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Cycling Vietnam to Laos Tour 20 Days Hanoi – Luang Prabang Mountain bikes tours offers the opportunity to experience two stunning countries; Vietnam and Laos. In both countries, communities who have had very little contact with the western world will give you a warm respectful welcome.
 Our cycling tour starts in Hanoi, Vietnam’s beautiful capital. Vietnam has the richest and most complex ethnic make-up in the whole of South-East Asia.  We set our way to North East Vietnam, cycling through breathtaking scenery in Nghia Lo forward to untouched and remoted region of Yen Bai province. We mountain bike through villages of H’mong, Tay, Dao and Xa Pho minorities, whose markets and festivals add such colour and character to the cycle tour. Our bicycle holiday includes challenging cycling and a wonderful opportunity to experience the traditional and varied lifestyles in Vietnam and Laos.

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    Cycling Vietnam to Laos Tour 20 Days

    20 DAYS – HANOI – LUANG PRABANG – PHONSAVAN – VIENG XAI – MAI CHAU – HANOI CYCLING TRIP

    Highlight: 21 Day – Hanoi – Luang Prabang Mountain bikes tours offers the opportunity to experience two stunning countries; Vietnam and Laos. In both countries, communities who have had very little contact with the western world will give you a warm respectful welcome.
     Our cycling tour starts in Hanoi, Vietnam’s beautiful capital. Vietnam has the richest and most complex ethnic make-up in the whole of South-East Asia.  We set our way to North East Vietnam, cycling through breathtaking scenery in Nghia Lo forward to untouched and remoted region of Yen Bai province. We mountain bike through villages of H’mong, Tay, Dao and Xa Pho minorities, whose markets and festivals add such colour and character to the cycle tour. Our bicycle holiday includes challenging cycling and a wonderful opportunity to experience the traditional and varied lifestyles in Vietnam and Laos.
     We travel through a landscape of amazing karstic rock formations, cycling past stilted houses with thatched roofs and mountains nestled between limestone outcrops. We cross into North Eastern Laos at Tay Trang, the least populated area of the country, from here we will bicycle on through tranquil scenery meeting very few fellow cyclists. Laos is a mountainous land-locked country, of outstanding beauty, and is known for the warmth and friendliness of the Laotian people. Our Vietnam & Laos cycling holiday includes a visit to Luang Prabang, UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1995. This ancient royal city, full of exquisite Buddhist Temples, where time seems to stand still, is a magical place to explore and relax. Our trip continues to Southeast. We will cycle on hilly road and admire mysterious plain of Jars. Cycling on scenic road and rustic villages to Muang Kham and  Vieng Xai to visit and learn bout the history of Phathet Laos. These huge caves were home to around twenty thousand Pathet Lao communist fighters during the secret war of Laos. This war, termed secret because the US was not supposed to be engaged in combat in neutral Laos, was all part of the larger geo-political events and changes of the sixties and seventies. While the communist forces were being bombarded from the air by the CIA funded Hmong Army, they used these caves as a refuge, complete with hospital, school and underground villages. we will say good bye our Laos’ Crew, check in Vietnam Border again and cycle to Phu Luong and Mai Chau Scenic Valley.

    CYCLING FROM HANOI – LAOS – HANOI IN 20 DAYS

    Tour Duration 21 Days Suitability Moderate – Challenging
    When Best time for cycling from September to May Total Cycling Distance 1405km
    Start HANOI Terrain Hilly road, Challenging passes and Undulating road, hairpin cycling road
    Finish HANOI Tour Level Adventure Cycling
    Health request Good health, fitness Road Condition Good road, mixed off and paved road, tarmac road, dirt road, single track
    Support Fully support by vehicle Staff 01 guide
    Ages of Cyclist 18 year old – 90 No of cycling days 20

