Culture and Kids
Discover Rural Lao on Two Wheels
Take an amazing ride in the rural countryside of Laos and explore her hidden secrets…
Start your adventure by riding out of Luang Prabang on a Honda CRF 250L, into the Lao countryside with a leisurely ride on a winding paved road towards Muang Nan. You will ride through truly stunning landscapes and stop for a break at the beautiful Kamcham waterfall along the way.
Once at Muang Nan you will experience a traditional Lao lunch at one of the many Lao roadside restaurants and be able to interact with the local people.
You will leave Muang Nan for Luang Prabang by riding about 60km along the mighty Mekong River on one of two dirt roads, depending on your riding skills.
The “lower” road is a pleasant windy dirt road that follows close to the Mekong River and has a few small river crossings. This ride is suitable for both beginners and intermediate riders. If you are a bit more experienced we will take the “upper” road, which is slightly inland from the Mekong River and requires a bit more riding skill. This road incorporates more track riding and has a few tricky sections with more hill climbs and descents which call for more technical riding skills.
With both rides you will pass through different rural villages and get to see how the rural Lao people live. The landscapes are very beautiful with the road passing through teak tree plantations and farmlands.
Before returning to Luang Prabang you will get to visit the stunningly beautiful Kuang Si Waterfalls and even take a dip in the refreshing turquoise water. You will also have the opportunity to see and learn about the endangered Asian Bears at the Free the Bear sanctuary.
On either version of the Mighty Mekong One Day Ride, you will experience rural life, waterfalls, the Lao countryside and many other hidden treasures along the way…
Tour Code: MTO-1-A
Distance: ±150 kilometres