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Cao Bang Motorbike Tours

Referring to Cao Bang, people often remember difficult roads to conquer and the vast mountain scenery. If you are a motorbike enthusiast, you definitely cannot ignore Cao Bang Motorbike Tours. Let’s find out more about the tour in the article below.

Cao Bang Motorbike Tours overview

Cao Bang, a mountainous province in the Northeast, has a border of more than 300km with China. Referring to Cao Bang is telling about a place that still retains the wild features of nature and cool climate all year round. Coming to this place, you can also visit the primeval forest system and take a boat ride on clear rivers and lakes. Since its establishment, Cao Bang has had many innovations to make it more convenient for Riders to travel and experience.

In addition, Cao Bang is also near Ha Giang, Tuyen Quang, Bac Kan, and Lang Son provinces. So, besides the scenery and food in Cao Bang, during the Northeast Vietnam Motorcycle Tours or Northern Vietnam Motorcycle Tours, you will also enjoy the cultures of ethnic minorities from many different lands.

Cao Bang Motorbike Tours overview

Cao Bang Motorbike Tours overview

The best time to join Cao Bang motorbike tours

Like other mountainous areas in North Vietnam, Cao Bang has 4 seasons in a year with mixture wet, dry, hot or cold…it’s hard to choose the best time to tour Cao Bang. However, each season you will admire its unique beauty on the motorbike tour Cao Bang.

  • From August to September: The air is cool, and it rains a little, so it will be very convenient for you to visit Cao Bang. At this time, Ban Gioc waterfall is so beautiful for you to take such good pictures here.
  • From November to December: is the time when wild sunflowers and buckwheat flowers bloom, which creates a brilliant beauty for an entire mountain area.
  • From January to April:  You can witness the white plum blossom forest with your own eyes. If you’re lucky, you can even see snowfall here. However, this time, Ban Gioc waterfall has little water, so you may be not satisfied while taking photos there.
  • From May to July: The weather is hotter, so it can make you tired faster during the tour. However, on the contrary, you can enjoy the feeling of hiding from the sun in the mountains and enjoy the delicious grilled stream fish that is specially marinated.
Cao Bang is suitable for participating in motorcycle tours in all seasons of the year

Cao Bang is suitable for participating in motorcycle tours in all seasons of the year

In addition, you should prepare extra warm clothes and bring a raincoat during Cao Bang motorcycle tours. Because early morning and evening in Cao Bang, the weather is quite cold.

How to prepare for a Cao Bang motorcycle tour?

There are 3 important things you need to prepare for your journey. These are route, vehicle, and paperwork.

  • Route: The way from Hanoi to Cao Bang is not too difficult to go, but you need to understand it clearly. Otherwise, it is easy to go wrong to neighboring provinces. Rest assured, our guide knows the route in Northeast Motorbike Tours, ensuring to take you on the most scenic, interesting and safest routes to and around Cao Bang.
  • Paperwork: Although traveling on the road rarely has traffic police, occasionally they will make a surprise check at some important points such as the one near the border. Vietnam Motorbike Tour Expert will advise and ensure that you have brought all the necessary documents for the trip so that there are no unexpected situations.
  • Motorcycle: Cao Bang has many slopes or some dirt roads that are difficult to ride, so the vehicle needs to be of the best quality. We always maintain the bike regularly, so you can always use qualified motors that can take you anywhere.

Read more: Motorcycle Gear Guide: 10 Essential Motorbike Touring Gear

3 important things for Cao Bang Motorbike Tours

3 important things for Cao Bang Motorbike Tours

Enjoying Cao Bang Motorbike Tours  with top-notch motorbikes

There are two suggested routes for traveling from Hanoi to Cao Bang. Route 1, you will go from Hanoi in the direction of National Highway 3 through Thai Nguyen, Bac Kan. On this route, you can combine visiting Ba Be Lake and enjoying the delicious food of the ethnic people here. The second route, going along National Highway 4, to Lang Son, Mau Son tourism, and then Cao Bang.

Both of these routes we have in Northeast Motorbike Tours for you to choose according to your needs and preferences. In addition, we also have a 7-day tour that only moves around some of the northeastern provinces. As a result, you have more time to immerse yourself in the majestic nature here as well as the culinary features of the locals.

Top-notch motorbikes during Cao Bang Motorbike Tours

Top-notch motorbikes during Cao Bang Motorbike Tours

Pros and Cons of Cao Bang Motorbike Tours

Cao Bang is only about 300km from Hanoi city, so the means of transportation here are very diverse. Even when being in Cao Bang, you can use a bus to go to Ban Gioc Waterfall or Pac Bo. However, for those who love the experience, motorbikes are still the first choice. The biggest reason for motorbikes to become a favorite choice is because of the experience it brings.

