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Cycle across Korea : From Damyang to Jeju Island Overall Tour Map



Tour Overview



※ If you are a returning client (meaning, if you have been on one of bikeOasis KOREA tours before), we give you an additional 5% discount in your final payment.


What are included


1 bicycle and 1 helmet per person


English speaking guide(s) for 9 days


Entry tickets for the museum parks and other places to visit


8 nights’ accommodation in Hotels/Hanok


8 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners


A support vehicle with 3 seats for emergency participants & luggage following the tour group on the entire trip


Truck for the transportation of the bicycle


Express Bus transportation, car ferry, and other transportation costs


What are excluded


● International Travel Insurance


Airport Pick up and Drop off (optionan at an extra fee)


Personal expenses


Airfares to/from Korea


Airfare from Jeju Island to Seoul

(We can book the one-way flight from Jeju to Seoul (Gimpo Airport) for you or you may arrange it yourself)

Overall Tour Map



"Cycle Across Korea"


Itinerary

 

 Day 1 : Meet & Transfer Seoul-Damyang & Welcome Dinner


 Day 2 : Damyang → Naju


 Day 3 : Naju → Mokpo


 Day 4 : Mokpo → Jeju Harbor → Jungmun Park (Resort)


 Day 5 : Halla Mountain


 Day 6 : Jungmum Resort → Seong Sunrise Peak


 Day 7 : Seong Sunrise Peak → U-do Island → Hotel


 Day 8 : Seongsan → Jeju City


 Day 9 : Departure


※ If you want, you can do the ‘Dream Bike Tour Korea’ first, and then continue your bike tour with ‘Cycle Across Korea: Damyang to Jeju Island’ (total 15 nights/16 days) without losing a day between the two tours plus 10% discount in price.



Day 1, Saturday (Dinner included)



 Program of the day


Meet at Seoul Central Express Bus Terminal (1:30pm)
**Please inform us in advance when (date & time) you will arrive in Seoul and where (which hotel) you will be staying in case of pre-tour lodging.We can arrange a pick-up service to the meeting point.

Aboard the luxury express bus to Damyang (2:10pm, total travel time 3 hrs 30 min, including one WC break)
Arrive in Damyang (5:40pm)
Check-into Bamboo Hotel (6:00pm)
Dinner (7:00 pm)
Free time to walk around the town




 What to eat


- Teokgalbi



Teokgalbi is a type of Korean food made from galbi, or short ribs. It is believed to originate in Damyang, where you are staying tonight. Currently, it can be found all over South Korea. It is made by shaping a mixture of beef and pork into a rectangular appearance then grilled on charcoal. The reason pork and beef are mixed is that beef alone is too dry, so pork is added to make it more fatty. The leftover rib bones are sometimes boiled to make broth.


 Where to sleep


-Bamboo Hotel

http://www.xn--ok0bq9b1ycbtn9lnn0c.kr




 Private Bathroom

 Yes

 Fridge

 Yes

 Wifi

 Yes

 Computer

 Yes

 TV

 Yes

 Elevator

 Yes

 Washing machine

 No

 Clothes dryer

 No

 Air Conditioner

  Yes  



Day 2, Sunday (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)


◆ Damyang → Naju



General information



Starting point: Damyang (Bamboo Hotel)
Ending point: Naju (M Hotel)
Distance: 74km
Approximated time: 5hours and 30minutes (without visiting places)


 Detailed distances


 TOTAL CYCLING DISTANCE

  74km (5h30min)  

  Accommodation→ Metasoquoia Road

 8km (round trip)

 Metasoquoia Road → Gwangju May 18th National Cemetery

 38km (3h)

 Gwangju May 18th National Cemetery → M Hotel

  28km (2h)



 Program


Breakfast nearby Bamboo Hotel (7:30am)
Check out (7:30am)
Breakfast (7:30am~8:00am)
Bike fitting (8:00am~9:00am)
Short ride and visit to Metasequoia Road (9:00am~10:00am)
Ride along the Yeongsangang River bike path and sightseeing (10:00am~1:00pm)
Lunch (1:00pm)
Visit of Gwangju May 18th National Cemetery (2:00pm~3:00pm)
Ride along the Yeongsangang River bike path and sightseeing (3:00pm~5:00pm)
Check into M Hotel (5:00pm)
Free time
Dinner (Korean BBQ) (7:00pm)


