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Pedal Your Way through Nature on Rail bikes!

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  • Date09/30/2019
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Passing through autumn scenery on Jeongseon Railbike

You can enjoy Korea’s beautiful nature and an exciting activity all in one! Rail biking is a popular leisure sport that uses bikes and railroads specially built for sightseeing. Hop on a rail bike and pedal your way along the railroad tracks for the opportunity to get a light workout and enjoy wonderful landscapes of Korea at the same time. Read on for our recommended rail bike facilities that capture the views of Korea’s mountains, oceans, and rivers.

Travel through forest and field

Gimyujeong Rail bike

Gangchon Rail Park (top)/ Bubble tunnel (left, credit: Gangchon Rail Park) / Gimyujeong rail bike (right)

Conveniently located near Seoul, Gangchon Rail Park used to be a serviceable train station but is now a rail bike tourist attraction with three different courses. Gimyujeong rail bike takes riders through different themed tunnels, while Gapyeong rail bike presents a scenic view along Bukhangang River, and Gyeonggang rail bike offers a look at the filming location of the movie "The Letter (1997).” In fall, riding the Gimyujeong rail bike is recommended to see colorful foliage of fields and forests. You will also pass through Bubble Tunnel and Musical Tunnel, and even see Bukhangang River along the way! In addition, the newly opened VR Tunnel will take you on a thrilling experience while wearing VR glasses. The rail bike track is approximately 6 kilometers long, with the remaining journey of 2.5km completed by the Romantic Train. When you arrive at Gangchon station, you can either move on to the next attraction or return to Gimyujeong Station by the free shuttle bus provided.

Gimyujeong Rail Bike
  • ☞ Address: 1383, Gimyujeong-ro, Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do
    (강원도 춘천시 신동면 김유정로 1383 강촌레일파크 김유정역)
  • ☞ Directions: Walk approx. 5 min from Gimyujeong Station (Gyeongchun Line), Exit 1.
  • ☞ Operating hours: Summer 09:00-17:30 / Winter 09:00-16:30
    * Summer (March-October) / Winter (November-February)
    * Extended hours May, October 09:00-18:30
    * Nine departures daily in summer (09:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:30, 14:30, 15:30, 16:30, 17:30)
    * Eight departures daily in winter (09:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:30, 14:30, 15:30, 16:30)
  • ☞ Fees: 2-seater bike 30,000 won / 4-seater bike 40,000 won / VR experience 5,000 won per person
  • ☞ Websites
    - Gangchon Rail Park: www.railpark.co.kr (Korean, English, Chinese)
    - Chuncheon Tourism: tour.chuncheon.go.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

Jeongseon Railbike

Fall scenes at Jeongseon Railbike

Jeongseon Railbike has a relatively easy course without any uphill path except for the final 1 kilometer section. Follow the railroad tracks and relax as you pass by peaceful forests, beds of cosmos and golden fields of autumn. The Scenery Train will head out to the final stop once all the rail bikes on the railway arrive. All visitors who wish to return to the departing station can take the Scenery Train back for free.

Jeongseon Railbike
  • ☞ Address: 745, Nochusan-ro, Jeongseon-gun, Gangwon-do
    (강원도 정선군 여량면 노추산로 745 정선레일바이크)
  • ☞ Directions: Take an intercity bus from Dong Seoul Bus Terminal to Jeongseon Intercity Bus Terminal and take a taxi for approx. 35 min
  • ☞ Operating hours: Summer 08:40-16:40 / Winter 08:40-14:50
    * Summer (March-October) / Winter (November-February)
    * Five departures in summer (08:40, 10:30, 13:00, 14:50, 16:40)
    * Four departures in summer (08:40, 10:30, 13:00, 14:50)
    * Operates under regular hours during rainfall (raincoats not provided)
  • ☞ Fees: 2-seater bike 25,000 won / 4-seater bike 35,000 won
  • ☞ Websites
    - Jeongseon Railbike: www.railbike.co.kr (Korean only)
    - Jeongseon Tourism: www.jeongseon.go.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

Jeonju Hanok Railbike

Colorful railroad tracks of Jeonju Hanok Railbike and old-school cafe

If you are planning on visiting Jeonju Hanok Village, don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy Jeonju’s landscape at Jeonju Hanok Railbike, located only a 10-minute taxi ride away from the village. The railroad is 3.4 kilometers long roundtrip, with colorful railroad tiles to excite visitors. The route begins as a gradual uphill course and continues until its turning point, allowing participants to enjoy a speedy ride on their returning journey.

