dESTINaTION PLAIN of Jars

#7 days - 1120km - 70% offroad
+ Remote Laos

The plain of jars in Laos, does that sound familiar to you ? If no, it’s absolutely normal. This intriguing place has kept all its mystery and is still visited by only few foreigners. Moreover, even lao people are not that numerous in there. So, are you ready to conquer this wilderness? Ethnic villages, single-tracks in primary jungle, isolated mountain trails and epic river crossings await you. An adventure at the edge of Laos made for off-road riders looking for an exploration far from everything.

TOUR CODE :  MT 1007 Plain of Jars

LEVEL : doable by experimented off-road riders

DEPARTURE / ARRIVAL : Luang Prabang

ACCOMMODATION : local guesthouse, homestay

NUMBER OF RIDERS : 3 to 6

GUIDING : english speaking guide 

TIME PERIOD : November to June

STARTING AT : 1897 USD per person

(group of 5 riders)

MORE DETAILS ABOUT THIS TRIP

DAY 01

GENTLE DAY FOR GETTING AT EASE

No technical difficulties this morning to get at ease with the bike. You will start riding on road along the Nam Ou river. You will then ride on trails and single-tracks deep in the forest, surrounded by vegetation. Few technical sections, river crossings, bamboo bridges, a good way to begin with off-road riding. You will end the day on the road.

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Meals : -, -, -     //   Night : Local Guesthouse

Itinerary : LuangPrabang – Muang PakOu - MuangNga

Distance : 130km - 40% offroad

DAY 02

RICE FIELDS UP HIGH IN THE MOUNTAINS

You will start on a trail through the green valleys. You will then reach a road and follow it for an hour. In the afternoon, you will ride on dirt trails through rice fields up in the mountains. After getting at a lower altitude and cross a suspension bridge, you will reach a village of the Khamu ethnic group. You will end the day on jungle paths.

Meals : Breakfast, -, -     //   Night : Local Guesthouse

Itinerary : MuangNga – Muang Bèng - Nale

Distance : 175km - 60% offroad

DAY 03

FOREST TRAILS & RIVER CROSSINGS

After 20 km on a countryside road, you will keep on exploring the country on forest trails with technical single-tracks dotted with ruts, roots, and bridges. You will cross several rivers on your bike or using a bamboo raft. Thrills guaranteed. The rest of the day will be only on-road so as you can breathe after these kilometres in the trails.

Meals : Breakfast, -, -     //   Night : Local Guesthouse

Itinerary : Nale – Muang NaMor  – Oudomxay

Distance : 135km - 50% offroad

DAY 04

STAY OVERNIGHT IN A TRIBE VILLAGE

You will reach wide tracks going through untouched mountains. Not technical so you can focus on the landscapes. After 3 or 4 hours of trails, you will then ride on beautiful paved roads. You will then take a trail to a Tay Dam tribe village. You will enjoy a traditional dinner, probably with local alcohol, and sleep in a wooden small house.

Meals : Breakfast, -, Dinner     //   Night : In a tribe village

Itinerary : Oudomxay – Ban Houayxang  – Tay Dam village

Distance : 150km - 50% offroad

DAY 05

ONLY FEW STEPS AWAY FROM VIETNAM

You will start by riding on paths used by famers. After few technical sections, you will ride on a wide dirt track. Arrival at Phoutipeung, only few kilometers away from the Vietnamese border. A road is waiting for you until Muang Hiam. You will be surrounded by mountains, getting closer to a national park, thus a very preserved area.

Meals : Breakfast, -, -     //   Night : Local Guesthouse

Itinerary : Tay Dam village – Phouthidpheung – MuangHiam

Distance : 200km - 20% offroad

DAY 06

FINALLY, THE MYSTERIOUS PLAIN OF JARS !

You will ride on a fantastic technical trail. You will be going on single-tracks lost in the wild vegetation. Fallen trees, roots, and holes in the ground will add difficulty to this section. Once out of the dense vegetation of bamboos and giant trees, you will cross the river in a local boat and keep on riding on a wide dirt trail. You will visit 3 sites of the Plain of Jars.

 

​​Meals : Breakfast, -, -     //   Night : Local Guesthouse

Itinerary : MuangHiam – Plain of Jars – Xiengkhuang

Distance : 130km - 50% offroad

DAY 07

ALONE IN THE WORLD, LOST IN THE MOUNTAINS

You will start this day gently with an hour on-road. You will then reach an amazing path through the forest. After these fabulous moments alone in the mountains, you will reach a little village of fishermen. A boat will make you cross the river. You still have to ride 50km on dirt trails, and then on-road until Luang Prabang.

Meals : Breakfast, -, -     //   Night : Not included

Itinerary : Xiengkhuang – Ban Khai – LuangPrabang

Distance : 210km - 50% offroad

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