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Cycling outside LP

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Cycling outside LP

Is there any interesting cycling trip if we were to cycle 10K - 30K outside of Luang Prabang in any direction?

Any suggestions for routes to cycle? Any ideas about road conditions?

Thanks

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1. Re: Cycling outside LP

Quite a few cycling routes out of LP:

1. south towards or all the way to Kuangsi Watefall. Once you clear town, which doesn't take long at all once you pass the turnoffs for the Grand Hotel, and the SOS School/village but it does narrow quite a bit and some nice climbs up and down. gotta watch out for speeding vans, though.

2. south along Route 13 towards Xieng Neun, less hilly but you've got to be careful about traffic too, esp. the big buses and jumbo songthaew trucks.

3. north along Route 13, much wider road and once past the university it's quite nice in the countryside. Stop at the inexpensive restaurants fronting the Mekong for some fish soup, green papaya salad, laap, etc. Then you can also continue on for the turnoff for Pak Xieng following the Nam Xieng.

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2. Re: Cycling outside LP

Oh, and one more route but which requires a mountain bike (whereas the above post is referring to both mountain and road bikes) is the road out to Ban Phanom and continues out further past Henri Mohout's gravesite and past Ban Noon Savat. You'll be following the pcituresque Nam Khan River on some sections. But you can't ride this dirt road during the wet season or right after heavy rains because it's just too muddy. Quite a number of the adventure travel companies in Lunag Prabang use this route.

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3. Re: Cycling outside LP

Thanks SEA - exactly the kind of info I was looking for! Much appreciated.

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