Korean Bicycle Path Map Routes

Routes

The complete guide to the bicycle paths in Korea.

Want to explore Korea by Bike? You’re in luck. Korea maintains thousands of kilometers of bike paths. They meander along river paths, sail down rocky coastlines, and pass through historic towns.

Looking for quick jaunts? An epic tour across the country? We’ll give all the resources you need. Below find breakdowns of all the cycling paths in Korea.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Explore Jeju Island and more bike paths around Korea.

Explore Jeju Island and more bike paths around Korea.

We grouped the bicycle paths into four categories: Cross-Country, East Coast, Western, and Jeju & More.

Under each, you’ll find the official bike paths under Korea’s Bicycle Certification System (e.g. Nakdonggang, Ocheon, Bukhangang). If you ride part or all of them, you’ll earn a few awards and a dollop of cycling swagger.

Many of the official bike paths are too tough to conquer in one day. So Korea by Bike provides a city-to-city breakdown (e.g. Gangneung ⟷ Sokcho). In them, we’ll give you info about the area and highlight all the sights.

Better yet, because buses are the best way to travel with a bike in Korea, each breakdown begins and ends with an intercity bus station. This lets you hop on and off any bike path, anytime.

Looking for quick jaunts? An epic tour across the country? We’ll give all the resources you need. Below find breakdowns of all the cycling paths in Korea.

A bicycle only road sign in Korea.
Follow the Blue Lines & Signs

Look down! See a blue line on your path? Good.

Blue lines not only mark protected bike paths. They designated which country, coastal, and farmer roads allow cyclists.

Keep an eye out for blue bike signs, too. They sit at every intersection. On them, a bike icon and arrow will point you in the right direction.

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Cross-Country Route

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

The Cross-Country Route offers a diverse and rewarding ride through South Korea. Start in either Incheon (인천) in the northwest, or in Busan (부산), in the southeast.

The Stats
Start
Incheon City
(인천시)
← 633 km →
34 hours
End
Busan City
(부산시)
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Start at the edge of the Yellow Sea and follow a protected bike path into Seoul.

Easy ride down a canal.

Ride through Seoul. Chug through old train tunnels. And pass by history as you follow the Han River.

Ride through the capital city.

Climb two peaks and gaze upon quaint towns on this short, rural bike path.

Climb mountains in rural Korea.

Follow the Nakdong River around farm fields and bird sanctuaries to the beach city of Busan.

Follow Korea’s longest river.

Beginning in the north, you’ll find yourself on the edge of the Yellow Sea (황해). Follow the Han River through Seoul (서울) and into the heart of Korea.

Hop over a mountainous pass in the middle of the country and join the bike path along Nakdong River, the longest in South Korea. You’ll meander south through Daegu (대구) and into rural farmlands.

The bike path finishes as the Nakdong River spills into the East Sea (동해) at the bottom of Busan (부산), Korea’s second largest city.

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East Coast Route

A bike tour of Korea’s east coast, through ocean spray and along rocky ridges.

The East Coast Route travels up the shores of the East Sea. Start in either Yeongdeok (영덕) in the south, or in the small town of Daejin (대진) in the north.

The Stats
Start
Yeongdeok County
(영덕군)
← 343 km →
20 hours
End
Goseong County
(고성군)
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A short path by fishing villages, seascapes, and giant crab statues.

A short path by fishing villages, seascapes, and giant crab statues.

A scenic path over hills, passed beaches, through resorts, and ending at the DMZ.

A scenic path over hills, passed beaches, through resorts, and ending at the DMZ.

Beginning in the south, you’ll pass by quiet fishing villages. A challenging series of hills brings outstanding views of the rocky coastline.

In the north, you’ll follow the Romantic Road from beach to beach, wind around resort towns, and up rocky coastlines.

Rusted barbed wire and fences lead you north to the town of Daejin (대진). The final checkpoint sits outside a museum thirty kilometers from the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ).

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Western Routes

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

Four bike paths in the western parts of Korea create the Western Routes. They follow three major rivers (Geum, Yeongsan, Seomjingang) and five streams.

The Stats
Start
Goesan County
(괴산군)
← 105 km →
6 hours
End
Sejong City
(세종시)
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Start
Daejeon City
(대전시)
← 146 km →
8 hours
End
Gunsan County
(군산시)
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Start
Imsil County
(임실군)
← 149 km →
7.5 hours
End
Gwangyang City
(광양시)
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Start
Damyang County
(담양군)
← 133 km →
7 hours
End
Mokpo County
(목포시)
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Follow five streams through valleys and lush farm fields.

Follow five streams through valleys and lush farm fields.

A historic river carries you past ancient sites towards the western Yellow Sea.

A historic river carries you past ancient sites towards the western Yellow Sea.

Follow the sandy Seomjin River through green valleys to Korea’s southern coast.

Follow the sandy Seomjin River through green valleys to Korea’s southern coast.

Sail the Yeongsan River through bamboo forests and plains.

Sail the Yeongsan River through bamboo forests and plains.

The Ocheon Bicycle Path hops across five streams from the mountainous center of Korea before it slams into the Geum River.

Hugging the Geum River, the Geumgang Bicycle Path passes by historic sites and important cities. The path ends at the edge of the Yellow Sea.

Yeongsangang and Seomjingang Bicycle Paths’ crawl along two Yeongsan and Seomjin rivers and  end at the bottom of the peninsula. While the Yeongsangang path crosses one of Korea’s most culinary rich regions, the Seomjingang explores the nation’s natural wonders.

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Jeju & More Routes

Explore Korea’s Hawaii, the romantic city, and more regional bike paths.

Jeju & More Routes includes two Bike Certification paths (Jeju Fantasy and Bukhangang) another route along the east coast, and unofficial bike paths through popular cities.

The Stats
Start
Jeju City
(제주시)
← 234 km →
13 hours
End
Jeju City
(제주시)
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Start
Namyangju City
(남양주시)
← 70 km →
4 hours
End
Chuncheon City
(춘천시)
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Explore beaches and resorts as you circle Jeju, Korea’s island destination.

Explore Korea’s Hawaii.

Follow the North Han River through valleys to Chuncheon, Korea’s romantic city.

Ride Korea’s romantic city.

These bike paths encompass a diverse range of landscapes and regions. The Jeju Fantasy bike path circles Korea’s largest island.

The Bukhangang path splits from the Cross-Country Route and follows the North Han River to Chuncheon (춘천), Korea’s romantic city.

More Bike Paths explores bike routes not a part of the certification system. You’ll complete the east coast journey and discover local bike paths in popular cities, like Seoul and Gyeongju (경주).