Duration: 2 days
Departs: Luang Prabang, Laos
Price from USD 291.45
Book this relaxing cycling adventure to explore the peaceful countryside of Luang Prabang. Also enjoy an unique homestay experience in the beautiful Ban Nongphou, a friendly village famed for sugar cane and Kaolam (sticky rice and beans in bamboo). You will ride total of 52 miles (83km) over the course of two days on scenic country roads along the magnificent Mekong River, visiting stunning waterfalls and remote hill tribes where we discover the locals' way of life, as well as joining them in their everyday activities. Enjoy lunch at local villages and at a bamboo hut in the middle of picturesque green rice fields, allowing you to take in the magnificent scenery in a part of Asia that remains untouched from most of the modern world.
Day 1 : Luang Prabang Ban Nongphou [L, D]
You will be picked up at your hotel at 8:30 am and start cycling to the river bank and take a ferry to cross the mighty Mekong River to Ban Xeng Mean. We cycle off-road, exploring the area with several stops to take pictures before reaching the village of Ban Nakham. The village is popular for sugar cane and Kaolam (sticky rice and beans in bamboo), which are tasty local treats. We continue to cycle along green rice fields stopping in different villages and tribes to see how the locals live their daily lives. A local style lunch will be served in Ban Som.
After lunch continue cycling and pass the villages of Khmu and Lao Loum until we get to the beautiful waterfall, Tad Hoykoua (Hundred Families Waterfall). After taking a break we will cycle another 2 km to Ban Nongphou (Khmu and Hmong village), where the locals will host us for the night. Our accommodation is with a local family and is basic with a shared bathroom, but comfortable. Stay overnight at a homestay in Ban Nongphou. Ride 48 km.
Day 2 : Ban Nongphou Luang Prabang [B, L]
Enjoy a local breakfast prepared by your host family before it is time to say goodbye. In the morning continue the cycling adventure on small trails that lead from village to village. Lunch will be at a bamboo hut in the middle of picturesque green rice fields where you can pause to take pictures. We continue on to a village where we can see villagers making local crafts such as pots, jars and vats. We end our trip by crossing the Mekong river by ferry and return to Luang Prabang in the late afternoon. This pleasant ride does include some short climbs so a moderate level of fitness is suggested to enjoy the most out of your cycling experience. Ride 35 km.
You will be supported by a vehicle, but it will not be able to follow us on all the trails. You will meet up with the vehicle at certain points and it is then available for tired cyclists who choose to ride. When the tour ends, you will be transferred back to your hotel.