 What to see


- Metasoquoia Road



Metasequoia trees were planted along the street in the early 1970s when the Ministry of Internal Affairs officially designated the road as a “boulevard.” At that time, the saplings were only 3 to 4 years old and their branches stretched sparsely out into the sky; now, the trees have grown so high that they seem to block out the sun! Thanks to these stately trees, in 2002 the Korea Forest Service selected the boulevard as one of the most beautiful roads in Korea. Bicycling along this route and appreciating its real beauty at a leisurely pace is also highly recommended.


- Fantastic Nature Sceneries




- Gwangju May 18th National Cemetery



The May 18th National Cemetery, located in front of Mt. Mudeungsan, is the symbol of freedom and democracy and is the grave of victims during the contention for democracy in May 1980. Victims were carried and buried by handcarts and garbage trucks in 1980. In 1997 the cemetery was exhumed and reburied at this memorial. May 18th became a national holiday of commemorating our desire for democracy. To enter The May 18th National Cemetery, pass the Democracy Gate, built in a traditional Korean style. Passing the widely spread Plaza of Democracy, you will reach the Commemoration Passage. Keep walking and you will reach a round figure (4m high) of an enclosing hand. This is the Memorial Tower, which symbolizes the resurrection of new life. Under the tower there is a worship platform with burning incense to show respect. Through the Memorial Tower you will find carvings on both sides. On the right there is an enshrinement where pictures and monetary tablets are placed, and across from it stands the Door of History showing the images in those days. You can understand Korean history by viewing these works. After viewing this part of Korean history, it will be pleasant to take a walk and enjoy the surroundings of The May 18th National Cemetery.


- Seungchonbo



Seungchonbo embodies a budding seed and the region's cultural aspects wishing a new birth for Yeongsan.


 What to eat


- Korean oyster rice soup (통영국밥)



Gulgukbap (literally "oyster soup with rice") is a Korean soup made with oysters, mu (daikon), green chili pepper, onion root, anchovy and sliced shiitake mushrooms.


- Korean BBQ



Gogigui literally "meat + roasting", or Korean barbecue refers to the Korean method of roasting beef, pork, chicken, or other types of meat. Such dishes are often prepared at the diner's table on gas or charcoal grills that are built into the table itself. Some Korean restaurants that do not have built-in grills provide portable stoves for diners to use at their tables. The most representative form of gogigui is bulgogi usually made from thickly sliced beef sirloin or tenderloin. Another popular form of it is galbi made from marinated beef short ribs. However, gogigui also includes many other kinds of marinated and non-marinated meat dishes, and can be divided into several categories. Korean barbecue is not only popular among Koreans, but has gained popularity internationally.


 Where to sleep


- M Hotel



 Private Bathroom

 Yes

 Fridge

 Yes

 Wifi

 Yes

 Computer

 Yes

 TV

 Yes

 Elevator

 Yes

 Washing machine

 No

 Clothes dryer

 No

 Air Conditioner

  Yes  




Day 3, Monday (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)


Naju → Mokpo


 General information


Starting point: Naju (M Hotel)
Ending point : Mokpo (New Evergreen Hotel)
Distance: 65km
Approximated time: 4hours 20minutes (without visiting places)


 Detailed distances


  TOTAL CYCLING DISTANCE

  65km (4h20min) 

Accommodation → Naju Image Theme Park

 14km(1hour)

 Naju Image Theme Park → Lunch Place

 21km(1h20min)

 Lunch Place → New Evergreen Hotel

 30km (2hours)


 

 Program


Check out (7:00am)
Breakfast (7:30am)
Ride along the Yeongsangang River bike path and sightseeing (8:15am~9:15am)
Visit of Naju Image Theme Park (9:15am~10:45am)
Ride along the Yeongsangang River bike path and sightseeing (10:45am~12:00pm)
Lunch (Jang Uh Gui) (12:00pm)
Ride along the Yeongsangang River bike path and sightseeing (1:00pm~4:00pm)
Check into New Evergreen Hotel (4:00pm)
Dinner (Galbi) (6:00pm)


