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Join professional adventure athlete Rebecca Rusch and a team of expert guides for purpose-driven travel on the historic Ho Chi Minh trail. Seize this opportunity to explore, learn, and actively contribute to a legacy of healing, hope and resilience in this vibrant part of Southeast Asia.
26 mile - 70 mile days
2 days with 4,000 ft
TYPE OF TERRAIN
Primitive Roads & Jungle Single Track
WHAT IS SO SPECIAL ABOUT LAOS?
MTB-LAO is a very special experience and the trip has received some great coverage in just the first few years. Check out the videos from past trips and read the media coverage below.
WHAT IS MTBLAO?
MTBLAO is for the adventurer who thrives on viewing the world from a bike saddle, loves to experience a culture with some dirt on their shoes, and understands that sometimes saying "yes" to a ride can feed one's soul...because pedaling into the unknown can yield much more than just another Instagram post; it may prove profoundly life-altering.
During a month riding the Ho Chi Minh Trail for her film, Blood Road, Rebecca got to know the people, terrain, and living history within Laos. She was also exposed to the lingering issue of unexploded ordinance (UXO) that still devastates the lives of local families. A newfound purpose emerged: to support the UXO cleanup while sharing the extraordinary experience with her closest cycling friends. It all adds up to a mind-bending, body-shaping, life-expanding expedition.
While the routes and riders vary with each trip, what remains constant is the world-renowned friendship of the Lao people, the beauty of this amazing country and the continuing need to expedite the UXO clearance so that villagers can live in greater peace and security.
OH THE FOOD!
We'll go native with fresh healthy, simple food. Nutrition-focused meals will keep riders' bodies fueled and palates satiated. Yes, you'll eat like a local, but don't worry, there'll be something for everyone. Expect rice, fish, eggs, fruit and amazing spices. Food is fuel, but it's also an adventure and communal celebration. No one will go hungry!
During MTB-LAO you'll experience parts of the country that most visitors never get to see. Meet local villagers, learn about their daily lives and begin to see the world through their eyes. It will be among the most memorable elements of the trip.