Laos Cycling Adventure Tours – 17 Days

Laos Cycling Adventure Tours – 17 Days
Tour Itinerary

.This bicycle tour offers lots of challenging adventure rides in combination with the cultural highlights of Laos. Although the most challenging mountain rides are on tar roads, the tour consists mainly of dirt roads and paths where tourists are rarely seen. Enjoy cycling along with rice fields, and majestic limestone mountains, and meeting amazingly friendly people. The ancient capital and World Heritage Town of Luang Prabang is the absolute cultural highlight of this tour. Back to Vientiane over mainly dirt roads through the remote province of Sayabouly, where small ethnic jungle tribes and wild elephants have their natural habitat. A relaxing boat ride with scenic views on the Mekong River completes this tour.

Day 1: Vientiane
After arrival, meet with your guide for a briefing.
Overnight in a hotel

Day 2: Vientiane City bike tour – Biking 15 km ( B )
Discover the highlights of Vientiane. Vat Si Saket, Ho Prakeo, Vat Si Muang, That Luang, Patuxai, and the Morning Market will be visited on this short city cycle tour.
Overnight in a hotel

Day 3: Vientiane – Ban Pako – Biking 68 km  ( B, L )
Through the suburbs, you are leaving Vientiane in the Northern direction.
After a few kilometers on Road Nr. 10, you cycle on dirt roads through many villages and discover the real countryside. The Lao Pako Eco Resort is located in a magnificent location along the bank of the Nam Ngum River.
Overnight in an Eco-Resort

Day 4: Ban Pako – Nam Ngum Lake – Biking 88km ( B ,L )
In the first stage of this day, you will cycle on dirt roads through the undiscovered countryside. At Ban Nampheng we continue on a smooth tar road to Nam Ngum Lake. The last stage of this day is getting hilly, with some short climbs. You stay overnight at the Long Ngum View Resort, which has stunning views over Nam Ngum Lake.
Overnight in a resort

Day 5: Nam Ngum Lake – Vang Vieng – Biking 25/40 km (B,L )
By boat in 1.5 hours from Thalat over the Nam Ngum Lake to Tha Heua. See the artificial lake and the life in and around it. From Tha, Hua starts cycling to Vang Vieng. Depending on the season, you can choose between 25 or 40-km cycling to Vang Vieng. You stay in a comfortable resort along the banks of the Nam Song River with stunning views over the limestone mountains.
Overnight in a resort

Day 6: Vang Vieng ( B )
You can discover the area around Vang Vieng by bike or you can choose an easy kayak trip on the Song River which shows you the bizarre countryside from another point of view. Also, some great hikes are easy to arrange in this area. (Kayaks not included)
Overnight in a resort

Day 7: Vang Vieng – Kasi – Biking 58 k m ( B,L )
Today, it goes through amazing scenery from valley to valley. Have a stop at the nearby rivers and take a bath, or discover one of the close caves, which are advertised along the road.
Overnight in a guesthouse

Day 8: Kasi – Kiu Kacham – Biking 95 km ( B , L )
After a first flat 10 km, the road is climbing up the mountains for more than 20 km. The scenery is amazing and halfway, you will have a break in Phou Khoun Village.
After Phou Koun the road is going up and down between 1100 and 1400 meters. Still, along with the great panorama, it goes with less effort. Take your time to stop by in the close villages and meet hill tribe people. You stay overnight at an altitude of 1350 meters in Kiu Kacham
Overnight in a basic guesthouse

Day 9: Kiu Kacham – Luang Prabang – Biking 74 Km ( B , L )
After a great descent to Nam Ming, a long but smooth climb will bring you for the last time over 1000 meters altitude. Another descent will bring you to the scenic valley of Ban Xiang Ngeun. From here, it’s an easy ride to the former capital of Laos and World Heritage town Luang Prabang, located on a peninsula between the Mekong and the Nam Khan River. Luang Prabang is on this particular bike tour the perfect place for a few days relaxing or discovering the scenic area around the town.
Overnight in a comfortable guesthouse

Day 10: Luang Prabang around the valley – Biking 30 km ( B )
Today, enjoy a relaxed biking trip along with the most interesting places in the city and around the valley of Luang Prabang. Discover some non-touristy places nearby the town.
Overnight in a comfortable guesthouse

Day 11: Luang Prabang roundtrip to Kuang Si Waterfall – Biking 40/60 km ( B, L )
The scenic Kuang Si Waterfall is the main destination for today. On the way, we pass villages from different ethnic groups. After swimming and relaxing at the waterfall, you can cycle back on the same road or take a boat over the Mekong River back to Luang Prabang (a boat trip on the Mekong River is optional)
Overnight in a comfortable guesthouse

