Make your way to a centrally-located guest house in Bagan, where you’ll meet a guide and get fitted with a bike and helmet for the ride, followed by a brief orientation to the day’s itinerary and bike safety.
Ride from Bagan to the village of Taungbe, a community of horse-drawn cart drivers, then visit a small morning market and meet with a local family to learn about Myanmar life and culture. Continue to the village’s 150-old wooden monastery, which still draws devoted Theravada Buddhist monks from around the country.
Pedal 10 more minutes to reach Ananda Pahto, a 1,000-year old temple with bright mural paintings and elaborate architecture, then visit Awegugyi Paya, a temple that faces the ruins of a former royal palace.
After exploring Awegugyi Paya, you’ll keep riding to the village of Myingabar, then pass through a toddy palm plantation on the way to the largest Buddhist temple in Bagan, Dhammayangyi Pagoda. The final stop of the day is a NGO-run restaurant in Nyaung U, where you’ll refuel with a Burmese-style lunch that helps support a training program for disadvantaged youth. This tour concludes back at your starting point in Bagan.