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Everything you want to know about Korea by Bike.

Korea by Bike endeavors to be the most comprehensive resource for biking in Korea. You’ll find detailed breakdowns of all the major bike paths and practical info about culture, food, and transportation.

Whether you’re a casual rider or touring pro, we hope our tools ensure your safety and enhance your experience in Korea.


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Hi. I’m Thomas. I moved to South Korea in 2015. Since then, I married, had kids, and settled down in Ulsan, where they build all the Hyundai cars.

I teach during business hours. Afterwards, I ride, write, and take photos.

Before becoming a teacher, I studied creative writing. I also shimmied around the edges of the movie business and completed a few freelance videography jobs.

I’ve explored much of Korea by Bike. Through rain, snow, and yellow dust, I took thousands of photos and collected memories.

Korea by Bike lets me turn my experiences into something useful. I hope the site helps you get the most out of biking in Korea.

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Thomas McComb
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Here are additional resources for your biking trips in South Korea.

Created by the Korean Ministry of the Interior, Bicycle Happy Sharing is the official bike certification website. Unlike the Rivers Guide, it details all the national bike paths in Korea.

You’ll discover info about bike routes, certification, safety, and more.

The English language site is less featured than the Korean section. Google Translate (Google Play; App Store) or Papago (Google Play; App Store) can help you translate.

K-Water and the Ministry of the Interior in Korea run the Rivers Guide website.

You’ll find tons of info about biking in Korea, including certification, bike rental, repair shops, accommodations, and even a blog with posts by bikers.

The material on Rivers Guide and Bicycle Happy Sharing overlap. However, Rivers Guide only profiles bike paths along rivers. You won’t find info on the East Coast, Jeju Fantasy, or Ocheon bike paths

You’ll find more on the Korean language site. Use Google Translate (Google Play; App Store) or Papago (Google Play; App Store).

Visit Korea is the official tourism website of Korea. It’s the best overall resource for non-Korean speakers to learn where to go, eat and sleep while visiting.

You’ll also find a handy interactive map. It helps discover popular and interesting attractions in your area.

From German to Vietnamese to Spanish, Visit Korea also provides the most comprehensive selection of languages.

The website namu.wiki is the most popular user-generated online encyclopedia in Korea. It’s even more popular than the Korean language section of Wikipedia.

Namu.wiki is an invaluable resource. You can learn about less documented aspects of Korea. In particular, the page about biking provides detailed breakdowns of each bike path.

The catch? It’s all in Korea. Google Translate (Google Play; App Store) or Papago (Google Play; App Store).

Kojects is an English language site that focuses on transportation and infrastructure. They’re a great resource to learn about trains, plains, buses, and even ferries.

Better yet, the website updates with the latest developments and has pages for every major city in Korea.

Living in Korea is a great guide for … living in Korea. Some pages are still underdevelopment, but they guide you through the ins and outs of everyday activities.

From washing clothes to banking to taking out the trash, you won’t find another English language site with this level of detail.


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