Hidden Laos

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US$ 1,700
9 Days / 8 Nights
666 km
Tour Code
Next departure
Number of Cycling Days8
Average Distance Per Day: 83
150 Km
Average Climbing Per Day: 841
2,250 m
Total Cycling Distance666 kilometres
Bike HireMountain Bike: US$ 130
Single SupplementUS$ 250

All About this Tour

Laos may very well be one of the last countries in the region that remains untainted by mass tourism, and yet, this refreshingly simple country does not disappoint when it comes to unspoiled nature and wildlife, uniquely rustic and flavorful cuisine, fairy tale landscapes, and the warmth and friendliness of its people.

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Day 1

We meet in the late afternoon for a bike fitting and trip briefing. Welcome dinner at a traditional Lao restaurant.

Day 2

The ride is on a nice, flat road along the contours of the Mekong River, which we follow towards the San River. We should reach our destination before sunset, which we can enjoy on the banks of the river.

Day 3

Leave the Mekong Valley and ride north along the San River to Laos’ highest mountain, Phou Bia (2,819 m).

Day 4

The road takes us through Xaysomboun Special Zone, a restricted area that was, until recently, strictly off-limits, Visit Muang Khoun, the ancient capital of the powerful Xieng Khouang Kingdom, and overnight in Muang Khoun.

Day 5

Explore what was once one of the most heavily bombed areas of the country and visit ancient temples and local villages. Discover the mysterious, prehistoric Plain of Jars; an area littered with 2,000-year-old stone jars. Visit the MAG Centre, a humanitarian organisation clearing UXOs (unexploded ordnances).

Day 6

This is another tough day, but extremely scenic, with a gentle roll out of Phonsavanh. Our overnight stop is just outside Phou Khoun with breath-taking karst mountains views.

Day 7

Heading south, we start riding downhill back into the Mekong Valley, fol-lowed by a few mild climbs before reaching the Nam Xong River where we ride through limestone outcrops. On arrival, there's time for a swim, a stroll along the river, or a paddle-around on a kayak.

Day 8

The up-and-down ride today takes us to the Nam Ngeum reservoir. We continue to the top of the lake before rolling down to our riverside hotel (with pool!).

Day 9

We ride back to Vientiane on a flat road across the Nam Ngeum River. The journey ends at Phatuxay, Lao’s L'Arc de Triomphe. After lunch, you can fly out in the after-noon or evening, or spend another night exploring the capital.

Elevation Profiles

Day 2 - Vientiane- Paksan Ride 83km. +229m.
Day 2 - Vientiane- Paksan Ride 83km. +229m.

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