Day 12: Luang Prabang – Kacham Waterfall – Biking 60 km ( B, L )
Leaving Luang Prabang on a dirt road, first, you will visit the tomb of Henri Mahout, the Frenchman who discovered Angkor Wat for the western world. Continuing on a dirt track, you can visit the Elephant Camp from Tiger Trail, located along the bank of the Nam Khan River. From here, you are heading in the southern direction to Xieng Ngeun Village, where you are leaving the beaten tracks and taking the dirt road into the undiscovered Sayabouly Province. You stay overnight in a comfortable resort nearby the Kacham Waterfall.
Overnight in a comfortable resort

Day 13: Kacham Waterfall – Sayabouli  – Biking 65 km ( B, L )
Continuing on dirt roads, you pass several hill tribe villages and have to climb several minor passes before crossing the Mekong River by ferry at Tha Deua. After Tha Deua, it’s another 30 km to the capital of the province, Sayabouly town. The town is located in a wide valley with some great views over the surrounding mountains.
Overnight in a comfortable guesthouse

Day 14: Sayabouli – Nam Pouy – Biking 54 km ( B , L )
An easy ride to the little town of Nam Pouy, which is located on the border of the Nam Phoun Protected Natural Area. This protected area has the biggest population of wild elephants in Laos. Also, some small tribal groups hid in those jungles. They are called ‘the yellow banana leaf people’ because they are building their houses from banana leaves. As soon as the leaves are getting yellow, these people move to another place.
Overnight in a basic guesthouse

Day 15:  Nam Pouy – Pak Lay – Biking 100 km ( B , L )
A long day cycling with a lot of short climbs and ascents from valley to valley, with a great view of the dense forests of the National Protected Area, Nam Phoun, and the chance to see wild Elephants. Halfway, you can visit a local Hmong market.
Pak Lay is a small laid back town with some nice French colonial buildings, located along the banks of the Mekong River.
Overnight in a comfortable guesthouse

Day 16: Pak Lay – Vientiane, boat ride on the Mekong River to Vientiane ( B, D )
A relaxing boat ride on the Mekong River with scenic views of Thailand and Laos brings you back to Vientiane. This part of the Mekong River is the natural border between the two countries.
Overnight in a hotel

Day 17: Vientiane and departure ( B )
The last chance for some shopping at the Morning Market or hanging around along the banks of the Mekong.


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Departure date: Join in group departure on 2nd Monthly

Group Size: From 2 to 22 riders

Tour cost: Contact Us


Laos is a treasure trove of natural and architectural wonders. With a little patience and some time you can see incredible man-made and natural wonders from north to south in the Lao PDR. Don’t miss these top 10 things to see and do.

Wat Xieng Thong

Luang Prabang's best-known monastery is centered on a 1560 sǐm (ordination hall). Its roofs sweep low to the ground and there's a stunning 'tree of life' mosaic set on its western exterior wall. Close by are several stupas and three compact little chapel halls called hŏr. Hŏr Ɖąi, shaped like a tall tomb, houses a standing Buddha. The Hŏr Ɖąi Pha Sai-nyàat, dubbed La Chapelle Rouge – the Red Chapel – by the French, contains a rare reclining Buddha.

Fronted in lavish gilt work, the Hóhng Kép Mîen stores a ceremonial carriage, festooned with red-tongued naga (river serpents) designed to carry the golden funeral urns of Lao royalty.

Pha That Luang

Pha That Luang, Vientiane Laos
Pha That Luang, Vientiane Laos |
Boun That Luang takes place every November, over three days around the full moon. The stupa in Vientiane is the national symbol of Laos and is said to house a piece of Buddha’s breastbone. Thousands of pilgrims gather at That Luang to give offerings to the monks who come from all over Laos. Processions, parties, and a trade show follow. Even if you don’t make it to the festival, the stupa is a sight to behold any time of year. Join the faithful and place offerings of flowers, candles, and incense at the alter, or quietly stroll around the massive enclosed yard.

Vat Phou / Wat Phou

Wat Phou
Along with the Champasak Cultural Landscape, the 5th century Khmer ruins of Wat Phou is the second inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage List of Laos. Wat Phou, meaning ‘mountain temple.’ Blended into the surrounding nature, the remains of Wat Phou are dotted all over the mountain face. Oriented toward the east, the ruins have two large reservoirs on either side of a long column-lined road, leading toward the mountains. Past the palace ruins, up a steep staircase, you’ll find the sanctuary with a modern Buddhist shrine and a natural spring considered to be sacred.

