riding in laos
Our tours are fully guided with extensive support and back up for your trip. Riding conditions in Laos are more basic than Vietnam or Sri Lanka. The infrastructure is being improved every day though there are sections on tour where much of the day is on unsealed roads. So, tour participants must have a reasonable level of fitness and be able to ride a motorbike confidently. We don’t provide the option for pillion passengers in Laos, though we do have the option to ride in a support vehicle or hire a dedicated vehicle for non and novice riders so everyone is able to enjoy the fun!
when to ride
Although Laos has two distinct seasons: the wet and the dry, it is suitable for touring year round. The dry season runs from October to April and wet season May to September. The hottest months of the year are March to the end of May and temperatures around 35 degrees during the day are to be expected. During the wet season the temperatures around 29 to 30 degrees and cool nights. During the wet season, it typically rains overnight and in the mornings with clear afternoons. Though we are not mother- nature and make no promises! It does help mix up the off road sections though!
Places we go
Our start and finish city for our Laos tours, Vientiane Located on the bank of the Mekong River, where the river bend creates the border between Laos and Thailand. Its architecture and wide boulevards speak of its historical French influence. You may find yourself eating delicious French pastry in a gourmet bakery or sipping Beer Lao on the bank of the river watching the world go buy. The city is easily explored on foot and there are many temples and Buddhist monuments to see.
UNESCO world heritage listed Luang Prabang is a sleepy yet stunning city where graceful Monks seem to grace every vista. Luang Prabang is famous for its waterfalls and we stop and enjoy a refreshing swim on the way in to town. The Nam Kan and Mekong Rivers join at Luang Prabang and the town is surrounded by lush, green mountains. The world heritage status means you are able to wander the center of town free of trucks and buses, and most people walk or take a leisurely ride on a bicycle.
Arguably one of the most stunning and picturesque cities in Laos, Vang Vieng sits on the banks of the Nam Song surrounded by rice paddies and stunning mountains. We arrive early enough for you to enjoy some nature based activities like tubing on the river or riding the karst ridgelines. Alternatively, enjoy an after ride refreshment, watch the sun go down and capture the beauty of this amazing place with your camera.
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