Western Routes

Western Routes

The Stats

  • Start/End (Ocheon/Geumgang) – Haengchon (행촌), Gunsan (군산)
  • Start/End (Seomjingang) – Gangjin (강진), Gwangyang (광양)
  • Start/End (Yeongsangang) – Damyang (담양), Mokpo (목포)
  • Length – 527.0 km (236 m peak)
  • Est. Time – 27 hr 25 min (5 to 10 days)
  • Certification Booths – 26
  • Difficulty – 🚲🚲🚲🚲

Ocheon

An elevation graph of the Ocheon Bike Path.
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Seomjingang

An elevation graph of the Geumgang Bike Path.
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Geumgang

An elevation graph of the Seomjingang Bike Path.
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Yeongsangang

An elevation graph of the Yeongsangang Bike Path.
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Western Route

527.0 km

27 hrs 25 min

Route Info

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The Western Routes is a collections of four different certification paths on the western side of Korea.

The Ocheon Bike Path and Geumgang Bike Path flow westward from the Saejae Bike Path path.

The Ocheon and Geumgang paths touch. But, their start and end points don’t match up.  The Geumgang Path ends in the city of Gunsan, at the Yellow Sea.

To start the Ocheon Bike Path from the east, start at the town of Hapcheon. You’ll find the nearest bus stations in either Suanbo of Mungyeong.

The Seomjingang and Yeongsangang Bike Paths end (or start) at the bottom of the peninsula. In the north, twenty kilometers separate their paths.

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The Ocheon Bike Path is the shortest (101.8 km). East-to-west, a mountain and gravity aids your ride. A casual biker could finish the course in a day and a half.

If you approach the path from the west, you’ll be climbing. Budget two days.

Geumgang is the longest of the western paths (134.4 km). Similar to the Ocheon path, gravity speeds you west towards the Yellow Sea. Two days of easy riding will complete the course.

If you approach from the east, a quicker pace will finish in two days. An easy-going ride might bring you to just over a two days.

The Seomjingang (142.8 km) and Yeongsangang (134.4 km) each follow rivers over flat terrain. For sightseeing, expect to ride at least two days. Bringing your A-game, you can conquer the paths in a day and a half.

Ocheon

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Geumgang

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Seomjingang

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Yeongsangang

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Western Routes Checkpoints

Complete list of Certification Checkpoints along the Western Routes.

Western Routes Bus Terminals

Complete list of major bus terminals along the Western Routes.

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