One of the most joyful ways to enjoy your time in romantic, relaxing destinations such as Luang Prabang in Laos is by bicycle. With the climate as warm as it is however, it’s easy to be put off by the idea of site-seeing cycling trips by the humidity and heat, despite the welcoming breeze and cooler spells at night and early in the morning. At Backyard Travel, we have the ideal ingenious way to tour around the idyllic town of Luang Prabang – electric bikes!
Electric bikes are environmentally-friendly, responsible travel alternatives to scooters, not to mention being silent – maintaining the delightful ambience of quaint towns such as Luang Prabang. The electric bikes can be propelled either by the rider’s pedal power or by using the bike’s battery-powered motor.
Our half-day eco-friendly Laos tour begins at the Old Town of Luang Prabang, a center steeped in rich history. Once there, you’ll take a tour of Phosy Market, a fresh market where local fruit and vegetable producers gather to sell their homegrown produce. Here you can sample fresh specimens of the exotic fruits of Laos, including many alien-looking produce you probably don’t get in the supermarket back home!
Next, the laid-back tour visits Ock Pop Tok, a renowned textile gallery and crafts center where travelers can experience the history, methods, and cultural significance of the industry in Laos. A non-profit organization, the center also encourages the continuance of the almost-forgotten textile craft which was once an important source of revenue for local families. While at Ock Pop Tok travelers can also learn all about the silk-weaving and dyeing process.
Then Luang Pabang eco-tour then moves on to the Traditional Art & Ethnology Center (TAEC), which is a non-profit museum dedicated to the preservation of the arts and lifestyles of Laos’ many hill tribes. The center is a wonderful place to learn about Laos and see many of the defining characteristics of the indigenous tribes around the country.
If you’d like to take an electric bike tour in Asia, please get in touch with one of our local Travel Specialists who will be happy to help you organize your dream vacation!