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Easiest route from Pleiku to Bo Y Laos border?

Old 08-29-18, 06:28 AM
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Easiest route from Pleiku to Bo Y Laos border?

Hello people,

we've got 2 days to get to the border , but we havent had any rest days since leaving SHV in Cambodia on the 16th so the legs are very hill weary since leaving Dong Xoia, and did around 98kms today.

So if anyone can help you will be "number one!!!" as they say over here.

I think Pleiku to Kon Tum is relatively downhill right, but after?

Any elevation charts etc?

Thanks
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ridewith gps. com/routes/6797183
here you go!
In my knowledge. Every border gate with Laos would be climb up before you can get down ( on Lao side). With the elevation map, you need rest day
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here's a recent crazyguy journal covering that stretch in the opposite direction.

Day 94: Ngoc Hoi to Pleiku:
Thursday December 1, 2016, 114 km (71 miles)

"There's not much to report on what was a textbook day on the Ho Chi Minh Highway. The road quality was good. It was constant rolling hills, not long enough to get into a rhythm, but not short enough to hold a good speed over. Plenty of chickens and children hanging around the streets and equally as many scooter drivers amused at my appearance."

Somewhere in Asia: Japan, China & The South-East: Day 94: Ngoc Hoi to Pleiku: Clear skies are back & BBQ pork is on the menu
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Cheers people. The 98kms days ride north to Pleiko was nice and flat and more down than up.
Some big climbs the more you got near the border, but on the Laos side it was a steep decline for maybe 6 kms and then bonkers uphill for around 50kms with no signs of civilization/buildings. We were pushing the bikes for most of the day. Camping would have been difficult due to the steep cut through mountain side roaf. Managed to fill up the wayer bottles from some kind rd workers who were burning the hair off of two wild squirrils under a tarp.

Lots of landslides half covering the road. Was a relief to finally get to a tiny town that was simply called "52", with only 1 hotel. Girlfriend not happy the town lived on sticky rice. Around 65kms covered that day and alot of it pushing. LOL
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