A picture of a bike and small island near the city of Sokcho in Korea.

Why Korea by Bike?

What is the best way to see South Korea? By car? No parking. By train? Too isolated. By bike? Now we’re talking. Open air. Go at your own pace. Watch, smell, feel the landscape changing.

South Korea provides you with a unique opportunity. Fifty-million people live in a nation the size of Indiana. Such a strong tax base allowed the government to create a network of bike paths.

How much bike path? A thousand-plus kilometers, traveling north, south, east, west.

Whether you’re looking for an afternoon excursion or a week-long adventure, Korea by Bike is your guide take advantage of this modern marvel. We’ll show you rocky coastlines, bamboo forests, and mountaintop views.

Let’s start pedaling!

Routes

From Seoul (서울) to Busan (부산). From rocky coasts to bamboo forests, we'll breakdown the major bike paths in Korea.

Tips!

Where do I sleep? What do I eat? How do I get to and from the bike paths? We'll explain this and more.

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Certification

Certification? Bike Passport? Stamp booth? What? In this section, we'll explain Korea's countrywide Certification System.

Korea by Bike gives you city-to-city breakdowns of the bike paths in South Korea. We detail the sights to see in the thousand-plus kilometers of path. You’ll cross four rivers, traverse a few mountains, and feel the ocean spray along the east coast. 

Cross-Country

Ride through the heartland of Korea, from Incheon to Busan.

East Coast

Discover beaches and crashing waves on Korea's east coast.

Western

Find bamboo forests and quaint towns in the west of Korea.

Jeju & More

Explore Jeju Island and many more bike paths around Korea.

Tips! helps with all the necessities of traveling by bike. Where do I eat? Where do I lay my head? When should I ride? We’ll give you all the options and make suggestions. Look no further.

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Bike & Prep

A guide to packing and preparing your bike for your day(s) of riding.

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Room & Board

Where to eat and sleep after a long day of riding.

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Transportation

All the information you need to get to and from the bike paths.

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Climate & Safety

An explanation of the best times to ride and tips to keep you safe.

Certification

Korea’s Ministry of Interior wants to play a game with you. What game? How about a country-wide treasure hunt?

  • Step 1: Buy a Bike Passport.
  • Step 2: Find red stamp booths on the bike paths.
  • Step 3: Stamp your Bike Passport.

After you complete each route, you can get a spiffy certificate of completion. If you complete all the routes, buy yourself an Olympic style medal to make your friends jealous.

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Guide

A guide to the bike certification system. Find out how to buy and fill up Bike Passport.

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Checkpoints

A complete list of checkpoints (red stamp booths). You find their locations and more.

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Passport App

A guide to using the mobile Bike Passport app to make sure you get all those checkpoints.

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Maps!

A gallery of maps for each bike route, including checkpoints and bike paths.

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