The feeling of sitting in a taxi and watching the scenery outside through the small window is not comparable to the feeling of the wind passing through the skin and the unlimited scenery. In addition, there is freedom and flexibility. You can change the schedule at any time when the weather is bad or go even on narrow roads that cars cannot go.

However, in contrast, using motorbikes also has certain limitations. Many people want to but cannot choose motorbikes as a means of transportation because of their weak driving skills. Cao Bang has winding roads, so it requires experienced motorcycle enthusiasts. The cold weather in winter also makes driving more difficult. However, if you have the chance, you should not miss trying to experience Cao Bang Motorbike Tours. Our guide will be a reliable partner in your journey.

Pros and Cons of Cao Bang Motorcycle Tours

Pros and Cons of Cao Bang Motorcycle Tours

Impressive destinations during Cao Bang motorcycle tours

Nature bestows Cao Bang with beautiful attractions from mountains to rivers and lakes. Depending on the time you come to Cao Bang, you will be able to admire the unique scenery that only the Northeast mountains have.

Bao Lac village

Bao Lac, one of the top regions and tourist attractions in Cao Bang, has diverse terrain from hills to rivers and streams. Its prominent tourist attractions are the Thung Nai Lake ecological area, Quan Thanh De temple, and Bao Lac market. Especially, when on market days, you will be able to eat specialties of both Tay and Nung people and dishes of Chinese origin.

Ban Gioc Waterfall

Once in the list of the most beautiful waterfalls in Southeast Asia and the top 4 largest natural waterfalls in the world, Ban Gioc Waterfall is the pride of the people here. The waterfall has a unique tiered structure. From a distance, the water flows down like a gentle winding white silk. If you’re lucky, you will also be able to admire the nightly artistic light show for about 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Ban Gioc Waterfall - not missing place in Cao Bang Motorbike Tours

Ban Gioc Waterfall – not missing place in Cao Bang Motorbike Tours

Phia Den – Phia Oac ecological area

This area is likened to a “sleeping beauty” with white snow in winter. After winter, Phia Oac enters the cloud season, which lasts from December to March. Especially in February, you can also see clouds swooping over the forest in the early morning or evening. In addition, when entering this ecological area, you can also encounter many rare and precious species of flora and fauna, even some species listed in the Red Book.

Ma Phuc pass

Ma Phuc Pass is the desired road of many riders. The pass is recognized by UNESCO as a geological heritage of Non Nuoc Cao Bang Global Geopark. Running on the pass, you will be amazed by the majestic natural scenery. On one side of the road is a high cliff, on the other side is a deep abyss that will make anyone, who is passionate about conquering, excited when running on this road. The best time to go here is early winter (buckwheat season) and spring (rice and corn growing season).

Ma Phuc pass - a memorable destination in Cao Bang Motorbike Tours

Ma Phuc pass – a memorable destination in Cao Bang Motorbike Tours

Thang Hen lake

Thang Hen Lake is located in a population of 36 natural lakes, at an altitude of 1700m, and has a system of underground copper caves. Around the lake, primeval forests and blooming wildflowers reflect the emerald green water, creating an ecstatic and unforgettable scene. When coming here, you can walk around the lake, or take a boat and visit nearby places such as Lonely Cliffs, the wild sunflower garden, old house in Lung Tao. You should choose to go to Thang Hen Lake early in the morning to catch the impressive sunrise here.

Tasty food in Cao Bang motorbike tours

Coming to Cao Bang without eating the unique food at this place is extremely regrettable. We’ll take you to the long-age restaurant so you can enjoy the authentic flavors of this place.

Thach den – Cao Bang black jelly

Thach den (another name is ‘suong sao’) is made from black heather (a type of plant grown in the Thach An district). It is often eaten with apricot blossom or brown sugar with a sweet taste, not harsh. Thach den has a very good effect in medicine or stabilizing blood pressure, treating colds and joint pain. This is a favorite cooling food for hot summer days.

Thach den - Cao Bang black jelly

Thach den – Cao Bang black jelly

Trung Khanh chestnuts

Having the opportunity to come to Cao Bang in the autumn, you will enjoy the fleshy, fragrant, and sweet Trung Khanh chestnuts. The people here cook a variety of dishes with chestnuts, such as pounding chestnuts to make nuggets, cooking as a stew, or most easily, eating roasted chestnuts. To meet tourism needs, nowadays, chestnuts are also preserved for a while so that you can enjoy them at any time of the year. However, it will certainly not be possible to have large numbers and big chestnuts like it is in late autumn.

