Fully supported tour.
Cycling distance: Approx 545 km
Grade of difficulty: Moderate
Road condition: Good tarmac road
Suitability: All Fitness.
TOUR FACTS AND FEATURES
Accommodation: 7 nights in twin share accommodation & 2 nights in home-stay
Transport: All transportation by private AC vehicle
Meals: 8 breakfasts, 9 lunches & 9 dinners. Some snacks for cycling days.
Guided: Experienced and professional English speaking guide with maximum support and flexibility.
Entrance fees: All included
Equipment: Mountain bicycle, helmet and water bottle.
Age range: 18+
Wifi: Free wifi available in hotels.
Day 1: Hanoi (D)
Arrive at Hanoi airport, meet with our guide and transfer to Hanoi. A guided walking tour through the bustling Old Quarter and sprawling Dong Xuan Market. Enjoy a Water puppet performance.
Day 2: Hanoi- Kim Boi- Thung Nai (B,L,D)(Cycled 60km)
Depart 55km by car to Bai Lang (Kim Boi, Hoa Binh), commence cycling to Thung Nai. The ride is mostly uphill, the scenery on both sides of the trail are spectacular. Boat trip on Da River and enjoy watching beautiful sunset. Dinner and overnight in local home-stay
Day 3: Thung Nai- Mai Chau- Buoc Village (B,L,D) (Cycled 50km)
Embark the boat and enjoy a scenic cruise on Da River to Mai Chau. Arrive in Bai Sang port, take your bike and we cycle on flat terrain to Mai Chau – Lac village. Take further cycling rides around the beautiful villages’ trail before lunch. Continue cycling to the Thai village of Buoc on a mix of good single track paths and undulating rough jeep trails.
Day 4: Mai Chau- Na Meo- Vieng Xai (B,L) ( Cycled 60km)
Transfer 2,5 hours to Na Meo border. Upon arrival in Laos, meet our Laotian cycling team. Picnic lunch, then we begin cycling on national route 217 , cycling uphill and then over rolling hills towards Vieng Xay on paved roads along the river, passing hilltribe and local villages
Day 5 : Vieng Xai- Vieng Thong (B,L) (Cycled 105km)
Be prepared for an epic day on the saddle. We will take the National Highway 6 and cycle 105km to Nam Noen. The winding road makes the ride more challenging today.
Day 6: Vieng Thong- Nong Khiau (B,L) ( Cycled 70km)
Transfer out of town to the start of your challenging ride of numerous hills. Your ride will treat you to stunning scenery of limestone karst mountains and jungles. Stop along the way to interact with hospitable locals.
Day 7: Nong Kiau- Luang Prabang (B,L) ( Cycled 80km)
The whole day is reserved for a refreshing and wonderful cycling trip along the Nam Ou River as you head for Luang Prabang via Pakbeng. Plenty of time to stop and interact with local people. Transfer the last 20km to Luang Prabang by bus.
Day 8 Countryside by bicycle (B,L) ( Cycled 60km)
A great start today, cycle downhill to the boat pier that will take you across the Mekong River to Ban Xieng Man village. Cycle to Ban Na Kham, locally known for growing sugarcane and sticky rice cooked in bamboo. On route stop at a Lao whisky village and a paper-making village.
Day 9 Luang Prabang - Ban Longlanh - Kuang Si Fall - Luang Prabang (B,L) (Cycled 70km)
Take a scenic cycle trip into the surrounding hills to visit Ban Longlanh, home to the H’mong and Khmu ethnic minorities. Your afternoon ride takes you to the Kuang Si waterfalls. This ride is a bit more challenging as some hills are quite steep.
Day 10: Departure (B)
At leisure until your transfer to the airport for your onward flight.