Bac Giang City is the provincial capital of Bac Giang province in the Northeast Vietnam. It might not be an ideal place for jungle trek, mountain hiking. But the area offers beautiful off the beaten path road cycling tours which can be arranged for those who like discovering Vietnam countryside and rural villages.
Bac Giang City Map
The name of the city, deriving from that of the Province Sino-Vietnamese, means “north of the river.” The location is very convenient for transportation, it is 50 km north of Hanoi, in the middle position on major transportation routes (roads, international railway) connecting Hanoi with the Lang Son City and Dong Dang international border gate. The Thuong River runs through the town’s southern part heading for Haiphong.
Although the name of Bac Giang Province is very old, established in its first form in 1466, there was historically no town of that name. The town was created out the old Lang Thuong District after independence. The Suoi Mo thermal springs area is 37 km from the town centre.
Getting to Bac Giang City
The best way to get to Bac Giang City from Hanoi is to rent a car with driver. You will be picked up at your place in Hanoi and brought directly to this city. The journey takes about 2 hours on road. Those who are on budget can take public bus from My Dinh bus station. There are also other local buses departing from Gia Lam and Giap Bat bus station. Taking a guided tour (with a tour guide) is highly recommended, especially when you travel to an off the beaten track destination like Bac Giang City Vietnam.
Bac Giang City Weather
The region has the dominant characteristics of the tropical, temperate climate zone of the Northern Plain Vietnam weather. The temperature, humidity and rainfall vary over months and seasons.
The climate in Bac Giang City Bac Giang has been discerned in two distinct seasons – the hot, rainy season from May to September and the cold, dry season from November to March. The average temperature varies between 22–23 °C (72–73 °F); the maximum temperature recorded was 41 °C (106 °F) while the lowest temperature was 13 °C (55 °F).
Humidity values are in the range of 73% to 87%. The average rainfall is reported to be 1,953 millimetres (76.9 in). The annual sunshine hours of 1,500 to 1,700 hours is good to grow tropical and subtropical trees. The average wind velocity is 2.1 metres (6.9 ft)/s and the average atmosphere pressure is 757.71 mmHg.
Since Bac Giang City is located away from Vietnam’s eastern coast and the East Sea, the incidence of hurricanes and storms is rare, although whirlwinds and hailstorms are a localized phenomenon in a few mountainous districts.
Cycling in Bac Giang Vietnam
Cycling is a great way to see Bac Giang city Vietnam. Cycle the back roads at the right time of day and you’ll see another facet of this city. Cycling tours have become more popular over the last few years as visitors discover they can see places not accessible by bus or car. Several different types of cycling tour, usually in small group are now organised mostly by Vietnam Cycling local experts who know the city like the back of their hand.
Vietnam Cycling takes you to a massive green oasis, full of twisted water canal ways, rice fields, traditional local life, ancient temples, pagodas, communal houses, peaceful wildlife and much more. We go to a true hidden gem, located in the middle of Bac Giang city. Here you have, by far, the most perfect area to do a bike tour in Bac Giang.
Bac Giang city has sealed, paved roads, countryside villages lanes offering fantastic bike rides for enthusiastic road cyclists and countryside explorers. We have a range of road cycling trips and easy family bike tours around Bac Giang city, providing options for both those who want some easy fun day bicycle tours and those who prefer long flat rides.
Bac Giang Package Tours
Check out our best Bac Giang packages including not only Bac Giang classic tours, but also Bac Giang bike ride, scooter, motorcycle tours are arranged in Bac Giang province Vietnam. Traveling these tours you will discover the province of Bac Giang as well as other non-touristy places in the northern region of Vietnam.