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Tour description


Korea - Seoul to Busan & Jeju

» Cycling 4 Rivers Bike Trails & Jeju

fr SGD2490

9 Days

600km


Description

This is Bicycle Touring (Bikepacking) At Its BEST!

 

PART 1: Seoul to Busan - 4 Rivers Bike Paths 

SCT Bikepacking Tour to Korea's 4 Rivers Cross Country Cycling Road (or 4 Rivers Bike Path or Trail) is the most famous cycle route that stretched from Incheon down to the beautiful coastal city of Busan, a world-class cycle lane dedicated to only cyclist and pedestrians with the most breathtaking view of mountains, rivers, farmlands and many beautiful weirs, bridges and parks.

This cycling route is voted as one of the best bike paths in the world with a dedicated cycling path made just for bikes!  Ranging from easy to challenging trails, this 4-Rivers Bike Path runs from the north-west corner of South Korea to the south-east corner spanning more than 600 km. 

Our cycling tour from Seoul to Busan follows these connected cycling paths known as the Ara, Hangang, SaeJae, and Nakdonggang bike pathways, tracing the country’s 4 major rivers: Han, Nakdong, Geum & Yeongsan Rivers, with additional routes along the coasts.

 

 

PART 2: Jeju Round-the-Island (Fantasy Bike Path)

Extension cycling tour to Jeju island, where you will circumnavigate approximately 234km on its Circular Bike Path / Fantasy Bike Path, with the ocean always next to you! The entire route is made up of 10 courses that wind their way along the coast and past all the island’s lovely beaches & cafes.

We will make a stop at each course, for the stamp station, so you can collect all 10 of it & be eligible for an official certificate of completion issued at the Jeju Provincial Tourist Information Center at the airport or at Jeju Port.

Come & Join us to experience Jeju by bicycle to feel the wind & hear the sound of the waves!

 


Highlights

+ Experience Bikepacking Tour with comfort & luggage delivery (2-3days)

+ Well-designed cycling infrastructure and designated cycling paths

+ Good mix of easy, moderate and difficult paths

+ Beautiful natural landscapes including lakes, mountains, rivers, pine forests, seasonal flowers, vegetable and fruit farms and more

+ Delicious Korean food, quaint cafes & coffee stops throughout the journey

+ Very friendly and warm people


Information

Seoul to Busan - 4 Rivers Bike Paths

Cycling Route: From Incheon via Seoul in the north, following the cycling path down to Busan in the south.

Cycling Paths Condition: Most of the cycling paths consist of uphill and downhill slopes although the 4-rivers cycling path is mostly a flat cycling route which will not be too demanding in terms of altitude. However, the only difficulty comes with the duration of the trip to complete the entire ride.

4-Rivers Passbook: This is a unique cycle passport booklet meant for this cycling trail. The cycling path consists of red booths along the way so you can get the booklet stamped to complete your cycling journey. Once you’ve finished it, you can present the booklet to get a medal and certificate of completion at the certification centre in Incheon or Busan.

 

Event Grade: 3+/4 (Moderate/Challenging)

Discipline: Dedicated bike pathways / some climbs

No. of Cycle Days: 06 

Cycle Distance: est. 600km (ave 85km/day)

Cycle Pace: mostly 18-23km/hr (customised groups for slower/faster pace, pls contact us)

Terrain: Dedicated bike pathways (slopes & 1 main climb up to 530m)

 

Cost: est. S$2490/pax (twin-share)

Single room supplement: S$ 330 (8 nights)

Includes:

1) All accommodation (motels/hotels)

2) 8 breakfasts

3) 2-way airport transfers (main group arrival/departure)

4) Experienced Cycling Leader/Guide

5) Bike rental with touring panniers (1-week, simply drop-off at end-point)

6) Luggage delivery to the next accommodation (every 2-3days)

7) 4 rivers cycling passport certification & finisher medal

8) Detailed Pre-Departure Briefing (specific to COVID-travel) & Trip Preparation

 

>>> Bike Rental is INCLUDED

For this SCT Korea Seoul to Busan BIkepacking Tour, we have included bike rental (by default) for your convenience. 

(* Pls let us know if you wish to bring your own bike)

- Bike comes touring 2 pannier bags 

- hassle-free bike return/drop-off at end-point in Busan 

- Complimentary Luggage Storage Service for SCT (leave your luggage at our partner bike shop)

 

>>>>> TRIP REGISTRATION <<<<<

1) Make an online Pre-Trip Booking deposit of $50 via our secured payment gateway Paypal/Stripe.

2) State the Tour, Your Name & Contact details (mobile & email)

3) We will get in touch with you within 3 business days (what's next, other details, balance payment etc)


Detailed itinerary

PART 1: Seoul to Busan - 4 Rivers Bike Paths (standard 7 cycle-day plan) 

(we can customise to 6 cycle-day or even more relax 8 cycle-day for private groups)
Day01 - Arrival to Incheon / Seoul

Pickup bike. Preparation.  Warm-up ride to Ara West Sea Lock 0km Start Line

Day02 - Seoul / Yangpyeong (est. 63km)

Day03 - Yangpyeong / Chungju (est. 95km)

Day04 - Chungju / Suanbo / highest point of journey 530m / Mungyeong (est. 55km)

Day05 - Mungyeong / Gumi (est. 107km)

Day06 - Gumi / Daegu (est. 50km)

Day07 -  Daegu / Namji (est. 85km)

Day08 - Namji / Busan (est. 99km)

Day09 - Morning Departure Busan / Incheon (3hr by bullet train) for Afternoon flight

(* OR own extension afters)

PART 2: Extension to Jeju Round-the-Island (Circular Bike Path)

Cost: est. $970 (3D3N) (twin-share)

Single room supplement: $ (TBC)

Includes:

1) Returned domestic flights to Busan-Jeju-Busan

2) All accommodation (guesthouse/bathhouse/hotels)

3) Bike rental (3-days) (choice of road/ebike/mtb)

4) Daily luggage delivery to the next accommodation

 

Event Grade: 3 (Moderate)

Discipline: Bike pathways / some climbs

No. of Cycle Days: 2.5 - 3

Cycle Distance: 234km (ave 80km/day)

Cycle Pace: 18-23km/hr

Terrain: Dedicated bike pathways

Counter-clockwise Course:

Yongduam ~ Darakswimteo(Approx. 21km)

Darakswimteo ~ Haegeoreum Village Park(Approx. 21km)

Haegeoreum Village Park ~ Songaksan(Approx. 35km)

Songaksan ~ Beophwanbadang(Approx. 30km)

Beophwanbadang ~ Soesokkak(Approx. 14km)

Soesokkak ~ Pyoseon Beach(Approx. 28km)

Pyoseon Beach ~ Seongsan Sunrise Peak(Approx. 22km)

Seongsan Sunrise Peak ~ Gimnyeong Seongsegi Beach(Approx. 29km)

Gimnyeong Seongsegi Beach ~ Hamdeok Seou Beach(Approx. 9km)

Hamdeok Seou Beach ~ Yongduam(Approx. 25km)


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