… you enjoy socialising. You’ll be travelling in a small group, sharing meals, experiences and stories – so if holidays are all about “me time” this may not be the trip for you.
… you want to get away from the tourist crowds. Conversely, although you’ll be with your fellow cyclists, the bike lets you get away from the main attractions and into rarely visited villages, temples, caves and markets – ideal if you love getting off the beaten track.
… you fancy blending in. Granted, no one’s ever going to think you’re a local, but cycling is such a common way of getting around here that you can explore the scenes in a much more authentically Burmese way. Plus, you won’t have a bus window between you and the local people – so there are plenty of opportunities to chat.
… you’re not keen on traffic. Unlike other SE Asian destinations, a cycling holiday in Burma follows mostly quiet, rural roads. The traffic you’ll pass will be donkey carts, women carrying hay and the odd agricultural vehicle; this is no Piccadilly Circus at rush hour.