Thailand Border Biking To Vientiane Tour – 14 Days

Thailand Border Biking To Vientiane Tour – 14 Days
Tour Itinerary

Thailand Border Biking To Vientiane Tour - Thailand cycling tour enters Laos across the Mekong River from Thailand, you will enjoy a spectacular boat trip to Pak Beng, before exploring the lush jungles of the northern mountains. We cycle on through Laos, encountering traditional life in hill tribe villages, en route to Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1995. This ancient royal city, full of exquisite Buddhist Temples, where time seems to stand still, is a magical place to explore and relax. We cycle on undertaking some serious bike riding, through rolling hills and past fishing villages on our journey towards the sleepy capital of Vientiane, situated on the banks of the Mekong.

Day 1: Chieng khong (Thailand) – Vieng phou kha (Laos)
Cross the border from Thailand to Laos, after immigration formalities in Laos, transfer from border 30 km, the rest of 90 km we ride through the hill tribe villages of Kamu and Lolandders. Lunch in the shade under trees by the road wherever we feel hungry. Lunch is prepared by our guide and helpers. We arrive at the small town of Viengphoukha in the late afternoon. 

Ride:  90 km on good quality asphalt road.
Accommodation: primitive guesthouse (no electricity)
Meals:  (L/D)

Day 2: Vieng Phou Kha – Luang Nam Tha
We have breakfast at local restaurant. Our guide will help the restaurant prepare for the group. The riding distance today is only 55 km, on an undulating road, not as difficult as day 1. We also ride through hill tribe villages with a lot of children running out from their houses, greeting us  “SABAIDEE” in Lao language (“HELLO!) We arrive and have lunch in LuangNamTha at noon.  

Ride:  55 km on good quality asphalt road.
Meals: B / L / D
Accommodation: boat landing guesthouse (nice bungalows with private bath and 24 h electricity)

Day 3: Luang nam tha – Muangsing – Luangnamtha
Ride from guesthouse to a small town of Muangsing, close to the Chinese border. Today’s ride will take us through the most jungle covered mountains anywhere on the route, the road crosses two valleys LuangNamTha and Muangsing, so there will be some climbing, lunch in a restaurant, hill tribe village, and a drive back to LuangNamTha, where we will stay overnight at a boat landing guesthouse.

Ride: 60 km on good quality asphalt road
Meals: (B / L / D)
Accommodation: boat landing guesthouse

Day 4: Luang nam tha – Udomxai
Transfer the first 43 km from the guesthouse to the junction to China, ride 84 km to Udomxai. Today we ride through the villages of Thai Lu, Kmue, and Hmong ethnic groups. The variety of these groups throughout the hills of the north of the country is a highlight of this trip. Lunch is prepared by our guide and helpers. We will eat when we feel hungry and will have lunch by the road under a tree. We arrive Udomxai in late afternoon.

Ride: 84 km on good quality asphalt road
Meals: (B / L / D)
Accommodation: Litthavixai guesthouse with private bathroom and 24 h electricity

Day 5: Udomxai – Muang khua
After breakfast, we head west toward the Vietnam border. Though the route is a gradual descent it ascends in some places. It is not too steep however. There are some excellent photo opportunities of the friendly Khmu tribe and their families. Lunch is prepared by our guide and helpers. We will find a nice spot for lunch stop by a stream. Today is a great day of riding.
Ride from Udomxai to MuangKhua, stay overnight at Xernaly Hotel

Ride: 103 km
Meals:( B / L / D)
Accommodation: Xernaly Hotel (with private bath, power by generator from 6 – 10 pm)

Day 6: Muangkua – Pakmong
After breakfast we get on the long tail boat on Nam Ou River. The boat journey takes us down one of the most beautiful River stretches in Laos. The lime stone mountains become steeper the further south we go. The amazing landscape is quiet and relaxing. After 4 hours we arrive Muang Ngoi village. Muang Ngoi Village was the capital district of LuangPrabang province controlled by communists before 1975 during the Indochina War. We lunch at a restaurant. After lunch we continue another an hour to Nongkiaw. We start riding from Nongkiaw. After 30 km we reach the junction of Pakmong village, where we stay overnight at a guesthouse.

