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|✓ The Mighty Mekong River|
|✓ Varied Landscapes|
|✓ Laotian charm|
|✓ Wat Phu Thok Temple - Isaan's Stairway to Heaven|
|✓ Khong Chiam, Mun and Mekong river confluence|
|LAOTIAN CHARM & PAPAYA SALAD|
The Mekong forms the natural border between Laos and Thailand. We follow the Mekong, the lifeline of northern Thailand, from Udon Thani to Ubon Ratchathani and experience the Laotian influences on the local food and culture.
|✓ Hotel with breakfast|
|✓ Food and refreshments on ride|
|✓ Most lunches|
|✓ Jersey/Bag/Sports bottle|
|✓ Tour guide (English)|
|✓ And much more|
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Travel Report Stevens Bike
|1 Day | Arrival in Udon Thani|
Enjoy your first night of the Mekong Tour at a chic boutique resort near the Udon Thani city park. During the Vietnam War, the city was a well-known air force base.
|2 Day | Udon Thani – Nong Khai||100 km, flat|
From today onwards, the Mekong River will be our constant companion for much of the tour. We ride to the border town of Nong Khai, which was once a well-known trading center. Here, the impressive Friendship Bridge connects Thailand to Laos.
|3 Day | Nong Khai – Bung Kan||140 km, flat|
We ride past countless rice fields and water buffalo, providing a stark contrast to our colourful cycling jerseys. We ride through multiple villages, all boasting their own temple.
|4 Day | Bung Kan – Ban Phaeng||85 km, flat|
We begin the day on foot, climbing the mountain temple Wat Phu Tok - Thailand's “Stairway to Heaven”. The view from the top is breathtakingly beautiful. After lunch, we start the 85km of cycling for the day.
|5 Day | Ban Phaeng – Nakhon Phanom||98 km, flat|
Our flat ride along the Thai side of the bank of the River Mekong is a distinct contrast to our views of the mountainous Laotian side of the river. The day’s ride finishes in Nakhon Phanom, boasting an impressive temple visited by many Buddhists.
|6 Day | Ban Phaeng – Nakhon Phanom||105 km, undulating|
The rice fields now make way for a more hilly and forested terrain. The Mekong Bridge connects Thailand’s Mukdahan with the Laotian Savannakhet. Mukdahan’s exotic Indochine market invites you to browse through the local specialties.
|7 Day | Mukdahan – Amnat Charoen||129 km, lightly rolling|
We start the day with a 60 km ride and leave the Mekong River. The terrain is now undulating and our route takes us through forests and plantations.
|8 Day | Amnat Charoen – Khong Chiam||131 km, flat|
Today we re-join the Mekong River. Our resort is surrounded by beautiful scenery and located right on the water with views overlooking Laos. Kong Chiam is located at the confluence of the Mun and Mekong Rivers.
|9 Day | Khong Chiam – Ubon Ratchathani||83 km, rolling/flat|
We say goodbye to the Mekong River and leave the Thai-Laos border region. We move into a savannah-like landscape that alternates with mixed forests. Here, Laos, Cambodia and Thailand form a triangle of three corners.
|10 Day | Individual onward journey|