Bagan - 58 km
For one of the many highlights of our challenge we have a great short cycle to one of the greatest historical cities of Myanmar, the city of 1000 temples, Bagan. We wake early this morning for breakfast with a view from Popa Mountain Resort’s deck. Our ride is only 58km today and it is virtually all downhill as we drop 500m on a good fast road through Burmese country roads dotted with small plantations and lined by palm trees. This Toddy palm plays an important role in Myanmar rural life, beyond creating juice and sugars for the people, it provides shade as well as materials for making household utensils, buildings and medicines. Today we will stop at a roadside toddy manufacturer and observe the process of creating the toddy juice. This afternoon we bike around the temple plains of Bagan to visit some of the main sites as well as hidden gems and local villages. This afternoon’s ride will include a sunset stop at one of the elevated temple platforms and this evening we have supper in a local restaurant.
Meals: B,L,D Accom: Hotel