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Cycling

Cycling is a great, way to get around Laos.

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The main roads North and South and East and West are paved. The subsidiary and rural roads are more suitable for Mountain Bikes, as are some of the tracks between villages.

Bikes can be hired and tours arranged, a healthy and relaxing way to see the countryside and culture of laid-back Laos. Stunning scenery in the mountains and captivating culture in the villages allow the cyclist personal contact with all that Laos has to offer.

Below are two examples of Cycling adventure offered by Green Discovery Laos


Biking & Trekking in Chomphet District

(3 days biking and trekking; all seasons)

Explore the rural area along the Mekong with this outdoor activity that combines cycling, trekking and boating. We will experience local daily life and unique cultures, interact with friendly local people of different ethnic minorities and much more…

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Vang Vieng Cycling & Caving

(1 day cycling and caving, all seasons)

Feel like mountain biking across rice fields and wading through rivers amidst mountainous limestone scenery? The villages passed on the way are over- towered by up to 1400 m high karst peaks or lie on the Nam Khouang River.

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Cycling

Cycling is a great, way to get around Laos. The main roads North and South and East and West are paved. The subsidiary and rural roads are more suitable for Mountain Bikes...

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Rivers

Rivers in Laos offer many exciting opportunities for adventure. Flowing through jungle, gorges and caves, they can be wildly exciting and soothingly quiet in equal measure. There is ample scope for both...

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Lao Cucumber Salad

1 large cucumber5 -8 cherry tomatoes2 lime wedges5 -9 Thai chiles1 garlic clove1/4 teaspoon shrimp paste1/4 teaspoon crab, paste1 -2 tablespoon fish sauce1 teaspoon sugar1/8 teaspoon msg (optional, can use...

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Buffalo Skin Snacks

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Chicken lahp with vegetables and variations - lahp gai pak gap Ingredients for a Lao raw or cooked meat lahp are extremely variable reflecting a cuisine which is prepared with whatever...

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Gaeng bawt with chicken or duck ແກງປອ໋ດໃສ່ ໄກ່ ຫຼື ເປັດ gaeng bawt sai gai leur bpetThis is a typical Kalom (Tai Yuan) stew from Ban Khone, The Boat Landing’s village...

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Chili Dips

Chili Dips - Jeow, there is jeow, and there is jeow. Sauces and dips are called jeow as long as these contain chillies. The classic jeow is either fairly dry or...

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Inthira Thakhek Hotel

Inthira Thakhek Hotel is a lovely renovated colonial building hotel located in the very centre of Thakhek and just a minute's walk to the Mekong River. Inthira Thakhek Hotel caters...

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I had the best time in Lao Pi Mai, awesomesauce amazeballs! Jazza.
F. White.