Ride: 30 km
Meals: (B,L,D)
Accommodation: Guesthouse

Day 7: Pakmong – LuangPrabang
After breakfast we turn right at the junction and again ride along Route 13 north head to LuangPrabang. Today is the longest day, the road ascends and descends but it is not as long as day 6. At kilometer 30 to LuangPrabang we turn from road 13 to a dirt road toward the Mekong River at Pak Ou village and visit Buddha caves. Riding is optional for the last 30 km to LuangPrabang.

Ride: 110 km
Meals: (B / L / D)
Accommodation:  SalaPrabang Hotel

Day 8: LuangPrabang
Day free in Luang Prabang.

Meal: (B)
Accommodation: SalaPrabang Hotel

Day 9: LuangPrabang – Kiew ka cham 
We ride out of town and join route 13 heading south. Today’s ride will rise around 1000 meters in elevation. Climbing starts almost as soon as we leave town. We ride out of the Mekong valley and into the mountains, following the Khan river. We fork left staying on route 13, then start a series of tough climbs. After 15 km of climbing (1005 m above sea level), we are rewarded by a 14 km descent to Nam ming (350 m above sea level) where we stop for lunch. After lunch, we have one last climb (20 km) into the mountains to Phou Dam before we drop down to Kiew Kacham (1340 m above sea level). Accommodation is basic but dinner is good and there is plenty of Lao Beer.

Altitude: LuangPrabang = 270 m. Kewkacham = 1340 m
Ride: 82 km
Meals: (B / L / D)
Accommodation: Kiewkacham guesthouse (primitive with shared bath, 24 h electricity)

Day 10: Kiewkacham  –  Kasi
Our guide will prepare breakfast. This area is the coldest place in our trip especially in the morning, as we ride along the mountain ridge for 20 km. At 22 km, we start our first climb of the day for 8 km. We stop for lunch at Phoukhoun, 46 km from Kasi, our destination, at an altitude of 1300 m. This is a big crossroads where Route 7 enters the Plain of Jars. We continue down Route 13. This 25 km descent is one of the best in Southeast Asia. We enjoy an excellent after noon ride, regrouping at a abridge across a small stream at 75 km. We then have a short climb before a flat ride into Kasi where we stay overnight.

Altitude: Kiewkacham = 1340 m. Kasi = 405 m
Ride: 94 km
Meals: (B / L / D)
Accommodation: Vanphisith guesthouse (good guesthouse with private bath and hot shower. 24 h electricity)

Day 11: Kasi – VangVieng
We should be able to do today’s ride in a single morning leaving extra relaxation time in VanVieng. We continue along Route 13. Though there are short climbs most of the ride is downhill or flat. The scenery is beautiful and you should really enjoy stretching your legs. The large village of Ban Phatang. The last 18 km is a fast flat ride among spectacular limestone mountains. We will reach the hotel in time to enjoy lunch overlooking the river. The afternoon is free to explore the town or take a swim in the river. VangVieng has a lively traveler’s scene with all the usual accompanying facilities: e-mail, pubs, pizza, and many foreigners.

Altitude: Kasi = 405 m. Vangvieng = 280 m
Ride: 58 km
Meals:  (B / L)
Accommodation: Elephant Crossing Hotel.

Day 12: VangVieng – Thalat
We have a long ride today and the heat may be the factor so we will want to get on the road early. We continue along Route 13 and stop for refreshments every 20 or 25 km. The rest of the morning is along undulating roads to Hinherb village. After 69 km we reach a long bridge, and stop for lunch in a restaurant. The afternoon ride is along fast flat roads. After 83 km, we turn left at a main junction of Phonhong town. After 15 km of riding along the flat road we enter the town of Thalat near the NamNgum dam. We stay in Napakuang Resort where we have dinner.

Altitude: VangVieng = 280 m. Thalat 190 m
Ride: 100 km
Meals: (B / L / D)
Accommodation: Napakuang Resort (good room)

Day 13: Thalat – Vientiane
We ride out of Thalat, passing the Namngum dam. We have one sharp climb in the morning then it is fairly flat. We stop for lunch in a local restaurant when we feel like it. Riding today there is more traffic so remember to ride on the right side all the times. We regroup before getting into town. We then cycle to our hotel. Dinner is at the KuaLao restaurant.

