Nestled at the entrance of the renowned Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Chày Lập Farmstay stands as a picturesque haven, an ideal pause for those yearning for an intimate and immersive encounter with nature and the rich tapestry of local culture. Positioned strategically at the gateway to this national treasure, the farmstay offers a unique blend of tranquility, adventure, and cultural exploration.

For the discerning traveler, the allure lies in the simplicity of the countryside, a realm waiting to be uncovered. At Chày Lập Farmstay, bicycles become the vessel for this discovery, allowing guests to meander through the serene village roads and traverse the enchanting landscapes that unfold with each pedal. The experience is not merely a physical journey; it is a sensory exploration, an intimate communion with the vibrant hues of fields, the verdant expanses of corn and peanut crops, and the harmonious soundscape of birdsong that serenades the traveler along the way.

Biking Experience, Exploring Village Roads

During your stay at Chày Lập Farmstay, you’ll have 2 hours of free bicycle use to roam the peaceful village roads. The reception area has a variety of bikes, some with small seats for children. Parents can easily explore the countryside with their kids.

Cycling through village roads, you’ll witness the scenery of lush green cornfields, and peanut fields, creating a beautiful natural painting. Riding peacefully along quiet village roads, listening to the melodious songs of birds, you’ll immerse yourself in the simple life of the local people, feeling the tranquility of rural Vietnam.

A scenic bike ride through the lush countryside of Chay village.

Tram Me Village – Simple and Peaceful

Located on the other side of the Son River, Tram Me Village exudes a serene and friendly atmosphere typical of a Central Vietnamese village. Along the narrow village roads, you’ll encounter small and simple houses of the locals. Unlike the bustling city, cycling leisurely, you’ll surely remember the bright smiles and friendliness of the Phong Nha people, known for their warmth and kindness. You can engage in open conversations to learn more about their culture and way of life.

Early morning is an ideal time to cycle around the countryside at Chay Lap Farmstay. The fresh, cool air, gentle sunlight, and landscapes immersed in sleep create a sense of peace. Visitors can enjoy the tranquility, and listen to the chirping of birds and the crowing of roosters echoing through the village.

The tranquil countryside scenery along the Chay River is a sight to behold.

Sunset is also a wonderful time to cycle around the countryside at Chay Lap Farmstay. You’ll hear the laughter and conversations of locals after a tiring day of work, and the sound of school children returning home happily. Alternatively, you can cycle along the riverbank, admire the floating boats on the water, and enjoy the beauty of the sunset over the river.

Check-In at the Bridges

Don’t miss the opportunity to check-in at the two bridges across the Son River. These bridges facilitate easier movement for the locals and serve as a highlight of the village. In the past, the transportation infrastructure of Tram Me Village faced many difficulties. However, the local government supported the construction of two bridges connecting the Tram and Hoi Moc hamlets, and between Me Village and Chay. From here, you can capture photos amidst the Phong Nha jungle, documenting memorable moments in your exploration journey.

Wanderlust at its finest. Two unique suspension bridges connecting two villages in the mountains. A must-see for any adventurer.

Notes for Biking Exploration around Chay Lap Farmstay

When staying at Chay Lap Farmstay and participating in biking activities, please note the following:

+ When passing through residential areas, respect the local people, avoid causing noise, and do not litter.

+ Ensure safety while riding, especially if accompanied by young children. Do not ride too fast and be cautious when navigating hilly roads.

+ Wear comfortable, sweat-absorbing clothing while cycling.

+ Check the bike before starting. Make sure the bike is in good working condition. If any issues arise, you can switch to another bike or contact the reception for assistance.

+ Carry a small water bottle to stay hydrated while cycling.

+ If you’re unfamiliar with the routes, feel free to ask local residents for directions.

Biking to explore the countryside at Chay Lap Farmstay is an incredibly interesting and memorable experience. It’s an opportunity for you to connect with nature, learn about the culture and life of local people, and preserve unforgettable moments in your journey. So, don’t forget to take the time to experience this fantastic activity!