Tue, 28 June 2016

SpiceRoads to Resume Hidden Laos by Road Bike Tour

SpiceRoads, a Bangkok-based bicycle tour operator, has announced that it will resume its popular Hidden Laos by Road Bike tour on 9 October 2016.

 The tour was suspended following a mandatory road closure and subsequent travel restrictions from 7 March 2016 to 30 June 2016 in Laos Xaisomboun province.

The moderately challenging 8-day tour includes 6 days of cycling ranging from 80 to 150 kilometers per day, for 694 total kilometers. The tour was designed for road bikers and features 100% tarmac routes. A support van follows behind the group carrying cold drinks, snacks and is available for any riders in need of a break.

The safety of all riders is a top priority for every SpiceRoads tour. Fortunately, the road closure will soon be lifted, and we are excited to provide our road biking clients with access to this unseen area of Laos, said Daniel Moylan, GM of SpiceRoads Cycle Tours.

The tour begins in the Laotian capital of Vientiane with a pleasant ride along the Mekong River. Flat roads provide riders with the perfect warm-up for the course ahead.

The route then heads north to follow the San River upstream, climbing through the foothills of the Annamese Caldera towards Laos tallest peak, Phou Bia (2,819 m).

It is then onto Phonsavanh, a region heavily affected by the Laotian Secret War, where bomb craters can still be seen. This area is also home to the spectacular and mysterious Plain of Jars, a vast savanna littered with 2,000year old stone jars ranging from 70 cm to up to 4 metres, the purpose of which remain an enigma to this day.

The scenery begins to shift as the ride heads toward Phou Khoun through an outcrop of magnificent limestone peaks, and then along the western side of the vast Nam Ngum reservoir, the first major hydropower project in Laos.

The final day is a pleasantly flat 64 kilometer ride, culminating in the impressive Phatuzay, Vientiane's own Arc de Triumph. 

Hidden Laos by Road Bike - 2016 Departures

9 October
6 November
18 December

 Hidden Laos by Road Bike - 2017 Departures

29 January
26 February
2 July
8 October
5 November
24 December

Hidden Laos by Road Bike Tour Costs

The tour costs US$1,850 (US$250 single supplement) with an additional US$125 standard bike hire.

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