What are the dates for the next edition?
This ride is only available to private groups. Get in touch and make it happen!
How much is the single supplement? (Note you will only need to pay this if you do not want to be paired with (an)other rider(s) of the same gender.)
Price on enquiry - approx US$150
What is the terrain like?
The route through Vietnam is mostly flat, until a large 16.5km climb up to the Laos border. Laos itself has gentle hills most of the way, and Thailand is generally quite flat.
What are the roads like?
The roads in Vietnam are generally good quality. The roads in Laos are asphalted although the surface is slightly grainy but perfectly acceptable. In Thailand the road surface is generally silky smooth.
What type of bike should I use?
We think a touring bike or hybrid would be most ideal for this ride although a road bike would also be good.
Where does the Challenge start?
The Hanoi Impressive Hotel (subject to change), which is located in the Old Town of Hanoi.
How do I get home after the challenge?
Sakhon Nakhon has several daily low-cost flights to Bangkok (1 hour) from where you can easily transfer to multiple sestinations on both budget and full-service carriers. Check out the destinations and airlines here and here respectively. We can easily arrange an airport transfer for you.
Do I need a Visa for Vietnam, Laos and Thailand?
We're happy to assist with visa applications for those who will be in HK before the challenge.
Some nationalities, such as British, no longer need a visa, so long as you have not visited Vietnam in the past 30 days. If you need a visa, you need to obtain a it in advance. The consulate in HK is located in Wanchai and getting the visa is very straightforward. Visa on arrival does not apply. It normally takes 3 working days but you can get same day rush service.
Although it is possible to get visa on arrival at the Nam Phao border into Laos, it will save time and "faff" if you obtain it in advance. The consulate in HK is located in Sheung Wan.
Most nationalities do not require a visa to enter Thailand - you may refer to this list. If you are in doubt about this please contact us.
Vietnam: 15/F, Great Smart Tower, 230 Wanchai Road. www.vietnamconsulate-hongkong.org/eng tel 852 25914517 [email protected]
Laos: Room 1402, Arion Commercial Centre, 2-12 Queen's Road West, Sheung Wan. tel 852 2544 1186 [email protected]