Vietnam-Laos-Vietnam Gravel Epic
A back country adventure over the spine of Indochina. Twice.
2 000 kilometres and 24 000 metres
The word “adventure” gets bandied about a lot in the cycle touring scene. When David and Ashley at Velo Vietnam say “adventure”, they mean it.
This ride was born of a dream to ride out of Hanoi, up and over the mountains that mark the border between Vietnam and Laos; then down through the old royal capital of Luang Prabang and into the Plain of Jars. Not content with that, we added an epilogue from Champaasak back over the Central Highlands and down to Velo Vietnam’s spiritual home of Hoi An.
Landslides, rivers, washed out bridges and overturned trucks weren’t going to stop us. We rode it. Then we rode it again. And now it’s ready: an unpolished diamond for those who aren’t afraid of a bit of dirt, a few hills and some rustic accommodation deep in the Vietnamese and Lao back country.
We offer this ride as a bespoke tour for small groups between November and February. For those who don’t have time for the whole odyssey, we can tailor this tour to run for a week to ten days, finishing in Luang Prabang or Vientiane. Get in touch with us soon to talk about booking the Vietnam-Laos-Vietnam Gravel Epic for you and your mates.
Read more about our gravel-road adventures in Laos here.