This cycling adventure links Chiang Mai in northern Thailand with Luang Prabang in northern Laos. The route takes in some of the most beautiful and dramatic scenery in South East Asia following dramatic mountains, mystical rivers and picturesque hill tribe villages. The locals you meet along the journey will make a lasting impression with their warmth and good nature, and the mountain and river scenery from the biking trails along the way is truly unforgettable.
- Explore bustling Chiang Mai
- Ride along tribal trails through the Laos jungle.
- See the spectacular views from the Central Highlands
- Visit Hmong villages, including stunning Nong Kiau
- Take a relaxing boat trip along the Mekong and Nam Ou Rivers
- Explore the famous Pak Ou Caves
- Enjoy picturesque Luang Prabang
Tour Profile: A challenging adventure ride, this 11 day tour covers up to 700 kilometres, with 6 full days and 3 half days planned. The distance covers some of the most stunning sights in South East Asia, riding along narrow paths, along mountainous terrain, and straight into the heart of the jungle. Difficulty 4/5
Suitability: A reasonable level of fitness is helpful to handle some hills and long cycling days with distances over 100km. Most days cover 70-80km of cycling, and a support vehicle is always close at hand. If you aren’t sure, contact us for advice or references.
Trail Conditions: A mountain bike with shocks is required to complete this cycling tour, due to some off-road distances and broken or pot-holed roads. Tarmac roads in good condition can be found, as well as dirt roads. Day 5 and Day 10 bring with them the most challenging inclines as the group crosses mountainous terrain towards Luang Prabang.