Tad Lo

Tad Lo
Tad Lo is 56 miles (90 kilometers) away from the southern town of Pakse. Soak in the visual and aural splendor of the falls or take a dip and cool off from the heat. Three cascades make up the falls: Tad Hang, Tad Lo itself, and Tad Suong. Accommodations are available to spend the night and enjoy the surrounding scenery. Tad Lo is an impressive three-tiered waterfall in Salavan Province. Several guesthouses and restaurants around the falls make it an ideal lunch spot or stopover for trekking, swimming, and tubing. Tad Lo is accessible by bus, motorbike, or as part of a group tour package of the Bolaven Plateau.

Swim in the Mekong at 4000 Islands

French Bridge at Sunset on Don Det
French Bridge at Sunset on Don Det |
Don Det has a beach at its northern tip that doubles as a ferry landing. You can also take a dip in the Mekong, the largest river in Southeast Asia, on either of the two beaches on Don Khon–one by Liphi Falls and one farther south. Easy Go Backpackers Hostel on Don Det has a beach area and Don Som Riverside Guesthouse has a swimming spot on Don Som. If river swimming isn’t your thing and you’d rather lounge by the pool, check out the one by Little Eden Guesthouse at the north end of Don Det or the Blue Lagoon Swimming pool at the southern tip of the island.

Tat Kuang Si

Thirty kilometers southwest of Luang Prabang, Tat Kuang Si is a many-tiered waterfall tumbling over limestone formations into a series of cool, swimmable turquoise pools; the term 'Edenic' doesn't do it justice. When you're not swinging off ropes into the water, there's a public park with shelters and picnic tables where you can eat lunch. Don't miss the Tat Kuang Si Bear Rescue Centre, where wild Asiatic moon bears, confiscated from poachers, are given a new lease of life.

Many cheap eateries line the entrance car park at the top end of the Khamu village of Ban Thapene, selling everything from local snacks to grilled chicken and fish.

Visiting Kuang Si by hired motorcycle is very pleasant now that the road here is decently paved and allows stops in villages along the way. By bicycle, be prepared for two long, steady hills to climb. A tuk-tuk from Luang Prabang costs 150,000K for one person, and 50,000K per person in a group of three, so it's best to get a group together. A private minivan will cost 350,000K.

Plain of Jars

Plain of Jars - Site One
Plain of Jars
Plain of Jars’ thousands of mysterious megalithic jars are scattered throughout Xiang Khuang Province in northeastern Laos. Dating from the iron age, the oldest jars go back to 500 BC. The largest “King Jar” is at Site 1 and the longest jar is at Site 2. It’s possible to hire a guide to take you on a trek from Site 2, which is behind a rice paddy to Site 3, which is in the forest on top of a hill. The leading theory suggests these stone vessels were used in burial rituals. Evidence suggests that bodies were distilled in the jars until only bones remained. The bones were then removed and interred in a ceramic jar or on the ground. Nine of the 90 sites containing jars have been cleared of UXOs, so stick to the established routes and bring a guide out trekking with you.

Kuang Si Falls

Kuang Si Falls
Kuang Si Falls |
In the north of Laos lies Luang Prabang, a portion of the old town that is a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site. Ride or cycle to Kuang Si or Tad Saw waterfalls, take a boat cruise down the Mekong river, and eat local Lao or fantastic French food at one of the restaurants in town. This former royal capital is home to some of the most elaborate and best-preserved temples in the country. Visit the Royal Palace and the watermelon-shaped Wat Wisunarat or hike up Mount Phousi for sunrise or sunset.

Tour Cost Includes:

  • MTB Bikes for complete Tour and helmet
  • Accommodation in tour - 16 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
  • 10% Government Taxe

Tour Cost Excludes:

  • International flight tickets, visa
  • Accommodation not in tours
  • Other personal expenses
  • Tips and Gratitude
  • Travel insurance
  • Any Hard and Soft Drinks with meals

Travel Information

Bikes: Trek MTB Bikes

Bike Hire: Includes on Tour Cost. You may bring your bikes, but in this case, let us know in advance. Other equipment provided: Pedals, helmet, water bottles.


Accommodation is offered at all locations. Most of the hotels are Culture Resort, Home-stay, guesthouse, Eco Resorts & family-run hotels - all with a common line of quality in service. Our costs are based on a 'twin-sharing' foundation. For those who want a single room, we offer a single room, but at an extra cost.


