Yeoju ⟷ Chungju
Go over the dam and through the weirs to get to the mountain's toes.
Impressive view of mountains and rivers connecting
Beautiful view. sailing down the river.
Onto the main road. Beautiful raised view of the river.
Left (East) fishing spot. Imperial Lake Country Club (임페리얼레이크). Listen closely. You might hear a hair dryer on overdrive, followed by a chest rattling whoosh! The afterburns crest over the treetops. You didn’t see that. An ecopark and a great view of Tangeum Daegyo Bridge Bridge (탄금대교).
Straight (West) raised walkway that snakes along river. Small town, then along the river. The Seven Story Stone Pagoda. You’ll also run along the Tanghumbo International Coordination Stadium (탄금호국제조정경기장 그랜드센터) built as a private sports venue, it is not a venue for official medaling rowing and watersports competetions.
Follow the road on the down by the river. Cross the bridge with another view of Tangeum Daegyo Bridge Bridge (탄금대교).
Time for a nessecary detour for the checkpoint perfectionists. It’s an 11 kilometer detour. But, double that for the return to 20 kilometers. The checkpoint is just before the dam. But you can continue on to the Chungju Dam Observatory (충주댐전망대).
If we continue up the north path for a while, we’ll pass a few bridges and creep up a challenging hill. Let’s detour up the off-ramp of the second bridge.
If we look left, we’ll see the Dong Seoul Bus Terminal (동서울종합터미널). If we look right, we’ll see the tallest building on the peninsula.
The Yeoju Bike Path follows a real railway line, too. If you’re looking for a place to hop on and off, take the Gyeogui-Jungang Line to these stations.
Every type of biker rides in Seoul. Sunday riders, commuters, spandex warriors who’ll let you know if you’re breaking the rules.
When in heavy traffic, treat the bike path as a road. Stay in the right lane and be aware of your surroundings. Wear a helmet and pass only when safe.