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Destinations: Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Luang Namtha, Luang Prabang, Bangkok
Type of adventure: icon-12.png Cycling
Guide language: English
Price: min $ 2596
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  • At a glance
  • Itinerary
  • What's included
  • Dates & prices

Your chance to
Cycle remote roads with few tourists
At a glance
10 days cycling with 100% vehicle support
Laos, known as the land of a million smiles, boasts stunning mountainous landscape and a laid back atmosphere, the result of a long isolation from its neighbours. Our route takes us through some spectacular scenery, from narrow roads shaded by jungle vines to shimmering rice paddies and mountains which are home to a mix of ethnic groups. Out of the saddle, we walk through villages and bamboo forest and visit Luang Prabang with striking colonial buildings, tree-lined avenues and colourful temples. We finish our trip in bustling Bangkok. The cycling is demanding at times, but our reward is to have roads almost to ourselves in South East Asia's friendliest and least known country.
Cycling profile
Daily distance in km/miles:

Day 2 30.0km/18.6miles
Day 3 55.0km/34.2miles
Day 4 75.0km/46.6miles
Day 5 80.0km/49.7miles
Day 6 60.0km/37.3miles
Day 7 75.0km/46.6miles
Day 9 60.0km/37.3miles
Day 10 60.0km/37.3miles
Day 11 60.0km/37.3miles
Day 12 25.0km/15.5miles


Number of days cycling:
10
Pace:
Moderate: 13-16km/8-10miles an hour
Terrain:
85% tarmac, 15% rough sections

Itinerary
1
Day 1
Start Chiang Mai.

2
Day 2
Warm-up ride around Chiang Mai old town and visit Doi Suthep hilltop temple

3
Day 3
Transfer to Chiang Rai; cycle along the Thai/Burma border into the heart of the Golden Triangle.

4
Day 4
Journey to border town of Ban Sew for boat ride on the mighty Mekong, cycle into Laos.

5
Day 5
Cycle to Luang Nam Tha to the hill tribe village Tai Dang.

6
Day 6
Rural cycle to the Udomxai province.

7
Day 7
Continue through Udomxai province to Pak Beng.

8
Day 8
Board slow boat on the Mekong to Luang Prabang visiting Buddha Caves en route.

9
Day 9
Cycle to beautiful Kwang Si Waterfalls. Chance to see monks receiving alms at dawn.

10
Day 10
Cycle from Luang Prabang to picturesque Vang Vieng through stunning mountainous terrain.

11
Day 11
Scenic drive south through striking karst landscape; cycle to sedate capital Vientiane.

12
Day 12
Free morning to explore then cross over the Friendship Bridge into Thailand; board overnight train to Bangkok.

13
Day 13
Bangkok city tour; free afternoon.

14
Day 14
End Bangkok.

Guided Group
This is a small group guided holiday. The group is usually between 4 and 18 in size, with an average of 12 like-minded clients booking individually, in a couple or as friends together.
Activity level
You are moderately fit and have an interest in remote or challenging environments. Some previous experience is required for activity based trips.

What's included
All breakfasts
What's not included
Travel insurance

These are ‘land only’ prices which require you to book your own flights and join the rest of the group on Day 1 of the trip. For more information please see Trip Notes

Date Price excl. flights (pp) from
Sun 13 Nov 16 - Sat 26 Nov 16

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €2,115
Sun 04 Dec 16 - Sat 17 Dec 16

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €2,115
Sun 15 Jan 17 - Sat 28 Jan 17

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €2,225
Sun 05 Feb 17 - Sat 18 Feb 17

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €2,225
Sun 05 Mar 17 - Sat 18 Mar 17

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €2,225
Sun 08 Oct 17 - Sat 21 Oct 17

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €2,225
Sun 12 Nov 17 - Sat 25 Nov 17

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €2,225
Sun 26 Nov 17 - Sat 09 Dec 17

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €2,225
Sun 24 Dec 17 - Sat 06 Jan 18

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €2,225
All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of Exodus
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