Final day of cycling from Muong Lai to Dien Bien Phu starting 8 k out of Muong Lai climbing out of the valley and across a couple of mountain ranges . 95 k , 1500m of climbing , 5 hours on the bike. The locals were burning the hills which was going to keep us from flying out of Dien Bien.
Drove to Tram Ton Pass ( good idea to drive to the top !) then descended to Ban Bo village , then across a very rough and hilly track and back to the main road to Binh Lu town for lunch . Finally climb out of Bin Lu and descend into Lai Chau – notably no vehicles or scooters came past on the descent! Being well ahead of the support vehicle the crew had to search for me in Lai Chau !The day’s approximate profile is below the gallery.