The Mighty Mekong

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13 Day(s)
Moderate
845 Km
avg 121 Km
Hosted

Tour operator:  TDA Global Cycling

Riders will spin out of the old imperial capital, Hue, along the Perfume River before arriving at the coast.

From there they will head north through kilometres of family tombs and shrimp farms. The road continues past deserted beaches where the only traffic is the occasional cow. Cyclists will pass over the 17th Parallel, the previous border between North and South Vietnam and have the opportunity to explore the Vinh Moc tunnels where the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong hid from the American bombing during the war.

The riders continue along the coast past sand dunes, dragon boats and cactus fences before hopefully stopping for Dong Hoi’s local specialty, delicious shrimp pancakes. Next up is a rest day in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to some of the planet’s most extraordinary caves, including Hang Son Doong, the world’s largest. Claustrophobic riders can choose to go hiking instead. The park features 100 types of mammals, 81 types of reptiles/amphibians and more than 300 bird species.

The route now climbs up into the mountains and joins the fabled Ho Chi Minh trail before turning west and climbing along a spectacular river gorge to the border with Laos. Cyclists now spin downhill on a winding road past towering limestone mountains before arriving for a rest day in the sleepy town of Thakek perched on the banks of the Mighty Mekong River. The last 3 days of this section take the riders through numerous small villages and past seemingly endless rice paddies before arriving in Vientiane, one of the world’s most laid back capitals.

Information

Tour Location

Country:
Laos, Vietnam
From:
Hue
To:
Vientiane

Tour Information

Guiding:
Hosted
Support:
Vehicle Support, Luggage Transfer
Duration:
13 Day(s)
Level:
Moderate
Accommodation:
Double Occupancy
Cost From:
USD 2475

Tour Distance & Dates

Distance:
845 Km
Riding Days:
7
Month(s):
March
Departure:

7 - 15 Mar 2022

Additional Information

Inclusions

10 Nights in hotels
Most dinners
Most breakfasts
All roadside lunches
Vehicle to carry your bags
Experienced tour leader
Sweep rider
Bike mechanic
Local support
Tour jersey
Commemorative tour medal
Celebratory final dinner
Pre-tour information bulletins
Pre-tour rider discussion forum

Options

Those coming for multiple sections get 10% off for 2 or more sections on the same tour (multiple section discount does not apply to full tour price).
TDA alumni get special alumni discounts.

Booking Conditions

A registration fee of $150 USD must first be paid to hold your place

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