Jeonju Hanok Rail bike
  • ☞ Address: 420, Dongbu-daero, Deokjin-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do
    (전라북도 전주시 덕진구 동부대로 420 전주한옥레일바이크)
  • ☞ Directions: Take Bus No. 100 from Jeonju Station to Ajung Station Bus Stop and walk approx. 5 min
  • ☞ Operating hours: 10:00-17:30 (Last ticketing at 17:00)
    * 12 departures daily (10:20, 10:40, 11:20, 12:00, 12:40, 13:20, 14:00, 14:40, 15:20, 16:00, 16:40, 17:00)
    * Extended hours for weekends and holidays
    * Operates under regular hours during rainfall (raincoats not provided)
  • ☞ Fees: 2-seater bike 20,000 won / 3-seater bike 25,000 won / 4-seater bike 30,000 won
  • ☞ Websites
    - Jeonju Hanok Rail bike: jeonju-railbike.kr (Korean only)
    - Jeonju Tourism: tour.jeonju.go.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

Ride alongside the sea!

Jeongdongjin Railbike

Jeongdongjin Railbike (Credit: Jeongdongjin Railbike)

If you want to enjoy the vast East Sea up close, we recommend Jeongdongjin Railbike. Unlike the others, the rail bikes here are motor-operated. All you have to do is control your pace conveniently using the lever handle after stepping on the pedals upon your departure. The rail bike path begins at either Jeongdongjin Station or Hourglass Park Station and changes directions at the turning point. The light ocean breeze will accompany the riders throughout the entire journey.

Jeongdongjin Railbike
  • ☞ Addresses
    - Jeongdongjin Station: 17, Jeongdongyeok-gil, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do (강원도 강릉시 강동면 정동역길 17)
    - Hourglass Park Station: 990-1, Heonhwa-ro, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do (강원도 강릉시 강동면 헌화로 990-1)
  • ☞ Directions
    - Jeongdongjin Station: Walk approx. 1 min from Jeongdongjin Station
    - Hourglass Park Station: Walk approx. 10 min from Jeongdongjin Station
  • ☞ Operating hours
    - Jeongdongjin Station: Summer 09:00-17:00 / Winter 09:00-16:00
    * Departs every hour sharp
    - Hourglass Park Station: Summer 08:50-16:50 / Winter 08:50-15:50
    * Departs 10 min before every hour
    * Eight departures in summer; seven departures in winter
    * Must arrive 20 minutes before departure with ticket in hand to be able to go on the rail bike
  • ☞ Fee: 2-seater bike 25,000 won / 4-seater bike 35,000 won
  • ☞ Websites
    - Jeongdongjin Railbike: www.sunbike.kr (Korean only)
    - Gangneung Tourism: www.gntour.go.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Mongolian)

Samcheok Ocean Railbike

Samcheok Ocean Railbike scenery

Samcheok Ocean Railbike is one of the most recommended tour attractions by tourists due to the scenes of the beautiful ocean, refreshing pine trees and dazzling illuminated tunnels along the way. The railroad runs approximately 5.4 kilometers between Gungchon Station and Yonghwa Station; it’s up to you where you would like to begin your ride. There is a rest area at the midpoint, where riders can get off and buy light refreshments. The rail bikes are equipped with an electric motor which can be used in the upward sloping section, so riders can continue at a steady pace without great effort on their own part.

Samcheok Ocean Railbike
  • ☞ Addresses
    - Gungchon Station: 2, Gongyangwang-gil, Samcheok-si, Gangwon-do (강원도 삼척시 근덕면 공양왕길2)
    - Yonghwa Station: 23, Yonghwahaebyeon-gil, Samcheok-si, Gangwon-do (강원도 삼척시 근덕면 용화해변길23)
  • ☞ Directions
    - Gungchon Station: Take a taxi for approx 20 min from Samcheok Bus Terminal
    - Yonghwa Station: Take a taxi for approx 20 min from Samcheok Bus Terminal
  • ☞ Operating hours
    - Gungchon Station / Yonghwa Station: 09:00-16:00
    * Five departures daily (09:00, 10:30, 13:00, 14:30, 16:00)
    * Closed 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of every month
  • ☞ Fees: 2-seater bike 20,000 won / 4-seater bike 30,000 won
  • ☞ Websites
    - Samcheok Ocean Railbike: www.oceanrailbike.net (Korean only)
    - Samcheok Tourism: tour.samcheok.go.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

