Altitude Profile (899 ft to 1,348 ft)
This loop follows mostly good dirt roads (2 options that include a river crossing and single track can be avoided; see below). The road has many steep pinches that would be hard on a bike without granny-gear and for people without bicycle fitness. However, if you make it (almost) up the steep Mekong river bank directly off the ferry (10,000 KIP each way), you should be good; it won't get much steeper than that.
This track has three variations:
1. I started with a detour to and through Ban Chan Pottery Village, which includes crossing a small river (with steep banks) just past the village. If that's not your cup of tea, you can either do an out-and-back to Ban Chan or bypass it altogether by staying on the 'main road' (@ 2km along my track).
2. On the way back to the ferry I took a 'shortcut' over single track and through rice fields. You should probably stay on the road if you don't have a mountainbike and I would advise against it in the rainy season (parts of this track *are* the creek bed). The cutoff on the right is @27 along my track; easy to miss.
3. At the end of my ride, I added a small loop (starting @34km along my track) past some temples along the Mekong. They are nice but not must-sees.
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