The landscape is a mountain, biking through the village streets, fields, fruits garden, local ferry, and monkey bridges


The annual monsoon cycles that affect all of mainland Southeast Asia produce a ‘dry and wet monsoon climate’ with three basic seasons for most of Laos. The southwest monsoon arrives in Laos between May and July and lasts into November.
The monsoon is followed by a dry period (from November to May), beginning with lower relative temperatures and cool breezes created by Asia’s northeast monsoon (which bypasses most of Laos), lasting until mid-February. Exceptions to this general pattern include Xieng Khuang, Hua Phan, and Phongsali Provinces, which may receive rainfall coming from Vietnam and China during April and May.
Rainfall varies substantially according to latitude and altitude, with the highlands of Vientiane, Bolikhamsai, Khammuan, and eastern Champasak Provinces receiving the most.
Temperatures also vary according to altitude. In the humid, low-lying Mekong River valley, temperatures range from 15°C to 38°C, while in the mountains of Xieng Khuang can drop to 0°C at night.
When to go
The best time for visiting most of Laos is between November and February when it rains the least and is not too hot. It’s also Laos’s main season for both national and regional bun (festivals).
If you plan to focus on the mountainous northern provinces, the hot season (from March to May) and the early rainy season (around June) are not bad either, as temperatures are moderate at higher elevations. Southern Laos, on the other hand, is best avoided from March to May, when daytime temperatures break into the 40s and nights aren’t much cooler.
The rainy season is not as bad as you might think. While it will rain – very heavily – the downpours are often fairly brief and can be bracketed by long periods of sunshine. The rains also clear dust from the skies and land, making everything clearer and brighter. Of course, there are downsides; unsealed roads can become quagmires, and extensive travel in remote areas like Salavan, Phongsali, and Sainyabuli might be impossible. River travel can be a good alternative during these months. If you intend to travel extensively by river, November is the best; flooding has usually subsided yet river levels are still high enough for maximum navigability. Between January and June, low water can make navigating some rivers difficult.
December to February and August are the peak tourist times. January, in particular, is very busy and booking ahead is advisable.

Transportation/Support Vehicles

All transport is involved in the cost. We provide a backup vehicle at all times during cycling trips. The vehicle can be used to boat your baggage & yourself as required.


Food is a very essential part of these trips. We make sure that the meals we offer are method delicious unless you ask for dull meals. You are also permitted the choice of veggie or non-vegetarian meals. We suggest that you consume only the canned standard water. Please make sure that the container is enclosed.

What to bring

  • Footwear
  • Bike shoes
  • Helmet
  • Pedal
  • Water Bottle
  • Sun cream lotion
  • Relaxed shoes for walking
  • Shoes for other sightseeing
  • Socks


  • In Laos, the conventional outfit is more traditional. We counsel you to prevent very short shorts/skirts and limited tops/tanktops when viewing small non-urban places, pagodas, temples, mosques, or other sacred sites as this may limit your access.
  • Water-resistant jacket.
  • Riding bike equipment like safety gloves and shorts.


  • Torch
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Eyewear, cap
  • Sun lotion of SPF of at least 35
  • Individual Bike riding equipment like bar finishes, pedals, chairs, and headgear
  • Helmets for riding a bike


Malaria is an avoidable disease that can create trouble if neglected. One can prevent disease by taking recommended anti-malarial drugs and defending against insect attacks. The areas you will be passing are Malaria-free. Make sure that your insurance provider includes illnesses and injuries overseas.


  • Bring all the important medications and OTC medications. Do not ignore to have the brands as well as the general titles of the medications one needs to have.
  • Use a sun hat when revealed.
  • Consume a lot of liquids. Don't drink tap water. Use only bottled water which is always kept in the back of your automobile.
  • Bring your medical kit and pest resilience.
  • To avoid fungus and parasitic attacks, keep legs clean and dry, and do not go without shoes.
  • Do not eat food bought from road providers.
  • Do not drink drinks with ice.
  • Do not eat milk products unless it is known that they have been pasteurized.
  • Prevent managing creatures (especially apes, pets, and cats) to avoid attacks and serious illnesses.

Medical Information Update

Details given above are liable to change now and then and one should contact the Native Lao tasks of the specific country or the government vacationer offices for more details.


You will get possibilities en route to do a bit of purchasing. However unless particularly requested, our guide will not suggest any particular store. Neither we nor our driver/guides take any percentage on purchasing.

Spending Money

Every visitor will have different cash specifications and varying personal costs. Please assess your spending routines while enabling for beverages, purchasing, and falling. Also keep aside cash for extra costs like:

  • Foods that are not included
  • Emergencies
  • Optionally available activities /additional sightseeing
  • Shopping/Souvenirs/Tips

Foreign Exchange

As Laos currency value tends to go up and down, refer to the following website for daily return rates:

Airport Taxes

There is no airport terminal or leaving taxation from any airport terminal in Laos.

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