Thailand Laos Cycling Holiday Tour 16 days (28)
Thailand Laos Cycling Holiday Tour 16 days (27)

Thailand Laos Cycling Holiday Tour 16 days

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Thailand Laos Cycling Holiday Tour 16 days This tour is suitable for every cyclist: great rides through ever changing landscapes combined with comfortable accommodation and lots of cultural as well as historical highlights in two countries. The Thai section of this tour leads over friendly roads along 3 former capital cities of the former Lanna Kingdom. A relaxing cruise along the Mekong River leads to another highlight of the tour, the World Heritage town of Luang Prabang, the former capital of the Lanexang Kingdom. While cycling through amazing landscapes full surprises and meeting friendly local people, the tour ends in the laid back capital of Laos, Vientiane.

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
      Mountain Cycling, Multi-Country Cycling
    • Activity Level Tough
      6/8
    • Group Size Small Group
      16
    All about the Thailand Laos Cycling Holiday Tour 16 days.

    Thailand Laos Cycling Holiday Tour 16 days

    Itinerary: Chiang Mai – Mae Taeng – Chiang Dao – Thaton – Chiang Rai – Chiang Saen – Chiang Khong – Luang Prabang – Kasi – Vang Vieng – Nam Ngum – Ban Pako – Vientiane

    Destinations: This tour is suitable for every cyclist: great rides through ever changing landscapes combined with comfortable accommodation and lots of cultural as well as historical highlights in two countries. The Thai section of this tour leads over friendly roads along 3 former capital cities of the former Lanna Kingdom. A relaxing cruise along the Mekong River leads to another highlight of the tour, the World Heritage town of Luang Prabang, the former capital of the Lanexang Kingdom. While cycling through amazing landscapes full surprises and meeting friendly local people, the tour ends in the laid back capital of Laos, Vientiane.

    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.

    – English speaking guide
    – Bike rent (Trek 4400 Mountain bike) in Laos
    – Back-up Car with drinks and support
    – Luggage Transport or non riding guest transfer
    – 16 nights in hotels, resorts and guesthouses
    – Meals as described in itinerary
    – Boat rides as mentioned in the itinerary

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

    – All Flights
    – All departure Taxes
    – Visa issued on arrival Laos USD35
    – Alcoholic, and other beverages
    – Tips for guides.
    – Personal travel insurance
    – Any services not mentioned in itinerary

    1. Day 1 arrival Chiang Mai (D)

      After arrival you meet the local agent for a briefing about the tour.

      Discover the old city with plenty of beautiful temples and visit lively local markets in the former capital of the Lanna Kingdom.

      Overnight in hotel

    2. Day 2 guided round trip Chiang Mai 30 km (B)

      A guided tour along non-touristy places around Chiang Mai.

      This is the perfect introduction to the daily life of Thai people.

      Overnight in hotel

    3. Day 3 Chiang Mai – Mae Taeng 67 km (B)

      Following the Ping River in Northern direction, you are passing many flower nurseries, rice fields, villages and temples.

      You are cycling on small lanes and quite roads to the busy market of Mae Taeng. After Mae Taeng, you will continue on dirt roads to your beautiful situated resort along the Ping River.

      Overnight in resort

    4. Day 4 Mae Taeng – Chiang Dao 68 km (B)

      Just 5 kilometers from the resort, you can visit the first founded Elephant Conservation Camp from Thailand.

      A narrow, but never steep pass leads you into the beautiful valley of Chiang Dao. Cycling along the side of the valley, enjoy the stunning views on the 3rd highest mountain of Thailand, the 2240 meters high Doi Luang. Visit the famous caves of Chiang Dao, before heading to your comfortable resort.

      Overnight in resort

    5. Day 5 transfer to Tub Tao Caves and cycling to Thaton 67 km (B)

      Starting the day with a short transfer to the unknown but not less interesting Tub Tao Caves, you will discover the interesting valley of Fang, which is well known for their extensive fruit- and vegetable plantations. Another day cycling on quiet roads brings you to the scenic village of Thaton, which is located on the banks of the Kok River. Above Thaton, you can visit a temple with rare architecture and stunning views over the surrounding area.

      Overnight in resort

    6. Day 6 boat ride from Thaton to Ruam Mit and cycling to Chiang Rai 23 km (B)

      You will start the day with a 3 hours boat ride by long tail boat on the Kok River along many hill tribe villages.

      Before cycling to Chiang Rai, you can visit the Elephant Camp of Ruam Mit. Chiang Rai is another former capital city of the Lanna Kingdom. Beside interesting temples, you can visit the Hill Tribe Museum and the lively night market.

