Hello WS friends,
I'm planning a cycle trip from Vientiane (Laos) to Chiang Mai (Thailand).
I'd arrive in Vientiane on 29 Nov and start riding on 30 Nov.
I'll fly back home from Chiang Mai on 23 Dec.
I have two ideas
Option 1 - From Vientiane, cycle South and head over the friendship bridge into Thailand. Ride 600km to Chiang Mai. Leave some gear in Chiang Mai to save some weight, then ride the 650km Mae Hong Son loop.
Option 2 - From Vientiane, cycle North to Luang Prabang and a few other towns just North of that area. Then ride East to Chiang Mai. This option is approx. 1100 km to Chiang Mai. From CM, ride the first day of the Mae Hong Son loop to Pai, then return to Chiang Mai.
I'm a 36 year old male from Australia. This will be my fourth cycle touring trip. I'll be aiming to ride about 60-100km per day with a rest day roughly every three days. I'd also like to spend some time visiting some of the key destinations along the way (I've booked 2 nights in both Vang Vieng and Luang Prabang).
Reach out to me if any parts of this plan interest you and we can setup a video chat to say hi. No pressure to join :)