Type of tour:Guided
Duration:12 Nights
Distance:37 Miles/day average
Dates: Nov 1, 2015; Oct 30, 2016
Tour price:NZ$3950
Start city:Luang Prabang, Laos
End city:Luang Prabang, Laos
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Laos Epic Bike Tour
Epic Bike Tour of Laos

Tour Description: Guided

Join us for 13 days of biking in stunning landscapes and meet the most relaxed people on earth. Often overshadowed by its bigger neighbors Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia – Laos quietly goes about its business.

With a population of only 6 million of the most welcoming people you have ever come across, the heavily forested and mountainous Laos quite possibly has Southeast Asia’s most pristine environment. Immerse yourself in the culture and enchanting history of this tropical, hospitable, seldom-travelled region.

Begin your challenging biking adventure in the world heritage town of Luang Prabang and explore very rural northern Laos looping through both remote hill tribal areas and lowland regions. We visit the mysterious Plain of Jars at Phonsavanh which was also a central point during the Laotian Civil War. Ride an elephant and take a boat trip on the Nam Ou river before we return to Luang Prabang. Quiet roads, friendly people, tasty food and a few hills combine to make this a wonderfully challenging biking adventure.

We ride between 12-56 miles (30-120 km) per day for a total distance of 398 miles (640 km) spread over 10 days of biking. Good quality paved roads make for some lovely smooth riding ideal for a hybrid or touring bike. The terrain however can only be described as hilly. There are three types of riding on this trip - up hill, down hill and flat with the latter being fairly rare. This trip is suited to bikers with a good level of fitness, a good pair of hill climbing legs and an appreciation for unbelievably long downhills!

Your group will be made up of 5-12 bikers from around the world, plus Escape Adventure leaders, a local guide/interpreter and local crew. Our trusty support vehicle carries all your luggage, can help you up the hills (if you like) and always has lunch, snacks and water at hand.

Accommodation is twin-share and ranges from fairly basic local guesthouses (in the more remote part of the trip) to hotel style accommodation in the bigger towns. Most have private bathrooms, however it is occasionally necessary to share bathroom facilities. Meals and snacks are provided, mostly taking advantage of the delicious fare in local restaurants. This excludes two lunches and five evening meals which are at your own expense to give you more opportunity to explore and experience local cuisine.

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