The Vang Vieng Cycling Loop

GDL-Vang-Vieng-nature-2Feel like exploring the most unusual caves in the area and 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

Approximately: 4 hours cycling, 1.5  hours caving/walking

Vang Vieng > Tham Poukham > Phonxay > Ban Nathong Tai > Vang Vieng


Depart from the Green Discovery Office in Vang Vieng and cross the Nam Song River via a bamboo bridge before starting off the day with passing rice paddies toward the view point where we can enjoy surrounding. After this we shall head off via mountain bike on a tour which covers approximately 26km through the karst range of the Nam Song & Vang Vieng. After reaching the far side of the short bridge, a steep hike leads to Dok ngern “silver flower” Cave. Its hidden corridors are filled with an endless array of stalagmites and stalactites!

Vang-Vieng-Cycling-Caving-2Continuing westwards the trail gets increasingly rough as we follow the narrow valley of the Houay San stream until Pha Deng 'red cliff' comes into sight to the right.

Continuing on we arrive in Phonxay the first village on the banks of the Nam Kouang. The road here continues south and runs beside the Nam Kouang; we continue our cycling until reaching Blue Lagoon 2 and here we spend swimming. After spending great reflection here, we continue until the crossroads in Ban Nathong Tai where the road to the Nam Song Bridge is met which leads us back to Vang Vieng where a sunset drink by the river marks the end of a great cycling adventure.

Approximately: 4 hours cycling, 1.5  hours caving/walking

A loop of 36km can be made via the route No 13. But it is not recommended due to the traffic

Depart From :
Green Discovery Laos, Vang Vieng office
Returns to :
Green Discovery Laos, Vang Vieng office
Province visited :
Vang Vieng
Starts at :
finishes at :
Nb of days :
1 Day
Reference :
2 - easy to moderate
Meals :
Picnic, Lao Food
Activities :
Caving, Cycling, Swimming
What to bring :
Hat, Sun-cream, Clothes/shoes to get wet, Sarong for bathing, Mosquito repellent
What is included :
Meals, English speaking guide, Local guide/s, Transport as mentioned above, Government taxes, All entrance fees, Travel permits

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