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Old 10-01-2014, 08:17 AM   #1
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Ride in Burma this December.

Hi Guys,
After loooong work we finally managed to get permission to enter Burma with our bikes and also enter the Shan territory.
It will definitely be a very exciting journey and at some points even challenging, but it's been so long since we are working on and finally 1st December 1 this adventure will start . Will be 16 days of riding for 9 bikers.

Here the itinerary:


Here the Road map




I will definitely post photo report once back in bangkok.
Stay tuned fellas!

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Old 10-01-2014, 09:05 AM   #2
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i've been wanting to see a good report on this country. there have been a few, but none of them very interesting. hope you plan on getting dirty.
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Old 10-01-2014, 10:23 AM   #3
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i've been wanting to see a good report on this country. there have been a few, but none of them very interesting. hope you plan on getting dirty.
That's the plan...
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Old 10-01-2014, 05:19 PM   #4
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12 December is an off day for you , but head across the Ayeyarwady (Irrawaddy) River and explore the Sagaing Hills, then ride to the U Bein Teak Bridge in Amarapura for the sunset.

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Old 10-01-2014, 08:28 PM   #5
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Awesome. I just got back to Bangkok after doing two weeks in Burma...beautiful country and people. I look forward to seeing this report!
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Old 10-01-2014, 09:33 PM   #6
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I heard about your ride a little while ago. I think you guys will have a great time, especially in Mongla

I'm really keen on doing a Burma ride possibly next year. I live in China so i'm relatively close. However it still seems like a (expensive) nightmare to actually be granted permission to ride there. I really hope that your trip will be the start of a more relaxed approach from the local authorities there towards people like yourselves who have a genuine interest in and exploring and learning more about the country and its people and culture.

Can't wait for the pics. Goodluck
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Old 10-01-2014, 09:56 PM   #7
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I'm in some details on how you went about receiving permission would be nice, I planned to get in next year so any information would be helpful.
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Old 10-01-2014, 10:29 PM   #8
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That's great itinerary.
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Old 10-02-2014, 01:31 AM   #9
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Thanks guy!!
I have so much exception on this trip.
The organizer is a Chiang Mai located Tour Operator that is specialize in Adventure road trips. He been working with Burma authority for quite some time now and after couple of soft riding now he receive the full permit, that's why is called "The Pilot Tour".

He provide full documentation paper and all the "legal stuff". Also bike are available to rent for people coming form aboard, but me and my friends will enter with our own BMW since we are resident in Thailand.

Think about get started everyday guys...
Biker adrenaline , you all know about it!
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Old 10-02-2014, 01:35 AM   #10
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12 December is an off day for you , but head across the Ayeyarwady (Irrawaddy) River and explore the Sagaing Hills, then ride to the U Bein Teak Bridge in Amarapura for the sunset.

Looking forward to your RR.
I will mention this with organizer. You ride there before?
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Old 10-02-2014, 01:38 AM   #11
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Awesome. I just got back to Bangkok after doing two weeks in Burma...beautiful country and people. I look forward to seeing this report!
Agreed, great country. In the north you close to Himalaya, South you are in Andaman Sea, near Phuket. What else to say....
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Old 10-02-2014, 02:46 AM   #12
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I will mention this with organizer. You ride there before?
As can be seen on a map, the Sagaing Hills and U Bein Teak Bridge are a very leisurely day trip with no distance riding involved, and you could have a day away from the group if the fancy takes you. The temples and monasteries on the hill sides are awesome.

I rented a scooter for a couple of days when in Mandalay, and as you know there are no motorcycles allowed in Yangon.
One can't go to Burma without visiting the Shwedagon Pagoda, so you have to use with taxis in Yangon which are a good deal anyway.

Couldn't rent a bike in Bagan either, so I ended up on a Chinese electric bike which I would rather not talk about.

As for the Inle Lake area, foreigners are banned from riding motorcycles, so I resorted to a good old bicycle. The Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery on the road to Nyaung Shwe is worth checking out as well.

You will notice a ton of old 1980s DT125s in the country. Yamaha must have imported thousands over there. Through lack of alternatives (although there are Chinese DT clone four strokes that are quite interesting) they keep those old bike going mostly with parts imported from Thailand.
Used DT125 engines fetch big money $1,000, and ones with the 200cc hop up even more.

Excuse the liberty, but here is a photo of the DT clone I took in Nyaung Shwe:

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Old 10-02-2014, 03:49 AM   #13
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I heard about your ride a little while ago. I think you guys will have a great time, especially in Mongla

I'm really keen on doing a Burma ride possibly next year. I live in China so i'm relatively close. However it still seems like a (expensive) nightmare to actually be granted permission to ride there. I really hope that your trip will be the start of a more relaxed approach from the local authorities there towards people like yourselves who have a genuine interest in and exploring and learning more about the country and its people and culture.

Can't wait for the pics. Goodluck
Oh Oh...what in Mongla? ....
We been riding all over in Thailand, then in Laos, Cambodia, Malaysia. Burma is really the ultimate destination.
promise full report!!
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Old 10-02-2014, 03:52 AM   #14
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I'm in some details on how you went about receiving permission would be nice, I planned to get in next year so any information would be helpful.
The permit is granted by this organization. I think the riding schedule will be present quite soon on their web.

http://www.impulsetourism.com/aboutus.php
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[QUOTE=Edmond Dantès;25197018]As can be seen on a map, the Sagaing Hills and U Bein Teak Bridge are a very leisurely day trip with no distance riding involved, and you could have a day away from the group if the fancy takes you. The temples and monasteries on the hill sides are awesome.

I rented a scooter for a couple of days when in Mandalay, and as you know there are no motorcycles allowed in Yangon.
One can't go to Burma without visiting the Shwedagon Pagoda, so you have to use with taxis in Yangon which are a good deal anyway.

Couldn't rent a bike in Bagan either, so I ended up on a Chinese electric bike which I would rather not talk about.

As for the Inle Lake area, foreigners are banned from riding motorcycles, so I resorted to a good old bicycle. The Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery on the road to Nyaung Shwe is worth checking out as well.

You will notice a ton of old 1980s DT125s in the country. Yamaha must have imported thousands over there. Through lack of alternatives (although there are Chinese DT clone four strokes that are quite interesting) they keep those old bike going mostly with parts imported from Thailand.
Used DT125 engines fetch big money $1,000, and ones with the 200cc hop up even more.

Excuse the liberty, but here is a photo of the DT clone I took in Nyaung Shwe:

What a great Spirit!!!!
MUST keep your tip in mind.
Thanks buddy!!!!
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