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Itinerary 2019

7-8-9-10 March

DAY 1 PATUXAI TO BAN NA KANG

Distance: 134 km, paved 76 km, unpaved 58 km
Climbing: 1600 m

The first 80 km is a nice paved road. From km 80 it will be mostly unpaved, first gently rolling but from km 90 till km 113 some very steep short hills to climb and steep down hills. Hard on the legs but good fun. At km 113 we hit a big unpaved road with first a climb to a pass at 600m and a nice down hill to Na Muang. From Na Muang a relatively flat dusty stretch of some 20 km to Ha Kang where we will sleep.

Between km 90 and km 113 no shops, so take enough water and snacks.




DAY 2 BAN NA KANG TO KASI

Distance: 130 km all unpaved
Climbing: 2090 m

In the first 32 km we climb to a pass at 800 m. Don’t underestimate this. It is on a good dirt road but quiet a steep climb. The down hill will be a challenge as we will have the same gravel making it a slow down hill. From then onwards to Nadi a roller coaster. From Nadi a dusty wide road in a valley to a point 33 km before Kasi where we turn left and hop into the next valley for a quiet road through a stunning karst landscape. In Kasi we will lay our tired legs to a rest.





DAY 3 KASI TO MUANG NAN

Distance: 82 km all paved
Climbing: 2232 m

After yesterday this will be easy! A slow start from 400m gently rolling to the beginning of the climb to the pass. At km 23 on 580 m you might start to feel the legs, at km 37 you will happy to be at the pass on 1890m. Some 50 meters after the highest point is a big parking lot on your right. From there it’s more or less a downhill with a few hick ups, to Muang Nan All though there will be stops along the climb where you get snacks and drinks from our crew, keep in mind that we will all have our own pace and that there might not be a stop when the man with the hammer hits you. So take some extra water and food.
In Muang Nan we will sleep.



DAY 4 MUANG NAN TO LUANG PRABANG

Distance: 75 km, paved 26, unpaved 49
Climbing: 715 m

The last day we follow the Mekong. First on a bumpy dirt road and the last 26km on the paved Kuangsi waterfall road. Just before Luang Prabang a last hill to take from which Luang Prabang comes in sight. We estimate to be there around 14:00.



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