    MAP CYCLING

    BRIEF CYCLING

    Day Destination Cycling Distance Accommodation
    Day 1 Hanoi – Nghia Lo 56 km Muong Lo Hotel
    Day 2 Nghia Lo – Tu Le 50km Dung Truyen Hotel
    Day 3 Tu le – Than Uyen 87km Hoang Quan Hotel
    Day 4 Than Uyen – Tuan Giao 87km Tuan Giao Guest House
    Day 5 Tuan Giao – Dien Bien Phu 78km A1 Hotel
    Day 6 Dien Bien Phu – Muong Khuar 90km Phongpadit Hotel
    Day 7 Muong Khuar – Udomxay 100km Charming Laos Hotel
    Day 8 Udomxay – Nong Khiaw 110km Phaxang Resort
    Day 9 Nong Khiaw – Luang Prabang 80km The Sanctuary Hotel
    Day 10 Luang Prabang – City Tour 55km The Sanctuary Hotel
    Day 11 Luang Prabang – Phoukhuon 85/129 Xala Phoukhoun G.H
    Day 12 Phoukhuon  – PhonSavan 76/136 Favanhmai Hotel
    Day 13 Plain of Jar 30 – 60 Favanhmai Hotel
    Day 14 PhonSavan – Muang Kham 75km Hot Spring G.H
    Day 15 Muang Kham – Sam Neua 87/187 Chittavanh Hotel
    Day 16 Sam Neua – Vieng Xai 40km Naxay 2 Bungalow
    Day 17 Vieng Xai – Nameo – Pu Luong Nature 75/171 Pu Luong Retreat
    Day 18 Pu Luong – Mai Chau 35km Homestay in Poom Koong
    Day 19 Mai Chau – Back Road 45km Homestay in Poom Koong
    Day 20 Mai Chau – Hanoi 40km Flower Hotel
    Day 21 Hanoi Departure Transfer
    OPTIONAL TOUR
    Day 20 Mai Chau – Cuc Phuong National park 85km Overnight in National Park
    Day 21 Cuc Phuong – Tam Coc 65 km The Anh Hotel
    Day 22 Tam Coc – Kenh Ga Hot Spring – Hanoi 54km Flower Hotel
    Day 23 Hanoi Departure Transfer
    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

    Our trip cost usually includes the following services. Please bear in mind JET Travel is specialized in tailor-made trips. Trip cost vary depending on group size and other details.

    Vehicle for transfers and support
    Tour guide. The English-Speaking guide is provided by default. Other language may be available upon request (with extra charge).
    Bicycle rental
    Accommodation
    Meals
    Snacks
    Sightseeing entrance fees.
    Bottled water.

    Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

    Unless required most of the following services are usually not included in our tour price.

    Visa (required)
    Flight/Train tickets.
    Accommodation pre/post trip.
    Travel insurance
    Tips
    Personal expenses

    1. 20 Days Cycling Vietnam to Laos Tour

      Day 1: Hanoi – Yen Bai – Nghia Lo
      having hearty Breakfast in Hotel, leaving hustling and bustling city behind, we set our way to mid north Vietnam. Enjoy breathtaking scenery and magnificent limestone mountain ranges whilst we take shuttle bus from Thanh Son to yen Bai, upon arrival cycling point. Having enroute, after lunch meals, we fix our bikes and commence cycling to Nghia Lo. Enjoy undulating route lead to Van Tran and descending to Muong Lo rice field. Cycling around the village to contemplate the scenic beauty and rustic village life of Thai Community. Arrival towards Nghia Lo Town, which is tucked away in a big flat Muong Lo valley we have an easy biking then later on around the village of that people and we will enjoy Mass Xoa dance performance & dinner in the stilt house at the Hotel campus.
      SUMMARY
      Activity: transferring and Warm up Cycling
      Accommodation: Nghia Lo Hotel
      Meals: B/L
      Cycling Distance: 55KM

      Day2: Nghia Lo – Tu le
      get up early to join in colorful hill tribe market in morning. Interact with local people to understand the life. Having breakfast in local restaurant. We gear up our pedal from Hotel to Tu Le. Today is amazing day for us as we cycle on tamac road and mixed emotion road,

      The first stage, we cycle on undulating road, passing local village and tea farms, rice terrace paddy field.

      The second stage is harder and more challenging whilst we cycle ascendingly to the pass then descending to Tu le Town. Upon arriving in Tu le. Have Lunch in local restaurant. We spend the rest time to explore pristine nature and host spring water with local people. Dinner and stay overnight in Hotel.
      SUMMARY
      Activity: Cycling
      Accommodation: Dung Truyen Hotel**
      Meals: B/L/D
      Cycling Distance: 48 Km

      Day 3: Tu le – Mu Cang Chai – Than Uyen
      having hearty breakfast in Hotel, Commence cycling from Hotel to challenge 22km of Khau Pass. Upon arriving on summit, the soft drink and fruits will be available for you. Then we hold on our pedal to descends on scenic route lead to Mu Cang Chai . We will have nice cycling surround the village and seeing wonderful terrace rice field of Mu Cang Chai. Regroup for refreshment before cycling on undulating route along the river lead to Muang Kim. Have lunch en route. After lunch, we continue our cycling trip to Than Uyen or taking transfer to Hotel.

