Bike tours in South Korea


The Korean peninsula has been divided between north and south for over 60 years. In land size North Korea is slightly larger but has only half the 50m population of the South, which also has the lions's share of infrastructure and development. This means that cycle touring is really only in the South, although it is now possible to tour in North Korea as well.
 
South Korea, while densely populated, is highly urbanised with many large cities. The big advantage of this is that the countryside is relatively quiet and peaceful - at least away from the many busy highway corridors. Fortunately most of the time on your bike tour you're not even aware of these.
 
Over the past five years a huge amount has been invested in cycling infrastructure around the country - particularly outside the cities. This is not very well known by the rest of the world but that is changing and future years are likely to see a big increase in cycle tourism. The vast majority of this was in the Four Rivers Project completed in 2011.

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Seomjin River

2 Day(s)
147 km
Self-guided

This course is a staff favorite. We all agree this is one of the most beautiful stretches of bike path in all of South Korea. This stretch of road has been used in Korean films and features a railroad tunnel that has been converted for bicycle use. T ...

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Yeongsang River

2 Day(s)
130 km
Self-guided

Starting near Damyang this course takes you from metasequoia lined roads through the bustling city of Gwangju. After Gwangju is the halfway point of Naju where you'll find motels and interesting local delicacies. The remainder of the course has y ...

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4 Rivers Seoul - Busan

7 Day(s)
609 km
Self-guided

The ultimate bicycling tour in South Korea. Korea is a rather compact country. Therefore, food, accomodations, and entertainment will always be within arm's reach. This course features a mixed terrain consisting of about 85% bike paths. Sample th ...

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Seoul - Namhansanseong Loop

3 Hour(s)
Moderate
69 km
Hosted

This ride will start off in Seoul, and quickly joins the Han River bike path. It heads south along the Tancheon bike path, and then leaves the bike path as it heads towards the main climb of the ride. The climb is about a 3 km Cat 3 climb. If the sky ...

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Seoul and Jeju

10 Day(s)

This tour focuses on the two most action packed areas of Korea, Seoul and Jeju Island. We start the tour featuring the highlights of our tours in the Seoul area. We include the DMZ tour, which will give you a chance to sneak a peak of the mysterious ...

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STB (Seoul to Busan) Bike Tour

7 Day(s)
Adv-Challenging
640 km
Guided

There are four big rivers in South Korea, and those big rivers represent each Province in South Korea.Han River represents Seoul and Gyeonggi Province, South Han River represents Gangwon Province and Chungcheong Province, Nakdong River represents Gye ...

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Dong River & Jeongsun

3 Day(s)
Mod-Advanced
Guided

There are a couple of cities surrounded beautiful rivers in Gangwon Province, Korea. They are Youngwol, Jeongsun, and Danyang. And especially Youngwol and Jeongsun are more special because you can discover Dong River, and also Sogeumgang by bike. Don ...

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Seoul Day Bike Tour

1 Day(s)
Guided

Experience a full day of Seoul sightseeing on this combination bike and walking tour with a local guide. Biking for a total of two hours, pedal past Deoksu Palace, Seoul City Hall and Hangang Park, and make stops to visit the Seoul Museum of History, ...

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Sojourn to the South Sea

14 Day(s)
700 km
Guided

Visit agricultural communities, Buddhist temples and fishing villages to gain a better understanding the lifestyles, history, culture and economics of the people of southern Korea. Day-to-day, on a ongoing basis, throughout the program there will be ...

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Ancient Korea

10 Day(s)
Easy-Moderate
357 km
avg 60 Km
Guided

South Korea - The Land of the Morning Calm - is steeped in contradictions and traditions. Craggy mountain ranges slope down to pristine beaches and bustling cosmopolitan cities are surrounded by serene farmland. Elements of Confucianism, practiced fo ...

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