8 Days
Luang Prabang, Kuang Si Waterfall, Pak Beng, Muang Beng, Oudom Xai, Nong Khiaw

The northern loop Luang Prabang Cycling 8 Days

Discover the real Laos. Highlights of this bicycle tour include a boat ride on the Mekong River, scenic valleys between Pak Beng and Oudom Xai, where tourists rarely venture and a panoramic mountain ride to Nong Khiaw with its surrounding lime stone mountains. The absolute cultural highlight of this tour is the charming World Heritage town of Luang Prabang. This tour can be customized and extended with the classic bicycle tour from Luang Prabang to Vientiane.

– English speaking guide
– Back up Car with drinks and support
– Luggage Transport or non riding guest transfer
– nights in hotel, resort and guesthouse
– Meals as mentioned in itinerary B = breakfast , L = Lunch , D = Dinner
– Boat ride or kayak on the Nam Ngum Lake
– Bike rental: Trek Mountain bike 24 speed

Remark: Depending on weather and road conditions, this itinerary is subject to changes.

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Day 1: arrival in Luang Prabang
Start with a briefing and a short ride along Luang Prabang (depends on arrival time)
Stay overnight in a comfortable guesthouse

Day 2: roundtrip to Kuang Si Waterfall 60 km
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 a comfortable guesthouse

Day 3: boat ride on the Mekong River to Pak Beng
Today, you can enjoy a relaxed boat ride on the Mekong River, along scenic landscapes to Pakbeng.
Overnight in a guesthouse

Day 4: Pak Beng – Muang Beng 88 km
Probably on one of the best roads of Laos, you start in the narrow valley of the Beng River in northern direction. Soon, the landscape is getting open and you will have fine views over rice fields and surrounding mountains.
Take your time in villages and local markets to see the daily life in the country side.
Overnight in a basic guesthouse

Day 5: Muang Beng – Oudom Xai 50 km
On the first part of this stage, you cycle smoothly through wide valleys with great views. After an easy climb of 3 kilometers, you will have a long descent to the valley of Oudom Xai. In the afternoon you can cycle to some hill tribe villages around the valley of Oudom Xai.
Overnight in a hotel

Day 6: Oudom Xai – Nong Khiaw 110 km
After leaving the town, a long but never steep climb will bring you stepwise high into the mountains, where Hmong villages dominating the region. Enjoy the great views and the daily life in the Hmong villages. After Song Cha village, a long descent will bring you to Pak Mong, which is a good place for a lunch break. From Pak Mong, you cycle over a small tar road into the scenic limestone mountains, which are dominating the area around Nong Khiaw. You stay overnight in a resort with fine views over the mountains and the Nam Ou River.
Overnight in a resort

Day 7: Nong Khiaw – boat trip to Huai Kan – Luang Prabang 66 km
The day starts with a relaxed 2-3 hours boat ride on the Nam Ou River, going downstream with fine views of the Limestone Mountains. You will ride your bike again from Huai Kan village onwards. Following the slightly going up and down Road 13, you will cycle to your final destination, Luang Prabang.
Overnight in a comfortable guesthouse

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