From Ubon Ratchathani via South Laos to Siem Reap

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From Ubon Ratchathani via South Laos to Siem Reap

A cycling route through Thailand, Laos and Cambodia brimming beautiful nature and cultural heritage!

Distance:

895 km

Level:

2

Stages:

14

Travel time:

3,5 weeks

Best travel period

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Cultre:

8 / 10

Adventure:

8 / 10

Highlights:
1 Bolaven plateau, with its waterfalls and coffee plantations
2 Angkor Wat, largest temple complex in the world
3 Pha Taem National Park

Explore the freedom!

Already in the first bike stage, you pass through small villages, past rice fields and temples. During the evening you enjoy the beautiful view of where the rivers Mun and Mekong meet. After you visited the beautiful Pha Taem National Park, you cycle into Laos.

Laos is a relaxed country with a friendly population. The route takes you to the Bolaven plateau, an exceptional landform with many waterfalls, known for its coffee plantations. How about spending the night in a bungalow overlooking a 110-meter high waterfall? You reach the highest point of this cycle route at 1310 meters.

Beautiful stages then lead you past small authentic villages to Si Phan Don, also known as the 4000 islands, in the far south of Laos. Enjoy the sunset over the Mekong branches, visit spectacular waterfalls or take a boat trip to spot rare Irrawaddy dolphins.

In untouched Cambodia, you will find a friendly population who will greet you enthusiastically. You cycle through an area where tourists rarely come. You will be stunned by all you see. You will most likely be an attraction yourself as well!

The road towards Siem Reap is slightly hilly. It is relaxing to cycle on the beautiful quiet roads. Along the way, you can visit a few beautiful (ruin) temple complexes and you will pass through many villages and towns. The nature you will encounter is spectacular, while you enjoy many stunning views. In Siem Reap, you can visit the impressive temple complexes of Angkor, listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Everything can be visited by bicycle, we have described several trips for you. Feel free to take a few days for it, it will be very worth it.

The roads are mostly good, with occasionally an unpaved path. The route starts slightly hilly. In Laos you climb to the Bolaven plateau at an altitude of 1310 meters, from there you descend and cycle on flat trails. In Cambodia, the stages are mostly flat to slightly hilly.

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