The best cycling route from Vientiane to Luang Prabang Laos December 7, 2022 Our cycling routes from Vientiane to Luang Prabang in Laos Here are all the details to our cycling route between Vientiane and Luang Prabang, as part of our Social Cycles ride.This route allows for a bit of transit in parts, so bear in mind if you’re attempting this without the comfort and peace of mind of the Social Cycles support van. Day 2: Vientiane to Thalat There’s something a bit special about cycling across the country from one city to the next. Vientiane is no exception, as we take off from the front door of the hotel, bound for Luang Prabang (eventually). Depending on the time of day, there is a chance to cycle the last 18km into Thalat, although it ends with a 300m climb.Total Distance: 67kmCycling: 49kmTransit: 18km (optional)Road surface: SealedElevation: +524 m / -458 mDifficulty Rating: 5/10 Day 3: Thalat to Paksan A boat from Thalat takes you across the lake to our starting point where we begin on gravel roads. All the climb is in this section, and there is a possibility to do more than the initial 18km before opting for the support van. We transit through Phou Khao Khuay National Park to the sealed road, finishing with a relatively flat ride for 60km on sealed roads.Total Distance: 140kmCycling: 78kmTransit: 68kmRoad surface: 18km unsealed, 54km sealedElevation: +506 m / -242 mDifficulty Rating: 6/10 Day 4: Paksan to Phnon Savan The first 4km out of Paksan is on unsealed road. The total distance to our destination, Phon Savan is 210km but our ride doesn’t allow the time for such an epic feat of exhaustion, considering the elevation of +3407 m / -2460 m. In addition to the 52km we start with, there is an option to ride the final 20km into town. Total Distance: 210kmCycling: 52kmTransit: 158kmRoad surface: 4km unsealed, 48km sealedElevation: +635 m / -599 mDifficulty Rating: 7/10 Day 6: Phon Savan to Kasi The total distance to our hotel accommodation is 18okm, but we’ll only tackle the first 48km to Muang Souy. There’s some undulation in the ride, but no major climbs or downhill rides. There is an option to ride further, depending on the time, weather and condition of the group. Total Distance: 180kmCycling: 48kmTransit: 132kmRoad surface: All sealedElevation: +457 m / -451 mDifficulty Rating: 5/10 Day 7: Kasi to Luang Prabang We transit out of Kasi to avoid the immediate climb, and drive to the viewpoint. From here, it’s a reasonable 94km to the Luang Prabang hotel, but it’s twice as much downhill than it is up. We start at an elevation of 1859m and finish at 301m. Total Distance: 127kmCycling: 94kmTransit: 33kmRoad surface: All sealedElevation: +1,231 m / -2,778 mDifficulty Rating: 7/10 Previous Next Download our Laos itinerary brochure Name Email Approx. date of travel Phone Download We have a list of tour dates on the website for all of our destinations. Should you not find what you’re looking for, we might be able to change the dates for you, or create a new tour date entirely. More often than not, we can put on a private tour and then vary the itinerary to cater for your exact needs. We could increase or decrease the cycling or change the route entirely. We very much pride ourselves on our flexibility and are passionate about creating unforgettable experiences. Let us know what you are looking for and we’ll use our local knowledge to give you the best experience possible. Contact Us Directly Email: [email protected]Phone / Whatsapp / Signal: +61 479 108 222 Share the journey Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on whatsapp Share on email Feeling inspired? Cambodia Learn More Laos Learn More Vietnam & Laos Learn More Cambodia & Vietnam Learn More Cambodia Learn More Laos Learn More Vietnam & Laos Learn More Cambodia & Vietnam Learn More Brett Seychell +61 479 108 222 [email protected] Hub, 696 Bourke St, Melbourne 3000 about us How we started Our purpose Your donations Responsible travel Meet the team NGO partners Private adventures Corporate teams Self guided destnations Cambodia Laos Iran Samoa Vietnam Mongolia Colombia connect Name Email Let's stay in touch Facebook Twitter Instagram Linkedin Youtube responsibletravel recommends Social Cycles Social Cycles Brett Seychell +61 479 108 222 [email protected] Hub, 696 Bourke St, Melbourne 3000 connect Facebook Twitter Instagram Linkedin Youtube Name Email Let's stay in touch!