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Cycling Tour South Korea

Guided cycling Tour South Korea. DATES FOR 2020 ARE NOT AVAILABLE YET
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Guided cycling Tour South Korea

Immerse the charm of South Korea on your bike! The Korean government created over more than 3000 km of new bike paths the last years. These days South Korea’s bike paths are among the best in the world. You’ll cycle through spectacular and quite countryside roads on perfect paved bike paths and completely separated from the main roads. This great Cycling Tour in South Korea includes unique features and highlights including entrances to museums and temples. Your start will be in the capital of Korea Seoul. The Olympic city of 1988 is the perfect location to get accustomed with the Korean history and culture. Visit the Namsan Tower, the Seodaemun Prison history museum or get a glimpse of the Buckon Hanok-Village. Seoul is an ideal starting point to go out cycling and discovering the perfectly paved bike paths along the Han River.

You cycle through Yeouido Park: a large recreational park located on Yeouido Island in the central part of Seoul. The bike path along the Han River brings you up to the waterways and it’s full of excitement in all seasons. All roads are perfectly paved and the exclusive bike paths leading you all the way along the Han River, the major river of South Korea. Some cities are on the route, but be a welcome change after many hours of riding through quiet rural landscapes. You’ll pass and visit cities like Chungju, Yeoju, or Yangpyeong. The bike trail along the river passes in close distance of Mungyeong and Yeongcheon. You’ll cycle through old charming villages surrounded by the impressive natural wonders of South Korea. Following the trails along the South Han River waters are unique opportunity for all lovers of two wheels. South Korea is a paradise for adventurous cyclists!

Get in touch with the friendly Koreans and jump on your bike!

  • Visit the old ancient Silleuksa/Sujongsa tempels
  • Immerse the rich Korean culture and don’t miss the Korean “Art Culinaire”
  • Cycle the best bike paths in the world in charming South Korea
  • Immerse spectacular landscapes & discover Andong Village
  • Ride form Seoul all the way along the Han River to Andong through beautiful typical countryside villages
  • The cosmopolitan Olympic city and capital of South Korea, Seoul
  • Perfectly paved bike trails along the River
Day 1
Check in
The capital of South Korea will be your starting point for the upcoming week. Airport Pick up on request (Gimpo Airport, Incheon Airport) during the whole day. For those who'll arrive early morning: Check in at the hotel, meeting with the guide reception of the bikes. At 15.00 start of Seoul City tour. Overnight in 3 star hotel.
Day 2
Seoul to Namyangju
Your first cycling day in South Korea starts on the banks of the mighty Han River. The Han River is the major river in South Korea. On both sides of the river are perfectly paved bicycle paths. In 2011 people voted the river as the most scenic location in Seoul. That’s why you cycle through Yeouido Park. The park is a large recreational area located on Yeouido Island in the central part of Seoul. You’ll visit Dasan Heritage site in the afternoon.
Day 3
Namyangju to Chuncheon
After breakfast you jump on your bicycle for another beautiful cycling day in South Korea. On your way along the river you will stop and visit some places before you arrive at your final destination:Chuncheon. Here you have an overnight and dinner. Lunch included. Distance 71km. The city of Chuncheon is very popoular for its Dakgalbi steet; a street mushroomed with many restaurants that specialized in Dakgalbi. This typical Korean Dakgalbi is a South Korean dish featuring delicious chicken cubes with vegetables and topped off with a spicy Gochujang sauce.
Day 4
Chuncheon to Yeoju
After indulging your breakfast you leave for Chuncheon Station. Here you take the suburb train to Daeseongli Station. In front of Daeseongli Station you jump on your bike again for another nice ride along the river. Sometimes you will meet fellow cyclists doing the same routes. The bike trails are wide and mostly flat along Korea’s magnificent Han River, although there are some hilly sections particularly in the central regions of the country. But don’t you all love a bit of variety on the tours!
Day 5
Yeoju to Chungju to Sangju
Directly after lunch you will visit the famous Silleuska temple and continue your way one the bike path along the Han River. Water is the single most important requirement for cyclists out on the road. Fortunately this is provided free (and often chilled) at numerous locations such as cafés and service stations. At the end of today’s ride you take the shuttle bus from Chungje to Sangju city.
Day 6
Sangju to Andong Folk village
Today’s program includes many highlights. You start early morning with a visit to the Bicycle museum, a few kilometres outside Sangju. After the museum you will have a short stop at the Confucian school before continuing your bike ride along the Nakdong river. Late in the afternoon you arrive at Andong folk village. Here you stay in Andong village “The Capital of Korean Culture”. Andong's international claim to fame comes from having been visited by Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain. So the story goes, the Queen asked to be taken to the most Korean place in Korea. She got taken to Andong!
Day 7
(Rest day) Andong Hahoe village and Andong Hot Springs
Today will be a relaxing day! First you taste a typical Korean Breakfast at 09.00 before you visit the Andong Mask museum. Round noon you take the public bus to Andong Hot Spring. Enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the natural Hot springs in Andong village. This feels like heaven! Dinner will be provided. overnight in a typical Hanok.
Day 8
Andong Folk village to Andong Express Bus Terminal
In the morning you indulge a very nice Korean breakfast At Andong Bus terminal station you will take the express bus back to Seoul. Back in Seoul take a refreshing shower before you finalize your cycling trip. Your farewell dinner will be in one of Seoul's top class Korean BBQ Restaurant: Overnight in three star hotel in Seoul.
Day 9
Departure day
Time to say goodbye. Drop off to the airport during the whole day (on request). A good flight back home or else a pleasant stay in South Korea.

Airport

  • The most important gateway to/from Seoul is the international airport Incheon. The airport is one of the biggest airports in the world and currently among the 6 busiest airports in Asia. Incheon airport is one of the most important hubs to all kind of destinations in Asia. There are many flights to/ from Europe.
  • The other airport is the older Gimpo International airport that mostly serves domestic flights and shuttle flights to many airports in China, Japan and Taiwan.

Trains

  • You can reach Seoul city by train. There are regular trains which stops at all stations before arriving Seoul main railway station. The train ride takes 55 minutes. The Non-Stop Express train takes 45minutes Another option is the bus.

Busses

  • The bus ride takes you in one and a half hour to downtown Seoul. In front of the arrival hall you can find the bus stop. Airport buses run from Incheon International Airport to most parts of Seoul. Tickets may be purchased at the ticket booths just outside the terminal.



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  • Bicycle and 1 helmet per person
  • English speaking guide(s) for 8 days
  • Shuttle transportation for bikes, suitcases and travellers
  • Entry tickets for the museum parks and other places to visit
  • 8 nights’ accommodation in hotels/Hannok
  • 8 Breakfasts
  • 5 Lunches
  • 7 Dinners
  • Daily bike maps & route sheets
  • Extra activities see Itinerary
  • Subway, train and bus transfers
  • Support van with 3 seats for emergency participants & luggage
  • Insurance
  • Airport pick up € 50
  • Airport drop off € 50
  • Single supplement € 350
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