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Cycling around Udomxai

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In Laos, head out of any urban centre and it doesn’t take long to find yourself immersed in the countryside.

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This is also true of Udomxai. Your best bet for renting bicycles is at Litthavixay Guesthouse or Charming Lao Hotel. If you want a decent ride, inquire with one of the cycle tour companies.

A bicycle tour is an excellent way to get out of Udomxai’s concrete jungle and into a real jungle while gaining insight into the local culture. Samlaan Cycling offers single-day trips to the surrounding countryside and natural attractions Km 11 Waterfall and Nam Kat Waterfall. The rides include moderate hills, village visits and dirt roads (except during rainy season months June to September).

Prices start at US$40 for one person, including bike, guide and lunch, and the price decreases with more pax. If you, your legs and your bottom are really up for a challenge, you can cycle from Udomxai to Luang Prabang. It’s a tough 200 kilometres over two days, with some magnificent scenery.

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Cycling around Udomxai
Samlaan Cycling: Ban NaLao Village, Udomxai
T: (030) 5130184, (020) 5609790

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