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Fri, 6 November 2015

SpiceRoads Launches 8-Day Hidden Laos by Road Bike Adventure

SpiceRoads Cycle Tours has created the Hidden Laos by Road Bike, a moderately challenging 8-day road biking adventure.

The tour starts in Vientiane with a pleasant ride along the Mekong River. The roads are flat and a perfect warm up for the days to come.

After an evening enjoying the sunset over the river the tour heads north the next day and follows the San River upstream towards the foothills of Laos highest mountain Phou Bia (2,819m).

It is then onto Phonsavanh through an area which was heavily bombed, where bomb craters can still be seen, and is home to the mysterious Plain of Jars.

The ride then heads towards Phou Khoun along a very scenic route: through an outcrop of magnificent limestone peaks and along the western side of the vast Nam Ngum reservoir, the first major hydropower project in Laos. The final day is a breeze: its flat, a pleasant 64 kms and culminates at the impressive Phatuzay, Vientiane's own Arc de Triumph.

Road biking is becoming increasingly more popular ... this tour is perfect for riders who are explorers at heart, but like the pace and style of riding a road bike, said Struan Robertson, CEO SpiceRoads Cycle Tours.

The 8-day tour includes 6 days of cycling from 80 km to 150 km per day clocking up a total of 694 kms. The tour is 100% on tarmac and has been designed with road bikers in mind. A support van follows behind the group carrying cold drinks, snacks and is available for anyone in need of a break.

2016 Departures

20 - 27 March
3 - 10 July
9 - 16 October
6 - 13 November
18 - 25 December

2017 departures

29 January - 5 February

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

SpiceRoads, Cycling, Laos, Adventure

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