Cycling Tour Bangkok to Luang Prabang 13 Days
This Thailand and Laos Cycling Tour starts from Bangkok and finishes in Luang Prabang, the Word Heritage Town. We start cycling to Khao Yai national park, then to Surin. From there, we cycle to visit the Elephant Village and cycle on the most beatiful rural part of Thailand to enjoy the scenery, the endless sugar cane farm and casava.
We aim to take tourists to see REAL Thailand through the northeastern part of Thailand UNTOUCHED by tourists. This trip is suitable for both road bike and mountain bike as the rural roads in Thailand is very small but nicely paved and in good conditions comparing to the rural roads in neighboring Cambodia and Laos. The cycling routes for this trip is relatively flat with only hill on the first day at Khao Yai National Park.
This bicycle trip is fully supported by van, so people should cycle at their own pace to enjoy as no one is left behind and if we have a group of more than 6 people, we will have 2 cycling guides (1 guide in front and 1 guide at the back) and we normally set water stop every 20km to enjoy fresh fruits, snack and soft drinks. The distance for water stop is also flexible depends on the weather (moring or afternoon) and the group demand.
We cross the border at Nong Khai. It is now possible to get Laos visa on arrival for USD35 per person. Please take 1 photo passport size for the visa. Please inform us your nationality for more information about the visa. The hotels for this bike tour are mostly 3* and 4* stars in Thailand, Vientiane and Luang Prabang and we try our best to book available hotels with swimming pools. 2 nights guesthosue in Kasi and Kieu Kacham (no other better choices in these 2 places).
|Tour Info||Contact Us|
|Bike Rental|| $140 (Trek or Giant):
Road Bike Tour available upon request with extra charge.
|Total Distance||809 km|
|Number of cycling days||11 days|
|Road Surface||Quiet countryside and rural roads but pave and small enough for cycling. The level of difficulty is moderate to difficult. The cycling routes are hill at the begining, then relatively flat. From Vientiane to Luang Prabang is more hills with more than 1000m high altitude.|
|Support||Support van including spare part, cool box and back up service|
|Group||Minimum 2. Maximum 25.|
|Staff||Groups of 6 or more, a Cycling Tour Leader, plus English-speaking cycling guide, drivers and assistants. Groups below 5 will be led by our local guide and our local support team.|
|Food||All meals are included (breakfast, lunch and dinner)|
Tour Price Includes
– 10 nights 3* stars and 4* stars hotels in Thailand, Vientiane, Vang Vieng and Luang Prabang.
2 nights guesthosue in Kieu Kacham (no other better choices in this place).
– Experienced English speaking cycling guide
– Tool kit and first aid kit
– Full board meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
– Support van for transfer & tour with cool box
– Snack, water, fruits and cold drink (Coke light)
– All entrance fees
Tour Price Excludes
– All Flights
– All departure Taxes
– Visa issued on arrival for both Cambodian: USD30 / Laos: USD35
– Alcoholic, and other beverages
– Tips for guides.
– Personal travel insurance
– Any services not mentioned in itinerary
Day 1: Bangkok to Khao Yai National Park (70km)
Welcome in Bangkok by our experienced English speaking cycling guide. Bike fitting and tour briefing. Transfer about 1 hour 15 minutes from Bangkok to Saraburi to avoid cycling in the busy trafic in Bangkok. We stop for rest room in the gas station and get ready for cycling on the back road to Khao Yai National Park. We stop for lunch before climbing to our hotel. Dinner and overnight in Khao Yai. (L,D)
Day 2: Khai Yai to Surin (95km)
Breakfast at the hotel. We start cycling a bit down hill to enjoy the fresh air. We stop for water after cycling and enjoying for a while and slow down to see this one of the most beautiful National Park. It is the biggest and longest hills which is just a couple hours from Bangkok and situated between Saraburi until Cambodia border. Lunch stop will be around 50km. After lunch we cycle for another 45km on more flat road. Dinner and overnight in Surin. (B,L,D)
Day 3: Surin to Roi Et (80km)
Breakfast at the hotel. Get ready and start cycling from our hotel by taking back road. Soon we get to quiet small road which is suitable for cycling. We stop for water and visit “Ban Chang” means Elephant Village and learn how elephants connect with the people in the village. The villagers should to take good care of the elephants but not riding. Afternoon, we continue cycling on the quiet road to complete 80km. Dinner and overnight in Roi Et. (B,L,D)
Day 4: Roi Et to Khon Kaen (79km)