      SUMMARY
      Activity: Cycling
      Accommodation: Hoang Quan Hotel **
      Meals: B/L/D
      Cycling distance: 87km

      Day 4: Than Uyen – Tuan Giao
      Today is hardest day in our trip . However, you will be rewarded by stunning scenery and brilliant landscapes while we cycle through unspoiled nature and colorfully hill tribe’s village. Breathtaking panoramic view over Da River.

      Start from hotel, we commerce our cycling day on ascending road lead to Kim junctions then turn off to Ban Chay Highdro Power, challenging step pass and hairpin and road long the dam lead to Muong Gion Town, having lunch en route, after lunch, we enjoy  descending road to Quynh Nhai before conquering 18km of pass to Minh Thang. The last distance is highly recommend to transfer your Hotel.

      SUMMARY
      Activity: Cycling & Transferring
      Accommodation: Tuan Giao Guest House/ Hotel
      Meals: B/L/D
      Cycling distance: 90km

      Day 5: Tuan Giao – Dien Bien Phu
      Today contrast against previous day when we cycle on undulating route and enjoy breathtaking scenery to Dien Bien Phu.
      Start from Hotel, we gear up our bike to conquer short pass before descending   long hill to Bung Lao. We start cycling on undulating road lead to Muong Ang Town then challenge 8km pass summit for picnic lunch. After lunch meals, we descending cycle to Dien Bien Phu City.

      SUMMARY
      Activity: Cycling
      Accommodation:
      Meals; B/L/D
      Cycling distance: 78km

      Day 6:  Dien Bien Phu – Muang Khuar (say Hello Laos and bye Vietnam)
      Dien Bien Phu was the site of a decisive battle the led to a 56-day siege of the French garrison and consequential end of French colonial occupation. On the site of the battle there now stands Dien Bien Phu museum were old French tanks and artillery can be seen along with the re-building of the bunker headquarters of the French commander colonel Christian de Castries. We will explore the city in half the morning and then cycle 20 km (around 2 hours on the flat road to foot of Tay Trang Border). Enjoying picnic lunch and the final 10km is transferred to the border date. After laos visa procedure is completed, we will driver 2-3 hours to Muang Khua for Overnight Stay.
      SUMMARY
      Activity: Cycling and Transferring
      Accommodation: Phong Padit G.H
      Meals: B/L/D
      Cycling distance: 75km

      Day 7: Muang Khua – Udomxai
      after breakfast, we head east in direction to Udomxai province, you should be feeling refreshed. There are some excellent photo opportunities of the friendly Khmu tribe and their families. Lunch is prepared by our guide and helpers so we can find a nice spot for lunch stop by the steam. Today is a great day riding?

      SUMMARY
      Activity: Cycling
      Accommodation: Chaming Laos Hotel ***
      Meals: B/L/D
      Cycling distance: 98km

      Day 8: Udomxai – Pakmong – Nong Khiaw
      Today is the hardest day but the best rides of the trip, we rode along route 13 north, after 5km from guesthouse the road starts to wind upwards and we start the first of a series of long climbs through high mountains but scenery id perfect. We are in the land of the Hmong (high lander) who are known as originally live in high elevation in northern Laos, in former time the lived by growing opium. After long climb, we rest on the first peak for water, snack and seasonal fruits. Then we the next 30km to the second and the third peak for lunch stop, after lunch it is down, down and down as we descend 30km into the valley, this is a last downhill. At the end of the descent, we arrive our destination at Pakmong, a village that marks the junction at where the road turns towards Luang Prabang. Then we take transfer 31 km to Nong Khiaw.
      SUMMARY
      Activity: Cycling
      Accommodation: Phaxang Resort ***
      Meals; B/L/D
      Cycling distance: 120km

      Day 9: Nongkhiaw – Luang Prabang
      After breakfast we ride along route 13 north head to Luang Prabang. Today is the longest day, the road is up and down hill but no big climb, it is easy ride. At kilometer 30 to Luang Prabang we turn from road 13 on dirt road toward the Mekong River at Pak Ou village and visit Buddha caves. Optional or driving the last 30 km to Luang Prabang.

