Korea by Bike

Korea by Bike Title
A guide to riding a bike in South Korea.
A picture of a bike and small island near the city of Sokcho in Korea.

How do you want to experience Korea?

On the bike, you can smell the air. Go at your own pace. Watch the streams turn to rivers, hills to mountains.

We break down all of the bicycle certification routes in Korea. We’ll point out and explain all the major landmarks along the way.

Check out our Tips! sections to gain insight into where to sleep, what to eat, and much more while riding in Korea.

Our Certification Guide can tells you how to buy a bike passport and got of the gold! 

Discover the bike paths in Korea.

From Seoul (서울) to Busan (부산), down four major rivers and along rocky coasts, you’ll find detailed breakdowns of all the bike paths in Korea.

Tips for exploring Korea by bike.

Where do I eat and sleep? How can I get around? What should I know about Korea? We’ll explain this and more.

Korea’s countrywide Bike Certification System.

Certification? Bike Passport? Stamp booth? What? Learn about Korea’s countrywide Bike Certification System.

Routes

Korea by Bike details all the major bike paths in Korea. You’ll follow the four major rivers, traverse a few mountains, and feel the ocean spray along the east coast.

If you read our city-to-city breakdowns, you won’t worry about missing anything. We list all the major sights and give you valuable context, so you know what you’re riding passed.

Ride through the heartland of Korea, from Incheon to Busan.

Find rocky coastlines and beaches on Korea’s east coast.

Find historic towns along western Korea’s rivers and plains.

Explore Jeju Island and more bike paths around Korea.

Tips!

Tips! helps with all the necessities of traveling by bike. Where do I eat? Where do I lay my head? When should I ride? We’ll give you all the options and make suggestions. Look no further.

Eat

A menu of popular Korean and non-Korean dishes.

Where to sleep while biking in Korea.

How to get to Korea’s bike paths with your bike.

A rundown of Korea’s four distinct seasons.

How to stay safe while exploring Korea by bike.

All about bikes, from bike types to preparing for a long trip.

All about bikes, from bike types to preparing for a long trip.

Certification

Korea wants to play a game. What game? A country-wide treasure hunt.

    1. Buy a Bike Passport.
    2. Find red stamp booths along Korea’s bike paths.
    3. Stamp your Bike Passport.

Collect all the stamps along a bike path and get a spiffy certificate of completion. Complete a course and buy yourself an Olympic style medal to make your friends jealous.

Learn Korea’s Bike Certification System.

An in-depth look at the Certification System and Bike Certification Passport.

Complete list of checkpoints.

The complete list of certification centers (red stamp booths) for your Bike Certification Passport.

Bike Path Maps in Korea.

Maps detailing the locations of each Bike Certification Passport checkpoint.

Guide to Korea’s Bike Passport App.

A guide to downloading and using your Bike Certification Passport app on your smartphone.