TOURCODE 66215 (BK-4) Description
This 4-day cycling tour through the northern part of the country takes you out into some remote areas north of Luang Prabang and combines cycling with other activities.
DISTANCE: 235-275 KM
Exploring Laos with a mountain bike is fantastic, even if you have limited time. This 4 day cycling tour through the northern part of the country takes you out into some remote areas north of Luang Prabang and combines cycling with other activities. You’ll experience the magic of the Mekong and Nam Ou Rivers by boat and roll along small side roads in the river valleys. It’s a great way to take in the distinctive landscapes of this part of the country on this medium-difficulty biking adventure tour in Laos.
- Luang Prabang – Pakbeng
- Pakbeng – Oudomxay
- Oudomxay - Nong Khiaw
- Nong Khiaw - Luang Prabang
Day 01 Boat Ride from Luang Prabang To Pakbeng
The bikes will be put on board while you prepare yourself for a soft-starting adventure in Northern Laos. Few people have had the opportunity to do this. You’ll stay overnight in Pakbeng. Lunch will be served on board of the Mekong cruise boat.
Day 02 Pakbeng – Oudomxay (70 Km)
After a brief transfer by vehicle, we’ll be cycling in very rural Laos, an area inhabited by hill tribe villages who eke a meagre existence from the land. Along the way you will pass villages of Phu Thai, Thai Lu, Hmong, Thai Dam, Lao and Khamu. The people are very friendly and not yet tired of seeing tourists. We stop at weaving villages along the way, where you still see families sitting in the shade weaving on old looms. After climbing a 300 meter pass, a long descent brings you to Oudomxai the capital of the Oudomxay Province.
Day 03 Oudomxay - Nong Khiaw (70-110 Km)
After a 1 hour uphill transfer, you will start cycling at an altitude of 1300 m. Enjoy the great views and the daily life in the Hmong villages dominating this region. A long descent will bring you to Pak Mong, where we will have lunch. From Pak Mong, you cycle over a small tar road into the karst, the scenic lime stone mountains that surround Nong Khiaw. We stay overnight in a resort with fine views over the mountains and the Nam Ou River.
Day 04 Nong Khiaw - Luang Prabang (95 Km)
Flatter and better roads today will enable you to complete the longer distance to Luang Prabang. Only a few minor passes have to be climbed before you are riding along the banks of the Nam Ou river, with stunning views on huge mountain ranges. The last stage takes you through teakwood plantations before arriving in Luang Prabang.
Included Travel Services
- Equipment rentals
- Biking activity
- English speaking guides with license
- Food and drink (water, tea, coffee)
- Entrance fee and permissions
- Elephant ride
- Boat Transfers
- Transfer back into town
- Village fees for home stay
- Fair Trek village fund payments
Not Included Travel Services
- Riding gear - helmet, gloves, boots and long-sleeved shirts
- Personal insurance (this is at your own risk)
- Coverage for any damages to gear or the bicycle
- Any alcoholic beverages
- All dinners
Due to the nature of adventure tours and the unpredictability of the weather, the itinerary may be changed at the discretion of the guide.
Accessibility: Our trips are generally unsuitable for people with reduced mobility and other disabilities. Please contact us to discuss if this trip is suitable for your specific requirements.