Thailand – Laos

Cycling along the Mekong river

In a few words..
If you want to fall in love with South East Asia, we recommend you to cycle in the course of the Mekong River. In this part of Asia cycling is a real joy due to the natural charm and peaceful atmosphere of the countryside. This tour starts in Chiangmai and follows quiet backroads through the hilly countryside of northern Thailand. After entering Laos you continue your journey with a boattrip over the Mekong river to one of Asia’s most picturesque cities, Luang Prabang. Experience the unique atmosphere of this former royal townwith it`s well preserved city appearance. The second stage of your tour ranks as one of Asia`s most beautiful cycle journeys: Luang Prabang to Vientiane. Several mountain passes need to be climbed but you are rewarded with superb views and great scenery. In 6 days you`ll reach the capital of Laos, Vientiane where you can enjoy a cool drink while watching the sunset over the Mekong river.

Schedule
1.  Arrival in Chiang Mai
2  Chiangmai. Half day cycle excursion around Chiang Mai
3. Cycle to Maetang, Royal Ping Garden
4. Cycle to Chiang Dao Hill Resort
5. Cycle to Thaton.
6. Lontailboat to Hotsprings. Cycle to Chiang Rai
7. Cycle to Chiang Saen. Cycle exc to Sop Ruak
8. Cycle to Chiang Khong
9. Exit Thailand. Cross over to Huaixay. Boat to Pak Beng.
10. Boat to Luang Prabang
11.  Luang Prabang. Free time.
12. Cycling to Kiou Kha Cham
13. Cycling to Kasi
14. Cycling to Vang Vieng. Free time. Optional activities (cycling, kayaking)
15. Cycling to Thalat.
16. Cycling to Vientiane
17. Vientiane. Am: excursion highlights. Free time. Transfer to Nongkhai. Nighttrain to Bangkok.
18. Arrival Bangkok. Hotel service. Transfer airport.

Bicycle rental
Brand: Trek 4300, mountainbike (24 speed) or Trek FX 7.2 hybride bike (24 speed)
Frame sizes: 16-18-20-22”
Rental fee: 15 USD per day.
Optional: rearracks, bottle cage, and cyclocomputer

Price
1900 USD p.p.
Single supplement: 240 USD

Travel dates:
05 Nov – 22 Nov 2017

Cycling facts:
Total distance: 970 km
Longest day distance: 101 km
Highest point: 1400 m
Lowest point: 165 m