Burma - Mountains, Beaches & Stupas
Here are what some of our customers have had to say about our Burma - Mountains, Beaches & Stupas cycling holidays...
Kristina Isberg, California, USA
Burma is an incredible place to cycle, and I'm so glad I did the redspokes inaugural tour! The people are so friendly and curious about visitors. The food was wonderful. There is a rich Buddhist culture and it was incredible to visit Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, the temples of Bagan and all the local stupas. While the poverty was obvious, as well as the lack of quality roads, I still learned a lot and felt I was providing money into the country. As Burma opens to tourism, I was glad to be there to experience this amazing country!
Karl Nicholls, Rugby, England
Some real highs and lows and I'm not just talking about the hills. An incredible trip with some breathtaking experiences on and off the bike. The sunrise over Bagan is worth the journey on its own but add to that the fun of the day on 'local bikes' and the beauty of Nagpali beach and this is a 'must do' adventure. And it wouldn't be the same without the challenges of the long days in the mountains completed with Dermot's special accomodation. Oh how we can look back and laugh!
Great country, great people and great fun.
Louise Ryan, Pearl Beach, Australia
I loved this tour! Kalayar's caring and thoughtful leadership added significant value .... She ensured that her cyclists were not only healthy and happy, but that we were learning and experiencing the culture of here beloved Myanmar.
Julie Granger, London, UK
I absolutely loved every minute of the trip. The support team were amazing. Ready to help and worked so, so hard. Even though I thought the bikes of good quality I did struggle with the sizing of the Bianci even though a small frame the geometry made it a little to big. I thought there should have been more spare cassettes, chains and generally spare parts available to the support team as they had to make do and mend a lot of the time. A lot of us had worn cassettes and having your chain slip up a hill ain't no fun! I loved all the locations but if I were to suggest any thing it would be less time in Bagan and more at Ngapoli. The school trip was one of the highlights for me. I was a bit concerned when I heard Sean wasn't able to make the trip but Kalayar made the trip for me. She is an amazing tour guide and I think it put a whole different perspective on the tour having a local and non-cyclist leading. And she deffo choose a great restaurant for the final meal!
Nic and Julie Hodgetts, Sutton Coldfield, UK
We have just had the most amazing time in Myanmar. The organisation was second to none. Bagan was breathtaking and dare we say that the electric bikes were a great way of seeing the pagodas and temples. Myanmar is a very special place and we are so pleased to have seen it at this time. Now looking forward to planning our next redspokes trip.
Steve Coral, Boulder, Colorado, USA
redspokes puts together an awesome trip. The cycling can be serious, but my friend and I had no shame being the slow man group, bringing up the rear, stopping a lot and chatting up the locals. No one looked down on us for riding the sag bus about 20% of the time. The local crew was wonderful, always super supportive. It's fascinating being on this kind of gritty trip, you're close to the ground and the local population, gathering experiences that the tour bus riders can never access.
Keith & Pat Green, Dudley, West Midlands
We both enjoyed the trip to Myanamar. The locals seemed really pleased to see us and were very friendly. The scenery was very green and lush with lots of colorful flowers and there were lots of cultural things to see. The whole team looked after us very well and the riding group itself was good fun.
Nigel Fielden, Sale, Cheshire, England, UK
A really interesting tour - relatively modest on mileage but some punishing surfaces to ride on, particularly in the latter stages. The country is fascinating, the people friendlier than anywhere I've been, and the tour provides a nice mix of different landscapes to cycle through.
Susan Smith, Manchester, England, UKThe Burmese tour company were excellent. The local people were all smiles and everyone was very helpful. Golden Buddha's galore and the stupors of Bagan were a real WOW.
Jay MacDonnell and Ewa Burton, Gormley, Canada
A great trip with a lovely crew (redspokes is lucky to have them) - a pleasure to see Burma before tourism and the modern world take hold.