Cycling Myanmar

I went for one month of cycling in Myanmar in January 2012.  I found difficult to get information to plan the cycling route.  I therefore decided to share my experience for others.  The information presented here is based on what I did and what I heard.  It’s very incomplete and I will be happy to amend or complete based on the information I will receive.  Please do not hesitate to leave a comment with any piece of info you would like to share.


To contact me: leclerc dot francis at

5 Responses to Cycling Myanmar

  1. athena says:

    thanks for your sharing. am going to myanmar as an international volunteer for development. will continue my passion for bike touring and for sure, i’ll go for bike tours on my holidays – with your notes as guide😉

  2. jess says:

    Hi! Thanks for all that information.

    I’m considering doing roughly the same itinerary as you and wondered if you had any advice about travelling solo as a women in Myanmar?


    • Hi, we were 2 guys travelling together so I have no real input on how it will be for a solo women. However, Burmese are the nicest and it didn’t happen even once that I felt concerned for safety. I have no reason to believe that it would be different for a solo women. Have a nice trip.

  3. Thanks for writing this information. I would like to cycle with my husband and two kids aged 2 and 5 for three days only. Would you recommend it? Thanks.

    • Hi. Do I recommend? I am more tempted to say yes than to say no, but lets explain a bit.
      Myanmar is a safe place (you wont get attacked ever), the people are nice and helping, they love kids. I am sure you will receive a warm welcome.
      Select your route carefully:
      – dust: a lot of road we took are unpaved and extremely dusty when a car passes you
      – distance: tourist can only stay at specific hotels (that was the case when I went) which cannot be found everywhere. Often the distance between 2 towns with a tourist hotel can be 80-12km which can be a stretch if you are travelling with kids.

      I am sure you will have great time.

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