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Offline Mark Manley

cycling in Burma
« on: May 23, 2009, 05:36:25 am »
I am a new member to this forum so am not sure if it is the right place to ask these questions but here goes.
Does anybody have recent experience of cycling in Burma? I am off on a cycle tour to South East Asia in November and am trying to find out if I can get into Burma with my bicycle. I am aware that in general you have to fly into Rangoon and are limited in where you can go, is it possible to travel from there out of the country overland to Thailand or Lao? or is it actually possibleto cycle in overland.
I am also aware of the arguments for not visiting a country with such a questionable record on democracy and human rights and am still debating the rights and wrongs of going.
any information on this will be greatly appreciated.
Mark Manley

Offline FredB

Re: cycling in Burma
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2009, 11:29:23 am »
My understanding is that you can bike within Burma on a limited visa, as long as you arrive in the country by air. The latest I heard is that you cannot enter the country overland on a bike.

I am planning a route from London, England to Singapore and this is a stumbling block as it will force me to go further North, likely into China to get around Myanmar, something I wanted to avoid.

Offline Mark Manley

Re: cycling in Burma
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2009, 03:04:59 pm »
Hi Fred,
That is what I had thought, I hope to fly in and ride out to China if possible, good luck with your trip, I have done the same on a motorcycle and had to fly from Kathmandu to Bangkok, at least you can go through China with a push bike.
Mark