Altitude:  Thalat = 190 m. Vientiane = 180 m
Ride: 93 km
Meals: (B / L / D)
Accommodation: Sengtawan hotel. Tel: (856) 21 219362.

Day 14: Vientiane departure
After leisurely breakfast, transit to airport for fly back to your country.

Meal: B

Departure date : Join in group departure on 19th Monthly

Group Size  : From 2 to 22 riders

Tour cost : Contact Us


Laos is a treasure trove of natural and architectural wonders. With a little patience and some time you can see incredible man-made and natural wonders from north to south in the Lao PDR. Don’t miss these top 10 things to see and do.

Wat Xieng Thong

Luang Prabang's best-known monastery is centred on a 1560 sǐm (ordination hall). Its roofs sweep low to the ground and there's a stunning 'tree of life' mosaic set on its western exterior wall. Close by are several stupas and three compact little chapel halls called hŏr. Hŏr Ɖąi, shaped like a tall tomb, houses a standing Buddha. The Hŏr Ɖąi Pha Sai-nyàat, dubbed La Chapelle Rouge – the Red Chapel – by the French, contains a rare reclining Buddha.

Fronted in lavish gilt work, the Hóhng Kép Mîen stores a ceremonial carriage, festooned with red-tongued naga (river serpents) designed to carry the golden funeral urns of Lao royalty.

Pha That Luang

Pha That Luang, Vientiane Laos
Pha That Luang, Vientiane Laos |
Boun That Luang takes place every November, over three days around the full moon. The stupa in Vientiane is the national symbol of Laos and is said to house a piece of Buddha’s breastbone. Thousands of pilgrims gather at That Luang to give offerings to the monks who come from all over Laos. Processions, parties, and a trade show follow. Even if you don’t make it for the festival, the stupa is a sight to behold any time of year. Join the faithful and place offerings of flowers, candles and incense at the alter, or quietly stroll around the massive enclosed yard.

Vat Phou / Wat Phou

Wat Phou
Along with the Champasak Cultural Landscape, the 5th century Khmer ruins of Wat Phou is the second inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage List of Laos. Wat Phou, meaning ‘mountain temple.’ Blended into the surrounding nature, the remains of Wat Phou are dotted all over the mountain face. Oriented toward the east, the ruins have two large reservoirs on either side of a long column-lined road, leading toward the mountains. Past the palace ruins, up a steep staircase, you’ll find the sanctuary with a modern Buddhist shrine and a natural spring considered to be sacred.

Tad Lo

Tad Lo
Tad Lo is 56 miles (90 kilometers) away from the southern town of Pakse. Soak in the visual and aural splendor of the falls or take a dip and cool off from heat. Three cascades make up the falls: Tad Hang, Tad Lo itself and Tad Suong. Accommodations are available to spend the night and enjoy the surrounding scenery. Tad Lo is an impressive three-tiered waterfall in Salavan Province. Several guesthouses and restaurants around the falls make it an ideal lunch spot or stopover for trekking, swimming, and tubing. Tad Lo is accessible by bus, motorbike, or as part of a group tour package of the Bolaven Plateau.

Swim in the Mekong at 4000 Islands

French Bridge at Sunset on Don Det
French Bridge at Sunset on Don Det |
Don Det has a beach at its northern tip that doubles as a ferry landing. You can also take a dip in the Mekong, the largest river in Southeast Asia, on either of the two beaches on Don Khon–one by Liphi Falls and one farther south. Easy Go Backpackers Hostel on Don Det has a beach area and Don Som Riverside Guesthouse has a swimming spot on Don Som. If river swimming isn’t your thing and you’d rather lounge by the pool, check out the one by Little Eden Guesthouse at the north end of Don Det or the Blue Lagoon Swimming pool at the southern tip of the island.

Tat Kuang Si

Thirty kilometres southwest of Luang Prabang, Tat Kuang Si is a many-tiered waterfall tumbling over limestone formations into a series of cool, swimmable turquoise pools; the term 'Edenic' doesn't do it justice. When you're not swinging off ropes into the water, there's a public park with shelters and picnic tables where you can eat lunch. Don't miss the Tat Kuang Si Bear Rescue Centre, where wild Asiatic moon bears, confiscated from poachers, are given a new lease of life.

