Bicycle Tour Laos:
Cycling Luang Prabang, Pak Ou Caves, waterfalls and temples.
From Thailand or on the way to Vang Vieng.
Luang Prabang is often the final destination of rides in the Northern Laos, Thailand and Vietnam. It offers fantastic options for cycling and any kind of excursions, a perfect place to relax after a “Wild trail” or a long ride from Hanoi or Luang namtha.
The UNESCO world Heritage town of Luang Prabang is well known for it’s numerous well preserved architectural, temples and monasteries.
The city grows on a peninsula carved by the Mekong and the Nam Khan Rivers and every morning hundreds of Monks walk through the city for the Alms Giving Ceremony.
In the city you can still feel the French influence and style. Coffee shops, restaurants river views, places to chill, nature to see, old and modern styles melted together in a fantastic atmosphere.
The cycling days in Luang Prabang are never enough…
Cycling Luang Prabang
Kuang Si Waterfall has a 60 meter fall and is located 30 km south from the city.
Tat Sae Waterfall is a tributary of the Nam Kham River.
Waterfalls can be visited by bicycle, local transportations. Tour agencies can organize mixed tours by canoe, trekking, biking, elephant riding, etc.
Pak Ou Caves:
Pak Ou Caves, Tham Tingand, Tham Theung is a group of caves located on the Mekong River 25km. North from Luang Prabang.
The caves became popular among the tourists and are known for having hundreds of Buddhas statues inside.
The caves can be reached by boat from Luang Prabang or cycling to Pak Ou, the river crossing is well served.
Wat Phou Si:
Is located right in the heart of the city on the top of the hill. Don’t miss the view and the sunset from here! (a bit crowded and too popular but still worth it…)
Wat Xieng Thong, Vat Hoisian Voravihane are some samples of the numerous temples in town.
Haw Kham Royal Palace Museum is another place that can’t be missed if you whant to know a bit more about the history and the Laos culture.
Every night, the main road of the city becomes an orderly market with low lights selling local handcrafts and souvenirs. The atmosphere is quite and the walk is slow through the whispering of the people trading the goods prices…
The nearby morning market is a perfect place to enjoy the local food and in the evening the small roads turn into restaurants and street food, take a look, it’s cheep and good…
Where to sleep:
Luang Prabang offers any kind of accommodations. My favourite area is around ………. . It’s an intense net of small roads with old syle houses perfectly renovated that the owners turned into guesthouses and boutique hotels.
Have a bike around and choose your place to stay…