People Cycling Rides

South Korea 2025 - Ride The Four Rivers Cycle Network.

This is a Approved Ride
Moderate
Ride Info
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Ride Leader
Thomas Ryan
Tour Dates
4/6/2025–4/20/2025
Start Location
Seoul, South Korea (ICN)
End Location
Jeju, South Korea (CJU)
Cost (est.)
$5850 (USD + $150.00 ride fee)
Deposit
$1755 (USD
Payment Due
2/6/2025
Tour Company
WeAdventure
Avg. Distance
40 mi / 64 km
Avg. Elevation
2106 ft / 642 m
Ride Description

General Information 

Our adventure begins on Sunday 6th April 2025, at the Kensington Hotel in Seoul (ICN). Over 15 days and 14 nights our journey travels 470 miles, and climbs around 22,000ft. Biking the length and breadth of the country, on pristine and mostly flat cycle lanes, with our Four Rivers passports filling up with provincial stamps. We’ll cross via two days with more climbs to the coastal route, then travel by train or van to Busan, then overnight ferry to Jeju, where we circumnavigate the popular island over 3 days. Our Korean experience ends on the Island of Jeju (CJU) on Sunday 20th April 2025. The international airport at Jeju offers many international options for return flights. 

Throughout this journey, we will be supported both by local biking guides, and vehicle support. Airport transfers from and to our start and end hotel on arrival and departure days are included, as is bike box transfer to Jeju. Most meals are provided, as well as daily Happy Hours, as marked in the breakdown below. 

Our ride is supported by WeAdventure, a bike touring specialist with the necessary experience and facilities to deliver this world class bicycle tour. Bike rentals, pre and post nights, transfers and extensions can be arranged through WeAdventure, and should be requested directly after ride leader acceptance. 

Rating, Pacing and Terrain 

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Easy
Easy rides are under 30mi/48km in average distance and 1600ft/500m in average elevation
Moderate
Moderate rides are over the Easy rating but under 50mi/80km and 2460ft/750m
Difficult
Difficult rides are as over the Moderate rating but under 75mi/120km and 3280/1000m
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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