 What to see


- Sceneries



(Juksanbo Certification Center and Mokpo Harbor)


- Naju Image Theme Park

(http://www.najuthemepark.com/html/sub01_1.html)



Naju Image Theme Park is a place where many scenes of Buyeo Kingdom, including Buyeogung Palace, an ironware factory and the downtown area, were filmed for ‘Jumong,’ which is a hit drama that was recently televised. Built on a 450,000-pyeong site, the large-scale set cost over 18 billion won to create and was also used to film Taewangsasingi (Legend). A scene featuring Dam-deok as a child, where he visits an old lady at a natural dye plant and tries his hand at dyeing, and a scene where soldier-like Dam-deok rides a horse through a vast field were filmed here.
It is a well-known fact that actors, actresses and crew who were filming in Jeju would make a five-hour boat trip to Naju to shoot here. During filming, Japanese fans came to Naju to observe from a distance.


- Samhakdo Island



According to legend, Samhakdo Island was the dream of Mokpo residents, along with Yudalsan Mountain, before it became the land it is today. This island is filled with the loneliness of women waiting to see their husbands who voyaged out to sea, the hope of merchants waiting for their fishing boats, and the sorrow of people who have passed away. Samhakdo is a rich area where the people of Mokpo share their emotions.


 What to eat


- Jang Uh Gui (roasted eels)



Jang uh gui is a great Korean seafood dish using fresh water eel as the main ingredient. This dish can be prepared in various ways in which can be broiled and/or grilled to achieve its distinctive tastes & flavors. Some may choose to do both, first broiling the eel then grilling it to achieve the ultimate perfection in texture and color. To prepare the dish, bones are removed from the eel then marinated with a sweet and tangy sauce which includes rice wine, gochugaru (red chili pepper flakes), sesame oil, soy sauce garlic, sugar and ginger. This meal is rich in protein, calcium, vitamin A and E and enjoyed especially during the hot summers to avoid heat exhaustion. It is also believed to be good for stamina.


- Galbi



Galbi generally refers to a variety of grilled dishes in Korean cuisine that are made with marinatedbeef (or pork) short ribs in a ganjang-based sauce (Koreansoy sauce). In the Korean language, galbi literally means "rib" and can refer to cooked or uncooked ribs. Although the dish's full name is galbi gui, the word "gui" (grilling) is commonly omitted. Galbi is generally made with beef ribs, and it may be called "sogalbi" (소갈비) or "soegalbi" (쇠갈비). The prefix "so" or "soe" (beef) is often omitted when referring to beef ribs. It is also called bulgalbi when grilled over fire. Galbi can also be made with pork ribs or chicken; in such cases, the dish is called "dwaeji galbi" (돼지갈비) or "dak galbi" (닭갈비) to emphasize the main


 Where to sleep


- New Evergreen Hotel

(http://cafe.moga.co.kr/newevergreen/)






 Private Bathroom

 Yes

 Fridge

 Yes

 Wifi

 No

 Computer

 Yes

 TV

 Yes

 Elevator

 Yes

 Washing machine

 No

 Clothes dryer

 No

 Air Conditioner

  Yes  




Day 4, Tuesday (Breakfast, Dinner included)


Mokpo → Jeju Harbor → Jungmun Park (Resort)



 General information


•◦Starting point: Mokpo → Jeju Harbor (by ferry) → Jungmun Park (by shuttle bus)
◦Ending point : Jungmun Park (Whitescenery Hotel)


 Detailed distances


  TOTAL CYCLING DISTANCE

  21km (1h50min) 

Accommodation →  Mokpo Ferry Terminal

 6km(30min)

 O’sulloc Tea Museum → New Evergreen Hotel

 15km(1h20min)



