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Jeju & More Routes

Explore a tropical paradise, romantic city, and more bike paths.

Jeju & More Routes sends you around Jeju Island, up to Chuncheon City, down the rest of the east coast, and on more cycling courses. Only two of these cycling courses are certification bike paths. But each provides unique and picturesque backdrops.

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← 234 km | 13 hours→
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← 70 km | 4 hours→
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Explore beaches and resorts as you circle Jeju, Korea’s island destination.

Explore beaches and resorts as you circle Jeju, Korea’s island destination.

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

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

Complete the rest of Korea’s east coast, from Yeongdeok County to Busan City.

Ride the Taehwa River through the heart of Ulsan City and onto the east coast.

Explore top MTB trails in Korea. From Gangwon’s rugged paths to Gyeonggi’s scenic routes.


Jeju & More Routes cast a wide net. It explores two certification bike paths, a cycling course at the bottom of the east coast, and more biking routes.

These bike paths encompass a diverse range of landscapes and regions.

Let’s look closer at each.

Jeju Fantasy Bicycle Path

The Jeju Fantasy Bicycle Path (234 km) circles Jeju Island (제주도; map). Known as Korea’s Hawaii, the island hangs upon Halla Mountain (Hallasan; 한라산; map), both a dormant volcano and the tallest peak in South Korea.

Start in Jeju City (제주시; map) at the top of the island. Travel west and pass beaches decorated with rocky islands bobbing offshore.

Seogwipo City (서귀포시; map) claims the southern half of Jeju Island  Adored by tourists for its natural beauty, Seogwipo’s borders hold unique cliff faces, waterfalls, and a UNESCO designated volcanic tuff cone.

The Jeju Fantasy Bike Path ends where it begins, at Yong Du Am Certification Center (용두암 인증센터; map). This last stamp sits 3.4 kilometers from Jeju International Airport (directions), the nation’s second largest airport and quickest exit off the island.

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Find all the resources you need to finish the Jeju Fantasy Bike Path below.

Bukhangang Bicycle Path

The Bukhangang Bike Path branches off from the Hangang Bike Path and Cross-Country Route just east of Seoul. It starts in Namyangju City (남양주시; map), heads up the North Han River (북한강; Bukhangang; map), and finishes in Chuncheon City (춘천; map), the capital of Gangwon Province (강원도; map).

Like the Bike Seoul to Yeoju section of the Hangang Bike Path, the Bukhangang Bike Path follows a decommissioned rail line. This helps riders avoid major hills and decorates the course with a few retired train tunnels.

Also dotted along the route find waterside parks, a railbike, delicious cuisine, and museums and theme parks.

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Below, find all the resources you need to complete the Bukhangang Bike Path.

East Coast Route (Part 2)

The East Coast Route covers the top two-thirds of South Korea’s East Coast. The southernmost certification center (stamp booth) sits in Yeongdeok County (영덕군; map), North Gyeongsang Province (경상북도; map).

However, planners installed enough biking infrastructure to allow adventurous cyclists to ride clear down to Busan City (부산시; map) on the bottom of Korea’s east coast.

East Coast Route (Part 2) will help you finish the east coast journey. It explores the highlights and difficulties in completing the route.

Explore Pohang’s ocean sunrise grasping hand. Ulsan’s dragon back park. Busan’s mega-beach. And more.

Taehwagang Bicycle Path

The Taehwa River (태화강; Taehwagang; map) and the parallel Taehwagang Bicycle Path cut through the center of Ulsan City. Though not a certification bike path, the cycling course offers a parade of highlights, including:

Learn how to get there. Discover highlights. Find out where to eat while cycling.

Bike Path Types

The bike paths on Jeju & More Routes offer a variety of cycling surfaces.

  • 35% bike paths
  • 65% coastal roads

Jeju Fantasy Bike Path and East Coast Route (Part 2) feature the most challenging bike path types. They’re filled with hills and travel on vehicle roads.

The Jeju Fantasy Bike Path travels along coastal roads. Some downtown sections include mediums that separate cars and bicycles. However, most of the cycling course runs on the narrow shoulders of roads marked with blue lines and bike decals.

Conditions on East Coast Route (Part 2) mirror the Jeju Fantasy Bike Path. In the north, the cycling course hops between a coastal highway and tiny port towns. In the south, it runs along busy seaside roads. These roads offer little separation between cars and bikes.

The Bukhangang and Taehwagang Bike Paths offer an opposite experience, using more protected bike paths.

The Bukhangang Bike Path zooms through riverside parks and along a paved over rail line. Near Chuncheon, the course uses sidewalks on rural roads.

The majority of the Taehwagang Bike Path runs on protected bike paths. The path employs a few farm access roads and country roads in the mountainous west. The eastern Dong District utilizes a mix of neighborhood streets and sidewalks.

Time & Distance

Jeju & More Routes offers two multi-day courses and two one-day trips.

Jeju Fantasy Bike Path’s length (234 kilometers, the third longest certification bike path) and 100-meter-plus hills will slow your progress.

If you’re a fit cyclist who hates breaks, you can conquer the course in under two days. However, to catch the sights and swim the beaches, budget four or five days to circle Jeju Island by bike.

At 70 kilometers, the Bukhangang Bike Path is the second shortest certification bike path. It also uses an extensive network of protected bike paths, making the cycle simple and unobstructed. A 154-meter hill in the middle may slow progress. But its grade is gradual.

Minus transportation time, a determined bike rider can complete the course in an afternoon. Focused on a grand tour? You can spend over a day completing the course.

East Coast Route (Part 2) isn’t a certification bike path. But if it were, it’d be the second longest (247 km) behind Nakdonggang Bike Path (389 km).

Why? The course only traverses the bottom third of the country’s east coast.

Many obstacles extend the route: jutting peninsulas and coastal horns; a detour into downtown Ulsan; a nuclear power plant.

Up for a fast-paced cycle? You can complete the course in two days. Want to slow things down? Visit the Japanese fishing village? Gawk at the hand grasping the sunrise? Plan to ride between three to four days.

The Taehwagang Bike Path measures only 54 kilometers long. Much of its elevation lies in the mountainous west. But the climb is gradual and won’t sap too much energy. Cyclists can complete the main course in less than a day.

How to Get There

The Jeju Fantasy Bike Path lives off the mainland. But it and the other Jeju & More cycling courses aren’t difficult to reach. You just need to use all the major forms of transportation: sea, air, and intercity buses.

Jeju Fantasy Bike Path

Need to get to Jeju Island with your bike? The island features one of Korea’s largest ferry terminals and its second largest airport, Jeju International (제주국제공항; map).

One of the busiest passenger routes in the world, the flight from Incheon and Seoul to Jeju takes 1 hour and 10 minutes. A ferry departing from Korea’s southwestern tip takes 5 hours.

Bukhangang Bicycle Path

Though buses are useful, trains are the best way to get the Bukhangang Bicycle Path.

The Gyeongchun Line (경춘선; map) employs both commuter and bike-friendly ITX trains. It connects Seoul and Chuncheon City and hugs the northern two-thirds of the bike path.

East Coast Route (Part 2)

Unlike the official East Coast Route, East Coast Route (Part 2) passes major cities, including Busan, Ulsan, and Pohang. Their intercity bus terminals give excellent access to the cycling route.

Taehwagang Bicycle Path

Ulsan Metropolitan City doesn’t have a subway or bike-friendly train station. However, its intercity bus terminals give cyclists an excellent entry point to the Taehwagang Bike Path.