Map of your Motorcycle road trip :
First steps in Laos - Luang Prabang
A tuk-tuk (like a motorcycle tricycle with a carriage on the back) will come pick you up at Luang Prabang Airport on the day of your arrival and bring you to your hotel to relax. You will have free-time around the pool or you can explore around until the next morning.
Luang Prabang – Namou trail – Hmong village
250 Km - 5h of riding
Today’s five hour drive begins when you get picked up at your hotel at 8:20 am to go get your bike. Riding along the Nam Ou River, we will discover one of the most remote river areas of northern Laos. To manage the distance, we will take some nice smaller roads that will lead us through the breathtaking countryside.
The mountains, jungle and small villages along the way will guide us to the small and sleepy Hmong village. Here we will enjoy a nice evening in a traditional wooden house and sleep with the green mountains always in sight.
Hmong village – Thai Lu village – Muang Khua
120 Km - 6h of riding
Today’s drive will be a touch longer at six hours of awesome exploration. We will take our time and explore a wonderful area near the Vietnamese border. Then, riding along the river, we will stop to visit a local Kamou villages and get a taste of their lifestyle.
The lovely local families will invite us to spend some time with them. Afterwards, the countryside awaits and our off-road Laos adventures truly begins with magnificent views of the jungle and the mountain summits that will make you feel as if you are flying above the clouds as we end the day in the quiet atmosphere of Muang Khua.
Muang Khua – Akha area - Bountai – Na Mor
210 Km - 5h of riding
Another wonderful riding day of off-road Laos adventures offers us new dirt tracks along the Chinese border. You will ride on the remotest roads of Laos where you will meet the Akha ethnic group. Be delicate as they are still not used to meeting foreigners. Keep your distance and be careful when taking pictures, let your guide ask first, otherwise the villagers will all run away. Afterwards, the late afternoon is free for whatever you choose to do.
Na Mor – Oudomxay – Green valley
170 Km - 5h of riding
Although we only travel 170 KM, the fourth day of this most fascinating of Laos motorbike tours requires some endurance. But it is totally worth the effort because the mountain trail you will ride on offers views that cannot be seen anywhere on earth! You will feel like you are riding 100 years back in time as follow remote mountain trails.
Along the way, you will meet several hill tribes like the Khamu and Lao Loum who unlike the Hmong cousins that who only spend their time in the mountains actually split their time between the mountains and flatland showcasing a completely unique lifestyle to what we have experienced so far !
Green Valley to Luang Prabang
1) 240 km (35% off-road) 2) 170 km (60 % off-road) 3) 185 km (80 % off-road)
To our very last moment, our adventure will not stop! This day will take you along a fascinating and winding path that is dotted with small villages far from civilization. After lunch, we will wind down a narrow track that will lead you into mountains and across rivers. Back on the main road for the last hour, we finally will get to the UNESCO World Heritage city of Luang Prabang where you will end your trip. Depending on your motivation and physical condition, there may even still be enough daylight for you to explore the many incredible sights of the town.
Our most fantastic of Laos motorbike tours draws to a close as your breakfast awaits by the pool at your hotel. On your last day, you will have some free-time for some last minute shopping in town until our driver comes to pick you up to go to the airport.