 Program


Check out (7:00am)
Breakfast (Korean breakfast) (7:30am)
Ferry from Mokpo to Jeju Harbor (9:00am~1:00pm)
Lunch (not included) on the ferry (12:00pm)
Public transportation from Jeju Harbor to Jeju Bus Terminal (1:30pm~2:00pm)
Limousine Bus from Jeju Bus Terminal to O’sulloc Tea Museum (2:30pm~3:00pm)
Visit of O’sulloc Tea Museum & coffee break (3:00pm~4:30pm)
Ride from O’sulloc Museum to Whitescenery Hotel (4:30pm~6:00pm, 15km)
Check into Whitescenery Hotel (6:00pm)
Dinner (Galbitang) (7:00pm)


 What to see


- O’sulloc Museum



The O’sulloc Museum, located on Jeju-do Island near Seogwangdawon, teaches visitors about Korea’s traditional tea culture. The “o” in “o’sulloc”, means to appreciate and enjoy, and it also stands for the origin of sulloc, only sulloc, and of sulloc tea. The museum, which first opened in September 2001,is widely known in Korea. The entire building takes the shape of a green tea cup. It seeks to harmonize the cultures of the West and East, and past traditions with the modern world. At the O’sulloc Museum, not only can visitors enjoy unique o’sulloc teas, but they can relax next to the lotus pond in the indoor garden. The second floor of the building has an observatory, so visitors can enjoy the views of the nearby green tea fields and the surrounding landscape.


 What to eat


- Korean Breakfast: Baekban (백반)




Probably one of the greatest selling points of baekban is how healthy it is. In the photo you can see a typical Baekban breakfast consisting of a doenjang-seaweed soup, potatoes, fish cakes, and a few different styles of kimchi.


- Galbitang or another local style dinner




Galbitang is a variety of guk, or Korean soup, made primarily from beef short ribs along with stewing beef, daikon, onions, and other ingredients. The short ribs, or “galbi" also refers to grilled short ribs in Korean barbecue while the suffix tang is another name for guk. Hence, the Korean name literally means "short ribs soup" and is also called garitang, or galitang. The clear and hearty soup is made by slowly simmering galbi in water for a long time and is eaten as a meal. It is similar to seolleongtang, a soup made from the bones of ox legs.


 Where to sleep


- Whitescenery Hotel (or another upgraded hotel)

(http://www.whitescenery.com/main/main.htm)




 Private Bathroom

 Yes

 Fridge

 Yes

 Wifi

 No

 Computer

 Yes

 TV

 Yes

 Elevator

 Yes

 Washing machine

  Yes

 Clothes dryer

 No

 Air Conditioner

  Yes  




Day 5, Wednesday (Breakfast, Lunch included)

Halla Mountain





 General information


Starting point: Jungmun Resort (Whitescenery Hotel)
Ending point : Jungmun Resort (Whitescenery Hotel)
Easy hiking only (no cycling)
Youngsil Hiking Course (1,700m, about 5km / 4 hours roundtrip, incl. lunch break)


 Program


Breakfast (8:00am)
Check out of the accommodation (9:00am)
Tranportation to the entrance of Halla Mountain National Park (9:00am~9:45am)
Youngsil Hiking Course (9.6km/4h) (10:00am~2:00pm)
Picnic Lunch (12:30pm)
Transportation from Halla Mountain back to Hotel (2:00pm~2:40pm)
Free time (3:00pm~)
Recommended to visit nearby Jungmun Resort, incl. Yeomiji Botanic Garden (10 min walk). You can also use your bicycle to ride around Jungmun Resort on you own.
Dinner is your own free choice tonight


 What to see


- Halla Mountain (UNESCO World Natural Heritage)






Hallasan (Halla Mountain) rises up proudly from the center of Jeju Island and is perhaps one of the island’s most memorable landmarks. Also called Mt. Yeongjusan, meaning ‘mountain high enough to pull the galaxy,’ Mt. Hallasan is widely acknowledged by scholars for its research value. Designated as a National Park in 1970, there are 368 parasitic mountains called ‘Oreums’ (peaks) around Halla Mountain. Mt. Halla is famous for its vertical ecosystem of plants that results from the varying temperatures along the mountainside. Over 1,800 kinds of plants and 4,000 species of animals (3,300 species of insects) have been identified; to explore the mountain's treasures, simply follow one of the well-developed mountain hiking trails. Halla Mountain is relatively easy to hike. With hiking courses less than 10km in length, it is possible to go to the peak and back in one day. However, the weather is very changeable and there is a lot of wind, so make sure that you are well prepared before you start climbing up the mountain.


