Dec 102012
 
Great motorcycle Roads of Laos

Great motorcycle Roads of Laos

 

Pou kao Kouay National Park Road Construction

Pou kao Kouay National Park Road Construction

 

Las Map Great motorcycle roads

laos Map Great motorcycle roads, here we are running one of the new roads into the West side of Vang Vieng

Go off the main road and it’s a different story. Your back road will almost certainly be dirt and little more than one big mud puddle in wet season. It may not even exist. Triple check with locals before heading off onto a road that looks promising on your map. Just because it’s marked as a big red line doesn’t mean it’s at all suitable to cover on a bicycle or that construction has even been finished.

As an example of how misleading maps can be, we were planning to cover Route 23 in southern Laos until we met someone who had just come from that road. She had to walk for two days because there was nothing more than a forest path and this was an allegedly major road on our map. We later saw pictures of the road and it was just a rocky, sandy track.

Nam Houng bridge setting sun after rain storm

Nam Houng bridge setting sun after rain storm

 

Red Mud and Rain makes for interesting traveling September in Laos

Red Mud and Rain makes for interesting traveling September in Laos

 

Clear day Vientiane province, just after the rains

Clear day Vientiane province, just after the rains

dirt road and blue skies Vientiane Province Laos

dirt road and blue skies Vientiane Province Laos

 

Motorcycle Laos Xieng Kouang

Motorcycle Laos Xieng Kouang

 

New cut road towards Mekong river Laos

New cut road towards Mekong river Laos

 

Wet Road just clearing after a rain.

Wet Road just clearing after a rain.

Great Riding and Clear Views

Great Riding and Clear Views

 

 

Provincial Road 120 newly upgraded

Provincial Road 120 newly upgraded

Motorcyce Laos Laosgpsmap-Pou-Chi

Motorcyce Laos Laosgpsmap-Pou-Chi

 

Mountain scene Phou Khoun Northern Laos

Mountain scene Phou Khoun Northern Laos

 

Central Laos Mountain and Road

Central Laos Mountain and Road

 

Southern Laos little traveled area of Attapeu province sandy roads

Southern Laos little traveled area of Attapeu province sandy roads

 

Savanahket long and strait

Savanahket long and strait

 

Red, Green, Blue and wet Pr 2201 Southbound

Red, Green, Blue and wet Pr 2201 Southbound

 

Road $ Sayabouri Province Rainy season ride

Road $ Sayabouri Province Rainy season ride

 

1-D-south LaosGPSmap

Thasi Central Laos new road 1-D slicing through the center of the country

 

karst scnenery slick roads

karst scnenery slick roads

 

Road 15 Ta Oy Southern Laos

Road 15 Ta Oy Southern Laos

 

Red dust setting sun Kong District Southern Laos

Red dust setting sun Kong District Southern Laos

 

Street scene in Attepue recent make over of the the town with Vietnamese cash

Street scene in Attepue recent make over of the the town with Vietnamese cash

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Karst Valley Road 13 North

Karst Valley Road 13 North

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Gateway to the Karst Kountry Central Laos

Gateway to the Karst Kountry Central Laos

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Trail-ride
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Country Road

Country Road

 

moMotorcycle Laos Provincial Road 3610

Motorcycle Laos Provincial Road 3610

 

Phonsavan Northern Laos, newly cut road to Meung Hiem

Phonsavan Northern Laos, newly cut road to Meung Hiem

 

Motorcycle Laos Plantation Road

Motorcycle Laos Rubber Plantation Attepue Southern Laos

 

Motorcycle Laos Old National Road 18

One of my favorite roads Old road 18 snaking through the jungle Attepue province
this road was used as a supply route during the early part of the Vietnam war.

 

Motorcycle-Laos-National Road 4-A

HIlls and twists this once rocky dusty road has a nice sealed surface Road 4 Sarabuory province

 

sand road after big rains the previous night

sand road after big rains the previous night

 

Central laos near Xiabouathong District laterite roads and karst

Central laos near Xiabouathong District laterite roads and karst

 

Motorcycle-Laos-road 11 C

Road 11C undergoing upgrade, this is notorious dusty rocky road, soon to be a pleasure to drive a great link from the capital city to points West

 

Newly graveled section of Road 1 D

Newly graveled section of Road 1 D

 

Motorcycle-Laos- to-Sekahman-river

Dak Cheung road to Xekahman 2 damsite

 

Road 1 D ready for asphalt

Road 1 D ready for asphalt

 

Motorcycle Laos Ban Paumuang

Ban Phamuang heading west towards Paraveck, one of the great offroad motorcycle roads in Laos.

