Biking Southern Laos
Trip price from USD $1,550; Single Supplement USD $375; Bike rental USD $125
Our 8-day Biking Southern Laos cycling tour is a sojourn along the Mekong River to the former colonial outpost of Champasak, the serene beauty of Si Phan Don and the rich fertile lands of the coffee growing Bolevan Plateau. From the natural attractions of amazing waterfalls to the rare Irrawaddy dolphins and to the cultural Khmer temples of Wat Phu, this tour explores the quiet back roads of South Laos.
Biking Southern Laos
Start point of the tour is Ubon Ratchatani and where you will be met and transferred to our hotel on the banks of the Mekong River.
A short transfer takes us to the Laos border at Chongmek and we start to cycle on a flat tarmac road, passing through colonial Champasak towards Wat Phu, a Khmer Hindu temple complex dating back to the 5th Century.
Overnight at a riverside resort.
We catch a ferry to Don Daeng Island for a short ride in the morning. Then we take another ferry trip to the village of Ban Niet Ngong and either ride or walk up to see Phu Asa, a curious site of stone towers. In the afternoon we a ferry to one of the biggest of the islands in the Mekong, Don Khong.
Today we island hop, taking ferries and cycling from Don Khong to Don Som to Don Det to Don Khone. We rest as we cruise by boat to try and sight the nearly extinct Irrawaddy dolphins.
After a visit to Phapeng waterfalls, it's time to head up to the coffee growing area of Laos: the Bolaven Plateau. We stop for lunch at Tad Fane waterfall. Then it's on the bikes to cycle to our coffee resort for an overnight.
We’ll ride on to Tha Teng on a quiet tarmac road through small villages and stop at Katou ethnic village to see how they roast coffee before we ride downhill to Tad Lo waterfalls and our riverside overnight.
Afternoon is free to take a dip in the waterfalls.
As we leave the Bolaven Plateau behind we ride on an undulating road that has a few surprises - some lengthy but gradual climbs - and stop at another impressive waterfall, Tad Pha Suam.
We’ll then transfer to Pakse for a farewell dinner on the roof of the Pakse Hotel.
As we leave the Bolaven Plateau behind we ride on an undulating road that has a few surprises - some lengthy but gradual climbs - and stop at another impressive waterfall, Tad Pha Suam. We’ll then transfer to Pakse for a farewell dinner on the roof of the Pakse Hotel.
Price per rider in USD
- $1,550 ~ Adult Twin
- $375 ~ Single supplement (own Single room)
- $125 ~ Bike hire
- Nov 12-19, 2017
- Dec 10-17, 2017
- Dec 24-31, 2017
- Dec 31, 2017 -Jan 07, 2018
- Feb 04-11, 2018
- Nov 11-18, 2018
- Dec 22-29, 2018
Facts & Figures
- Bike Hire
- USD $ 125
- Total Distance
- Up to 310 Kilometres
- Number of Days
- 08 days / 07 nights
- Number of cycling days
- 06 full days
- Road Surface
- 75% paved surfaces.
- Air-conditioned minibuses and luggage truck rigged to take bikes.
- Group Size
- Min. 02, Max. 16
- Groups of 08 or more, a cycling leader, plus English-speaking local guides, drivers and assistants.
- Groups of 04-07 will be led by our local guide and our local support team.
- 01 night in 4-star hotel, 07 nights in 2-3 star hotels, 01 night in local guesthouse (basic).
- All hotels have en suite facilities and fans or a/c, except 01 night (local guesthouse).
- Whenever possible we try to use hotels with charm and local character.
- All meals are included from Dinner on Day 01 to Breakfast on Day 08.
- Biking Grade
- 3 out of 5