Banh cuon Cao Bang – steamed rice roll

When traveling in the northern provinces, you will surely be familiar with banh cuon. However, banh cuon Cao Bang is processed according to its recipe and is not the same as in other places. Banh cuon is made from plain rice and the filling can include chicken eggs, minced meat, cha lua, or wood ear… Instead of dipping cakes with fish sauce, it is eaten with a bowl of warm sweet bone broth. When eating, people will put all the cakes in the broth, not eat each piece. Perhaps so, this dish is also known as banh cuon canh Cao Bang (soup steamed rice rolls).

Banh cuon - a unique dish in Cao Bang Motorbike Tours

Banh cuon – a unique dish in Cao Bang Motorbike Tours

Banh trung kien (ants egg rice cake)

Ants egg rice cake is a famous specialty of Cao Bang that you definitely can’t miss from April to May. The dish is made from ant eggs (must be black ants), rice flour, and wrapped in fig leaf shells. When you take a bite, you will feel the fat of ant eggs and the faint scent of fig leaves. 

Other must-try activities in Cao Bang motorbike tours

In addition to famous places and delicious food, Cao Bang also attracts visitors through colorful festivals held all year round. This place is home to many ethnic groups of Vietnam, so you can participate in festivals with bold regional identity.

  • Long Tong Festival (January 4 to 10 of the lunar calendar): the most important festival of the Tay-Nung people. People organized to pray to Shen Nong for a lucky and bountiful harvest.
  • Ban Gioc Waterfall Tourism Festival: When participating in Cao Bang Motorbike Tours in general and Ban Gioc Waterfall Motorbike Tours in particular, you can participate in festivals at Ban Gioc Waterfall to feel the identity of the people here. Along with the beautiful scenes and bustling atmosphere that the festival brings, it will be an unforgettable experience for you.
  • Bao Lac Night Market (every Saturday night): a place of entertainment and cuisine where visitors will be ecstatic by the scent of attractive dishes and all kinds of eye-catching brocade goods.
  • Mother Moon Festival (January to early March of the lunar calendar): held to pray for a bountiful harvest.

In addition, during the festival, there are folk games for everyone to participate in. Staying in a homestay and directly experiencing the lives of local people are also memorable memories.

Read more: Top 10 Amazing Things To Do In Cao Bang That You Must Have

Other must-try activities in Cao Bang motorbike tours

Other must-try activities in Cao Bang motorbike tours

Note for the best memorable Cao Bang motorbike tours

The motorbike trips to Cao Bang could be mixture of on and offroad ride and it’s not easy for any riders, so make sure you are in the best health condition. Moreover, when coming to Cao Bang, you also need to pay attention to some local customs and prepare reasonably.

Local culture

In order not to become impolite or even ungrateful Riders, you need to keep in mind some taboos in some villages in Cao Bang. Don’t worry, our guide will also remind you during the Cao Bang motorbike tours.

  • Maintain hygiene and do not litter, especially in waterfalls and forests.
  • When entering the house, if you see a green leaf on the stairs, this is a sign that the owner does not want strangers to enter.
  • Visitors should not come near the altar area to stay in the middle. Do not leave personal items or touch the offerings. In particular, women are not allowed to sit with their backs to the altar.
  • Nung people often put incense sticks on the floor, you can’t go near it.
  • Tay people have the custom of worshiping fire ghosts (Phi Phinh Phi), you are not allowed to talk loudly or argue when sitting next to the fire.


The terrain in Cao Bang is mainly mountainous, so it is preferable to wear comfortable and easy-to-move clothes. In case it rains, which makes roads wet and dirty, you should bring more short clothes to change. The weather is chilly in the early morning, so you should also prepare a light windbreaker, as well as earplugs and scarves for winter trips.

Regarding footwear, we do recommend to wear motorcycle boots or protective adventure boots. Some daily personal items with flashlights, and knives, … for outdoor picnics are enough luggage for Cao Bang motorbike tours. 

Package for Cao Bang motorbike tours

Package for Cao Bang motorbike tours

How to choose a reliable tour provider?

Many Riders, because they are concerned about language differences or do not know the schedule, choose tour providers. However, you need to choose reputable companies that support you during the trip to have the most complete experience.

Prioritize safety

Visiting places in the northern mountains is not as simple as visiting a big city in Vietnam. Make sure the company ensures your safety during the trip. Some things to know such as vehicle type, accommodation, meals, itinerary, and travel insurance. At Northeast Motorbike Tours, we have a wide selection of trip times and destinations for your reference.

Public information

Many parties provide actual services that are far different from advertised. Itineraries may be shorter or additional costs incurred during the trip. These things can leave you feeling angry and frustrated. Even worse, scammers are trying to get money but not offering any actual tours. Therefore, you need to choose places that provide clear and public information.