      SUMMARY
      Activity: Cycling
      Accommodation: The Sanctuary Hotel ***
      Meals: B/L/D
      Cycling distance: 126km

      Day 10: Khuang Si Waterfalls 1 day Cycling
      an easy ride to the scenic Khuang Si Waterfalls along ethnic villages such as Hmong and Khmu, at the falls, crystal water cascades into idyllic turquoise pools. Please bring a bathing suit if you would like to swim! Also take time to visit the nearby sun bear reefuge to learn more about the poaching of these endangered creatures.
      SUMMARY
      Activity: Cycling and Relaxing
      Accommodation: The Sanctuary Hotel
      Meals: B/L/D
      Cycling distance: 55km

      Day 11: Luang Prabang – Phoukhoun
      After a 2-hours transfer, we start cycling in Kui Ka Cham, through very scenic mountain landscape and authentic hill tribe villages, we are cycling on an altitude between 1000 and 1400 meters altitude.

      SUMMARY
      Activity:   Cycling and Transferring
      Accommodation: Xala Phoukhuon Guesthouse
      cycling distance: 85km

      Day 12: Phoukhoun – Phonsavan
      The total distance ro Phonsavan is 13o kilometers. The first half of this stretch is mountainous. The second half is almost flat after arriving on the plain on an altitude of 1100 maters, we are flexible which part of the day we will do on the bicycle.
      SUMMARY
      Activity: Cycling and Transferring
      Accommodation:  Favanhmai Hotel ***
      Meals: B/L/D
      Cycling distance: 86km

      Day 13: Phonsavan – Plain of the Jar
      The plain of Jar is probably South East Asia’s most enigmatic tourist attraction . There are hundreds of huge stone jars Scattered across several square miles. While most ancient Asian sites, such as the Angkor Wat temples in Cambodia, have revealed many of the secrets, historians are still completely baffled as to where the Jar came from, how old they are and what the signify. They are, in short, Jars of a deeply spooky nature. We will visit the 2 most interesting sites by bicycle.

      SUMMARY
      Activity: Cycling and Visiting
      Accommodation: Favanhmai Hotel
      Meals: B/L/D
      Cycling distance: 38km

      Day 14: Phonsavan – Muang Kham
      today, we will have an easy on a mainly flat road over the high plains to Muang Kham. Through the high altitude, we will pine trees, which ids very anusual for the rest of Laos.
      SUMMARY
      Activity: Cycling
      Accommodation: Hot Spring G.H
      Meals: B/L/D
      Cycling distance: 58km

      Day 15: Muang Kham – Sam Neua
      we start with a 2,5 hours transfer t a mountain pass. Today. We are cycling up and down through thick forest between 1400 and 1600 meters. On the way, we visit Saleuy Waterfall and for refreshing dive. After along descent, we arrive in Sam Neua.

      SUMMARY
      Activity: Cycling and Transferring
      Accommodation: Chittavan Hotel ***
      Meals: B/L/D
      Cycling distance: 85km

      Day 16: Sam neua – Vieng Xai
      in the morning, we are cycling through a nice landscape to Vieng Xai, famous for its caves. The huge caves were home to round twenty thousand Pathet lao communist fighters during the secret war of Lao. This war, teemed secret because the US was not supposed to be engaged in combat in neutral Laos, was all part of the large geo-political events and changes of the sixties and seventies. While the communist forces were being bombarded from the air by the CIA funded Hmong Army, they use these caves as a refuge, complete with hospital, school and underground villages.
      SUMMARY
      Activity: Cycling
      Accommodation: Naxay 2 Hotel
      Meals: B/l/D
      Cycling distance: 49km

      Day 17: Vieng Xai – Ban Sop – Na Meo – Pu Luong
      Through a narrow valley,  we ae driving to the border, where you say goodbye to your Laos support team. Our private Vietnamese driver will be waiting to transfer you to Pu Luong. The road trip last ½ hours upon checking in the Hotel, the rest of time would be at leisure.

      SUMMARY
      Activity: Cycling and Transferring
      Accommodation: Pu Luong retreat
      Meals: B/L/D
      Cycling distance: 89km

      Day 18: Pu Luong nature – Mai Chau
      experience the rural life of Mai Chau valley from the saddle of your bicycle . after breakfast we will take the cycling trip from the Hotel. We cycle the back roads through quaint small village where you can experience Mai Chau close-up including: Bamboo factory and village surrounding like Poom Coong or lac Village. After lunch we will driver Poom Coong for Overnight homestay.