 Where to sleep


- Whitescenery Hotel (or another upgraded hotel)

(http://www.whitescenery.com/main/main.htm)





 Private Bathroom

 Yes

 Fridge

 Yes

 Wifi

 No

 Computer

 Yes

 TV

 Yes

 Elevator

 Yes

 Washing machine

  Yes

 Clothes dryer

 No

 Air Conditioner

  Yes  




Day 6, Thursday (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)


Jungmum Resort → Seong Sunrise Peak



 General information


Starting point: Jungmun Resort (Whitescenery Hotel)
Ending point : Seong Sunrise Peak (Hera Hotel)
Distance: 64km
Approximated time: 4hours and 30minutes (without visiting places)


 Detailed distances


  TOTAL CYCLING DISTANCE

  65km (4h20min) 

Whitescenery Hotel → Lunch

 15km (1h30min)

Lunch → Haevichi Beach

 30km (2h30min)

 Haevichi Beach → Seong Sunrise Peak

 19km (1h20min)


 Program


Breakfast at Whitescenery Hotel (7:00am)
Check out of Whitescenery Hotel (8:00am)
Ride along the Jeju island bike path and sightseeing (8:00am~12:30pm)
Lunch (Broiled Mackerel) (12:30pm)
Ride along the Jeju island bike path and sightseeing (1:30pm~6:00pm)
Check into Hera Hotel (6:00pm)
Free time
Dinner (Bossam) (7:00pm)


 What to see


- Jungmun Daepo Coast Jusangjeolli Cliff



If you follow the farm road 600 m to the southwest from Depo-dong, at the end of the pine tree forest is a cliff. At the base of this cliff is the Jisatgae Coast along with the imposing stone pillars. The Jusangjeolli are stone pillars piled up along the coast and is a designated cultural monument of Jejudo Island. The Jusangjeolli was formed when the lava from Mt. Hallasan erupted into the sea of Jungmun. They are rock pillars shaped like cubes or hexagons of various sizes and almost seem as if stonemasons had carved them out. The administration of the district named them 'Jisatgae Rocks' from their old name 'Jisatgae'. Its 20 m cliff makes it a popular spot for high tide, sea angling. The waves of the high tides crashing into the side of the cliff provide a breathtaking view of the ocean surrounding the pillars.


- Yakcheonsa Temple



The architectural style of Yakcheonsa Temple is reminiscent of that of Buddhist Temples of the early Joseon Dynasty. Measuring an impressive 30m high and spanning a total area of 3,305 meters squared, it is the largest Temple in the East. Upon entering Yakcheonsa Temple, guests will be greeted by a 5m-tall statue of Vairocana, the tallest of such statues in Korea, on a 4m high pedestal. The walls on both the right and left have been sculpted into large altar portraits of Buddha and in front of the Dharma Hall is a giant Buddhist Temple bell, weighing 18 tons. Beloved for its size and grandeur, the Temple consists of a main Temple (2,652 meters squared) and a 3-story residential structure for the Buddhist monks. Other
notable sites are the Gulbeopdang (the Dharma Hall, built inside a natural cave), the Samseonggak Shrine, and the Sarira Pagoda. Yakcheonsa Temple is not only popular among Buddhists but is also a well sought after tourist destination.


- Cheonjiyeon Falls



Cheonjiyeon, meaning "God's pond," derives its name from the legend that the seven fairies serving the King of Heaven came down to the pond on stairs of cloud and bathed in its clean waters. Apart from the wild Dampalsu trees, designated as natural monument No. 163, the wooded area also contains a great variety of rare plants such as brambles, Songyeopnan as well as Gusiljappam trees, Sanyuja trees (Chinese lemon trees), and camellias which are all specified as natural monument No. 379. Take a walk along the subtropical path towards the Cheonjiyeon Falls for a kilometer and you will be able to hear the magnificent sound of waterfalls. The waterfall is 22m high, 12m wide and 20m in depth. The clear and deep water of Cheonjiyeon Falls is designated as natural monument No. 27 and is renowned as a habitat for Mutae eels (natural monument No. 258). Also, the annual Seven Fairies Festival is held every May.


