Tour starts from Bangkok and finishes in Hanoi, cycling through Luang Prabang, the World Heritage Town. We start cycling to Khao Yai national park, then to Surin. From there, we cycle to visit the Elephant Village and cycle in the most beautiful rural part of Thailand to enjoy the scenery, the endless sugar cane farm, and cassava. We aim to take tourists to see REAL Thailand through the northeastern part of Thailand UNTOUCHED by tourists.
Day 1: Bangkok to Khao Yai National Park
Pick up from your hotel in Bangkok by our experienced English-speaking cycling guide. Bike fitting and tour briefing. Transfer about 1 hour and 15 minutes from Bangkok to Saraburi to avoid cycling in the busy traffic in Bangkok. We stop for a restroom 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.
Activities: • 70km biking • Meal: Lunch, Dinner
Day 2: Khai Yai to Surin
Breakfast at the hotel. We start cycling a bit downhill 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 hill which is just a couple of hours from Bangkok and situated between Saraburi and until Cambodian border. The lunch stop will be around 50km. After lunch, we cycle for another 45km on a more flat road. Dinner and overnight in Surin.
Activities: • 95km biking • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3: Surin to Roi Et
Breakfast at the hotel. Get ready and start cycling from our hotel by taking the back road. Soon we get to a quiet small road that is suitable for cycling. We stop for water and visit “Ban Chang” which means Elephant Village and learn how elephants connect with the people in the village. The villagers should take good care of the elephants but not ride them. Afternoon, we continue cycling on the quiet road to complete 80km. Dinner and overnight in Roi Et.
Activities: • 80km biking • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,
Day 4: Roi Et to Khon Kaen
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 with the beautiful rice fields. This part of Surin and Khon Kaen are the biggest part to produce rice whereas the road to Udon Thani has more farming of sugar canes and casava. We stop for lunch at 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.
Activities: • 79km biking • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5: Khon Kaen to Udon Thani
Breakfast at the hotel. Today, we cycle in the most beautiful part of rural Thailand from one village to another and we stop to take photos quite often. Afternoon, we cycle through nice scenery starting with rice fields, endless sugar palm farms, and cassava. Then we reach the villages and out to the farms and fields again as the scenery keeps changing. There are a few downhills and uphills but not much climb just about 150m to 300m high. Dinner and overnight in Khon Kaen.
Activities: • 85km biking • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,
Day 6: Udon Thani to Vientiane
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's cycling route is relatively flat with a maximum altitude of 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 by 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 luggage and put off 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 on the Laos side. Then continue our journey to Vientiane which is 15km from the border. Dinner and overnight in Vientiane.
Activities: • 90km biking • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7: Vientiane – Free Day
Breakfast at the hotel. Today, we have a 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
Breakfast at the hotel. Fill in water and be prepared for our biking day. Event Vientiane is a quiet capital city compared 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.
Activities: • 80km biking • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9: Nam Ngum Lake to Vang Vieng
After breakfast, we prepare for our hard day biking. We stop every 20km for a drink and snack stop. The overall route is modulated and has a steep hill in some parts. We will arrive in Vang Vieng known as the gate to Northern Laos or backpacker’s paradise a busy town packed with young tourists from all over the world because of its charming landscape and variety of fun activities.
Activities: • 85km biking • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10: Vang Vieng to Kiew Ka Cham
After breakfast, fill in water and be prepared to get on the bike. Today is the hard part of cycling with some uphills and downhills. So, we will start a bit early. You will be high in the mountains for the first half of the day following a ridgeline 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 a special experience to stay in such a place.
Activities: • 94km biking • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 11: Kiew Ka Cham to Luang Prabang
After breakfast. We begin our cycling heading to Luang Prabang. We pass through lush forests and many small H’Mong villages that sit dwarfed by the amazing landscape of limestone mountains that surround them. Enjoy lunch with some snacks, local fruits, and drinks. Then we have a 20 minutes power nap before continuing 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 two huge uphill climbs. Dinner and overnight in Luang Prabang.
