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Internationale groepsreis Cycling in Laos

Explore rural Laos by bike
14 dagen vanaf € 2.465,- (excl. vlucht)

Food

  • All breakfasts included.  The food on this trip is a real highlight. The national staple of Laos is sticky rice which is served with all meals and is often used as a scooping device to pick food up as meals are traditionally eaten with hands and not utensils. Typical dishes to accompany the rice are laap (or larb) which is a salad of any kind of minced meat; mok pa, which is fish steamed in a banana leaf; grilled chicken, pork or fish; and jaew, which are dips that might be made from roasted aubergine or tomatoes. Undertones of lemongrass, chilies and ginger are everywhere, imparting spicy and sour notes that bring heat and layers to dishes. Noodle dishes are common and the sweet offerings tend to focus around the abundance of fresh fruit available – be sure to seek out the mangosteen, the sweet segments are a local favourite and unlike any other fruit. Western food is readily available almost everywhere. Vegetarians are well catered for but please inform us before departure of any special dietary requests. Please note that in SE Asia the availability of certain specialized products for restricted diets, e.g. gluten-free or dairy-free, is minimal or non-existent and we strongly recommend you bring these items from home. You may find it beneficial to bring some 'cycling snacks' with you from home; high energy snack bars are not readily available locally. For snacks and drinks during the rides, a kitty is normally arranged (see Extra Expenses) and these snacks tend to be a combination of nuts, fruit and biscuits. In the more remote areas the food is likely to be basic and the breakfasts will be simple.

Activities

  • Cycling
  • Road Cycling
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14 dagen vanaf € 2.465,-

Route 14 daagse fietsvakantie Cycling in Laos

Laos, known as the land of a million smiles, boasts stunning mountainous landscape and a laid back atmosphere, the result of a long isolation from its neighbours. Our route takes us through some spectacular scenery, from narrow roads shaded by jungle vines to shimmering rice paddies and mountains which are home to a mix of ethnic groups. Out of the saddle, we walk through villages and bamboo forest and visit Luang Prabang with striking colonial buildings, tree-lined avenues and colourful temples. We finish our trip in bustling Bangkok. The cycling is demanding at times, but our reward is to have roads almost to ourselves in South East Asia's friendliest and least known country.

  1. Dag 1 - Start Chiang Mai.
  2. Dag 2 - Warm-up ride around Chiang Mai old town and visit Doi Suthep hilltop temple
  3. Dag 3 - Transfer to Chiang Rai; cycle along the Thai/Burma border into the heart of the Golden Triangle.
  4. Dag 4 - Visit an Opium Museum; cycle towards border to Chiang Khong
  5. Dag 5 - Transfer into Laos; cycle to Luang Nam Tha to the hill tribe village Tai Dang
  6. Dag 6 - Rural cycle to the Udomxai province
  7. Dag 7 - Continue through Udomxai province to Pak Beng
  8. Dag 8 - Board slow boat on the Mekong to Luang Prabang visiting Buddha Caves en route.
  9. Dag 9 - Cycle to beautiful Kuang Si Waterfalls. Chance to see monks receiving alms at dawn.
  10. Dag 10 - Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng
  11. Dag 11 - Vang Vieng to Vientiane
  12. Dag 12 - Free morning to explore then cross over the Friendship Bridge into Thailand; board overnight train to Bangkok.
  13. Dag 13 - Bangkok city tour; free afternoon.
  14. Dag 14 - End Bangkok.
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