Cao Bang City Vietnam

Cao Bang city and its surrounding region offer beautiful off the beaten path cycling holidays in north east Vietnam. Some of best Vietnam cycle tours are arranged around this destination include Cao Bang bike adventures, Cao Bang cycling holidays, northeast Vietnam road cycling tours, biking northern Vietnam, and Cao Bang mountain biking trip.

Cao Bang city is the provincial capital of Cao Bang Province in the northeast region of Vietnam.

Cao Bang city Map

The city is divided into 8 wards and 3 communes including Hop Giang, Tan Giang, Song Bang, Song Hien, Hoa Chung, Ngoc Xuan, Duyet Chung, De Tham, Hung Dao, Vinh Quang, and Chu Trinh.

Cao Bang History

The area, Cao Bang (“high plateau”) was the stronghold of the last years of the Mac dynasty after their 1592 defeat at the hands of the Trinh lords. During the 19th century the area was resistant to the Nguyen government. The city is also known for the Battle of Cao Bang, the first major decisive victory of the Viet Minh against the French Army.

Getting to Cao Bang city

The best way to get to this city from Hanoi is to rent a car with driver. You will be picked up at your place in and brought to Cao Bang city. Those who are on budget can take public bus from Hanoi to Cao Bang town. A bus from Lang Son on the China-Vietnam border take 3-4 hours. There are also buses from the neighboring provinces in northern Vietnam.

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 Cao Bang city.


The geographical setting of this city is mostly mountainous, with land available for habitation thus being limited. The average temperature reported in this area is 22 °C (72 °F). Winter temperatures in some areas occasionally experience freezing conditions and some amount of snowfall.

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Cycling around Cao Bang city Vietnam

Cycling is a great way to discover this city. It has sealed, paved cycle routes, single dirt tracks, mountain bike trails, backroads cycling offering fantastic bike rides for enthusiastic road cyclists and mountain bikers.

We have a range of road cycling trip and mountain bike tours around this city and the north east Vietnam region, providing options for both those who want some mountain challenges and those who prefer long flat rides.

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Cao Bang Holiday Packages

Check out our best Cao Bang holiday packages including not only Cao Bang cycling tours, but also other road trips, scooter, motorbike, motorcycle tours, community, educational, student travel are arranged in Cao Bang province, northern Vietnam.

Join these all-inclusive tour packages to discover a non-touristy city of Cao Bang province as well as other less traveled places in the north east Vietnam.

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