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Seoul to Busan 640km Bike Challenge
Writer Teamax Date 2014/05/13 Hit 3785
Seoul to Busan 640km Bike Challenge
 
Intro
After four river restoration, Korea government decided to build bike paths along four rivers for bike path network all over South Korea. The four rivers are Han River including North and South Han River, Geum River, Youngsan River, and Nakdong River. Bike travelers can cross 640km Seoul to Busan through Han River and Nakdong River Bike Path.
 
The most attractive fact about Seoul to Busan Bike Challenge is that you can discover not only Seoul and Busan which are Korea’s two most developed cities but also Korea’s mountains, rivers, culture and folk villages on the way to Busan. Bike travelers can also enjoy various Korean foods as passing different cities everyday and meeting various Koreans.
 
It’s not just bike tour! It is discovering Korea and experiencing Korea!


How to join Seoul to Busan Bike Challenge?
Teamax Adventure organizes Seoul to Busan 640km Bike Challenge for Korean holiday season when the holiday is more than 4 days. And Teamax will post that trip on the website. Except for that annual holiday trip, Teamax Adventure also organizes customized Seoul to Busan bike challenge trip for bike riders from Korea or overseas.
 
For customized Seoul to Busan Bike Challenge, please contact us.
 
 
Seoul to Busan Bike Path Information

Those four bike paths represent each Province in South Korea.
 
Han River bike path represents Seoul and Gyeonggi Province, South Han River bike path represents Gangwon Province and Chungcheong Province, Nakdong River bike path represents Gyeongsang Province, and Geum River bike path represents Chungcheong Province, and Youngsan River bike path represents Jeolla Province.
 
The most famous 4 River Bike Path is Han River Bike Road(209km), Saejae Bike Road(100km), and Nakdong River Bike road(324km), and we can ride bike between Seoul and Busan. It’s approximately 640km and it takes for strong bike riders to complete this course 4 or 5 days if they ride 150km per day. And the condition of the bike paths is 100% well-paved so riders can choose any kind of bike depending on their bike travel tastes.
 
Han River Bike Path

Han River Bike Road (Gangnam Area) to Yeoju Gangcheonbo(weir)-120km
Climbs
Start- 49m, Max-114m, Gain-830m
Difficulty
Flat and Easy course but long distance

 
Saejaegil Bike Path

Saejae Bike Road (Chungju Tangeumdae) to Sangju Sangjubo(weir)-120km
Climbs
Start- 91m, Max-531m, Gain-1437m
Difficulty
Intermediate- Ihwaryung uphill (4.7km uphill)

 
Nakdong River Bike Path

Sangju Sangjubo (weir) to Busan Ulsukdo-324km
Climbs
Start- 1m, Max-123m, Gain-1217m
Difficulty
Intermediate- lost of small and big up and down hills and long distance


Tourist Attractions around the bike path
There are a couple of great spots and famous tourist attractions around the bike path on the way to Busan, so bike travelers can stop by those awesome places depending on their schedules.
 
Chungju Lake
Chungju Dam is the country's biggest multi-purpose dam that links together Chungju and its neighborhoods. It creates a manmade lake with a vast body of water.
Woraksan Mt and Songnae valley are located nearby. Additionally, this area has cherished cave area/springs.

Andong Hahoe Village
The Hahoe Folk Village is a traditional village from the Joseon Dynasty. The village is a valuable part of Korean culture because it preserves Joseon period-style architecture, folk traditions, valuable books, and old tradition of clan-based villages.
The village is located in Andong, Gyeongsangbuk-do. To the north of the village is Buyongdae Cliff while Mt. Namsan lies to the south. The village is organized around the geomantic guidelines of pungsu and so the village has the shape of a lotus flower or two interlocking comma shapes.
The village is listed by the South Korean government with UNESCO as a World Heritage site with Yangdong Folk Village in 2010.

Gyeongju city which is alive historic museum
The Gyeongju Historic Areas of South Korea were designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2000. The protected areas encompass the ruins of temples and palaces, outdoor pagodas and statuary, and other cultural artifacts left by the Silla Kingdom. The historic areas are sometimes known as one of the largest outdoor museums in the world.
 

 
Accommodation Options
 
Hotels  
Hotels in each cities on the way to Busan with American breakfast buffet.
*2 people for one room with twin bed or king size bed depending on your request.
 

 
Korean Motels
Motels in each cities on the way to Busan.
Bike tour guide can offer American breakfast in one of rooms or take bike travelers to western restaurants for breakfast like McDonald upon travelers’ request.
*2 people for one room with twin bed or king size bed depending on your request.
 

 
Camping
Camping in camping sites around bike path on the way to Busan.
*All camping sites are equipped with shower rooms and kitchen area.
Bike tour guide will offer American breakfast.
 
*2 people for one tent with 2 sleeping pads and 2 sleeping bags.
(We offer all camping gear.)

 
Meals
One of the most pleasure for bike travel is that bike travelers can enjoy all different foods when bike travelers pass different cities. For Seoul to Busan, bike travelers will taste and enjoy various foods in local restaurants by cities while riding bike to Busan.