Northern Laos is an adventurer's delight. Quiet roads, diverse terrain, and friendly locals present a side of Laos not often seen by travelers. This 5 day biking tour allows you to discover the hidden splendor of Northern Laos on two wheels. With full vehicle support, you can opt to rest your legs and soak in the view from the comfort of a van!
Day 1: Luang Prabang - Oudomxay
Drive out of Luang Prabang early and into the heart of Laos countryside. Begin your cycling adventure traveling along mountain roads, alternating up steep climbs with breezy descents all the while soaking in the beautiful scenery and fresh air. Late in the afternoon reach Oudomxay, an important trading town on the banks of the Nam Beng river. Overnight in Oudomxay. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 2: Oudomxay - Luang Nam Tha
Today's ride to Luang Nam Tha is a long, spectacular route. Cycle along an undulating ridge road with great views and excellent downhills to enjoy. Quiet remote jungle sections are punctuated by the welcome sight of a village or two, great places to meet locals and top up on bikers fuel. Arrive in to Luang Nam Tha, a peaceful town surrounded by ethnic villages and rice fields. (Today's ride is approximately 82km) Overnight in Luang Namtha. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 3: Luang Nam Tha - Mung Sing
The winding road from Luang Nam Tha to Muang Sing runs parallel to the Nam Tha, Nam Luang and Nam Sing rivers, crossing them at various points along the way. The ride passes through strikingly beautiful monsoon forest and several hill tribe villages of the Nam Ha Protected Area. This evening in Muang Sing, enjoy the tranquility and laidback pace of life that is common in Northern Laos. (Today's ride is approximately 58km) Overnight in Muang Sing. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 4: Muang Sing - Xiengkhok
This morning, get a taste of local life with a visit to the morning market where the area's ethnic minorities gather to buy and sell their wares. Then hop on your bike for your last day of riding to Xieng Kok. The ride parallels the Nam Ma River, passing through peaceful villages and quiet countryside. (Approximately 72 km of cycling) Overnight in Xieng Kok. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 5: Xiengkhok - Houay Xay. After breakfast, travel down the Mekong River by speed boat to Houay Xay (around 4 hours), a town on the border of Thailand. From here, cross the Mekong by boat to Thailand or travel down river to Luang Prabang. Includes: (B), (L).
- Minimum Price $1135 is based on 3- 5 persons traveling together during high or low season
- Maximum Price $1370 is based on 2 persons traveling together duri8ng high or low season
- The price is a guideline and will vary according to travel dates and room availability.
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