Many cheap eateries line the entrance car park at the top end of the Khamu village of Ban Thapene, selling everything from local snacks to grilled chicken and fish.

Visiting Kuang Si by hired motorcycle is very pleasant now that the road here is decently paved and allows stops in villages along the way. By bicycle, be prepared for two long, steady hills to climb. A tuk-tuk from Luang Prabang costs 150,000K for one person, and 50,000K per person in a group of three, so it's best to get a group together. A private minivan will cost 350,000K.

Plain of Jars

Plain of Jars - Site One
Plain of Jars
Plain of Jars’ thousands of mysterious megalithic jars are scattered throughout Xiang Khuang Province in northeastern Laos. Dating from the iron age, the oldest jars go back to 500 BC. The largest “King Jar” is at Site 1 and the longest jar is at Site 2. It’s possible to hire a guide to take you on a trek from Site 2, which is behind a rice paddy to Site 3, which is in the forest on top of a hill. The leading theory suggests these stone vessels were used in burial rituals. Evidence suggests that bodies were distilled in the jars until only bones remained. The bones were then removed and interred in a ceramic jar or in the ground. Nine of the 90 sites containing jars have been cleared of UXOs, so stick to the established routes and bring a guide out trekking with you.

Kuang Si Falls

Kuang Si Falls
Kuang Si Falls |
In the north of Laos lies Luang Prabang, a portion of the old town which is a UNESCO World Heritage listed site. Ride or cycle to Kuang Si or Tad Saw waterfalls, take a boat cruise down the Mekong river, and eat local Lao or fantastic French food at one of the restaurants in town. This former royal capital is home to some of the most elaborate and best preserved temples in the country. Visit the Royal Palace and the watermelon-shaped Wat Wisunarat or hike up Mount Phousi for sunrise or sunset.

Tour Cost Includes:

  • MTB Bikes for complete Tour and helmet
  • Accommodation in tour - 13 nights
  • All Meals B = Breakfast , L = Lunch , D = Dinner
  • Lunch in Midway restaurant/City Restaurant or Pack Lunch
  • Mechanic throughout the tour
  • Boat trip , local ferry in tour
  • Back up AC vehicle for complete tour ( Bus , + Truck for group )
  • English speaking Local Guide - Cum biking guide
  • Fresh Fruits/Snacks (Only Cycling Part)
  • Unlimited filter water during cycling (Only Cycling Part)
  • All road and transport taxes
  • Driver Allowance
  • Toll and Parking charges
  • 10% Government Taxe

Tour Cost Excludes:

  • International flight tickets , visa
  • Accommodation in Thailand and Vientiane after day 13
  • Other personal expenses
  • Tips and Gratitude
  • Travel insurance
  • Any Hard and Soft Drink with meals

Travel Information

Bikes: Trek MTB Bikes

Bike Hire: Includes on Tour Cost. You may bring your own bikes, but in this case let us know in advance. Other equipment provided: Pedals, helmet, water bottles.


Accommodation is offered at all locations. Most of the hotels are Culture Resort, Home-stay , guesthouse ,Eco Resorts & family run hotels - all with a common line of quality in service. Our costs are based on 'twin-sharing' foundation. For those who wants single room, we offer single room, but at extra cost.


The landscape is mountain, biking through the village streets ,fields, fruits garden , local ferry and monkey bridges