Activities: • 78km biking. • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 12: Luang Prabang (Kuang Sii Waterfall)
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 forests. At the waterfall enjoy a swim, picnic lunch, and a visit to the tiger and bear rescue center before riding back to Luang Prabang.
Activities: • 62km biking • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 13: Luang Prabang to Pak Mong
Today is our longest bike ride. Early morning, we cycle on the main road passing Pak Ou. It has the famous tourist attraction, Pak Ou caves. Then we cycle along Nam Ou river. It is interesting to cycle along the river through villages to enjoy the rural lives. Enjoy a picnic lunch on the river bank and take a power nap before heading to Ban Thabu. At the end of the day, we finally arrive at PaMong. Dinner and overnight in PaMong.
Activities: • 105km biking • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 14: Pak Mong to Oudomxai
After breakfast, we fill in the water and then we will begin cycling on the flat road to warm up our muscles before climbing hill after hill but the scenery is magnificent. Then take a break to enjoy a snack, fresh fruits, and drinks to get energy before continuing to cycle to Oudomxai. Overnight in Oudomxai
Activities: • 60km biking • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 15: Muang Khua to Oudomxai
After breakfast, we cycle 75km on the main road to Muang Khua. This is a scenic lightly traveled road to bustling Muang Khua. During the Second Indochina War, the provincial capital became the center for Chinese troops supporting Pathet Laos. Today, it is the junction of National Roads 1, 2 and 4 that has made its position a booming alos – China trade center.
Activities: • 75km biking • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 16: Muang Khau to Dien Bien Phu
Early morning we cycle along the Nam Ou river to the Border. This northeast area has the least population in Laos. After lunch, we will cross the Laos North-East border at Tay Tran. You have to get a Vietnam visa in advance in order to cross the Vietnam land border. Vietnam visa on arrival can be obtained only arrival at the airport and some border. In the afternoon, we continue cycling to Dien Bien Phu. It used to be the big battlefield between the French and Vietnamese when Vietnam fought again the French to get independence.
Activities: • 70km biking • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 17: Dien Bien Phu to Tuan Giao
Take the hardest but most challenging ride this day to Tuan Giao and Dien Bien Phu, on a rough tarmac terrain all the way, but you will be rewarded with the stunningly beautiful scenery and untouched remote villages. Overnight in Tuan Giao.
Activities: • 87km biking • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 18: Tuan Giao- Than Uyen
Take a brutal ride this day to Sin Ho and Lai Chau and get a reward of truly spectacular views. The ride is on the main road, uphill and tarmac downhill, mixed of gravel and hard pack clay. Overnight in Than Uyen.
Activities: • 50km biking • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 19: Than Uyen – Tam Duong (Phong Tho) – Sapa
Cycling shortly uphill as a warm-up to the Binh Lu, before starting a long descent ride to Tram Ton Pass and ride a truly off the beaten track (jeep track) mixed of hard pack gravel and clay to Sapa. The Queen of Mountains, Sapa sits regally overlooking a beautiful valley, lofty mountains towering over the town on all sides. Sapa is a French hill station that was built in 1922. Overnight in Sapa.
Activities: 50km biking • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 20: Sapa Valley afternoon ride –overnight on the train to HANOI.
After breakfast in the hotel. You have free time to walk around sapa after Lunch we transfer to Lao Cai for the train to Hanoi. Lao Cai is on the gateways to China, Lao Cai lies at the end of the train line on the Chinese border. The border crossing slammed shut during the 1979 war between China and Vietnam and remained closed until 1993. Lao Cai is now a major hub for travelers' journeys between Hanoi, Sapa. Overnight on the train.
Day 21: HANOI DEPARTURE or You can connect another tour with us from Hanoi.
Good morning Hanoi transfer to the restaurant for breakfast before the tour ends.