 

Motorcycle Laos Bamboo-River-Road

River Road Don Som Southern Laos, endless motorcycle tracks and small boat ferries make this area a trail riding wonderland

 

Motorcycle Laos National Road 4 Thadua

National road 4 upgrade at Thaduea, Sayabouri, Province, motorcycle road

LaosGPSmap Pakse

Pakse Southern Laos rural electricity is fairly new to this country, here is an example of a forest of poles

 

Motorcycle Laos National Road-12

Laos is a great land for motorcycle exploring, a great mix of sealed and unpaved roads make this a riders wonderland. Road 12 Central Laos

 

Motorcycle-Roads-Laos red road Karst formations

Motorcycle-Roads-Laos red road Karst formations

 

Bolevens Plateau and rubber plantations Phouvong District Southern Laos

Bolevens Plateau and rubber plantations Phouvong District Southern Laos

 

Motorcycle Laos Provincial Road 3601

Provincial road upgrade, motorcycle road

 

Sand track Southern Laos dry diptocarp forest and elephant grass great remote riding

Sand track Southern Laos dry diptocarp forest and elephant grass great remote riding

 

450 year road Vientiane capital city heat causing shimmer looking like water

450 year road Vientiane capital city heat causing shimmer looking like water

 

Motorcycle laos National Road 15 Ta-Oy

Laos great roads, Road 15 to, Ta-Oy-road, recently upgraded by the Phonsack Construction company. Roll cloud
The roll cloud in the distance seems to park there, during the Northeast Monsoon, The cloud is caused by “orthographic lifting” as the warm moist air from the Pacific Ocean rises to 1200 meters and pours over the escarpment.

 

Glimmering power poles Xieng Kouang Plain of Jars Laos

Glimmering power poles Xieng Kouang Plain of Jars Laos

Motorcycle Laos Nong Het

Valley road Hua Pan Province

 

Motorcyce Laos National Road 16

Road 16 Heading East on a clear day in November 2012 motorcycle road

 

Motorcycle Laos National Road 7 Muang Pek

Setting sun Muang Peak Northern Laos

 

Motorcycle Laos Muang Kham

Muang Kham Northern Laos perfect day and perfect road, Laos motorcycle road

 

Motorcycle Laos Povincial Road 2504

Mountain ride on newly graded road Phonxai District Northern Laos

 

Motorcycle Laos Muang Pek

Late arrival Muang Pek, after a great day of trail riding, motorcycle road

 

Motorcycle-Laos  Road  14 C

Southern Laos laterate strait stretch along 14A, dry Diptocarp Forest

 

 

 

Red Road Bokeo Province Northern Laos

Red Road Bokeo Province Northern Laos

 

Motorcycle Laos Mekong-Road

Mekong road Bokeo province, motorcycle road

 

Motorcycle Laos Mekong Crossing

River crossing ahead of a storm, motorcycle road

 

Motorcycle Laos Provincial Road 4529

LaosGPSmap another fantastic road, Pou Chi at 1980 mtrs

 

incredable Pou Chi valley at 2850 meters is now a paved 13 meter wide road

incredable Pou Chi valley at 2850 meters is now a paved 13 meter wide road

 

LaosGPSmap Switchback

Amazing switchback road at Nam Ngum 3 hydro-power project

 

Motorcycle Laos 13-N-Louangprabang

Road 13 N Louang Prabang Province

 

Motorcycle Laos National Road 16

Xekong Southern Laos looking at the Bolevens Plateau, motorcycle road

 

Motorcycle Laos Provincial Road 3601

Provincial road 3601 Northern Laos, motorcycle road.

 

Motorcycle Laos Provincial Road

Just another great road in Sayabouri province Laos, motorcycle road

 

Motorcyce Laos National Road 4-A

National road 2-W upgrade

 

Motorcycle Laos Provincial Road Saybouri Capital

Saybouri Capital

 

Motorcycle Laos Provincial Road 3601

Provincial road 3601 upgrade

 

Motorcycle Laos Provincial Muang Phoukout

Xieng khouang Plain of Jars area, green cool and just perfect motorcycle riding, Northern Laos

 

Motorcycle Laos Provincial Road 4 Paklai

National road 4 upgrade, ADB contract

 

Motorcycle Laos Provincial Road 3610

Motorcycle Laos Provincial Road 3610

 

Motorcycle Laos Provincial National Road 14-A

Red road,Hot and steamy, Southern Laos

 

Motorcycle Laos Provincial Road 3601

Provincial road upgrade Bokeo Province

 

