'Lao Lao' is a rice wine distilled locally in villages and while we don't suggest you consume it while cycling, it does give a good idea of this trip: fun and tasty with the potential for a little bit of pain the next day.
This trip's cycling offers wonderful variety as we ride along back roads and quiet highways, alongside rivers and over scenic limestone mountains. There are some climbs, but the stunning views and thrilling descents for a number of days through Hmong villages are ample reward for the effort.
One of the highlights is the visit to the Plain of Jars, an eerie and intriguing historical site where large carved stone jars are thought to have been used by the ancients as burial vessels.
The ride tapers towards the end as we enjoy some down flat and gentler pedaling around the beautiful limestone karst landscape of the Vang Vieng area.
618 Km riding. The terrain is a mix of sealed and unsealed roads sometimes on the main roads but generally on secondary roads. Main roads in Laos are actually like a backstreet anywhere else due to the low number of vehicles on the road which is consistent with the country's low population. There are some moderate climbs, but these are relatively short, and rolling terrain which is fun and achievable for anyone comfortable on a bike.
Peak Season Surcharge: For tours commencing from Dec 23 to Jan 3 there is a peak season surcharge of 15% on the price of this tour due to hotel rate increases at this time of year.
Explore UNESCO World Heritage Luang Prabang by bike and visit local markets and workshops.
Ride to the stunning Kuang Sii waterfalls then visit Free the Bears to learn about moon bear rescue and conservation.
Cruise up the Mekong River to Pak Beng as you glimpse river life from on deck.
Check out the fascinating Plain of Jars ruins as you explore this mysterious site.
WHAT MAKES US STAND OUT
This classic tour of Laos offers a comprehensive introduction to this country while incorporating great cycling, fun activities and cultural experiences. You’ll have the chance to visit the beautiful Luang Prabang, hike the forest around the Kuang Sii falls, and explore much of the beautiful countryside and small villages far from tourists. Rest assured knowing we’ve taken care of all of the small details so you can relax and enjoy the ride as you make unforgettable memories in Laos.