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Number of Reviews: 17 Overall score: *****
Burma countryside solo cyclist, Burma
***** Written
Burma by Bike

A trip full of variety and smiles!

5
Having just returned from this cycling trip I feel like I have brought a little bit of Myanmar home with me. Such a captivating country with wonderful people it's hard not to be affected by the continuous smiles and warm spirit of the people met en route. Cycling really is the best way to experience this beautiful country and we all felt privileged to be off the main tourist trail for some of the trip as well as seeing the main sites.
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Burma countryside solo cyclist, Burma
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Burma by Bike

Cycling is the best way to see Myanmar!

5
We just returned from this cycling trip and it was excellent in every way. Cycling is definitely the best way to see this country as we were able to go places were few tourists go. Exodus have recently tweaked the itinerary and have engaged a new and very slick local team.
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Burma countryside solo cyclist, Burma
***** Written
Burma by Bike

One of the very best cycling trips we've done

5
We really loved this cycling holiday! - more than I was expecting, as some of the prior reviews had been less than stellar, but Exodus have made changes and it went very well indeed. The Burmese people, scenery, climate,and food were all wonderful. We were in a great group of 10 of varying ages, interests and stories to share. Before leaving I was concerned that maybe there might not be enough cycling for my taste, but it was enough for me, and typical of their other moderate cycling holidays. I see this as a “use cycling as an enabler to see the real Myanmar”, rather than as a cycling holiday in a nice location. The total distance is around 440km over 11 days, ranging from 16 to 60 km. Hotels were overall good; better than I’d anticipated. Most provided coffee making stuff, hot showers. Some were wonderful with pools and spas. Wifi was provided in all, but their access to the internet was poor so it was common to connect but have no access, or very slow intermittent access. The bikes are new Trek Marlin 7’s with 29” wheels on the larger frames, and 650’s (I think) on the smaller. They were meticulously maintained by the mechanic. Tires were fat, which I realized were needed within a few km on our first day – there are several off-road sections with rocks or soft sand, which would be very muddy in the wet season. Roads were excellent with few significant potholes (way better than in India on last year’s trip, or back home in Canada). The support team provided water, sports-drink powder, fruit and snacks at the rest stops, which were generally every 15km or so.
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Burma countryside solo cyclist, Burma
***** Written
Burma by Bike

Great mix of cycling and culture

5
Loved it! Myanmar is a wonderful country and cycling is the perfect way to see it. The guides were energetic, enthusiastic and informative. Organisation was excellent and health and safety was always a top priority. My expectations were for the cycling to be tougher - however, the rating of difficulty is too high (3). It's really a 2 (if you have done any cycling in the last 6 months). You could potter along taking photos if you wanted to, and there was still plenty of time. That said, it was such a wonderful mixture of culture and cycling, all you need to do is change your mindset if you are in anyway a serious cyclist. I thoroughly recommend it. A minor quibble is the restaurants for dinner - there were too many bland tourist ones - but I think they were playing safe. Some of us picked up food poisoning in spite of that.
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Burma countryside solo cyclist, Burma
***** Written
Burma by Bike

BURMA BY BIKE

5
I can't imagine a better way to experience Myanmar/Burma than cycling with other cyclists, and our excellent team of guides and supporters. On the bike you see, feel, smell and absorb this interesting country and it's people. We learnt so much from Myo, our leader, about Burma's history whilst cycling around wonderful countryside, visiting historic sights and resting in tea shops en route. Myo chose places for us to see that he believed would interest us all, and he got it right. His team could not have been more kind and helpful, and fun. They got our sense of humour! I just loved it all.
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Burma countryside solo cyclist, Burma
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Burma by Bike

BURMA BY BIKE

5
If you have any doubts about travelling to Burma then my advice would be to go for it. This is a fantastic country to visit. There is so much that will inspire and everywhere you meet people who are courteous, friendly and willing to assist you on your journey.
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Burma countryside solo cyclist, Burma
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Burma by Bike

Burma by bike

3
Great trip taking in the start of Burma's tourism journey.
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Exodus Response

We are glad that this client enjoyed the family-run restaurants and further to her feedback we have asked our leaders to avoid tourist restaurants where possible and recommend smaller establishments instead. We are pleased that the reviewer found Naing to be great but sorry that she felt her second leader was rather tired; this is certainly not the type of feedback we wish to receive so we have followed up on this. We are pleased that it was a great trip overall.

Megan Devenish - Trip Manager for Burma
Burma countryside solo cyclist, Burma
***** Written
Burma by Bike

A great experience

3
A great experience facilitated by a very good local crew. It's really a tour of the cultural highlights of Burma joined together with cycle rides - sometimes there were too many places to visit and not enough time on the bike. The itinerary was overambitious at times and the trip could be improved with a little judicious pruning.
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Exodus Response

We would like to thank John for his review; we are pleased that he had a great time in Burma. The Trip Manager has recently observed a departure of this trip and has, as John suggested, made a few tweaks to the itinerary. We are confident that these changes will be well received and will help make the trip even more of a success.
Burma countryside solo cyclist, Burma
***** Written
Burma by Bike

BURMA BY BIKE

4
This is a great trip, providing an excellent overview of Burma. The guide is very knowledgeable and overall it was a very enjoyable experience. On some days I would have liked more cycling but overall it was good and I loved Burma!
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