Motorcycle / Motorbike loop Thakhek
I did the Thakhek motorbike loop with two German girls. It is amazing to do. We did it in thee days and saw some incredible stuff. From views to waterfalls and from caves to villages. When you have the time do the motorbike loop in Thakhek.
Start motorbike loop Thakhek
We started the motorbike loop in Thakhek. you can also start somewhere else on the route but Thakhek is a easy place to go and you can rent cheap motorbikes in the center of Thakhek. In every motorbikeshop you can get a map of the route. As well in the travelers lodge guesthouse. You can decide to do it in three days or in more. Its passible in three but it is hard to see everything. Four days will be better to see everything.
Route motorbike loop Thakhek
When you have the map you can decide which direction you want to do the loop. We did it started to the right. If I have to give an advise look at the weather forecast. In total you’ll ride ca 450km in between the mountains so the weather can be different. On the map you’ll find the caves, waterfalls and all other touristie stuff. The travelers lodge provides also a logbook where you can find the latest news about the Thakhek motorbike loop. Written by people they did the route a few days before. Most of the time this is good information because the waterfall can be dry or certain things. Don’t forget to talk to people in the guesthouse where you stay, most of the time there are people who did the loop before you. We used the offline map Maps.me to navigate and measure the distances.
My tip: don’t skip the Konglor cave! 7 km in the Konglor cave by a boat. I realy liked this trip.
Note: after Tha Lang 16 km of the road isn’t asphalted yet but you can drive there with your motorbike to do the entire loop.
See the route of the motorbike loop on the photo and click the photo to download
Video of the Thakhek motorbike loop
Costs motorbike loop Thakhek
We rented a motorbike in the center of the village at Wang Wang. This is way cheaper than at the lodge.
- 60.000 for rent the motorbike a day
- 100.000 for boat to the Konglor cave (33.000 kip each + 10.000 a person = 43.000 kip)
- 2.000 entrance for the konglor cave
- 10.000 entrence for the waterfall
- 100.000 for fuel a motorbike
- Accommodation enduring the loop (30.000 kip a night)
So for three days we paid around 40.000 person (40 euro or $50) for the entire 3 day motorbike loop Thakhek excluding food.
What to bring on the motorbike loop Thakhek
- Small backpack
- Clothes for 3 days
- Swimming clothes
- Shoes that can be wet (for the rain and Konglor cave)
What to bring extra by rain
- Raincover for backpack
- New lenses 🙂
Accommodation motorbike loop Thakhek
We stayed the first night at Sabeidee guesthouse in Tha Lang. It is a nice first ride to there and the BBQ is amazing! Great food for 50.000. Sounds expensive when you compare it but don’t compare it. It is good! The beds are simple but good. And last but not least a nice hot shower. The price for a simple private bungalow was 40.000 ($5) for two persons and the dormitory was 25.000 ($3) a person. In the morning I ordered breakfast (30.000 or $3.8), the omelette was really good.
Second night we stayed next to the Konglor cave in Konglor the village. You can do a homestay over there or go to one of the guesthouses. We stayed at the Enjoy boy guesthouse. At the opposite site of the street there is a nice restaurant with nice prices and view on the river. The room at Enjoy boy was 60.000 ($7.5) for two persons.
Last day we had lot of rain just before the Khoun kong leng lake, we wanted to go there for a swim (nice blue water). So we went back to the travelers lodge in Thakhek. If you want to make sure you’ve a room you can book it in advance. Sometimes you’ll arrive in the evening and it is nice to have a shower and good bed after the rides.
I hope you’ve also a nice motorbike loop near Thakhek! Do you like motorbike loops, check also the Pakse motorbikeloop.
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