Along the Royal Cities

Cycling holiday - Thailand -

Cycling holiday through Thailand and Laos

  • 18 days
  • Half board
  • Cycling holiday Laos and Thailand
  • Luggage transport
  • Back up car
  • Hotels and resorts with luggage transport
  • Chiang Mai, Mae Taeng, Chiang Dao, Mae Ai Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Chiang Khong, Pak Beng, Luang Prabang, Kasi, Vang Vieng, Ban Keune, Vientiane
  • Cycling holiday through Thailand and Laos
  • Boat trip on the Mekong
  • Rice plantations and beautiful temples
  • Distance per day 23-88 km
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Along the Royal Cities

Day 1 Flight to BangkokDay 2 Arrival in Chiang MaiAfter a domestic flight from Bangkok you will arrive in the former royal city of Chiang Mai Day 3 Tour Chiang Mai 30 kmYou will cycle with a guide through the outskirts of Chiang Mai. The guide shows you special non-touristy spots around the city and tells you about the everyday things of life in Thailand. This guided tour is based on "join inn", that is, other people cycle along.Day 4 Chiang Mai - Mae Taeng - 50 / 72 kmThe following day of your cycling holiday you follow the Ping river and leave the city. You cycle from ban (= village) to ban over country roads and unpaved paths along irrigation canals, of course each village has its own temple. You spend the night in a beautiful resort on the Ping River.Day 5 - Mae Taeng - Chiang Dao - 37 kmThen you cycle through a rolling, narrow, wooded gorge to the wide valley of Chiang Dao. In the wide valleys a lot of rice and the most diverse exotic vegetables and fruits are grown. The views of the more than 2000 meters high Doi Luang are of great beauty. At the small market of Chiang Dao, mountain people sell their wares. The mountain peoples: Akha, H'mong, Lisu and Palaung live in the nearby mountains. They are originally from Tibet and southern China and have largely been able to preserve their own culture. Via the famous caves of Chiang Dao your cycle route takes you to your atmospheric resort in typical Thai style.Day 6 - Transfer - Thaton 69 / 74You start with a 1-hour transfer to the Tub Tao caves and temple. From there you start cycling through a slightly sloping valley where many types of fruit and vegetables are grown alongside rice. Only a ridge separates you from Burma here. This is the habitat of the Lahu, Lisu and Shan. Your final destination is beautifully situated on the Kok river.Day 7 - Boat trip - Cycling Chiang Rai - 23 kmThis day starts with a boat trip on the Kok River, through an isolated area that is only inhabited by mountain peoples. You will cycle the last part to the former royal city of Chiang Rai, where the Hill Tribe Museum and the cozy night market are certainly worth a visit.Day 8 - Chiang Saen - 71 km - Transfer Chiang KhongThen you cycle via a beautiful cycle route to one of the oldest cities in Thailand: Chiang Saen. The old city is surrounded by still largely visible city walls. Along the way you will pass rubber plantations, very unusual for this area.Day 9 - Boat trip on the MekongToday you will embark on a two-day boat trip on a comfortable boat across the Mekong. At the end of the afternoon the boat moors in Pak Beng for your overnight stay. Day 10 - Boat trip on the MekongAt the end of the second part of the boat trip you will enter Laos: an unforgettable experience. In the afternoon there is another stop at the famous Park Ou caves. You will sail to the former capital of Laos: Luang Prabang. The center of this town lies on a peninsula between the Mekong and Khan rivers. The city is blessed with a mix of many beautiful, ancient temples and French villas from the colonial period of Laos.Day 11 - Lunang Prabang tour 60 kmThis tour in Luang Prabang takes you to the beautiful Kuang Si waterfall. Through a few villages with different ethnic groups you cycle through damaged terrain with a few short but tough climbs. Since the road ends, you have to go back the same way. It is possible to swim at the waterfall.Day 12 - Luang Prabang tour 32 kmToday you will make a tour to the east. The route takes you past Santi Chedi, from where you have a beautiful view of Luang Prabang. Then you will pass through Ban Phanom which is known for cotton and silk weaving. After Ban Phanom you follow the bank of the Nam Khan, where the tomb of the French explorer Henri Mahout, the "discoverer" of Angkor Wat for the western world, stands. You can visit the tomb.Day 13 - Transfer - Cycling Kasi - 48 / 88 kmAfter a transfer you will cycle at an altitude through one of the most beautiful landscapes of Southeast Asia, with a view of rugged, inhospitable valleys and steep mountain ridges. On the route you pass many H'mong villages where time seems to have stood still.Day 14 - Kasi - Vang Vieng - 59 kmYou cycle through fertile valleys with spectacular views of rugged karst mountains that house many caves, many of which have not yet been discovered.Day 15 - Van Vieng - Ban Keune - 53 km - boat trip Ang Nam Ngum Today you will first cycle to the foothills of the Ang Nam Ngum reservoir. You can take a boat trip of around 2 hours on the lake. Then you cycle on a rolling country road with some sturdy climbs to the beautiful riverside located Vansana Nam Ngum Resort.Day 16 - Ban Keune - Vientiane - 65 kmToday you are going to the capital of Laos: Vientiane. There is a rural atmosphere in the capital of Laos. You cycle through vast rice fields. The last 25 kilometers the traffic gets busier the closer you get to Vientiane. If you do not want to cycle this part, you can use the back-up car. Along the way you regularly come across villages with shops and simple eateries.Day 17 or extra nightYou will receive a transfer to Vientiane airport for your flight to Bangkok. Day 18 Return homeYou fly back from Bangkok.

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