Itinerary options around Mandalay

You could decide to go toward china in the mountains, however the difficulty and the distances soon become a problem.

Mandalay – Pyin Oo Lwin: 70km with a big climb, nice road and nice surface.  There is a lot
of traffic but not much dust (relatively:).

Pyin Oo Lwin – Kyaume: 110km. Very challenging I think, one serious climb on
the way.  I saw cyclists doing it but didn’t manage to speak with them
afterwards to know if they regretted or not.  Total ascent of 1200m.  Pleasant road all the way.

Kyaume – Hsipaw: 35km nice and sweet

Going past Hsipaw is not really possible as the distances are too big and you are entering serious mountains.

GPS data of the route from Mandalay – Kyaume

GPS data of the route from Kyaume – Hsipaw – Mandalay

 

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  1. Pingback: A warning about the planned itinerary | Cycling Myanmar

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