Discover the beauty of SE Asia
Get lost in the gorgeous views of rice fields, jungles and beaches
Traverse mountain passes which are amongst the highest in Vietnam
Gain appreciation of the different ethnic groups
Throw yourself into once-in-a-lifetime experiences
Cycle on beautiful mountains and meet friendly locals
There's plenty to see on this fascinating trip.
Let your eyes feast on views of monasteries, rice fields, riversides, and mountains.
Other than gorgeous beaches, experience other parts of Thailand's culture.
Enjoy a different way of traveling with your bike.

Biking Hanoi to Luang Prabang

13 days
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$3,007 USD

Come and cycle the majestic mountain ranges of Vietnam and Laos for a fresh perspective on these Southeast Asian countries that few others will ever have the privilege of seeing. The journey will lead you past flowing rivers, towering limestone cliffs, cascading green rice paddies and introduce you to fascinating hilltop tribal communities. Put simply: this is the adventure of a lifetime and one you will cherish forever.

  • Category
  • Type
    Fully Guided
  • Duration
    13 days
  • Culture Level
  • Skill Level
    3 - Intermediate
  • Activity Level
    3 - Active
  • Elevation
    2 - Moderate
  • Terrain
  • Distance
    393.3 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    43.5 miles
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There is something about mountains that always draws people to exploring them and it is no different in Vietnam and Laos. These two spectacular neighbouring countries are full of majestic ranges perfect for mountain biking and that’s what you'll do on this incredible adventure as you head into the remote highlands of both countries to gaze down upon stunning landscapes. 

This is a challenging ride as you tackle numerous climbs, but the end of each uphill battle presents rewards like none other in the world with spectacular views over green rice fields and limestone mountains. 

Having soaked up the unique and fascinating history of Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi, you'll head to the former French colonial hill station of Sapa. This popular getaway is an introduction to the first gentle climbs as you tackle dirt tracks and revel in the greenery. The tour moves through the gears as you head further into the remote mountain valleys. 

Everywhere you look green sprawling land surrounds you, but in the valleys of the mountains dazzling colour pops up in the vibrant hill tribes you'll be fortunate to meet. These include the Hmong, Dai and Tsao from whom you'll learn about their culture from local and experienced guides. 

The last stop in Vietnam is the historic city of Dien Bien Phu, an important landmark location where the country secured its independence from French colonization in a brutal battle in 1954. It is a fascinating place to explore before bidding farewell and rolling your wheels into the land of Laos. 

Given the arduous cycling, it is vital to rest and the quiet riverside village of Muang Ngoy has been picked to be place for you to rest your tired legs. Only accessible by boat, you'll travel four hours on a serene river to reach this picture perfect destination and lap up the wonderful village life. 

This day of rest gears up for the big final push of riding as you head towards Laos’ former royal capital of Luang Prabang. The riding here is stunning with mountains following you all the way before we entering this wonderful spiritual city to explore and reflect on what has been an incredible journey together.

Tour inclusions and exclusions at a glance:

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

This spectacular route combining two beautiful Southeast Asian countries in Vietnam and Laos is designed to challenge you, you'll also want to be comfortable and that's why very little is excluded on the tours.

  • Local, english-speaking guides.
  • Full bike repair and maintenance toolset available at all times.
  • An air-conditioned backup support vehicle.
  • All accommodations and overnight train
  • Cycling jersey and drink bottle
  • Majority of meals are included
  • Water, snacks and fresh fruit while cycling.
What's not included?
Items not included in the cost of the tour

There are a few details that you will need to organise yourself.

  • Travel Insurance
  • Visas
  • International / Domestic flights
  • Airport transfers
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Tips
  • Free bike rental is not included. Please see the available rental options below.

Tour options and upgrades:

3 equipment options available
1 tour add-on available