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- Meals as mentioned in the program
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- Day 1
- Day 2
- Day 3
- Day 4
- Day 5
Vientiane - Thalat
We ride from your hotel in Vientiane capital head north to Thalat pass the NamNgum dam, the ride today is all fairly flat from the town is more traffic but no problem for riding, after 30 km from town is less traffic, we ride through the villages and rice fields, we bring lunch pack from hotel and we stop for lunch at the small shop at the village along the way when we fill hungry. There are few short climbs before we reach our destination at Tha Lat. Tha Lat is one district of Vientiane province, no tourist stay overnight in this town except tourist traveling on bicycle, this town is known as Nam Ngum dam, the first dam in Laos operated hydro power for most of the country and also export to Thailand.
Altitude: Vientiane = 180 m. Thalat = 190 m.
Ride: 93 km
Meals: L, D
Accommodation: guesthouse (good quality with hot shower and air con)
Thalat - Vangvieng
We have a long ride today and the heat may be the factor so we will want to leave early. We start riding from our hotel to Phonhong district where the road meets road No. 13 north at the junction, we turn to the north direction, after the first 23 km on flat road we cross the range of Phoupanang mountain continue along the route 13 and stop for refreshment every 20 or 25 km. The rest of the ride is along undulating roads all the way to Vangvieng, we stop for lunch by the road under the shade of the tree or at the small shop by the road, the ride today is up and down no big climb, we will reach our destination in Vangvieng in the afternoon, after check in hotel is free to explore the town or take a swim in the river. Vangvieng has a lively traveler’s scene with all the usual accompanying facilities: e-mail, pubs, pizza and many young foreigners.
Vangvieng locates 155 km north of Vientiane on road 13 north. The town lies along the bank of the Namsong River; the landscape is made up of strange shaped limestone mountains, caved by erosion.
Altitude: Thalat 190 m. Vangvieng = 280 m
Ride: 100 km
Meal: B, L
Accommodation: Elephant crossing hotel or similar
Vangvieng - Kasi
We can leave Vangvieng after lunch and spend your morning in extra relaxation time in Vanvieng. After lunch we start riding up north to Kasi along route 13 and although there are some short climbs and most rides are easy, the scenery is just beautiful and you should really enjoy stretching your legs. We will stop for refreshments a few times along the way, we expect to reach Kasi in late afternoon, Kasi is a small district of Vientiane province and no tourist in this town.
Altitude: Vangvieng = 280 m. Kasi = 405 m.
Ride: 55 km
Meals: B, L, D
Accommodation: Vanphisit guesthouse
Kasi - Kewkacham
After breakfast we start riding from our guesthouse up north, after 8 km we start climbing, today is the hardest day of our trip and there are big climbs, after 17 km uphill to a small town of Phoukhoun where the junction turns to Phonsavanh (the plain of jars) we turn left on road 13th north there are more climbs before our destination of Kiawkacham. Kiawkacham is a small village locates on top of the mountain range.
Altitude: Kasi = 405 m. Kewkacham = 1340 m
Ride: 94 km
Meals: B, L, D
Accommodation: guesthouse (primitive with share bath room)
Kewkacham – LuangPrabang
Our guide will prepare breakfast. This area is the coldest place in winter time especially in the morning; our riding today is easier than yesterday, as this village locates on top of the hill after 22 km riding downhill from guesthouse to the bottom we climb 13 km to the top then another 13 km downhill to a small town of Xiang Nguen before easy ride to LuangPrabang.
Altitude: Kewkacham = 1340 m. LuangPrabang = 270 m
Ride: 77 km
Meal: B, L
Accommodation: villa Phoumalin
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All accommodations are not luxury hotels but good quality
Breakfast: breakfast will be served at the hotels
Lunch: Some days we will not find the restaurant for lunch on the way, lunch pack will be brought from the restaurant where we stay by our guide; it would be fried rice, sandwiches, noodle soup, or Lao food such as sticky rice, grilled fish, and chicken.
Dinner: we will have at the restaurant and most are Lao food. Any special dietary requirements can also be catered for as well. Please let us know at the time of booking
For group of 6 or less than 6 bikers we will be supported by air conditioned mini bus, for group of 7 – 10 bikers we will be supported by 1 minibus and 1 truck. The vehicles follow us the whole way, and you will be well looked after, All of our staff have been trained to serve for cycling tour support vehicles will follow around 100 - 150 m behind the last cyclist, when you cycle you feel free and incase of any problem for your bike you will be helped immediately, water stop is every 1 – 1:30 h or every 15 – 25 km depending on the road condition and the cyclists.
We provide trek mountain bikes (Trek 3900, trek 4300) for hire
Mechanic and bike repairs:
Basic spares, tools and a basic first aid kit are carried in the support vehicle such as alum key set, chain splitter, puncture repair kit, pumper…incase of any problem you just stop and you will be helped by our mechanic and helpers
There are two seasons in Laos: from March to September is hot and raining with temperatures 30 -40 C. From October to February is winter with the temperatures 10 - 30 C, it also depends on which part of the country, northern part is cooler than southern part. In winter season is the best time to travel in Laos and riding conditions are perfect.
Passports and visas:
Visa can be obtained from Lao embassies and consulates abroad; in addition, visa can be obtained on arrival at international checkpoints and the cost for this is from 30 – 42 US$ in cash with a validity of 30 days(the cost of visa is different from every nationality ) and you will also need one passport photograph
Note: Laos Visa processed on arrival (1 passport-sized photos and US$ cash required for processing).
Important note: Verify your passport is valid for at least six months after your date of exit from Laos. You may not be permitted to get in Laos with less than 6 months expiration on your passport
The official currency in Laos is Kip.
1 US$ equivalent to 8900 Lao kip.
1 Thai Baht equivalent to 290 Lao kip.
When you travel in Laos, it is necessary to have some Lao currency; you can change at the exchange unit at the border check point or at the bank. Credit card and traveler check are possible only in the banks and some shops in the big city; US dollar or Thai baht are possible when you buy in the big shops in the big city, you should have some cash.
What to bring:
Jackets, padded cycling shorts, T- shirt, cycling shoes, socks, stiff-soled cycling shoes (if needed) cloves, sun classes, sun cream, camel bag or water bottle and the other personal stuff needed (camera, video camera, MP 3…)
Or any other gifts for kids during cycling days when you pass the villages (pens, pencils, books or toys)