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Laos - South to North
A Hospitable Journey


redspokes Laos cycle tour is a journey through spectacular scenery, offering rich cultural diversity. Laos is a beautiful, mountainous and land-locked country, still relatively untouched by western values with a population of just 6 million. Loations have a reputation for being amongst the most welcoming and friendly people in the world. You will enjoy some of the most breath-taking landscapes in Asia, mountain biking towards Northern Laos. What better way could there be to explore than by bicycle?

Our cycling holiday begins relaxed elegant capital city Vientiane, situated on the banks of the Mekong River. Leaving Vientiane, we ride through rural areas to Nam Ngum lake, cycling on through rice paddies and secluded valleys, tackling a few climbs to reach Vang Vieng. We enter a landscape of stunning limestone karst formations as our journey continues via rolling hills to historic Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Luang Prabang is an ancient, royal city full of exquisite Buddhist Temples where time seems to stand still; a magical place to explore and relax.

Riding north out into the mountains towards Oudomxay we visit Ban Nalay, a minority village where you will be welcomed with a traditional traditional Basi ceremony. Through our charity partner LVCF, redspokes supports community projects as a means of contributing to village development. This part of the Laos bicycle tour will give you an insight into traditional life and work such as weaving, cotton-producing and the culture of the Tai Lue people. Bidding the villagers good bye, our cycle trip continues to the Mekong River for a boat journey through glorious scenery back into Luang Prabang where our Laos mountain bike holiday finally ends.

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Tour Features

  • River trip on the mighty Mekong.
  • Traditional Baci ceremony.
  • Pak Ou Caves: 100s of miniature Buddha sculptures.
  • Luang Prabang: temples, royal palace, scenery.
  • Vientiane: crumbling colonial elegance, stupas.
  • Visits: Hmong school, COPE project.
Tour Difficulty: 6/10 - Challenging

6/10 - Challenging

Average Daily Distance: 90km / 56 miles

Avg. Daily Distance
90km / 56 miles

Number of Cycle Days: 10

Number of Cycle Days
10 days

Maximum Altitude: 1,430 m / 4,700 ft

Max Altitude
1,430 m / 4,700 ft

Example route for this Laos cycling holiday

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