6 Days Pakse Cycling To Cambodia Border

6 Days Pakse Cycling To Cambodia Border
Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Pakse – Bolaven Plateau (Tad Fan waterfall) ( L, D )

8:00 AM pick up from your hotel and we ride from the hotel after 8 km on a flat road in town the road is slightly uphill to begin our journey into the coffee growing area of Laos, the Bolaven plateau. After the town, we start to climb up into the temperate coffee-growing area renowned for its Arabica and Robusta beans. These beans fetch some of the highest coffee prices in the world. The road undulates but has a definite upward feeling. As we climb, we see coffee everywhere as the plantations converge on the side of the road. We finish at the wonderful Tad Fane resort, which provides a stunning backdrop and the very impressive Tad Fane fall, if you are feeling energetic you can cycle to the other waterfall for swimming. Alternatively, you can relax in the restaurant and take the wonderful view. Dinner is at the resort

Elevation:Pakse = 170 m above sea level.Tadfan resort = 959 m above sea level.

Distance: 38 km (on good quality asphalt road but ascend)

Day 2 :  Tad Fane – Tad lo (Tad means waterfall) ( B, L, D )
(Resort is at an altitude of 960 m above sea level)Today is the best riding on this trip, after 12 km of the climb we reach the top of Bolavene plateau (at an altitude of 1280 m above sea level). However, riding in the early morning makes you warm through the cold morning on the plateau, and you still have more energy in the morning, after a short break in a small town on top of the plateau we continue our riding for another 38 km to a small town of Tha Teng (at an altitude of 860 m above sea level), this 38- kilometer descent is one of the best rides in this trip, we have noodle soup for lunch at the local restaurant, 30 km from our destination, Tad Lor Resort (at an altitude of 750 m above sea level) Riding after lunch takes us very easy downhill but on a dirt road for 21 km to the junction, the rest of the road just 9 km on asphalt road and it is mainly flat. We check in the hotel in the afternoon and it is your time for swimming at the waterfall, relaxing, enjoying the view, or riding around. Dinner is at the hotel.

Elevation: Departure point 959 m above sea level.Highest point: 1280 m above sea level.Arrival point: 346 m above sea level.

Ride: 80 km (12 km ascend, 68 km descend, and flat, including 21 km on a dirt road)

Day 3 : Tad Lor – Pakse – Champasak  ( B , L , D )
After breakfast, we head towards Pakse. This road undulates and has a couple of lengthy climbs in it one of 5 km and one of 49 km, but they are quite gradual before we turn right and head downhill into Pakse. The last 20 km into Pakse is downhill and can be covered quickly, be careful as we head into town as the traffic increases significantly.

After lunch in town, we cycle across over the bridge to the right side or Thai side (but it is Lao territory ) we keep riding on a flat road to the former southern kingdom of the land of million elephants, the present town of Champasak consists of a small settlement on the Thai side of the Mekong River, whose main interest of the visitors is its proximity to the famous Khmer site of Wat Phou, a name which indicates a connection with the ancient Cham kingdom, contemporaneous with the early Khmer empire.

Elevation: Tad Lor = 346 m above sea level.Highest point: 606 m above sea level.

Champasak = 124 m above sea level.

Ride: 110 km on good quality asphalt road

Day 4 : Champasack – Khong Island (4000 islands) ( B , L , D )

Si Phan Done in Lao means 4000 islands; it is the widest and most charismatic part of the Mekong River and is our destination today. We leave as early as we can after breakfast, after 2 km of riding from the hotel, we cross the Mekong River on a very unusual mode of transport to the other side and after a short ride to the main road and then start heading south again towards Cambodia. Today is mainly flat with quiet road and some interesting scenery, we pass many villages with children standing in groups waving their hands and saying hello, it would be strange for them to see the tourists travel by bicycles (it feels hard for them).so we stop every 20 or 25 km for refreshments and we have lunch under the tree by the road when we feel like it. We then cross back over to the Mekong River to one of the biggest islands in the Mekong River, Kong Island (it is the hometown of the former Lao president). We cycle a short way to our hotel. Dinner is in the hotel.     

Elevation: Champasak =124 m above sea level, Khong island = 120 m above sea level.

Distance: 113 km (on good quality asphalt road, and mainly flat)

Day 5 : Khong island – Khone island ( B , L , D )
Today is a day to explore, we once again cross the river to the mainland and head south where we ride as far as on the main road, we turn to the village where we get on a long-tail boat with all bikes, luggage, and our staff so we leave our support van at the village, we take a short boat trip to the small island of Don Det where we will have lunch. After lunch we ride along the old French Railway down to the beach where we get on small boats to Cambodian waters in search of fresh water Dolphins, After an hour we ride back to the hotel at Don Khone island.

Distance: 30 km (Haft riding is on good quality asphalt road and the rest is on the path but it is fantastic to ride and flat)

Day 6 : Don Khone Island – Cambodia -Stung Treng (50km) ( B)

After breakfast boat ride from the hotel to the mainland, we start cycling from the village to the main road and head south to the border, on the way stop at Khonphapheng waterfall, the biggest waterfall on the Mekong River after a short visit to the waterfall we cycle the rest to the border where you say goodbye to Lao guide and driver. End The Tour .

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Departure date: If join in group departure on 6th Monthly

Group Size: From 2 to 16 riders

Tour cost: Contact Us


Tour Cost Includes:

  • MTB Bikes for complete Tour and helmet
  • Accommodation in tour - 5 nights
  • 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 the complete tour ( Bus, + Truck for the 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

Tour Cost Excludes:

  • International flight tickets, visa
  • Accommodation in Pakse and in Cambodia
  • Other personal expenses
  • Tips and Gratitude
  • Travel insurance
  • Any Hard and Soft Drinks with meals
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