Ba Be Bac Kan

ba be lake, national park

Ba Be Bac Kan offers beautiful off the beaten path cycling holidays in north East Vietnam. Best Ba Be Vietnam cycle tours include Ba Be bike adventures, Ba Be cycling holidays, north Vietnam road cycling tours, biking northern Vietnam, and Ba Be mountain biking trip.

Ba Be is a mountainous district of Bac Kan Province in the northeast region of Vietnam. It takes about 5-6 hours drive to get to Ba Be from Hanoi.

Ba Be Bac Kan Map

Ba Be district covers an area of 678 km². It is divided into 1 township and 15 communes including Cho Ra, My Phuong, Dong Phuc, Hoang Tri, Quang Khe, Yen Duong, Chu Huong, Dia Linh, Thuong Giao, Khang Ninh, Nam Mau, Cao Thuong, Cao Tri, Phuc Loc, Banh Trach, and Ha Hieu.

The most important travel highlight of Ba Be district is the Ba Be lake is also part of the Ba Be national park. The lake is located in Nam Mau commune, and is the largest natural lake in Vietnam.

Having been formed approximately 200 million years ago, the lake is surrounded by limestone cliffs, which in turn are covered by primary forests. The lake comprises three zones named Pe Lam, Pe Lu, and Pe Leng. Three rivers, named Nang, Ta Han, and Nam Cuong, are the main inflows of the lake. The Nang river enters the lake through a large waterfall called Dau Dang. In the lake there are also three islands, named An Ma, Khau Cum, and Po Gia Mai (literally “Widow’s Island”).

Getting to Ba Be Bac Kan

There is neither train nor plane from Hanoi to Ba Be. The best way to get to Ba Be from Hanoi is to rent a car with driver. You will be picked up in Hanoi and brought to Ba Be Vietnam. Those who are on budget can take public bus. There are direct buses from My Dinh bus station to Ba Be. Booking a guided tour (with a tour guide) is highly recommended. An English-speaking guide is helpful in such off the beaten path place like Ba Be Vietnam.

Ba Be Bac Kan Weather

The climatic condition of Ba Be city is typically tropical monsoonal, which exhibits two distinct seasons. The rainy season starts from May to October accounting for about 88-90% of the annual rainfall, Vietnam weather. The dry climatic conditions is between November and April. This results in water shortage conditions during the dry months in Ba Be Vietnam.

Cycling in Ba Be Vietnam

Cycling is a great way to discover one of best Vietnam’s hidden places. Ba Be district has sealed, paved cycle routes, single dirt tracks, mountain bike trails, backroads cycling offering fantastic bike rides for enthusiastic mountain bikers. We have a range of road cycling trip and mountain bike tours around Ba Be and the Bac Kan region, providing options for both those who want some mountainous challenges and those who prefer long flat rides.

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Ba Kan Holiday Packages

Check out our best Bac Kan holiday packages including not only Vietnam family cycling tours, Ba Be cycling trip, Ba Be Vietnam cycling vacation, Ba Be Bac Kan biking tour, but also other road trips, scooter, motorcycle tours are arranged in Bac Kan province, northern Vietnam. Join these tours to discover the province of Bac Kan as well as other non-touristy places in north east Vietnam.

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