounding area before heading back for farewells and a delicious local dinner.

Overnight at Pindaya.

Day 5 - Meal (B / / )

Departure Day

This morning we will say goodbye and depart the unforgettable Pindaya. We are transferred to Heho Airport for one drop off, please coordinate our departure time with us. If you would like to spend additional nights in Pindaya or Inle we can help to arrange this for you.

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More about this tour

1.Private cooking class at the middle of Inle lake (50 USD per pax)

Duration-1 hour

Local chef for Myanmar cooking and cuisine at middle of the Inle Lake, preparing a full lunch of traditional dishes. You’ll harvest herbs and vegetables from a kitchen garden, learn tricks for preparing Inle Lake’s Inthar recipes at home, then sit down to enjoy the feast you’ve prepared. This cooking class is a great introduction to Myanmar’s diverse food traditions.

2.Wine Testing Experience at Red Mountain Vineyard (28 USD)

This unique and fascinating tour experience is perfect for the wine lovers out there. You and your companion will work your way through four fine Burmese wines on your experience. You’ll taste delicious wine, learn new facts while having fun doing it and leave ready to show off your new-found sommelier skills!Spend a perfect day with someone special, taking in a vineyard tour, wine-tasting.Finally, sit down to a delightful Burmese wines on your experience.

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  • Accommodation Details Info

1 night at Kalaw hostel and 3 nights Inle hostel

Kalaw Accommodation


Pinewood Villa Resort


  • Breakfast
  • Smoking area
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Free bottled water

Bungalow bedroom

Rooftop public area


Unique BNB hostel


  • Breakfast
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Bar

Hillside Twin bedroom


Inle Accommodation 

Song of travel hostel (or Similar hostel)


  • Breakfast
  • Air-conditioning
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Free wi-fi in all rooms

Popular facilities

  • Bar
  • Restaurants
  • Front desk (24-hour)

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Complimentary tea
  • Free bottled water
  • Free instant coffee


1 Person in Dormitory - Mixed - Bed


We will try our best to get hotel displayed here. Due to hotel availability, we will confirm actual hotel name once you book tour.  


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