Laos’ isolation from foreign influence offers travellers an unparalleled glimpse of traditional South East Asian life. This stunning bike challenge in the North of Laos, takes us through a region of rugged mountains, lush forests and breathtaking landscapes on a remote borderland abutting Thailand, Myanmar (Burma), China and Vietnam with a significant minority population of hill people. We start the challenge in the key centre of the North in the old royal capital of Luang Prabang, one of the world’s most beautiful cities.
We start our biking challenge in Luang Prabang, a favourite for every visitor to Laos due to its rich combination of natural beauty, elegant architecture and exotic local colour. Our ride ends in the capital city Vientiane. Vientiane feels more like a market town than a capital city and therein lays its charm. From the attractive mix of French colonial architecture and fine temples to the lively scenes along the riverfront, Vientiane retains its old-world charm in an increasingly modern country.