Vang Vieng Cycling
Available days: Everyday of Week .
If you book 15 days or more before departure, we will give you more than 10% off the normal retail price for 2 people.
Feel like mountain biking across rice fields and wading through rivers amidst mountainous limestone scenery? The villages passed on the way are towered over by up to 1400 m high karts peaks or lie on the Nam Khouang River.
After crossing Nam Song River, we start the day with the exploration of one of the most unusual caves in the area: Tham Poukham, the highly auspicious and venerated "Cave of the Golden Crab".
The mountain bike route covers approximately 26 km behind the karst range of the Nam Song River and Vang Vieng. After reaching the far side of the ridge, a short, steep hike leads to the main Tham Poukham Cave. Its hidden corridors are filled with an endless array of stalagmites and stalactites, besides underground lakes, deep wells and up to 80 m high chimneys.
Continuing westwards, the trail gets increasingly rough. We follow the narrow valley of the Houay San stream until the Pha Deng (red cliff) comes into sight. Depending on the season, the bikes have to be carried across short distances (muddy patches).
The village of Phonxay is the first on the banks of the Nam Khouang. The road continues south as a dirt track in good condition running parallel to the Nam Khouang. At the crossroads in Ban Nathong Tai, the road to the Nam Song Bridge is met again.
Approximately: 6 hours cycling/ 2 hours walking
Please note that this tour is open to others to join in with you.
What to bring: Hat, sun-screen, clothes to get wet, firm but light shoes to get wet.
What is included: English speaking guide; entrance fees; water, lunch.