      SUMMARY
      Activity: Cycling
      Accommodation: Homestay in Poom Coong
      Meals: B/L/D
      Cycling distance: 45km

      Day 19: Mai Chau back Road
      Waking up you early in the morning by birds and chicken sounding, you will be treated by Thai traditional cake for breakfast with hot coffee and tea. After light breakfast, we cycle through different villages on a mix  of good single trak path link from villages to others , the view are stunning as the ride passes and vross lush rice paddies. Unique to this area fan palms, grown specifically to use for roofing. We pass hot spring, cycle cross suspension bridges and follow the contours around beautiful terraced rice field. We stop for lunch en route in local family. After lunch we cycle back road, single track, buffalo  trails through rice terraced field . stay at local homestay for Poong Coong village, the rest of afternoon is at leisure to wander by foot or explore the village trails by bike. Dinner and overnight at Thai Homestay.
      SUMMARY
      Activity: Cycling
      Accommodation: Homestay
      Meals: B/L/D
      Cycling distance: 45km

      Day 20: Mai Chau – Hanoi
      After breakfast we pick up our bike and cycle on scenic route around Mai Chau, pass green rice paddies and villages, meeting friendly local villagers. Arriving back in Poong Coong village for in local home stay. After lunch we have some times to explore the village and to do some shopping of local handmade textiles. Transfer 3 hours back to Hanoi. Arriving Hanoi late afternoon. Overnight at Hotel

      SUMMARY
      Activity: Cycling and transferring
      Accommodation: Flower Hotel
      Meals: B/L
      Cycling distance: 35km

      Day 21: Hanoi – Departure
      The tour concludes after breakfast. Your guide can assist you in making any transport arrangements. Should you wish to book additional nights or any other activities, ask us at the time of booking for more information.

      OPTIONAL EXTENSION

      Day 20: Mai Chau – Cuc Phuong National Park
      After breakfast,we keep going on the main road of Mai Chau heading to the south. Today, with a long ride but we will soon be Mai-Chau-3enjoying the wonderful sightseeing along the nerow road through valley of this vast limestone mountain range, which brings one a feeling of adventure whilst being lost in a magic land, passing some villages, meeting some minority people along the way.Have a lunch at local restaurant  before hitting Ho Chi Minh trail.Arrive in Cuc Phuong National Park in the afternoon.After check in bungalow ,we will have free time to walk and visit around.
      Dinner and overnight in National Park
      SUMMARY
      Activity: Cycling and transferring
      Accommodation: Overnight in National Park
      Meals: B/L/D
      Cycling distance: 85km

      Day 21: Cuc Phuong – Tam Coc
      Morning visit the Primate Rescue center, butterfly museum, lookout , we then ride through Cuc Phuong forest to the park center, short break then trek in 3 hours round trip to the Tetrameles nudiflora(Sequoia) 1,000 years tree. Jump on our bikes for riding on sides of this park, passing the local ferry and onto Tam Coc. Check in on arrival and overnight in Tam Coc.

      SUMMARY
      Activity: Cycling
      Accommodation: The Anh Hotel
      Meals: B/L/D
      Cycling distance: 65km

      Day 22: Tam Coc – Kenh Ga Hot Spring – Hanoi
      After breakfast, we continue our tour by cycling about 54km through many villages, enjoying beautiful scenery of the countryside, with the rice fields, Rocky Mountains near and far, water buffalos and see people daily life. We arrive in Kenh Ga village around noon, in time for lunch. After lunch, take an interesting boat trip to witness people daily life on water, and activities on the banks of the river (option). Picked up by car and brought back to Hanoi. Arrival back in Hanoi, you will be dropped off at your hotel.

      SUMMARY
      Activity: Cycling and transferring
      Accommodation: Flower Hotel
      Meals: B/L/D
      Cycling distance: 54km

      Day 23: Hanoi Departure
      The tour concludes after breakfast. Your guide can assist you in making any transport arrangements. Should you wish to book additional nights or any other activities, ask us at the time of booking for more information.

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    Our Accommodations

    Our Accommodations:

    When cycling we stay in friendly hotel, guesthouse or homestays. Some are more basic than others! Bear in mind that some of the places we overnight in are not on the standard tourist trail.In larger cities and towns, our hotels are generally more western style and are three or four hotels or resort. Please do not expect the same standard as you would your home.

