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Cycling the mountains of Laos

Listed under Easy Cycle Touring in Laos.

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Often overshadowed by its neighbours Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia - Laos quietly goes about its business. With a population of only 6 million of the most chilled out people you will 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 and seldom travelled region.

Begin your biking adventure in the world heritage town of Luang Prabang, kicking back into the local pace of life, but only for a moment... as soon as you leave Luang Prabang the nature of Laos terrain becomes apparent! A pair of hill climbing legs (and an appreciation for downhills) are necessary for exploring the very rural northern Laos. Looping through both remote hill tribal areas and lowland regions you can visit the mysterious Plain of Jars at Phonsavanh which was also a central point during the Laotian Civil War. Try elephant riding and take a boat trip on the Nam Ou river as you return to Luang Prabang.

Quiet roads, friendly people, tasty food, spectacular scenery and challenging riding combine to make this an awesome biking adventure.

When: November

Written by  Escape Adventures.

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