Cycling in Laos

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4.5 Based on 5 Reviews
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  • Bicycle tour
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  • duration 14 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 16+ yrs
  • max group size 18
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • Ends Bangkok, Thailand
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Exploring remote areas of Laos rarely visited by tourists
  • Spectacular mountain scenery, limestone cliffs, rice paddies and waterfalls
  • Traditional hill tribe villages
  • Slow cruise down the Mekong River
Starting in Chiang Mai and ending in Bangkok, the Cycling In Laos tour is a guided bicycle tour that takes 14 days. You will be touring through Pak Beng, Udomxai Province, Chiang Mai and 7 other destinations in Thailand, Laos and Vietnam. Cycling In Laos is a small group tour which will include accommodation, transport, meals and others. Please check the package includes section for more details.

Laos, known as the land of a million smiles, boasts stunning mountainous landscape and a laid back atmosphere, the result of a long isolation from its neighbours. Our route takes us through some spectacular scenery, from narrow roads shaded by jungle vines to shimmering rice paddies and mountains which are home to a mix of ethnic groups. Out of the saddle, we walk through villages and bamboo forest and visit Luang Prabang with striking colonial buildings, tree-lined avenues and colourful temples. We finish our trip in bustling Bangkok. The cycling is demanding at times, but our reward is to have roads almost to ourselves in South East Asia's friendliest and least known country.
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 5 reviews
Cycling In Laos
5 - Excellent
“PtkkrBoth countries were great value.Laos is a country at the crossroads of the direction it follows.The influence of China is self evident and sad.Im grateful to see Laos as it is and not what it may become.”
Cycling in Laos
5 - Excellent
“A great cycling holiday through the northern rural areas of Laos”
Cycle Laos
5 - Excellent
“Great Bike Ride, lots of hill climbs and even more fast descents through spectacular limestone mountains.”
Laos cycling
3 - Average
“A well organised trip exploring the outer reaches of Laos. Rather too many long bus transfers.”
  • Day 1: Start Chiang Mai
  • Day 2: Warm-up ride around Chiang Mai old town and visit Doi Suthep hilltop temple
  • Day 3: Transfer to Chiang Rai; cycle along the Thai/Burma border into the heart of the Golden Triangle
  • Day 4: Visit an Opium Museum; cycle towards border to Chiang Khong
  • Day 5: Transfer into Laos; cycle to Luang Nam Tha
  • Day 6: Rural cycle to the Udomxai province
  • Day 7: Continue through Udomxai province to Pak Beng
  • Day 8: Board slow boat on the Mekong to Luang Prabang visiting Buddha Caves en route
  • Day 9: Cycle to beautiful Kuang Si Waterfalls. Chance to see monks receiving alms at dawn
  • Day 10: Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng
  • Day 11: Vang Vieng to Vientiane
  • Day 12: Free morning to explore then cross over the Friendship Bridge into Thailand; board overnight train to Bangkok
  • Day 13: Bangkok city tour; free time 
  • Day 14: End Bangkok
  • 10 nights hotels, 2 nights guesthouses, 1 night sleeper train , All accommodation
  • All breakfasts and 1 dinner
  • 10 days cycling with 90% vehicle support
  • All transport and listed activities
  • (if booking incl. flights)
  • Surfaces are nearly all good tarmac
  • Some tough climbs and long downhills 
  • Group normally 7 to 18, plus local leaders
  • Tour leader throughout
  • Arrival & departure transfers
  • Local bike hire
  • Any international flights to Chiang Mai and from Bangkok are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Cycling in Laos tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Cycling in Laos tour. You can cancel the tour up to 62 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 61 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 12 August 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 12 August 2021, a deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 61 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Cycling in Laos tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Cycling in Laos tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
  • An average group size of maximum 10 people have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19. Local authority requirements will furthermore be followed.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this package tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
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