Day 1: LuangPrabang to Sayaboury
8:00 pick up from your hotel and we cycle from LuangPrabang head west on direction to Thailand along the road to Sayaboury province and cross by bridge back to the right side of the Mekong River, lunch pack will be brought by our guide and we stop for lunch by the road when we are hungry, we reach non-touristic town of Sayaboury province located on Thai side. We stay overnight in a local guesthouse in a quiet small town. ,Sayaboury was a province of Siam (Thailand) colony from 1779, in 1904, the area of the province was ceded from Siam (Thailand) to the French Indochina colony. It is the only Laotian province that is completely to the west of the Mekong River, the province is quite mountainous. It has the largest concentration of elephants in Laos; it is home to Laos’ majority of domesticated Asian elephants. Approximately 75% of the nation’s 560 domesticated elephants work in Sayaboury. Their main work duties are within the logging industry, which causes a loss in both wild and domestic elephant habitat. The area is little patrolled, which makes the enforcement of conservation measures difficult. It is also home to the annual Elephant Festival. The province is rich in timbers and is considered the rice basket of northern Laos.
Distance: 115 km
Meal: L, D
Cycling Distance: 115 km
Day 2: Sayaboury to Hongsa
After breakfast we start riding to Hongsa district, it is a of Sayaboury province, it is a non-touristic area, and strange for local people to see tourists are riding on bicycles for long distance but they are very friendly and we can stop for photo at the villages and talk to them. We stop for lunch by the road and keep riding the rest to our destination in a small town of Hongsa where we stay overnight.
Distance: 87 km
Meal: B, L, D
Cycling Distance: 80 km
Day 3: Hongsa to Xianghon
we cycle from our hotel head west to Thai border on very good quality asphalt road. After couple hours cycling in Laos, and some thirty kilometres of unmercifully steep gradients ahead of us we have a prudent start to the day with an early transfer in our support vehicle. With most of the day’s climbs .
Distance: 90 km
Cycling Distance: 90 km
Meal: B, L, D
Day 4: Xianghon to Huayxai
After breakfast at local restaurant we start riding from guesthouse head north to Thai border, we ride through non-touristic villages, after ascent and descent road we cross Mekong River to left side, we keep riding to our destination at Huatsai
Distance: 120 km
Meal: B, L, D
Day 5: Cross to Thailand
After breakfast we transfer to the border check point, after immigration formalities and say good bye to Lao team, meet Thai guide and cross Mekong River by shuttle by on friendship bridge to start cycle in Thailand,
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The Price : Contact Us
Group Size : From 2 to 22 riders
Departure dates : Join in group departure on 18th Monthly
Tour Cost Includes:
- Bikes for complete Tour and helmet
- Accommodation in tour
- All Meals B = Breakfast , L = Lunch , D = Dinner
- Lunch in Midway restaurant/City Restaurant or Pack Lunch
- Mechanic throughout the tour
- Boat trip , local ferry in tour
- Back up AC vehicle for complete tour ( Bus , + Truck for group )
- English speaking Local Guide - Cum biking guide
- Fresh Fruits/Snacks (Only Cycling Part)
- Unlimited filter water during cycling (Only Cycling Part)
- All road and transport taxes
- Driver Allowance
- Toll and Parking charges
- 10% Government Taxe
Tour Cost Excludes:
- International flight tickets , visa
- Accommodation in Luang Prabang
- Other personal expenses
- Tips and Gratitude
- Travel insurance
- Any Hard and Soft Drink with meals
Bikes: Trek MTB Bikes
Bike Hire: Includes on Tour Cost. You may bring your own bikes, but in this case let us know in advance. Other equipment provided: Pedals, helmet, water bottles.
Accommodation is offered at all locations. Most of the hotels are Culture Resort, Home-stay , guesthouse ,Eco Resorts & family run hotels - all with a common line of quality in service. Our costs are based on 'twin-sharing' foundation. For those who wants single room, we offer single room, but at extra cost.
The landscape is mountain, biking through the village streets ,fields, fruits garden , local ferry and monkey bridges
The annual monsoon cycles that affect all of mainland Southeast Asia produce a ‘dry and wet monsoon climate’ with three basic seasons for most of Laos. The southwest monsoon arrives in Laos between May and July and lasts into November.
