My Jeju friends and I got a long weekend for the Korean Memorial Day and wanted to take the chance to see the island: cycle style. On Friday morning, four of us packed light bags and began our 80-ish mile journey from Seogwipo-si in the south to Jeju-si in the north. It was a beautiful (albeit extremely humid) summer day, and we had a fantastic time cruising and stopping for random swims in the sea. Although it was difficult, the physical challenge was worth the aesthetic reward: this was the first time in my seven months on this tiny island that I’ve traveled to the northeast! With minimal inclines and countless spots for a much-needed refreshing dip, this was one of my favorite Jeju adventures.
Looks like serious fun. I haven’t cycled around Jeju, but have driven around it extensively on my trips. My goal is to do every Olle trail in a month sometime. I think that would be really epic! Perhaps you and your crew can circumnavigate the island on a long weekend? That would really turn out some great photos.
That looks like a lot of fun! It’s good that it’s pretty flat. I couldn’t imagine 80 miles through inclines. Makes me want to get back to Jeju Island!
I was in Gangwon-do this past weekend and we loved that there was a bike lane in the road…. it was just too bad that we were driving through really steep mountains.
I loved scootering along that highway that circles the island. So many beautiful places to see. It looks like you found some yourself. Great photos!
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