Cycle, biking to Grand Loop in Laos is a tour which still relatively untouched by tourism, Laos is a glimpse of a traditional Asia that has all but disappeared. Explore this beautiful, tranquil country by bike during an adventurous, 13-day comprehensive tour. You will visit charming Luang Prabang, the mysterious Plain of Jars and numerous villages en route. This is an unforgettable way to experience a charming land that most travelers overlook.
Day 1: Luang Prabang
You will be greeted at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Depending on when you arrive activities can be arranged for the rest of the day.
Day 2: Luang Prabang
This morning, enjoy a walking tour of this peaceful town and in the afternoon head to Kuang Si waterfall for a swim. In the evening, you may wish to browse through the towns’ night market.
Day 3: Luang Prabang – Nong Khiew (75km Cycling)
Begin cycling north out of Luang Prabang. On arrival in Pak Ou village, cross the Mekong to visit the sacred Buddha Caves. Then continue north through rolling mountain scenery to Ban Huay Pene – a Leu ethnic minority village. Visit the town’s beautiful temple before continuing on to Nong Khiew by vehicle.
Day 4 – 5 – 6: Nong Khiew – Vieng Kham – Vieng Thong – Sam Neua (205 km Cycling)
Cycle through charming villages and the forest of the Nam Et-Phou Loei National Protected Area. Continue on through mountainous scenery before arriving in Sam Neua, near the Vietnamese – Laos border.
Day 7 – 8: Sam Neua – Viengsay – Sam Neua – Nam Neun (70 km Cycling)
Explore the quaint morning market along the Xam River in this mountainous town. Cycle to Viengsay, the cave city, and learn of its historical importance. Wander through the amazing karst landscape in the middle of town and visit some of the caves.
Day 9: Nam Neun – Muang Kham (cycling 96 km)
Today’s journey will pass through particularly remote territory. Take a short detour and visit the mysterious standing stones at Hintang. No one is quite sure who built them or why. Stop to visit the Tham Piu cave, a natural site with an interesting history. Then, continue on to Muang Kham, where you are free to soak in the relaxing hot springs and rest your tired muscles.
Day 10: Muang Kham – Xieng Khouang (53 km Cycling)
Cycle to Xieng Khouang and the mysterious Plain of Jars. Visit some of the jar sites and enjoy a trip to the historic capital of Muang Khoun.
Day 11: Xieng Khouang – Phou Khoun (50km Cycling)
Venture out of town by bike to Muang Soui before continuing on by vehicle to Phou Khoun.
Day 12: Phou Khoun – Luang Prabang (90km cycling)
Explore the local produce market before driving to Kioukacham. Later in the day, begin your final descent to Luang Prabang. Enjoy the spectacular scenery as you descend through Hmong and Khmu villages, before arriving in the UNESCO World Heritage town of Luang Prabang.
Day 13: Depart Luang Prabang
The day is at leisure until you are transferred to the airport for your onward flight.