The monsoon is followed by a dry period (from November to May), beginning with lower relative temperatures and cool breezes created by Asia’s northeast monsoon (which bypasses most of Laos), lasting until mid-February. Exceptions to this general pattern include Xieng Khuang, Hua Phan and Phongsali Provinces, which may receive rainfall coming from Vietnam and China during the months of April and May.
Rainfall varies substantially according to latitude and altitude, with the highlands of Vientiane, Bolikhamsai, Khammuan and eastern Champasak Provinces receiving the most.
Temperatures also vary according to altitude. In the humid, low-lying Mekong River valley, temperatures range from 15°C to 38°C, while the mountains of Xieng Khuang it can drop to 0°C at night.
When to go
The best time for visiting most of Laos is between November and February, when it rains the least and is not too hot. It’s also Laos’s main season for both national and regional bun (festivals).
If you plan to focus on the mountainous northern provinces, the hot season (from March to May) and early rainy season (around June) is not bad either, as temperatures are moderate at higher elevations. Southern Laos, on the other hand, is best avoided from March to May, when day-time temperatures break into the 40s and nights aren’t much cooler.
The rainy season is not as bad as you might think. While it will rain – very heavily – the downpours are often fairly brief and can be bracketed by long periods of sunshine. The rains also clear dust from the skies and land, making everything clearer and brighter. Of course, there are downsides; unsealed roads can become quagmires and extensive travel in remote areas like Salavan, Phongsali and Sainyabuli might be impossible. River travel can be a good alternative during these months. If you intend to travel extensively by river, November is the best; flooding has usually subsided yet river levels are still high enough for maximum navigability. Between January and June, low water can make navigating some rivers difficult.
December to February and August are the peak tourist times. January, in particular, is very busy and booking ahead is advisable.
All transport is involved in the cost. We provide backup vehicle at all times during cycling trip. The vehicle can be used to boat your baggage & yourself as required.
Food is a very essential part of these trips. We make sure that the meals we offer is method delicious, unless you ask for dull meals. You are also permitted the choice of veggie or non-vegetarian meals. We suggest that you consume only the canned standard water. Please make sure that the container is enclosed.
What to bring
- Bike shoes
- Water Bottle
- Sun cream lotion
- Relaxed shoes for walking
- Shoes for other sightseeing
- In Laos, the conventional of outfit is more traditional. We counsel you to prevent very short shorts/skirts and limited tops/tanktops when viewing small non-urban places,pagodas, temples, mosques or other sacred sites as this may limit your access.
- Water resistant jacket.
- Riding a bike equipment like safety gloves and shorts.
- Mosquito repellent
- Eyewear, cap
- Sun lotion of spf at least 35
- Individual Bike riding equipment like bar finishes, pedals, chairs and headgear
- Helmets for riding a bike
Malaria is a avoidable disease that can create trouble if neglected. One can prevent disease by taking recommended anti-malarial drugs and defending against insect attacks. The areas you will be passing are Malaria-free. Make sure that your insurance provider includes illnesses and injuries overseas.
- Bring all the important medications and OTC medications. Do not ignore to have the brands as well as the general titles of the medications one needs to have.
- Use a sun hat when revealed.
- Consume a lot of liquids. Don't drink tap water. Use only bottled water which is always kept in the back of your automobile.
- Bring your personal medical kit and pest resilient.
- To avoid fungus and parasitic attacks, keep legs clean and dry, and do not go without shoes.
- Do not eat food bought from road providers.
- Do not drink drinks with ice.
- Do not eat milk products unless it is known that they have been pasteurized.
- Prevent managing creatures (especially apes, pets, and cats) to avoid attacks and serious illnesses.
Medical Information Update
Details given above are liable to change every now and then and one should contact the Native Lao tasks of the specific country or the government vacationer offices for more details.
You will get possibilities en-route to do a bit of purchasing. However unless particularly requested for, our guide will not suggest any particular store. Neither we nor our driver/guides take any percentage on purchasing.
Every visitor will have different cash specifications and varying personal costs. Please assess your own spending routines while enabling for beverages, purchasing and falling. Also keep aside cash for extra costs like:
- Foods which are not included
- Optionally available activities /additional sightseeing
As Laos currency value tend to go up and down, make reference to the following website for daily return rates: https://www.ldblao.la
There is no airport terminal or leaving taxation from any airport terminal of Laos .