Laos, or to give the country its full name “The Lao People’s Democratic Republic”, is the only landlocked country in South East Asia and is the most mountainous. It is the ideal place for motorcycle adventures.
More bombs were dropped on Laos during the Vietnam war than on Germany and Japan combined during World War II. It made Laos, per capita, the most heavily bombed country in history. Today it remains one of the poorest countries in Asia and listed as ‘third world’. Still a one party communist state, the hammer and sickle flag is to be seen throughout the country.
Riding through Laos will be an experience of a lifetime. The people are always smiling and friendly, the children waving as we ride through villages, the adults sometimes shy but always welcoming.
Due to its third world nature, the roads of Laos can be hit and miss. We’ll ride some great tarmac and some not so great, and you’ll also learn to dodge more than a few potholes along the way! One thing is for certain, you’ll be treated to some of the most stunning mountain vistas, beautiful river valleys and sights of anywhere you’ve ever ridden a motorcycle…..