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Discussion in 'Laos - General Discussion Forum' started by ZCM, Mar 11, 2018 at 5:53 PM.

  1. ZCM

    ZCM Ol'Timer

    Hi all.

    I am considering (roughly) this route in a few months (before rainy season):
    Chiang Mai > Nam Pat (via Queen Sirikit Dam)>Nong Khai (along the border) > Vientiane > Luang Prabang > (Maybe Plain of Jars) > Chiang Khong > Chiang Mai.

    Im familiar enough with the Thai side, but no idea of the best route or must-see's on the Laos side.
    Will be a solo ride.

    Riding Dtracker 250cc / vee rubber dual sports tires.

    I dont mind some rougher roads/trails, but don't really want anything OTT dirt-wise, as i am riding solo and do not know Laos well enough.

    I love border routes rather than long stretches, but also want to feel safe too.

    Any suggestions or tips etc?

    Thank a lot!
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  3. Dodraugen

    Dodraugen Ol'Timer

    From Luang Prabang to Phonsavan (plain of Jars) is a very entertaining road with heaps of curves. And its a good days ride.
    From Phonsavsn you can ride to Nong Khiaw, (via Muang Kham and Phukam) a beautiful little river town. Its a long days ride from Phonsavan 400 kms but goes through absolutely amazing and remote scenery. Possible to spend a night in Phukam.
    Then to Oudomxay-Luang Namtha-Huay Xai.
    Take your time and stay in Phonsavan 1-2 days and explore the area and the same in Nong Khiaw. All this stretches should be paved, the stretch between Pak Mong and Oudomxay used to be a bit rough and partly dirt but I think I have read its upgraded and good now.

    For example....
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