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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 food, transportation, and more.

Whether you’re a casual rider or touring pro, I hope my website’s tips and guides help you stay safe and get the most out of your cycling experience in Korea.

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The Author

Hi. I’m Thomas. I moved from Charlotte, North Carolina to South Korea in 2015. Since then, I married, had kids, and settled down in Ulsan.

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

I’ve explored much of South Korea on a bicycle. Through rain, snow, and yellow dust, I took thousands of photos and collected countless memories.

Korea by Bike lets me turn my experiences into useful tools that help you get the most out of biking in Korea.

Happy cycling!

Thomas
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Thomas McComb
Writer / Photographer

Resources

Find additional resources for your biking trips in South Korea below.

Created by the Korean Ministry of the Interior, Bicycle Happy Sharing (자전거 행복 나눔) is one of two official bike certification websites. Unlike the Rivers Guide, it details all the national bike paths in Korea.

The website offers 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) will help you squeeze more tidbits from the website.

K-Water, a public water management corporation, runs the Rivers Guide website, the second official bike certification website.

The site provides tons of info about biking in Korea, including certification, bike rental, repair shops, accommodations, and bike path updates.

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

Again, the Korean-language section holds loads more info than the English-language pages. Use Google Translate (Google Play; App Store) or Papago (Google Play; App Store).

Visit Korea is South Korea’s official tourism website. It’s the best overall resource for domestic and international travelers to learn where to go, eat and sleep while exploring the peninsula.

You’ll also find a handy interactive map. With it discover unique and popular attractions.

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

The website namu.wiki is Korea’s most popular user-generated online encyclopedia. More popular than Korean Wikipedia.

Namu.wiki is an invaluable resource. You can learn about less documented aspects of Korea. The certification bike path page provides useful info about the cycling routes.

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

Kojects is an English-language site that focuses on transportation and infrastructure. It’s a great resource to learn about trains, planes, buses, and ferries.

The website regularly updates with new transportation developments and has pages for every major city in Korea.

Living in Korea is a great guide for… living in Korea. It’ll guide you through the ins and outs of staying in the country long term. From washing clothes to banking to taking out the trash, you won’t find another website with this level of detail.

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