Motorcycle Laos Provincial Road 23

Old Route 23 built during the French colonial period

ho-chi-minh-trail

Ho Chi Minh trail Pouvong District Southern Laos

Motorcycle Laos Rural Road Muang Souy

Rural road, Muang Souy

 

Motorcycle Laos National Road 4-B Southbound

Ridgline run, Motorcycle Laos, National Road 4-B Southbound

 

Motorcycle Laos Jungle Track Xiasomboun District

Motorcycle Laos Jungle Track Xiasomboun District

 

Motorcycle Laos Rural Road Phonxai  District

Windy motorcycle road Phonxia district

Motorcycle Laos Provincial Road 2508

Winding high in the misty mountains Provincial Road 2508 towards the Vietnamese border

Motorcycle laos National Road 1-D

Road 1 D landslide with a tree stump!

 

Motorcycle Laos Ho-Chi-Minh-Road Vietnam Border

Ho Chi Minh trail with original stones laid down by hand by the slave workers along the trail during the time of the Vietnam War. Note the trees overhanging the trail so not to be detectable by US spotter planes.

 

Motorcyce Laos National Road 1-D

Newly sealed section of road 1-D with plenty of erosion

 

Motorcyce Laos Provincial Road 3980 Muang Mok

Motorcyce Laos Provincial Road 3980 Muang Mok

 

Motorcyce Laos Provincial Road 5101 Pahmuang

Provincial road Phamuang

Motorcyce Laos Provincial Road 4529 Pou Chai

Wild Mountain road, Kasi district, This new incredible road has some 15degree grades and rises to 1,950 meters, over Pou Chi Mountain to National Road 4

 

motorcycle-laos-bridge-road

motorcycle-laos-bridge-road

 

 

Motorcycle Laos Muang Met District

Long road to Muang Met, karst formation in the background

 

Motorcycle Laos-Road-13

Road 13 North Kasi District

 

Motorcycle Laos-Road-12

Road 12 Central laos karst formations

 

Motorcycle Laos-Road-16 Xekong Province

Road near Xekong Southern Laos Bolevens Plateau in the background

 

Motorcycle Laos-Road-96 Ho Chi Minh Trail

Red Earth and Coffee Dac Cheung

 

Motorcycle Laos-newly constructed Provincial Road Phou Kout District

Newly constructed rural road, no traffic, great scenery,Phou Kout District Northern Laos

Motorcycle Laos Xepian-jungle-road

New cut road Xepian national forest

Motorcycle Laos Provincial Road 7501

Dusty road to Saravan along the old Ho Chi Minh trail

 

Motorcycle-Laos-Bolevens-Coffee Plantation

Bolevens Plateau coffee plantation, laterite road

 

Motorcycle-Laos-National Road 1-D Viengthong

Great motorcycle roads of Laos

 

Motorcycle-Laos-Stora Enzo Eucalyptas Plantation

Eucalyptus plantation Thakhek Central Laos

 

Motorcycle-Laos-PDJ Provincial Road 3910

The Green Season, PDJ, green hills of Phonsavan

 

Motorcycle Laos Bolevens-Plateau

Bolevens-Plateau, soon be turned into a Bauxite mine, great motorcycle riding in Laos,ho chi minh trail motorbike

 

Motorcycle Laos Paraveck Lenticlar Storm Cloud

Motorcycle Laos Paraveck Lenticlar Storm Cloud,ho chi minh trail motorbike

 

Motorcycle Laos Phou Kout District Phonsavan

Long and strait, a good run to beat the rain Houa Pan Province Northern Laos, motorcycle road.

 

Motorcycle Laos Provincial Road Maung Lamam

Muang Laman Southern Laos, Bolevens Plateau in the background, motorcycle road

 

Motorcycle Laos Top Of the World PDJ

On the edge of a bomb crater,
PDJ Northern Laos sometimes there just is no road, Motorcycle road.

 

Motorcycle-Laos Road 1-C Viengthong District

Motorcycle-Laos Road 1-C Viengthong District

 

Motorcycle Laos Suspension Bridge Muang Nga

Suspension bridge Muang Nga Central Laos

 

Motorcycle Laos Green Rolling Hills of the Plain Of Jars

Rolling hills of the “Plain of Jars” you don’t need roads in this wonderland

 

Motorcycle Laos Red Earth, MIneral Rich Soil of the Bolevens Plateau

Motorcycle Laos Red Earth, MIneral Rich Soil of the Bolevens Plateau,

ho chi minh trail motorbike

 

Attapeu a new bridge opened over the Xekaman river

Attapeu a new bridge opened over the Xekaman river

 

motorcycle-laos-Nongkhiao

Nam Ou at Muang Ngio Northern Laos, typical scenery in North Laos