- Soesokkak Estuary



Located in the Seogwipo area of Jeju Island, Soesokkak Estuary was originally called ‘Soedun’, which means a lying down ox, and it was only later that it became more widely known as ‘Soesokkak’. This is the mouth of the Hyodoncheon stream. As the fresh water meets the ocean, it broadens into wide slow flowing river. ‘Soe; means an ox, ‘so’ means a ‘pool of water’ and ‘Kkak means ‘the end’. Soesokkak Estuary is lined with cliffs of curious lava formations, which are overhung with pine trees. Here the water takes on the deep blue of the ocean, and the scenery is very picturesque. Soesokkak is also well-known for its small, flat wooden boats called “Teu” that have been used for hundreds of years to ferry people across the estuary. The boat is pulled across the estuary by a long rope that is strung between the two banks. Taking a leisurely ride on a Teu across the clear water of the estuary is a great way to enjoy the area’s magnificent scenery. Soesokkak Estuary is located in Hahyo-dong on the Southern side of Hallasan Mountain. The area is also well-known for its tangerines, and visitors are drawn to the area by the fresh scent of the fruit. Popular destinations close to the Soesokkak Estuary include the famous JusangJeolli Cliffs and Jungmun Resort, as well as Cheonjeyeon Falls – all of which can be taken in on the same day.



 What to eat

- Obunjagi



Seventy percent of the Korean production of Obunjagi is from Jeju. Obunjagi belongs to the family of abalone. It is highly nutritious and an excellent health food. The production of Obunjagi in Korea is decreasing. Obunjagi Kettle Rice is a native Jeju delicacy made with Obunjagi, young abalone and ‘Pyogo’ mushrooms mixed together. It has a unique, fresh and crunchy texture. Obunjagi Kettle Rice, a healthy dish, is cooked with barley, beans and Obunjagi mixed with bone and meat broth. The secret of the taste lies in the properly proportioned amounts of spices, soy sauce and margarine. The wonderful smell of the dish arouses the appetite of everyone around. In addition, ‘Haemul Stone Kettle Rice (Seafood Stone Kettle Rice) is another delicacy of Jeju.


- Galchi Jorim



Galchi is a type of fish used in Korean cuisine -- it is called "belt fish" or "hairtail". Galchi has soft meat, and tastes quite good when it's cooked fresh, not frozen. But even frozen, it's still pretty good. It's eaten different ways - roasted, fried, baked or made into casserole, or "jorim". I used to make this quite often in Korea especially in the autumn season because that's when it was caught and it tasted the best. Here in the U.S. it will be hard to buy a fresh one. The one I used in this recipe was caught in India, and had probably been frozen and unfrozen.


 Where to sleep


- Hera Hotel (http://www.heraHotel.co.kr/) or another upgraded hotel





 Private Bathroom

 Yes

 Fridge

 No

 Wifi

  Yes

 Computer

 Yes

 TV

 No

 Elevator

 Yes

 Washing machine

  Yes

 Clothes dryer

 No

 Air Conditioner

  Yes  



Day 7, Friday (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)


Seong Sunrise Peak → U-do Island → Hotel


 General information


Starting point: Seongsag (Hera Hotel)
Ending point : Seongsan (Hera Hotel)
Distance: 2.5km hiking / 1 hour car ferry ride (roundtrip) / 20km cycling


 Program


Start from the hotel to hike up to Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak (6:00am~7:30, subject to season and weather)
Breakfast (8:00am)
Cycle 5 min to Ferry Terminal and ride 15 min. the car ferry to Udo Island (9:30am~10:30am)
Cycle around the Udo island, sightseeing, and relaxing on beach (10:30am~12:30pm)
Lunch (12:30pm)
Cycle around the Udo island, sightseeing, and relaxing on beach (1:30pm~3:30pm)
Car ferry ride and cycle back to hotel (4:00pm~4:30pm)
Free time and relaxing (4:30pm~6:30pm)
Dinner (6:30pm)
 What to see


