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Gangwon
Bicycle Path

Ride Korea’s east coast resorts and crash into the DMZ.

Seaside cafés? Beaches? No time to relax. Gotta conquer those bike roads.

The Gangwon Bicycle Path (동해안자전거길 (강원)) follows Gangwon Province (강원도) shoreline on Korea’s East Coast.

The second longest certification bike path passes resort cities, blows past barbed wire and lookout bunkers, and explores beaches before finishing near the demilitarized North Korean border.

The Stats
Start
Uljin County
(울진군)
← 242 km →
16.5 hours
End
Goseong County
(고성군)
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Checkpoints (12)
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Directions
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Highlights

City-to-City Path Breakdown

Sail past a fishing village towards twin resort and port cities.

Discover a mountaintop ship hotel and crowded beaches.

Hop from one tourist town to another and find ports, beaches, and cuisine between.

Ride the final stretch of the east coast and end near the DMZ.

Bike Path Overview

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The Course

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Municipalities

Here is a complete list of the provinces and municipalities along the Saejae Bicycle Path.

Elevation

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Bike Path Types

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Certification

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Certification Centers

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A picture of the Haengchon Crossroads Certification Center on the Ocheon Bicycle Path in Yeonpung Town, South Korea.
Lying on the Saejae Bike Path, the Haengchon Crossroads Certification Center marks the start of the Ocheon Bicycle Path in Yeonpung Town.

Gangwon Province Coast

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The eastern view from Ihwa Pass in Mungyeong City, South Korea.
Locals refer to the Ihwa Pass as Mungyeong Saejae because it's proximity to the historic mountain pass.

Highlights

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Chungju Light World (충주라이트월드) glows nightly near Tangeumdae Park (탄금대) in Chungju.
Chungju Light World (충주라이트월드) glows nightly near Tangeumdae Park (탄금대) in Chungju.

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How To Get There

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Intercity Bus

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Pop your bike in the luggage compartment and hop on board the intercity bus.

The Start

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The End

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Saejae Bus Terminals

Trains

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A picture of a mugunghwa train arriving at a station in South Korea.
Though limited and require reservations, trains offer an alternative way to get you and your bike to Korea's bike paths.

Train Trials

Want to ride a train with your full-size bike (MTB, road, hybrid)? You’ll need to book a ticket that includes a bike cradle.

How? Download the Korail app or search their website. Find one of the select trains with bicycle seats and purchase it in advance.

Read our guide to the app here and check bike-friendly train timetables here.

  • Booking online or by using the app requires an ARC number or a kind Korean friend.
  • All bicycle tickets come with a seat for the human and a cradle for the bike in an adjoining train car. 
  • All trains accept folding bicycles. No special ticket. Just compact and stuff it in the luggage compartment.

Gyeongbuk Line

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