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Tips!

Tips and all the logistics of touring Korea by bike.

You've got questions.

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Take the time to explore our Tips! We’ll not only give you info about where to stay, eat, and Korea’s climate. We’ll also provide you with important info about Korea and its culture.

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A rundown of Korea’s four distinct seasons.

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How to get to Korea’s bike paths with your bike.

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Where to sleep while biking in Korea.

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A menu of popular Korean dishes and more.

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All about bikes, from bike types to preparing for a long trip.

How to stay safe while exploring Korea by bike.

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Climate

A guide to Korea’s climate, from cherry blossoms to autumn leaves.

Do you like wet bike rides? How about snowy ones? Yes! You’re in the right place. We’ll peer inside Korea’s climate, season by season. You’ll learn about monsoons, yellow dust, and cherry blossoms.

Oh! Sorry, you don’t like rainy rides. We’ll give you tips to avoid that, too.

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All about Korea’s winters. We’ll let you know where you can find and avoid the cold white stuff.

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Discover canopies of white cherry blossoms and how to avoid pollution.

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Korean summers bring the rain and the heat. Learn what to expect and avoid the storms.

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Fall brings bright leaves and mellow weather, making it ideal for all cycling trips.

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Transport

How to get you and your bike to and from the bicycle paths in Korea.

Traveling is an easy equation. Stress plus the unexpected equals your typical trip. Now, multiply that with a foreign country and the need to carry around a large, greasy contraption (bike).

I know. I couldn’t get past trigonometry, too. Don’t worry! We have the answer sheet.

Check out our guide to moving around Korea with your bike. We’ll lay out your options. Tell you some dos and don’ts. We guarantee a passing grade!

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A quick guide to intercity and express buses, from buying tickets to boarding.

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Info about Korea’s five subway systems, including how to board with a bike.

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A guide to Korea’s trains, including those that allow bicycles aboard.

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Sleep

Where to sleep while biking in Korea.

What’s the most scarce resource today? Gold? Saffron? How about sleep? Everyone wants more, but they don’t know how to get it.

From camping to love motels and everything between, we give you the rundown on where to lay your head after a long day cycling.

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A quick guide to intercity and express buses, from buying tickets to boarding.

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A rundown of Korea's other sleeping quarters, from hanoks (한옥) to saunas.

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Tips and rules for bikepackers planning to camp along Korea's bike paths.

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Eat

Where to eat while biking in Korea.

Hungry? A few thousand miles of bike path will do that. Check out our guide to dining out while biking in Korea. We’ll tell you Korea’s specials, from Korean barbecue to meat on a stick.

You’ll also learn some basic dining etiquette. Let’s chow down!

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Learn about traditional Korean meals and how to eat them.

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Learn about quick domestic and foreign dishes, from black to spicy noodles.

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Longing for home? See which western-style restaurants Korea offers.

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A guide to the 24/7, 365 oasis of sugary and salty delights.

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Bikes

Choosing, fixing, and packing a bike for every Korean cycling adventure.

Don’t know what kind of bike you should ride? Worried about breaking down? We’re here to help!

We’ll explore the pros and cons of different bikes, recommend what to pack for long trips, and give you helpful mechanic trips to prepare and fix minor disasters.

Check out our guide to short- and long-term bike rental in Korea.

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Short- and long-term options to rent a bicycle in Korea.

A list of gear to pack, including simple tools and safety equipment.

How to prepare your bike for comfort, durability, and safety.

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Some easy-to-learn fixes for common bike breakdowns.

Safety

How to stay safe when bicycling across South Korea.

Riding a bike is a dangerous cocktail. Add two parts unaware-pedestrian, one part downhill rum, and a dash of vehicular vermouth. You got yourself a danger-tini.

We’ll help you sober up. Our safety pages provide vital information about the rules of Korea’s roads, some tips about drivers, and Korea’s emergency numbers.

Stay safe!

A guide to Korea’s bicycle laws and information about Korea’s roads.

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A list and descriptions of Korea’s emergency service numbers.

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Embassy contact information for English-speaking nations in South Korea.