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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Korea & Jeju Island Adventure

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8 Day(s)
Easy/Moderate
361 Km
avg 60 Km
Guided

From the volcanic landscapes and stunning coastal routes of Jeju Island, through the picture-perfect rural countryside of the southern peninsula connecting remote villages, this friendly and fascinating county will thrill all levels of cyclist.
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Land of Morning Calm

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10 Day(s)
Moderate
645 Km
avg 108 Km
Escorted

Departing Seoul we’ll cycle past the ancient city walls as we begin our ride southwards. For the first days we will cycle along the 4 Rivers Bicycle Trail. A network of paths created just for bikes, and a gentle way to get you accustomed to our ...

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Journey to the East

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46 Day(s)
Moderate
2685 Km
avg 93 Km
Escorted

While Korea and Japan are close neighbors, their lands and cultures are completely their own, and cycling across these countries one after the other gives an opportunity to experience them both in all their contrasts, and surprising similarities. Bot ...

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DMZ Bike Tour

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3 Hour(s)
17 Km
Guided

Korea is home to an area unique and famous all over the world. That area is the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone), dividing the Korean peninsula into two nations along the ceasefire line, which has a 4km width, extending 2km into each country according to the ...

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Seoul - Namhansanseong Loop

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3 Hour(s)
Moderate
69 Km
Escorted

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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STB (Seoul to Busan) Bike Tour

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7 Day(s)
Advanced
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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Central Cultural Heartland

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14 Day(s)
800 Km
Guided

Visit agricultural communities, Buddhist temples and cultural and historic sites 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 th ...

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Exploring Eastern Korea

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14 Day(s)
800 Km

This route has the most topography (ups and downs), beautiful long stretches of forests, narrow mountain river canyons, rugged coastlines and grand vistas.Travel from the former capital of the Choson Dynasty to the former capital of the Silla Dynasty ...

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National Cycleway System / Four Rivers

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14 Day(s)
Easy/Moderate

A relatively flat route. Eye candy at every turn; every market, village, farm, forest, and coastline is worthy of a dozen pictures. Visit temples, agricultural communities, and cultural and historic sites to gain a better understanding the lifestyles ...

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Blue Ocean Bike Trip

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2 Day(s)
Moderate
240 Miles
Guided

Blue Ocean Bike Path used to be a small car road to carry minerals of mountain area, Gangwon Province to Busan harbor, and this was built right next to blue ocean, East Sea of South Korea.In 1980~2000 Korean couples used to drive that road for date a ...

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