Breakfast at the hotel. We transfer about 30 minutes from the busy part of the town, then set off our bikes to cycle off the main road along the beatiful rice fields. This part of Surin and Khon Kaen are the biggest part to produce rice where the road to Udon Thani has more farming of sugar canes and casava. We stop for lunch about Km 50 and after lunch we cycle the last 29km to our hotel to relax at the pool. Dinner and overnight in Khon Kaen. (B,L,D)
Day 5: Khon Kaen to Udon Thani (85km)
Breakfast at the hotel. Today, we cycle on the most beautiful part of rural Thailand from one villages to another and we stop to take photos quite often. Afternoon, we cycle through many nice scenery starting with rice fields, endless sugar palm farm and casava. Then we reach to the villages and out to the farms and fields again as the scenery keep changing. There are a bit of down hills and up hills but not much climb just about 150m to 300m high. Dinner and overnight in Khon Kaen. (B,L,D)
Breakfast at the hotel. Today we cycle straight from the hotel. Watch out for the traffic for the first 5 to 10km. Then we get to the quiet road through the countryside. Today cycling route is relatively flat with maximum altitude 150m high. We cycle on some of the very small roads through the countryside and the villages in the remote areas. Then we reach out to Nong Khai, the border town separated Nong Khai (Thailand) and Vientiane (Laos) by the Mekong River. Late afternoon, proceed to the border crossing point at the foot of the bridge. We get our lugguages and put of the bus as we change the support vehicle. Then stamp out at Thailand immigration and cross the 2km bridge and get the visa on arrival USD35 per person with 1 photo at Laos side. Then continue our journey to Vientiane which is 15km from the border. Dinner and overnight in Vientiane.
Day 7: Vientiane – Free Day
Breakfast at the hotel. Today, we have free day from cycling to wander around Vientiane or city tour on your own. Overnight in Vientiane. (B)
Day 8: Vientiane to Nam Ngum Lake (80km)
Breakfast at the hotel. Fill in water and be prepared for our biking day. Event Vientiane is a quiet capital city comparing to their neighboring countries but the road is still busy. So, we ride to follow a single line and watch for the traffic. We stop in a Hmong market for s short break. Lunch on route. Afternoon, we head to Nam Ngum lake, the biggest reservoir in Laos. Dinner and overnight on the edge of Nam Ngum lake.
Day 9: Nam Ngum Lake to Vang Vieng (85km)
After breakfast, we prepare for our hard day biking. We stop every 20km for drink and snack stop. Overall route is modulated and steep hill on some part. We will arrive in Vang Vieng known as the gate to Northern Laos or backpacker’s paradise a busy town which packed of young tourist from all over the world because of its charming landscape and variety of fund activities.
Day 10: Vang Vieng to Kiew Ka Cham (94km)
After breakfast, fill in water and be prepared to get on the bike. Today is the hard part of cycling with some up hills and down hills. So, we will start a bit early. You will be high in the mountains for the first half of the day following a ridge line up and down with peaks all around. In the afternoon it is time to relax a bit as the road is largely downhill along a valley to our overnight stop of Kiew Ka Cham, a small village on top of the mountains. Few people stop here overnight so the accommodation is very simple. It is special experience to stay in such a place. (B,L,D)
Day 11: Kiew Ka Cham to Luang Prabang (78km)
After breakfast. We begin our cycling heading to Luang Prabang. We pass through lush forest and many small H’Mong villages that sit dwarfed by the amazing landscape of limestone mountains that surround them. Enjoy lunch with some snack, local fruits, and drinks. Then we have a 20 minutes power nap before continue cycling to Luang Prabang. After lunch we are faced with what is without doubt the most difficult part of cycling but also one of the most rewarding with two huge uphill climbs. Dinner and overnight in Luang Prabang. (B,L,D)
Day 12: Luang Prabang (Kuang Sii Waterfall) 62km
After a restful day we hit the bikes for a ride to the stunning Kuang Sii Waterfall. The ride is along a small road alongside the Mekong River passing through small villages, rice fields and forest. At the waterfall enjoy a swim, picnic lunch and a visit to the tiger and bear rescue centre before riding back to Luang Prabang. (B,L)
Day 13: Luang Prabang Departure
Breakfast at the hotel. Free at leisure until transfer for departure flight. This trip can be extended with our Southern Adventure trip starting in Pakse. We can help to arrange the flight ticket from Luang Prabang to Pakse. If you wish to fly to other city in the neighboring country, we also can help to arrange with a competitive price. (B)
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