Vancouver, B.C. - Award winning tour operator BikeHike Adventures announces a brand new cycling adventure from Laos to Thailand. The 11-day biking journey is led by BikeHike founder Trish Sare, departing for the first time on December 4th, 2013. Cyclists begin in historical Luang Prabang riding a sequence of rural roads and mountain trails cut by local hill tribes. The journey ends in Thailand's Chiang Mai after a total ride of 661 km/410 mi.
"I wanted to put together a point-to-point biking tour that captures an authentic piece of Southeast Asian culture," said Trish Sare. "The route we have created does just that by taking us to places that are otherwise difficult to come across, and are therefore untarnished by mainstream tourism."
Riding eastward, cyclists will traverse through jungle, farmland, and countryside, stopping at riverside villages to lodge each night. Amidst long days on bicycles and various riverboats, stops will be made at local villages and markets. Here cyclists will be greeted with the ambient sounds of various local languages, colourful vehicles, and smells from the local restaurants. A stiff average daily ride of 83 km/51 mi will keep the heart pumping and playing field challenging.
All meals are included and take place at local establishments or are prepared by Lao and Thai guides. Nights are spent in lodges and guesthouses, allowing for cultural interaction with local children and village inhabitants. The goal is to expunge an authentic Southeast Asian experience by touching the local scene and steering clear of westernized establishments.
Biking Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai departs Dec 4-15. Trip costs start at $3,299 USD (land only). No single supplement fees are charged to solo travellers.