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Ba Be Ban Gioc motorbike tour is one of the favorite traveling options for those who love nature and people in Vietnam. Which route should you take? Where to visit? What activities should you do when you come here for the first time?
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Ba Be Ban Gioc motorbike tour
Boat ride on beautiful Ba Be lake

Ba Be Ban Gioc Motorbike Tour Overview

Ba Be Lake - Ban Gioc Waterfall are two extremely famous ecotourism and adventure destinations in the northern mountains of Vietnam. The diversity of the river system, the mountains, and the dense forests make this place an ideal place to visit for riders who love to explore the real Vietnam By Motorbike.

Attraction in the journey

  • Discover waterfalls in the top 10 most majestic waterfalls in the world
  • Admire one of the largest freshwater lakes in the world
  • Conquer beautiful and majestic mountains
  • Experience exciting activities on the lake such as boating, swimming, fishing
  • Riding on winding trails, winding roads
  • Conquer the high and amazing waterfall
  • Enjoy the famous specialties of Cao Bang, Bac Kan
  • Experience the labor activities of the Tay and Nung ethnic groups
  • Join the cultural exchange night of ethnic groups
  • Visit historical relics associated with the cause of Vietnam's struggle for independence.
  • Take a picture of landmark zero on Ho Chi Minh Street. 

Ba Be Ban Gioc Motorbike Tour routes

Day 1: Ha Noi – Bac Son Motorbike Tour

Nestled in the heart of a valley, surrounded by overlapping limestone mountains, Bac Son town is about 160 km from Hanoi. People who love backpacking normally choose the route through National Highway 3 and National Highway 1B, which takes about 3.5 - 4 hours to travel.

If you go early in the morning, you will arrive at noon and have a meal on the way before visiting Quynh Son village. You will also have the opportunity to enjoy many local specialties such as black rice cake, sticky rice, wormwood day cake, stream fish, etc.

Thanks to favorable natural conditions, people can grow two rice crops annually. As the fields here are not planted simultaneously, they have different colors - This makes the day-to-day scenery even more special compared to other regions.

Through this Bac Son motorbike tour, you can learn the new culture of the ethnicity by visiting the villages and discovering the cultural life of the Tay people. You can also park motorbikes at the mountain foot and hike up Na Lay mountain - a stop that everyone who comes to Bac Son must visit at least once.

Day 1: Ha Noi – Bac Son Motorbike Tour
Mountains and rice field in Bac Son, Lang Son, Vietnam

Day 2: Bac Son – Cao Bang Motorbike Tour

The frame of Bac Son to Cao Bang road is 130km long along National Highway 4. In front of the beautiful natural scenery, with mountains, cave systems, and lakes, this place's beauty will surely overwhelm you.

Through the Cao Bang motorbike tour, you will visit many famous tourist attractions, such as Pac Bo National Historic Site, Nguom Ngao Cave, Thang Hen Lake, Mat Than Mountain, etc.

Among them, Trung Khanh is probably the most famous. Located nearly 60 km from Cao Bang City, this is a paradise for photographers who want to "hunt" photos of the ripe rice season.

You will also feel the warm welcome of the locals. Although each place is a different ethnic group, such as Tay, Nung, Lo Lo, San Chi, etc., they are always warm and hospitable.

Bac Son – Cao Bang Motorbike Tour
Stunning rice paddy fields in Cao Bang province

Day 3: Visit Ban Gioc waterfall by motorbike

Distance: 83km

To avoid crowds, visit this place early in the morning. The Ban Gioc motorbike tour goes through Ma Phuc Pass, Khau Lieu Pass, and many beautiful fields, so you can stop at a few places and take some beautiful photos.

As the largest waterfall in Vietnam, Ban Gioc is the dividing line between Vietnam and China. You can park your motorbikes and rent boats to go to the foot of the waterfall to admire the majestic beauty of this waterfall fully.

If you come here in the afternoon, you can stay until about 7 PM to admire the nighttime artistic light show. The program usually lasts 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Visit Ban Gioc waterfall by motorbike
Ban Gioc waterfall, the most amazing falls in Vietnam

Day 5: Cao Bang – Ba Be by motorbike

After more than 200km along Highway 3, the zigzag road alternating mountains and hills takes us into the core of Ba Be national forest.

Hidden behind the forest trees, Ba Be Lake wears on itself the jade green color of the immense lake water; on the lake surface is the mist floating around the mountain.

Cao Bang – Ba Be by motorbike
Boat ride on Ba Be lake, Bac Kan

As one of the 20 largest natural freshwater lakes in the world, located between limestone mountains with clear and calm water, Ba Be Lake is like a mirror that reflects the picture of mountains and clouds.

To make your Ba Be motorbike tour more wonderful, don't forget to visit attractive places such as Dau Dang waterfall, Nang river, Hua Ma cave, Pac Ngoi village, etc.

Day 6: Ba Be – Ha Noi Motorbike Tour

Distance: 230km

The way back to Hanoi's capital is about 220km long. There are many routes to choose from that take about 4-5 hours by motorbike.

Although the Hanoi motorbike tour route is not too far, it is a densely populated road with many small and difficult sections. Therefore, pay attention to the speed and observe with care when driving.

Ba Be – Ha Noi Motorbike Tour
Stunning scenery of Ba Be national park in Bac Kan Province, Vietnam

The Ideal Time For The Trip

Thanks to the hundreds of millions of years of limestone mountains and majestic ancient forests, the climates of these scenic spots are mostly cool, fresh, and airy.

The Ideal Time For The Trip
Ban Gioc waterfall from drone in Cao Bang, Vietnam

However, the best time to come here is from February to April because the atmosphere is cool and dry during this period. The weather is extremely pleasant to experience the natural scenery and admire the charming paintings.

If you decide to come here in the spring, remember that January is on the lunar calendar every year, as that is when there are many festivals and local markets. This is also an ideal time to explore the New Year's customs of ethnic minorities freely.

Some markets that you can go to are:

  • Nam Cuong Market: 02,07,12,17 lunar calendar
  • Quang Khe Market: 03,08,13,18 lunar calendar
  • Khang Ninh Market, Cao Thuong Market: 04,09,14,19 Lunar Calendar
  • Cho Ra, Ba Be town: 05, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 lunar calendar


The average annual temperature in Ba Be Lake and Ban Gioc waterfall is 25oC, so the climate is favorable and ideal for year-round tourism. Yet, the annual rainfall here is quite high (1,400mm to 1,800mm).

If you plan a trip here, you should avoid the rainy months. March, April, and August are the months with heavy rain and high humidity. 


Above is information about the Ba Be Ban Gioc motorbike tour. The blue of the water, the green of the mountains and the trees, and the blue of the sky give visitors peace of mind and away from the daily pressure.

Hopefully, this article will help you have more options for your Vietnam Motorbike Tours. Thanks for reading, and stay tuned for our next blog! 

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