The first section of the Gangwon Bike Path runs from Uljin County (울진군; map) to Donghae City (동해시; map) along the East Sea in Gangwon Province.
One caveat. There’s a gap between the Gyeongbuk and Gangwon Bike Paths, the two bike paths that make up the East Coast Route. So the first 37.2 kilometers of this 81-kilometer cycling course doesn’t run on a certification bike path.
Don’t fret. The bike infrastructure looks identical to the rest of the East Coast Route: coastal roads with hills scattered about. (Want to skip the gap? Read more here.)
The course also holds many treasures, including a photogenic standing rock, seafood rich ports, and a lighthouse and drama house.