Quality of tour guilds and motorbikes

The twisty and even steep roads in Cao Bang require the bikes used to move to be in the best condition. If the vehicle is not properly checked, it can cause a situation where the brakes are lost or the slope is impossible to climb, which puts you in danger. Besides, a reliable companion will help you handle the unexpected as well as fully experience the local culture and cuisine.

Quality of tour guilds and motorbikes with Vietnam Motorbike Tour Expert

Quality of tour guilds and motorbikes with Vietnam Motorbike Tour Expert

Vietnam Motorbike Tour Expert – supporting from the bottom of our heart

Vietnam Motorbike Tour Expert was established in 2004 and started with short tours in the North of Vietnam. After a period of operation, we have gradually expanded the destinations and now have Vietnam motor tours stretching from North to South, even abroad. We have been running for a long time, so you can be assured of the quality of service we bring. Coming to Vietnam Motorbike Tour Expert, you will be thoroughly consulted before departure and supported from A to Z throughout the trip.

We pride ourselves on having regular serviced large distribution vehicles and knowledgeable guides to provide any information you need during your trip. Vietnam Motorbike Tour Expert will bring an unforgettable impression of Cao Bang motorbike tours.

Vietnam Motorbike Tour Expert for great Cao Bang motorbike tours

Vietnam Motorbike Tour Expert for great Cao Bang motorbike tours

Above is information about Cao Bang motorbike tours. The trip to this location will surely become a wonderful memories.

Contact Info Vietnam Motorbike Tour Expert:

Booking Information at Vietnam Motorbike Tour Expert


Our tour price is determined by two factors: the NUMBER OF RIDERS (the more people in the group, the lower the cost per rider) and the TYPE OF BIKES (choosing a smaller bike results in a reduced price). For more information and accurate pricing, please contact us. Below, you can find a sample price for our regular North Vietnam motorbike tour using 150cc bikes

  • Tour for a group of 1 (solo rider): 210 USD/Day
  • Tour for a group of 2 riders: 160 USD/Day/Person
  • Tour for a group of 3 riders: 150 USD/Day/Person
  • Tour for group of 4 – 10 riders: 140 USD/Day/Person


  • We can tailor a tour to your preferences and desired dates. Just share your expectations with us, and we will create your private tour
  • The tour price does not include support vehicle, air tickets, or airport pick-up/drop-off… but we can arrange these services for an additional cost if needed
  • We do have other bigger bikes for your tours, Please contact us for more details
  • The prices listed above are only for the Cao Bang Motorbike Tours, Other special motorcycle tours on the Ho Chi Minh trail or crossing the border to Laos or Cambodia… will cost more. Please contact us for more details.
  • The tour price can be changed depending on the low/high tourist season or other special requests, Please contact us to get the right price for your tour.


Tour price includes:

  • Experienced English-speaking tour guides (+ mechanic)
  • Quality Honda XR150L/CRF250L/CRF300L or other bikes with all fuel
  • Quality Helmets/Gloves/Knee, elbow pads/Rain jackets/pants
  • All meals on tour (All breakfasts, lunches, and dinners with local Vietnamese food)
  • All accommodation on tour (twin share room in a hotel or stay at a homestay as mentioned in itinerary)
  • Boat rides on lakes or crossing rivers as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All entrance fees / Permits
  • Hotel pick up/drop off before and after the tour
  • Quality video of the trip
  • Souvenirs from our team (Café Cup, Cap…)
  • Tour price excludes:
  • Medical insurance
  • Bike damages
  • Personal expense
  • Drinks/Tips


Reservation Process:

Your booking is confirmed upon receipt of the deposit. To secure your reservation, we request a small deposit, typically ranging from 10% to 30% of the total tour cost

Payment Policies:

When you’re ready to book a tour, we will send you a secure payment link, allowing you to pay the required deposit using your credit cards (3,5% will be surcharged for the bank service fee)

The balance will be paid in full at our shop just before starting the tour. You can pay in cash (USD or Euro) or by credit card (3,5% will be surcharged for the bank fee if you pay by credit card)

Cancellation and Refund Policy

  • The deposit was not refundable but you can postpone the booking to another time.
  • No refunds in case of bad weather conditions and customers’ reasons. Tour may be delayed by adverse weather conditions, but we take no responsibility in case of tour cancellation
  • If your bike has a technical brake down, we will replace it with the same type of bike and our guide/mechanic will attempt to fix your bike within a day. For technical reasons, your tour may be shortened, You will get a refund for the day you can’t finish
  • If you need to cancel your booking, you have the option to postpone to another time or transfer it to another person. Please note that you will be responsible for any associated administration costs, and it is your responsibility to ensure that your nominee pays the full amount

Age Limitation and License Requirements:

Although we do not have a specific age limit or license requirement, Vietnam Motorbike Tour Expert do require all participants to be in good health, physically fit, and capable of riding a motorbike