Weekend motorcycle trip from Mandalay to Inle Lake and back

This year October and November months are rich on holidays, and when it came to choosing the way to spend few off days, I did think motorcycle trip first hand. As 5 days of Thadingyut (full moon day in October, very important calendar cycle festival in Myanmar) holidays approached closer and weather in Yangon had been swiftly changing back from hot and sunny to cloudy and wet, there was a good deal of likelihood I would end up riding through the rain. So I decided to change my initial plan of exploring the delta and opted for a motorcycle trip to Shan State instead, where the weather this time of […]

Motorcycle Tour from Bagan to Kalaw and Pinlaung

Great day for another Myanmar motorcycle tour starting from Bagan. Was first going to take route passing through Naypyitaw to Pinlaung but changed the game plan to go via Kalaw in case there will be rain and chance of flooding. Weather turned out to be great and partially sunny. Particularly memorable was the ride up to Kalaw through lush valleys and ever weaving road carved into mountain sides slowly climbing up to Shan plateau and Kalaw. This was an awesome ride. After break in Kalaw we continued southbound towards Loikaw on smaller road which was often just a single lane. The landscape is nice rolling hills dotted with farms, growing […]

Myanmar Motorcycle Tours and Rental

Best motorcycle tours from Mandalay

We have compiled some Myanmar motorcycle tour or independent trip ideas here. Mandalay is best place to start your tour as you can fly there directly and that’s where you most likely get your bike from. These day rides can testing what’s coming and how to survive in local traffic. Mandalay Bustling cultural center of the country where all people are riding motorbikes. Mandalay is hub for trade to China and we could say that it is capital for northern part of Myanmar. You can explore the normal wet markets and jade market here. Drive up to Mandalay Hill for nice views and check out some hidden monasteries like Shwe Inn […]

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Planning a motorcycle tour to Myanmar

Myanmar is perhaps the hottest new adventure travel destination in Asia. You can now get 28 days tourist visa and travel to more remote corners than ever before. Road connections are improving rapidly and there are now better maps available and even mobile networks to use your phone as navigator. Intention of this post is to give you some advice on planning a motorcycle adventure in Myanmar. There are many great destinations and routes. We will get into that later. Most importantly one needs to know how to get to Myanmar and what is possible and what is not. There is very little information available so we thought of sharing some of […]

Myanmar Motorcycle Tours and Rental

Exploring Tanintharyi River Villages from Myeik

If you happen to travel to Myeik a day trip to little riverside village of Tagu and old trading hub Thanintharyi are well worth the trouble getting there. The road leading out from Myeik has been recently improved and is in excellent condition. After an hours drive and crossing a river over bridge and taking a smaller road winding up lush green hills you will eventually reach Tagu. A little village by the Thanintharyi River. From here we crossed the river with locals and let the pro’s do their job driving bikes in and out of the boat. Make sure you pick up enough speed and momentum if you attempt […]