People Cycling Rides

South Korea - Land of the Morning Calm.

This is a Approved Ride
Moderate
Ride Info
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Ride Leader
Thomas Ryan
Tour Dates
4/3/2022–4/17/2022
Start Location
Seoul, South Korea
End Location
Jeju, South Korea
Cost (est.)
$5450 (USD + $150.00 ride fee)
Deposit
$1635 (USD
Payment Due
2/3/2022
Tour Company
WeAdventure
Avg. Distance
42 mi / 68 km
Avg. Elevation
1604 ft / 489 m
Ride Description

General Information

The Republic of Korea, better known as South Korea, is famed for perfectly blending the ancient and modern, seamlessly adopting the new without forgetting ancient ways. Known in Asia as the ‘Land of Morning Calm,’ South Korea's geography, deep rooted culture, world class cuisine and modern infrastructure of bike lanes makes it a treat for bicycle travel.

Our adventure begins on Sunday 3rd April 2022, at the Kensington Hotel in Seoul (ICN). It takes place over 15 days and 14 Nights in the most popular month to visit, and around the start of cherry blossom season.  Our journey travels almost exclusively on bike paths, and focuses on Ancient Korea, but framed within its modern setting.  From skyscrapers, and trendy art districts in the backstreets of Seoul, to quiet countryside villages and Imperial tombs from centuries long dynasties. Our Journey ends on the Island of Jeju (CJU) on Sunday 17th April.  The international airport at Jeju offers many international options for return flights.

We bike the length and breadth of the country, on pristine and mostly flat bike tracks, with our bike lane passports filling up with provincial stamps.  Delving deeply into the region’s culture, we sample traditional countryside life, stay in a sprawling traditional house and soak in mineral rich hot springs, another of South Korea’s natural treasures.  Well… (Join People Cycling to read more)

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Easy
Easy rides are under 30mi/48km in average distance and 1600ft/500m in average elevation
Moderate
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Difficult
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Challenging
Anything over the Difficult rating

NOTE: This is not a strict guideline. There could be rides that have a day or two where the average elevation or distance exceeds the values given above. These anomalies should be outlined in the ride description. It is recommended that you read it carefully.

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