    Our Homestays:

    Homestay in the villages is simple interm of bedding condition and ementies. We will sleep on beds or floor with mattress, clean sheet, pillow and mosquito nets. Toilet is usually western style.

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
    Our Accommodations

    Our Homestays

    FAQs
    Simply click on a question to reveal the answers

    What if I can’t find the departure date I need?

    Please give us a call or send massage. If you are a group of four or more, we can usually add a departure date within the season to suit you.

    Why are the hotels not listed in the itinerary?

    We use a pool of hotels to maximise availability for you & Best homestay in mountainous or read more at Accommodation.

    Will I have a local guide?

    Yes, your guide will be English speaking and local. The local guide will be a highlight of your tour as they are experienced and will pass on their knowledge and passion for their country. They will show you the best places to eat, help you meet local people along the way and give you a real feel for the local culture.

    Can I take a break from the cycling?

    Yes, if you want to take a break, jump into the the air conditioned support vehicle that is always available.

    What will the group size be?

    The tour requires a minimum of 2 people to run and there will be a maximum of 16 guests.

    What will the food be like?

    Vietnamese or Asia food is very varied across the length of the country. Each regional has local adaptations of classic dishes. Your guide will share their passion for their cuisine and they will lead you along a culinary adventure. Drinking water is always included with meals, any other drinks will be extra.

    What snacks will I get during the cycling?

    You will be supplied with local snacks & energy bars. Clean water and electrolyte drinks are provided to keep you hydrated.

    Is there a single supplement?

    No, there is no extra charge for single travellers if you share a room with another same sex single guest. If you want your own room you can pay a supplement.

    What will the weather be like?

    Seasons vary across the vast length of the country, meaning you can travel to Vietnam , Laos and Cambodia.Etc… at any time of the year. You will probably have some rain during your visit.

    Can you arrange my flights?

    Flights are not included with our tours. However, we are more than happy to offer advice on long haul and regional flights, based on our extensive experience of travel in Asia.

    Bicycle Advice

    Suitable Bicycle. MTB, Touring Bike, Cyclocross/Gravel bike.

    At JET we hold firmly to the opinion that using your own bike, the bike on which you feel at home and comfortable is the finest way to enjoy a cycling adventure.

    Most kinds of bicycle, except light-weight racing bikes are suitable for this tour: touring bikes, mountain bikes, hybrids or cyclocross bikes are all fine. Road conditions vary from asphalt to gravel and some hard packed dirt tracks. Tyre’s from 35mm in width upwards will be fine but we recommend 40mm on 700c and 2” on 26” wheels as a minimum.

    South East Asia is generally a warm place so the ability to carry one or two water bottles is essential (either on your bike or in a backpack). Our back-up vehicle carries water and tools although for those competent with tools bringing your own pump, puncture kit, and multi took is recommended as it would speed up repairs and minor adjustments. If bringing your own bike please bring along a few spare spokes that fit your wheels (please note that different wheels have different size spokes). If your bike has disk brakes or hub gears please bring any components that you feel may be necessary. We carry some spares for our hire bikes but we cannot guarantee that we will have any tubes other than 26” car type valves. Tyres and tubes other than 26” can be difficult to come by in many parts of the world so please make sure you have spares. If in doubt please ask at your local bike shop. A means of carrying your camera, sunblock etc is also useful – either an on-bike bag, handlebar or saddlebag for example, or a lightweight day-pack.

    Recommendation: Although our hire bikes come equipped with a saddle if you have a saddle you use and are happy with it is strongly recommended that you use it on tour. If you use SPD type shoes please bring your own matching pedals. We are happy to fit these for you. You may also like to bring bar ends if you use them at home.

    ESSENTIAL! Please be sure that your bicycle is in perfect condition before you leave home. Again, if in doubt please consult your local bike shop.

    Rental Bicycles

    If you wish to hire a bicycle for the duration of your holiday with us we can arrange for the hire of good quality cycles from our in-country agent. Typically these bikes are mountain bikes, often Trek 4 series or similar. Please request a hire bike at the time of booking, fields to do so are on the booking form. Payment for hire bikes can be made with the balance of the tour payment or in cash on arrival.

    Rental Bicycle Recommendation. Although our hire bikes come equipped with a saddle if you have a saddle you use and are happy with it is strongly recommended that you use it on tour. If you use SPD type shoes please bring your own matching pedals. We are happy to fit these for you. You may also like to bring bar ends if you use them at home.

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