LAOS

 

 

LAOS

 

LAOS

What was once a forgotten land is now becoming a growing and sought after country known for its jaw dropping mountain terrain, Mekong River, and welcoming hospitality of local people.

No trip to Laos is complete without doing the famous motorcycle Loop and exploring every beautiful piece of nature Laos has to offer.

LAOS

What was once a forgotten land is now becoming a growing and sought after country known for its jaw dropping mountain terrain, Mekong River, and welcoming hospitality of local people.
No trip to Laos is complete without doing the famous motorcycle Loop and exploring every beautiful piece of nature Laos has to offer.

THE LOOP:

This is a once in a lifetime adventure that must be done if you’re in Laos. In fact, you should plan a trip especially for this epic 500 kilometer journey. In no other circumstance could you truly see Laos for what it truly is than riding a 125 cc motorcycle for 5 days throughout the countryside and stopping at local homes and small hotels as you sleep and get ready for the next day’s journey to a cave or natural wonder. The starting and ending point is in Thakhek. There is no certain thing to see. This is truly just a journey across Laos that most will never be fortunate enough to do.

THE LOOP:

This is a once in a lifetime adventure that must be done if you’re in Laos. In fact, you should plan a trip especially for this epic 500 kilometer journey. In no other circumstance could you truly see Laos for what it truly is than riding a 125 cc motorcycle for 5 days throughout the countryside and stopping at local homes and small hotels as you sleep and get ready for the next day’s journey to a cave or natural wonder.
The starting and ending point is in Thakhek. There is no certain thing to see. This is truly just a journey across Laos that most will never be fortunate enough to do.

WHERE TO BEGIN:

This is a journey for backpackers and those with an appreciation of nature. Don’t expect a fancy hotel and if big spiders freak you out you should probable stop reading now.

Where to rent your bike: Mad Monkey Motorbike

This guy is awesome! An expat who will not try to rip you off. Just make sure you take care of his bike 🙂

Note: If you don’t know how to ride a motorcycle it is very easy to learn. Don’t attempt this journey on a scooter. You will be miserable.

If you need help with how to learn just message me and I can point you to local schools in your location. I learned and got my motorcycle license in California from the Pacific Highway Patrol. These are real cops who teach you the smart and safe way to ride and then test you at the end. It takes one weekend and you don’t need any experience at all! I highly recommend! Now I own a Kawasaki Ninja 600.

WHERE TO BEGIN:

This is a journey for backpackers and those with an appreciation of nature. Don’t expect a fancy hotel and if big spiders freak you out you should probable stop reading now.
Where to rent your bike: Mad Monkey Motorbike
This guy is awesome! An expat who will not try to rip you off. Just make sure you take care of his bike 🙂
Note: If you don’t know how to ride a motorcycle it is very easy to learn. Don’t attempt this journey on a scooter. You will be miserable.
If you need help with how to learn just message me and I can point you to local schools in your location. I learned and got my motorcycle license in California from the Pacific Highway Patrol. These are real cops who teach you the smart and safe way to ride and then test you at the end. It takes one weekend and you don’t need any experience at all! I highly recommend! Now I own a Kawasaki Ninja 600.

WHAT TO EXPECT:

This is 500 kilometers on dirt road. You will hardly ever see cars and paved roads are rare. Most of the roads are cracked and unstable (hence why a scooter would make this trip hell). I’ve seen people do it and it takes them longer to complete it, plus I have seen more crashes on scooter than with motorcycle.

Wherever you rent the bike from usually gives you a map of places to stay for the night. Most of the time its extra bedrooms or huts on people’s property so you don’t need reservations. This is just a bed a food. Don’t expect anything more.

The bike ride is a long journey so take lots of breaks along the way. Stop whenever you see something pretty and take a picture. Talk to locals when you buy water or petrol. Don’t just drive to get to the end… make it fun! Bring sunscreen because you will get burned and prepare for rain storms.

Konglor Cave is the turning point of the destination. Here you will find other motorcyclists to have a nightly beer with before starting your journey back. I cannot express what this trip is like… it is something that must be done yourself and when you do it you will reminisce about it for the rest of your life. Laos is such an incredible country and I hope you can do this journey once in your life.

WHAT TO EXPECT:

This is 500 kilometers on dirt road. You will hardly ever see cars and paved roads are rare. Most of the roads are cracked and unstable (hence why a scooter would make this trip hell). I’ve seen people do it and it takes them longer to complete it, plus I have seen more crashes on scooter than with motorcycle.
Wherever you rent the bike from usually gives you a map of places to stay for the night. Most of the time its extra bedrooms or huts on people’s property so you don’t need reservations. This is just a bed a food. Don’t expect anything more.
The bike ride is a long journey so take lots of breaks along the way. Stop whenever you see something pretty and take a picture. Talk to locals when you buy water or petrol. Don’t just drive to get to the end… make it fun! Bring sunscreen because you will get burned and prepare for rain storms.
Konglor Cave is the turning point of the destination. Here you will find other motorcyclists to have a nightly beer with before starting your journey back. I cannot express what this trip is like… it is something that must be done yourself and when you do it you will reminisce about it for the rest of your life. Laos is such an incredible country and I hope you can do this journey once in your life.