Cycle around Korea
Bicycle paths are well maintained throughout the country. Each city is well equipped with public bicycles, so there is no problem enjoying riding a bicycle. Although rental charges vary slightly depending on regions, public bicycles can be easily used at an affordable price of around KRW 1,000 per hour. A number of cities operate public bicycles under different names: Ttareungi in Seoul, Fifteen in Goyang, Gyeonggi-do, Tashu in Daejeon, and Eoulling in Sejong.
Where to go?
The Hangang Bike Path is a typical riding route, stretching almost along the riverside of the Hangang River in Seoul. Starting from Nanji Hangang Park (Nanji Camping Site), this path is the longest riding route that runs through Mapo Bridge, Banpo Bridge, and Seoul Forest to Gwangjin Bridge. It is loved by many Seoul citizens and tourists because it connects Seoul to satellite cities and is also located adjacent to Hangang Park.
Thanks to the recent “Newtro” craze, the riding path within the Gyeongchun Line Forest Park is drawing attention from young people. This park was once an unused railway line, but through a major restoration project, the sections of the Gyeongchun Railway and all 12 of the original bridges have been restored. A wellpaved bicycle path stretches out along the railway.
The Bukhangang Bike Path connecting Seoul to Chuncheon passes through beautiful lakes and mountains such as Cheongpyeong Lake and Uiam Lake. Cyclists can enjoy beautiful landscapes while cycling comfortably.
Gyeongin Ara Waterway is the first canal in South Korea connecting the Hangang River to the waters off Incheon. The bike paths on both sides of the waterway are connected to the Hangang Bike Path, which allows cyclists to ride their bikes from Seoul to the West Sea.