Evening bike tour in Bagan, Myanmar
Discover the beauty of the Bagan Plain on a bike tour of meandering rural trails, iconic pagodas, tranquil villages and impressive monuments rarely visited by tourists. After a great ride we'll board a private boat to enjoy sunset cocktails while cruising the Irrawaddy River.
This bike tour runs in Bagan.

With over 2000 ancient buildings, it is easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer number of monuments in Bagan. Yet Bagan is also a living, breathing town, and this bike tour is one of the best ways to explore the remote villages and temples. Traverse the narrow tracks between the ancient structures and get a feel for the rhythms of local life.

Come along with us as we explore beyond the main sites, traversing smaller paths and crossing through local villages. A sunset cocktail cruise with traditional snacks on the mighty Irrawaddy River is an ideal way to cap off and adventurous afternoon.

Please note: Myanmar day tours will not operate April 13th to 16th due to Burmese New Year holidays. We will re-open April 17th and apologise for any inconvenience. Hope you enjoy the many celebrations happening this time of year!

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Tour details

$60 USD

0.5 day duration

15 km distance

Difficulty: Moderate

Tour code: GHMM14

Tour Features & Inclusions

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Bagan Trails

Leaving town we ride on well made, paved road to get the feel for our bikes. Soon this changes to unsealed backroads and trails. The atmosphere out here on the plain, littered with iconic temples, is peaceful, and there is no better way to experience that than by using Bagan's network of dirt and sand trails, thus avoiding the main tourist crowds.

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Nice Ride

Impeccably maintained Merida mountain bikes with a helmet are provided. The bikes have front suspension, a comfortable saddle and an upright riding position. We also have specially equipped tires to minimise the incidence of punctures from the tiny thorns that lie in the sands of the Bagan Plain. We provide a handlebar bag to carry your personal items in and a refillable water bottle is provided.

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Your Guide

An experienced English speaking, local leader will host you on this trip who is well spoken, very well informed, and charming. Our leaders are often cited as being the main highlight of the tour. We use local leaders who have a passion for their country and are always well informed on topics ranging from history, politics, cuisine and importantly local customs and cultures. Our leaders will take pride in introducing you to every aspect of their country.

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Bagan Sites

After lunch, most visitors to Bagan head back to their hotel for a rest leaving the temples quiet and peaceful. Although it can be hot at this time of day, being on a bike creates a slight breeze enough to take the edge off. Exploring villages and temples with few, if any, tourists around is a special treat, and our small group size ensures a fabulous experience..

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Snacking

Delicious snacks and clean water are provided on the tour as well as choice of cocktails, soft drink or beer, fresh fruit and local appetisers on the boat.

Small group cycling tours

1 to 8

This tour is guaranteed for a minimum of just 1 traveller. And we limit the group size to just 8 travellers so that you get all the attention you want in an intimate group.

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Kids' Prices

We have a range of kids sized bikes, tag-alongs and child seats so there's no reason to leave the kids at the hotel. And to help families we offer discounts to all children aged 15 years and below: Ages 0 to 4 years - 50% off / Ages 5 to 12 years - 30% off / Ages 13 to 15 years - 10% off


Tour Itinerary

For Bagan Bike & Boat Sunset Tour

Transfer to the Grasshopper shop
We will pick you up from your hotel (pick-up time will be provided along with tour confirmation) and transfer to our shop in New Bagan for a bike and helmet fitting. Once the equipment is ready, we set off pedalling!

Quaint Villages
We quickly find ourselves in small villages set amid the arid landscapes. Life here moves at a slower pace and you are more likely to encounter a cow or pig on the road than another vehicle. Depending on the time of year we may see ox-carts piled high with chillies or garlic being brought in from the fields or groups of school kids flying kites on their days off. This is true life in the dry zone, a scene rarely experienced by tourists to Bagan.

Landscapes & Sunsets
Turning in to the temple zone, pagodas replace people as the backdrop. Using the network of small tracks and trails, wind through the plains. This section of Bagan is difficult to reach by car and thus we seem to have it all to ourselves. A snack break in the shade of an ancient pagoda gives us a chance to refuel before continuing our exploration across the temple plain. Although the monuments we pass are not as well-renowned, the route exposes the grand scale of Bagan and sheer number of pagodas.

The tour concludes with a private sunset boat ride on the Irrawaddy River. Board the boat in the early evening and cruise out to the middle of the water where a panorama of temples comes into view. Relax with a cocktail and fabulous snacks and watch the sun cast its last rays upon brilliant Bagan.

Following the cruise, you will be dropped back at your hotel by van or local truck.

PLEASE NOTE: you should wear clothing suitable for this activity: quarter length pants, shorts, t-shirts are all advisable (shoulders must be covered at the temples), as are comfortable closed shoes to prevent scratches from briars. Long sleeves or a light jacket is recommended for the sunset.


What's the Riding Like?

Flat terrain, some sand

15km riding

Can be hot Mar-Sep

This ride is predominantly on flat tracks and small roads - there are no hills in the area. However there are stretches of sandy paths and, due to the timing, riders may get hot. Beginners or those who are uncomfortable with heat should avoid this ride from March to September when temperatures are at their highest.


Making a Booking

Like what you see? Book Bagan Bike & Boat Sunset tour with Grasshopper Adventures.

Click on the 'Book this tour' button below or at the top of the page to reserve your place on this tour.

A minimum of two people are required for this tour to run.

Full payment will be taken at the time of booking.

Should you wish to book less than 24 hours in advance, you should contact the Grasshopper shop to confirm your booking.

For Assistance Phone:+95 9257 546 905

Bagan Zone Pass

You will need a Bagan Zone Pass for this tour. These are usually sold as you arrive at the airport or bus station. If you don't already have one, you can purchase one on the day. 

This tour departs on even numbered dates.

Please note: Myanmar day tours will not operate April 13th to 16th due to Burmese New Year holidays. We will re-open April 17th and apologise for any inconvenience. Hope you enjoy the many celebrations happening this time of year!

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Starting Time & Meeting Point

We will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to the Grasshopper shop where the tour begins. Please be sure to have the name, address and phone number of your hotel on hand when booking this tour.

Tour departure time: 01:00pm to 01:30pm - depending on the time of year.

The pick-up time from your hotel will be advised at the time of booking.

For a face to face chat about this and other amazing tours, feel free to visit us at our Bagan shop.

Grasshopper Adventures Shop
New Bagan
Corner of 3rd Street and Hnin Si Street, New Bagan.
4 Blocks up 3rd Street from Seven Sisters Restaurant,
Situated opposite San Carlo Restaurant.

For Assistance Phone:+95 9257 546 905


What our guests tell us...

Just a selection of our great reviews!

Love the last bit of the bike where you pass through a hoard of pagodas chasing the sunset. Definitely recommend it for an active day of Bagan

KoronisApril 2018

We had hoped to have a trip that would show us a side of Bagan we couldn’t easily see on our own, and this trip delivered on that. A very nice trip through temple dominated landscapes and local villages.

ChiarenzaApril 2018

We did the afternoon tour and sunset boat trip with Grasshopper tours and really enjoyed it … Would definitely recommend the tour for a different view of Bagan.

OxfordTravelmumFebruary 2018

Excellent tour. Extremely informative and well maintained bikes. Our guide was fantastic and the boat ride at sunset was a great way to end the day. Definitely recommend.

RebeccaFebruary 2018

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