Yeosu Ocean Railbike

Yeosu Ocean Railbike (Credit: Yeosu City Hall)

Yeosu Ocean Railbike is the first rail bike in Korea to have its whole section run alongside the ocean. Feel your stress get blown away with the cool ocean breeze while taking in the refreshing sight of the open water. An automated camera takes photos of passengers during their ride within 200-meter distance from the departure point; you can purchase your photo at the end of the ride as a memorable souvenir.

Yeosu Ocean Railbike
  • ☞ Address: 187, Mangyang-ro, Yeosu-si, Jeollanam-do (전라남도 여수시 망양로 187 여수 레일바이크)
  • ☞ Directions: Take Bus No. 6 or 7 from Yeosu EXPO Station to Manseong-ri Army Camp Bus Stop and walk approx. 3 min
  • ☞ Operating hours: March-October 09:00-18:00 / November-February 09:00-17:00
    * Last boarding 30 min before closing
    * Operates under regular hours during rainfall (raincoats not provided)
  • ☞ Fees: 2-seater bike 26,000 won / 3-seater bike 31,000 won / 4-seater bike 36,000 won
  • ☞ Websites
    - Yeosu Ocean Railbike: www.여수레일바이크.com (Korean only)
    - Yeosu Tourism: www.yeosu.go.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

Thrilling ride over the river!

Gimhae Nakdonggang Rail Park

Gimhae Nakdonggang rail bike & Wine Tunnel (Credit (top): Gimhae Nakdonggang Rail Park)

Gimhae Nakdonggang Rail Park runs on an approximately 3-kilometer-long course, including a train bridge crossing over Nakdonggang River. Your excitement will soar with the cooling river breeze felt while on the vintage bridge. Another draw to Gimhae Nakdonggang Rail Park is the nearby Wine Cave. The Wine Cave is an excellent dating spot with its romantic, luminous lights. It is also equipped with various sculptures and creative trick art for memorable photo opportunities. The cave also has a wine bar inside where visitors can relax and savor the taste of locally made raspberry wine. The wine is sold by the bottle as well, perfect as a souvenir gift!

Gimhae Nakdonggang Rail Park
  • ☞ Address: 41, Masa-ro 473beon-gil, Gimhae-si, Gyeongsangnam-do (경상남도 김해시 생림면 마사로473번길 41 김해낙동강레일파크)
  • ☞ Directions: Take a taxi for approx. 10 min from Samnangjin Station
  • ☞ Operating hours
    - Gimhae Nakdonggang Rail Park: Summer 09:00-18:00 (last departure 17:00) / Winter 09:00-17:00 (last departure 16:00)
    * Summer (April-October) / Winter (November-March)
    * Eight departures in summer (09:00, 10:00, 11:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00)
    * Seven departures in winter (09:00, 10:00, 11:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00)
    * No departure at 12:00
    - Wine Cave: 09:00-20:00
    * Rail bike and Wine Cave closed last Monday of every month. If Monday is a holiday, then closed the next day
  • ☞ Fees
    - Rail bike: 2-seater bike 15,000 won / 3-seater bike 19,000 won / 4-seater bike 23,000 won
    - Wine Cave: Adults 2,000 won / Teenagers∙Senior citizens 1,500 won / Children 1,000 won
    - Package (Rail bike + Wine Cave): 2 people 16,000 won / 3 people 20,500 won / 4 people 26,000 won
    * Adults (ages 19-64) / Teenagers (ages 13-18) / Senior citizens (ages 65 and over) / Children (ages 3-12)
    * Package available only on weekdays
  • ☞ Websites
    - Gimhae Nakdonggang Rail Park: www.ghrp.co.kr (Korean only)
    - Gimhae Tourism: tour.gimhae.go.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai, Uzbek, Indonesian)
More Info
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* This column was last updated in September 2019, and therefore information may differ from what is presented here. We advise you to check details before visiting.