Cao Loc Lang Son offers beautiful off the beaten path cycling holidays in north east Vietnam. Some of best Vietnam bicycle tours are arranged around Cao Loc include Cao Loc bike adventures, Cao Loc cycling holidays, northeast Vietnam road cycling tours, biking northern Vietnam, and Cao Loc mountain biking trip. Cao Loc is a mountainous district of Lang Son Province in the northeast region of Vietnam.
Cao Loc Map
Cao Loc district covers an area of 644 km². It is divided into 1 township and 19 communes including Cao Loc, Dong Dang, Tan Thanh, Xuan Long, Yen Trach, Tan Lien, Gia Cat, Cong Son, Mau Son, Xuat Le, Cao Lau, Hai Yen, Loc Yen, Thanh Loa, Hoa Cu, Hop Thanh, Thach Dan, Bao Lam, Thuy Hung, Song Giap, Phu Xa, Binh Trung, and Hong Phong.
Cao Loc is best known for the Mau Son mountain complex. There are more than 80 large and small mountains, of which the highest is Nui Cha Mountain which is 1,541 meters high and Me Mountain 1,520m. Mau Son has a temperate climate and the average temperature is 15 degrees Celsius so it is really cool in summer and very cold in winter. The area is endowed with a biodiversity system with more than 1,500 hectares of primeval forest which is home to many rare flora and fauna species. There are many streams from the peak to the foot of the mountain, creating magnificent and splendid waterfalls.
The ethnic groups which inhabit the area are the Viet (Kinh), Tay, Nung, Dao, Mong and San Chay, Ngai who retained their tribal life styles. Nungs comprised 42.97% of the population, followed by Tay people with 35.92%. Ethnic Vietnamese are 16.5%, and the remainder are mostly Dao, Hoa, Sán Chay and Hmong.
Getting to Cao Loc Lang Son
The best way to get to Cao Loc from Hanoi is to rent a car with driver. You will be picked up at your place in Hanoi and brought to Lang Son city. From Lang Son city, you can either take Lang Son local bus or hire motor-taxi to get to Cao Loc. Those who are on budget can take a public bus at My Dinh bus station in Hanoi. Bus journey takes about 6-7 hours.
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 Loc Lang Son.
Cao Loc Weather
Climatically, Lang Son province has two seasons, dry and monsoon, dependent on the altitude of the region. The two northern Indochinese climatic zones on the border influence the climate in that part of the province. The lower areas in the province comprise low hills, the Lo River Valley and the town of Lang Son. In Cao Bo district, dry season lasts from mid-September until the end of May, and the balance period of the year is the rainy season. However, in Du Gia district the wet season sets in one month earlier.
The average annual temperature in Cao Loc is 22.78 °C (73.00 °F); the monthly averages range from a low of 15.48 °C (59.86 °F) in January to a high of 27.88 °C (82.18 °F) in July. The annual rainfall in Cao Loc is 2,430.1 millimetres (95.67 in); the monthly average varies from a low of 31.5 millimetres (1.24 in) in December to a high of 515.6 millimetres (20.30 in) in July. The average annual humidity level is 84%. More about Vietnam weather.
Cycling in Cao Loc Vietnam
Cycling is a great way to discover Cao Loc, one of best Vietnam’s hidden places in Lang Son province. Cao Loc district has sealed, paved cycle routes, single dirt tracks, mountain bike trails, back roads cycling offering fantastic bike rides for enthusiastic road cyclists and mountain bikers. We have a range of road cycling holidays and mountain bike tours around Cao Loc and the north east Vietnam region, providing options for both those who want some mountain challenges and those who prefer long flat rides.
Lang Son Holiday Packages
Check out our best Lang Son holiday packages including not only Lang Son Vietnam cycling tours, Lang Son bicycling trip, Vietnam Lang Son cycling vacation, Lang Son mountain biking tour, but also other road trips, scooter, motorbike, motorcycle tours, community, educational, student travel are arranged in Lang Son province, northern Vietnam. Customize your own itinerary or book these all-inclusive Lang Son tour packages to discover a non-touristy district of Lang Son province as well as other less traveled places in the north east Vietnam.
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