Ava & U Bein Bridge Sunset Bike Tour

4.8 / 5

23 Reviews

Ava & U Bein Bridge Sunset Bike Tour

From US$ 60 per person

Discover the ancient capitals of Ava and Amarapura by bike on this guided 6 hour ride. Travel along small paths to see small villages, meet friendly locals and see historic monuments. A sunset boat ride at U Bein bridge caps off this amazing experience.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 6.5 hours
Starting time 12:30 PM
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Avoid the crowds (& the uncomfortable horse carts!) and see the evocative ruins of the ancient capital of Ava at your own pace.
  • Bike through quiet, countryside villages to be greeted by smiling children
  • See local artisans at work
  • Taste Myanmar traditional snacks
  • Watch the sun set behind U Bein's Bridge from a local row boat on the lake
Full description
Bike through narrow lanes, far from the tourist crowds, and truly experience the beauty of Myanmar's former royal capitals.  At midday, transfer by private van with a local English-speaking guide to the back entrance of Ava. Pedal along flat, quiet roads through a village where little has changed in the last century. Stop in to visit local artisans at work, crafting by hand items such as bamboo mats and local cigars. Continue past impressive 200-year old brick structures, the former palace grounds of Ava and through a banana plantation to the end of the village. Following a short ferry ride, its back on the bikes to the town of Amarapura. Pop in to meet traditional silk and cotton weavers, pause for a cup of sweet tea in a local shop and discover the quiet rhythms of village life. As the sun begins to drop, arrive at the famous U Bein's Bridge, the world's longest teak bridge, and board a row boat for a sunset cruise. The tour concludes with a transfer by van back to the city centre. 
Includes
  • Bike hire (imported mountain bike)
  • Helmet
  • English-speaking guide
  • Water and snacks
  • Boat at U Bein's Bridge
  • Transfer to and from hotel by van
  • Zone Fee (not needed unless you wish to visit inside Bagaya Monastery)
  • Tips and gratuities

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • Please wear conservative biking clothes as you will be going through rural villages (mid-thigh or longer shorts, covered shoulders)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 23 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5.0 / 5
  • Transportation
    4.9 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.2 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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This was a highlight of my trip to Myanmar. The ride through the villages was so magical, with "hello" being shouted from the smiling faces along with several high fives... Visiting the businesses and seeing how they live day-by-day was a treat... The pagodas... rice fields... and the grand finale at U Bein bridge, watching the sunset from the boat - the icing on the cake. The ride is flat and not difficult, so not to worry. And my guide (since I was solo on this day's journey) spoke very good english and was very informative. Thank you Wai "Linn" Aung! You're the best.

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January 13, 2020

Stunning countryside to cycle ride, a must on the to do list

Had the most incredible afternoon cycling around with our wonderful guide Si. Everything was so well thought out, from the great bikes, to the helmets to the water bottles provided! Stunning countryside to cycle through, it was an easy cycle & so lovely to get off the beaten track & out of Mandalay for an afternoon. The temples of Ava are wonderful to visit & so nice to bike to. U Bein is breathtaking to see from the lake & again this was all well planned however U Bein is hugely popular and overrun with visitors so don’t expect calm & tranquility! It’s amazing to see & a total must. We’d highly recommend this trip & Si.

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January 4, 2019

Awesome afternoon

Great tour. My guide was awesome and told me all the history of the local area as we biked around. The bikes are amazing really comfy. Lots to see but the finish with the awesome sunset was quiet something to see. We stopped for some yummy treats Aldi along the way. I would recommend this tour for sure.

October 15, 2017

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