The annual monsoon cycles that affect all of mainland Southeast Asia produce a ‘dry and wet monsoon climate’ with three basic seasons for most of Laos. The southwest monsoon arrives in Laos between May and July and lasts into November.
The monsoon is followed by a dry period (from November to May), beginning with lower relative temperatures and cool breezes created by Asia’s northeast monsoon (which bypasses most of Laos), lasting until mid-February. Exceptions to this general pattern include Xieng Khuang, Hua Phan and Phongsali Provinces, which may receive rainfall coming from Vietnam and China during the months of April and May.
Rainfall varies substantially according to latitude and altitude, with the highlands of Vientiane, Bolikhamsai, Khammuan and eastern Champasak Provinces receiving the most.
Temperatures also vary according to altitude. In the humid, low-lying Mekong River valley, temperatures range from 15°C to 38°C, while the mountains of Xieng Khuang it can drop to 0°C at night.
When to go
The best time for visiting most of Laos is between November and February, when it rains the least and is not too hot. It’s also Laos’s main season for both national and regional bun (festivals).
If you plan to focus on the mountainous northern provinces, the hot season (from March to May) and early rainy season (around June) is not bad either, as temperatures are moderate at higher elevations. Southern Laos, on the other hand, is best avoided from March to May, when day-time temperatures break into the 40s and nights aren’t much cooler.
The rainy season is not as bad as you might think. While it will rain – very heavily – the downpours are often fairly brief and can be bracketed by long periods of sunshine. The rains also clear dust from the skies and land, making everything clearer and brighter. Of course, there are downsides; unsealed roads can become quagmires and extensive travel in remote areas like Salavan, Phongsali and Sainyabuli might be impossible. River travel can be a good alternative during these months. If you intend to travel extensively by river, November is the best; flooding has usually subsided yet river levels are still high enough for maximum navigability. Between January and June, low water can make navigating some rivers difficult.
December to February and August are the peak tourist times. January, in particular, is very busy and booking ahead is advisable.

Transportation/Support Vehicles

All transport is involved in the cost. We provide backup vehicle at all times during cycling trip. The vehicle can be used to boat your baggage & yourself as required.


Food is a very essential part of these trips. We make sure that the meals we offer is method delicious, unless you ask for dull meals. You are also permitted the choice of veggie or non-vegetarian meals. We suggest that you consume only the canned standard water. Please make sure that the container is enclosed.

What to bring

  • Footwear
  • Bike shoes
  • Helmet
  • Pedal
  • Water Bottle
  • Sun cream lotion
  • Relaxed shoes for walking
  • Shoes for other sightseeing
  • Socks


  • In Laos, the conventional of outfit is more traditional. We counsel you to prevent very short shorts/skirts and limited tops/tanktops when viewing small non-urban places,pagodas, temples, mosques or other sacred sites as this may limit your access.
  • Water resistant jacket.
  • Riding a bike equipment like safety gloves and shorts.


  • Torch
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Eyewear, cap
  • Sun lotion of spf at least 35
  • Individual Bike riding equipment like bar finishes, pedals, chairs and headgear
  • Helmets for riding a bike


Malaria is a avoidable disease that can create trouble if neglected. One can prevent disease by taking recommended anti-malarial drugs and defending against insect attacks. The areas you will be passing are Malaria-free. Make sure that your insurance provider includes illnesses and injuries overseas.


  • Bring all the important medications and OTC medications. Do not ignore to have the brands as well as the general titles of the medications one needs to have.
  • Use a sun hat when revealed.
  • Consume a lot of liquids. Don't drink tap water. Use only bottled water which is always kept in the back of your automobile.
  • Bring your personal medical kit and pest resilient.
  • To avoid fungus and parasitic attacks, keep legs clean and dry, and do not go without shoes.
  • Do not eat food bought from road providers.
  • Do not drink drinks with ice.
  • Do not eat milk products unless it is known that they have been pasteurized.
  • Prevent managing creatures (especially apes, pets, and cats) to avoid attacks and serious illnesses.

Medical Information Update

Details given above are liable to change every now and then and one should contact the Native Lao tasks of the specific country or the government vacationer offices for more details.


You will get possibilities en-route to do a bit of purchasing. However unless particularly requested for, our guide will not suggest any particular store. Neither we nor our driver/guides take any percentage on purchasing.

Spending Money

Every visitor will have different cash specifications and varying personal costs. Please assess your own spending routines while enabling for beverages, purchasing and falling. Also keep aside cash for extra costs like:

  • Foods which are not included
  • Emergencies
  • Optionally available activities /additional sightseeing
  • Shopping/Souvenirs/Tips

Foreign Exchange

As Laos currency value tend to go up and down, make reference to the following website for daily return rates:

Airport Taxes

There is no airport terminal or leaving taxation from any airport terminal of Laos .

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