Get energized by cheers from the cutest people
Explore and have a picnic at this 5th Century Khmer Hindu temple
Bob around the different islands and be fascinated by the local industries each has to offer
Be in the company of a different kind of road warriors
Encounter the ins and outs of a typical Lao life

Southern Laos by Bicycle

8 days
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$2,182 USD

Despite its persuasive charms, Laos remains the Southeast Asian country that slips under the radar. Be prepared to discover why this glorious land full of waterfalls, fragrant coffee plantations, picturesque villages and welcoming local people deserves top billing in the region. What better way to do it than atop a bike, thoroughly absorbing the sights as you breathe in the lovely landscapes of Laos.

  • Category
    Easy-going & Leisurely
  • Type
    Fully Guided
  • Duration
    8 days
  • Culture Level
  • Skill Level
    2 - Novice
  • Activity Level
    2 - Moderate
  • Elevation
    2 - Moderate
  • Terrain
  • Distance
    162.8 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    27.3 miles
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Southeast Asia is an area of the world much coveted by tourists, but the small slice of land known as Laos often goes unheralded after years of isolation and conflict. Now, the picture is very different and on this epic cycling trip you will revel in the dazzling array of waterfalls, marvel at the luscious landscapes along the Mekong River, enjoy the friendly nature of the Lao people, and just maybe glimpse a sight of the rare Irrawaddy dolphins.

Sound action packed? You bet! With local and knowledgeable guides alongside you every pedal of the way you can be assured a chance to soak up every last bit of what makes Laos such a breathtaking country.

If you harbour any doubts, your first day on the bike will soon swat those away. Gliding alongside the Mekong River you can breathe in the beautiful landscape and see the locals going about their daily work. Stop off at the fascinating 5th century Wat Phu temples for a glimse of the country’s past.

Day three brings with it more excitement as you tackle some delightful island hopping and witness first-hand how welcoming the Lao people are in the picturesque village of Ban Niet Ngong.

For the animal lovers amongst you it is quite clear what the tour highlight will be – the Irrawaddy dolphins. Take a gorgeous riverside cruise and try to spot the nearly extinct dolphins.

While the scenery fluctuates throughout the ride, there is one constant natural sight: waterfalls. You will see many on the tour but the very best are those of Khan Phapeng, where they spectacularly split the Mekong River.

After grabbing all the photos you can, this day of riding switches gears as the scent of coffee from the Bolaven Plateau wafts by. It helps focus your mind as you pedal onwards through the plantations towards your hotel for a coffee fix.

Your final days of riding are spent taking in what makes Laos such a special country – the people. Pedaling your way through quieter villages you can admire the variety of architectural influences and at the same time observe how the Lao people live. It marks a poignant way to end a stunning ride that will leave you transfixed by the beautiful country that is Laos.

Tour inclusions and exclusions at a glance:

What's included?
Items included in the cost of the tour

Laos packs in such a stupendous amount of sights, that’s why cycling this perfect land is the best way to truly absorb it. To ensure this ride is comfortable and enjoyable there are a number of things included.

  • Local English speaking cycling leader/guide.
  • Vehicle support while cycling.
  • Cycling jersey and drink bottle
  • Accommodations
  • Snacks and drinks
  • Meals (as indicated in itinerary)
What's not included?
Items not included in the cost of the tour

There are a few things you must arrange yourself

  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • International / Domestic flights
  • Airport pick up and drop off
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Free bike rental is not included. Please see the available rental options below.

Tour options and upgrades:

2 equipment options available
1 tour add-on available