Unlike such icons as floating vegetable gardens, stilted wooden homes and Intha fishermen who propel their boats with a one-legged rowing style, Myanmar’s Inle Lake region isn’t famous for winemaking.
Yet. To give travellers a taste of Myanmar’s budding wine industry, Sanctum Inle Resort has launched its ‘Wheel and Wine: Cycling to Red Mountain Half-Day Tour’ by bicycle to Red Mountain Estate, situated nearby in the undulating hills overlooking the storied lake.
The journey through spectacular countryside skirting Inle Lake starts at the resort, situated on the lake’s banks. During the 40-minute ride to Red Mountain, guests pedal past sugar cane fields and through shady, sleepy villages including Maing Thauk, half of which is set on land while the other half sits on stilts over the water and is linked to the shore by a 400-metre wooden bridge.
The 94-room Sanctum Inle Resort is the first upscale hotel to come on line at Inle Lake and officially debuted October last year.
For further information about the tour and the resort, please visit www.sanctum-inle-resort.com