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Bike hire in Luang Prabang

Posted by Puzzle on 30/8/2010 at 03:07

Hi
My wife and i and our 8 year old daughter will be visiting Luang Prabang around late December this year [2010],and we would like to rent bicycles [pedal bikes] during our stay.
Is this possible,and if so i would appreciate any information on where the best place to rent from,would be.
Thanks
Puzzle

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Posted by Archmichael on 30/8/2010 at 07:37

Hi Puzzle: When we were last there (March, 2009), bicycles were for hire on Sisavangvong Road (the main street, which goes by other names in other stretches) at Lao Discovery Tours. I believe I saw them elsewhere, as well. Don't recall the price, but probably not much.

Happy travels!

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Posted by Puzzle on 30/8/2010 at 14:20

Thanks Dragon slayer.
Do you happen to know,if they do childrens bikes too?

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Posted by Archmichael on 30/8/2010 at 19:47

No idea about children's bicycles.

(BTW, I'm no angel ... just an architect named Michael :)

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Posted by Puzzle on 30/8/2010 at 20:18

Thanks anyway Michael
Interestingly [or maybe not] I checked out Liz Greene,and she has written a book called ''The Dark of the Soul'' and another called ''A new look at an old devil''
So the Dragon slaying theme continues
And indeed my trip to S.E. Asia,is partly to do with slaying some inner demons of my own......
And you thought you were just answering a simple question about bikes!!!!

#5 Puzzle has been a member since 26/8/2010. Posts: 6

Posted by Archmichael on 30/8/2010 at 20:54

Oh, it's never that simple.............

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Posted by Archmichael on 30/8/2010 at 20:54

Oh, it's never that simple.............

#7 Archmichael has been a member since 23/7/2008. Location: Global Village. Posts: 396

Posted by LaoNow on 31/8/2010 at 13:22

I think the best rental bicycles are the Asama bikes that rent at the shop next to Luang Say Cruise office on the main street in old central town. Same price as the others at 20,000 kip per day but better quality and design. I don't recall ever seeing childrens bikes for rent.

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