      Overnight in hotel

    7. Day 7 Chiang Rai – Chiang Saen 70 km (B)

      Leaving Chiang Rai along the bank of the Kok River, you are cycling in north-east direction to one of the oldest cities of Thailand, Chiang Saen.

      On the way, you can visit a rubber plantation, which is rare in this part of Thailand. Chiang Saen is located on the banks of the Mekong River and is one of the oldest cities of Thailand and also a former capital of the Lanna Kingdom. Interesting place to visit are the National Museum and the viewpoint of the Triangle which is 8 kilometers from Chiang Saen. Here you can also visit the Opium Museum.

      Overnight in hotel

    8. Day 8 Chiang Saen – Chiang Khong 68 km (B)

      Following the Mekong River in Eastern direction, you cycle to the border town of Chiang Khong with great views on the mountain ranges on the Laos side of the Mekong River. On the way, you pass some interesting temples and hill tribe villages with local markets.

      Overnight in hotel

    9. Day 9 Cruise over Mekong to Luang Prabang (B-L-D)

      Comfortable boat ride on the Mother of all Asian Rivers: The Mekong.

      Enjoy the stunning landscape with food and beverages on board.

      Before entering Luang Prabang, you visit the historical Pak Ou Caves, which is packed with thousands of Buddha statues.

      Overnight in guesthouse

    10. Day 10 round trip around the valley of Luang Prabang 30 km (B)

      Today, enjoy a relaxed ride around the valley of Luang Prabang along some interesting non-touristy places. Luang Prabang used to be the capital of the Lanexang Kingdom and today, due to its architectural and cultural values, owns the status of a World Heritage Town protected by UNESCO.

      Overnight in guesthouse

    11. Day 11 round trip to Kuang Si Waterfalls 60 km (B)

      An easy ride to the scenic Kuang Si Waterfalls along ethnic villages such as Hmong and Khmu. Enjoy a swim in the clear water basins of the Kuang Si Waterfalls.

      Overnight in guesthouse

    12. Day 12 transfer to Kiu Kacham and cycling to Kasi 95 km (B)

      A 2 hours transfer by minivan brings you to Kiu Kacham on an altitude of 1350 meters. The first part of this stage, you are cycling between 1000 and 1400 meters to Phou Khoun. After Phou Khoun a long descent with great views bring you to the valley of Kasi.

      Overnight in guesthouse

    13. Day 13 Kasi – Vang Vieng 59 km (B)

      Today it goes through amazing scenery slowly into the lowlands along rivers, limestone formations and caves.

      Overnight in resort

    14. Day 14 Vang Vieng – Nam Ngum 25/40 km (B)

      First, you cross the Song River for a scenic off road ride through limestone mountains with several caves, which are worth a visit. Continuing on the main road, you cycle to the ‘sea of Laos’: the 250 square kilometer artificial Lake Nam Ngum. A 2 hours boat ride brings you to your resort, with stunning views over the Lake.

      Overnight in resort

    15. Day 15 Nam Ngum – Ban Pako 88 km (B)

      In the first part of this stage, you have to climb a few hills that lead into scenic valleys where daily village life can be seen. The last part of this stage brings you on undiscovered dirt roads to Ban Pako, where you will stay overnight in a special location along the Nam Ngum River.

      Overnight in resort

    16. Day 16 Ban Pako – Vientiane 64 km (B-D)

      Continuing on dirt roads in the first part of this stage, enjoy for the last time the countryside life before entering the capital city of Laos: Vientiane. Along the suburbs, you cycle to the centre of the city, situated along the bank of the Mekong.

      Overnight in hotel

    17. Day 17 Departure

      End of programme

    Thailand Laos Cycling Holiday Tour 16 days (26)
    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

    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.

    Special offers :
    – Mineral water drinking.
    – Seasonal fruits.
    – Snacks
    – Fresh tissue and some fruits while touring !

    What to bring :
    Sun Block , Wide brim hat, Camera + Film, Comfortable shoes, Rain Gear , Warm clothes in winter, Original Passport, Small backpack , Shoes and shorts for cycling ,Sunglasses , Gloves , Professional Pedal ,Insect repellent ,Wide brim hat ,Bike water bottle (if you don’t want to use ours bottle)

    Notes:
    Minor program changes are sometime necessary, depending on road conditions and weather.
    This itinerary allows for 17 days on the cycling section. You will be able to decide for yourself at any time during each of these days how far you want to cycle. Average daily cycling distances are approximately 40 -100 km. These distances may vary according to weather, road conditions and group fitness and preferences. This is a sightseeing cycle tour, not a marathon or time trial.

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