|October 26th to 31st 2020|
|BikingMan Laos #2
Explore the jewel of eastern Asia, the kingdom of the million elephants. Challenge yourself in a mountain race across the tropical jungle, Follow the Mekong river and go meet the many ethnic villages. Start and finish of the race: Luang Prabang, cultural capital city of Laos. For 2020, the route course has been modified to bring you in new amazing places.
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History and symbols of Laos
The first laotian kingdom “Lan Xang” (the kingdom of the million elephants), whose endemic species embodies Strength and Longevity, dates from the 16th century and had Luang Prabang as its capital city. The country is landlocked between Burma, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and China.
Its topography mostly consists of tropical mountains in the north, and plateaus in the south. Mythical river of more than 4350kms, the Mekong, taking its source in Tibet, crosses the full length of the country to flow into the Sea of China.
The Laos population presents an exceptional diversity with more than 130 distinct groups identified. The majority of which is buddhist with more than 5000 temples built in the country. For the laotian population, warmly welcoming visitors and ensuring they enjoy a memorable stay in the country is a duty.
Expect in Laos mostly paved roads but also occasional rough sections due to damaged roads by the weather. Late October is the beginning of the dry season with low rain expected.
For this reason, we advise using:
You are required to have the following equipments with you during the race. The organisation will ensure you have all mandatory equipement when you attend the athletes and bikes check-in.
Find below useful information on the logistics and the schedule for the race. The race start is located in Luang Prabang, cultural capital city of the country. You can then be driven to the race village at the UNESCO Sanctuary hotel from the airport by taxis or the hotel shuttle (optional).
Athletes Hall of FAME
Come as you are is the number one rule for BikingMAN races. Last year we had world record holders, epic adventurers, experienced ultracyclists, etc…The Hall of Fame is updated every month with the participants for BIKINGMAN Laos 2020. You can also take a look at 2019’s finishers and the replay of the race.
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After the race
What is the best bikepacking configuration to explore Laos? After spending 5 days on the entire race course and many more …