- Seongsan Ilchulbong (Sunrise) Peak




Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak rose from under the sea in a volcanic eruption over 100,000 years ago. Located on the eastern end of Jejudo Island, there is a huge crater at the top of Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak. The crater is about 600m in diameter and 90m high. With the 99 sharp rocks surrounding the crater, it looks like a gigantic crown. While the southeast and north sides are cliffs, the northwest side is a verdant grassy hill that is connected to the Seongsan Village. The ridge provides an ideal spot for walks and for horse riding as well. The sunrise from the crater is magnificent. Also the Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak surrounded by bright yellow colored rapeseed flowers in the spring is truly a sight to behold.


- Udo Island




The island was named "Udo" or "Cow Island" as its contours look like a cow lying down on the ground. There are 8 scenic wonders of Udo: day and night(Judan-myeongwol and Yahang-eobeom), sky and earth (Cheonjin-gwansan and Jidu-cheongsa), front and back (Jeonpo-mangdo and Huhae-seokbyeok), and east and west (Dongan-gyeonggul and Seobin-baeksa). Udo Island is legendary for its breath-taking white sand beach, water that transforms into vivid shades of turquoise, emerald green, and aquamarine blue as the water as the water becomes shallower around coral reefs. It also offers gorgeous weather in all year round - not too hot in summer and not too cold in winter. About 30 minutes ferry ride will from Jeju will bring you to Udo Island. It is situated on the eastern end of Jeju Island, that makes it one of the most visited spots from Jeju.


 What to eat


- Bibimbap




In Korean, “bibim” means “mixed” and “bap” means rice. All of the ingredients except the meat (which is optional) are prepared in advance so you can add them at room temperature to the top of hot steamed rice. You then quickly fry and add the meat and a sunny-side up egg to the top. Bibimbap is usually served with a spicy sauce made of gochujang (Korean hot pepper paste).


- Black Pork Dish



Back in the olden days, pigpens were built right above the bathroom. It is said that the Jeju pigs, which grew up eating human waste, grew black hair as a result of their special diet. Pigs are no longer raised in this way, but the Jeju black pig is still seen as one of Jeju’s trademarks and it said to be chewier and more delicious than other types of pork. The distinctive black hairs can even be seen on some of the meat used in pork dishes.


 Where to sleep


- Hera Hotel (http://www.heraHotel.co.kr/) or another upgraded hotel




 Private Bathroom

 Yes

 Fridge

 No

 Wifi

  Yes

 Computer

 Yes

(but 5000 Won of additional fee)

 TV

 No

 Elevator

 Yes

 Washing machine

  Yes

 Clothes dryer

 No

 Air Conditioner

  Yes  


Day 8, Saturday (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)

Seongsan → Jeju City



 General information


Starting point: Seongsan (Hera Hotel)
Ending point : Jeju City (Ramada Plaza Jeju Ocean Front)
Distance: 53km
Approximated time: 3hours and 30minutes (without visiting places)


 Detailed distances


  TOTAL CYCLING DISTANCE

  65km (4h20min) 

Seong Sunrise Peak → Lunch

 23km (1h30min)

Lunch → Hamdeok Beach

15km (1hour)

 Hamdeok Beach → Jeju City

 15km (1hour)



 Program


Check out of the accommodation (8:00am)
Breakfast (Kalguksu) (8:15am)
Ride along the Jeju island bike path and sightseeing (9:00am~12:00pm)
Lunch (Bibimbap) (12:00pm)
Ride along the Jeju island bike path and sightseeing (1:00pm~5:00pm)
Check into Ramada Plaza Jeju Ocean Front (5:00pm)
Farewell Dinner (7:00pm)


 What to see


- Kimnyoung Maze Park





The unique design of the maze, a symbolic representation of live periods of Jeju's history and two symbolic geographical statements, is the result of over three years' efforts by the world famed maze designer Adrrain Fisher and the founder of the maze, Dr Fredric H Dustin.


- Manjanggul Cave



Manjanggul Cave (만장굴) is one of the finest lava tunnels in the world, and is a designated natural monument. A lava tunnel is formed when the lava that was deep in the ground spouts from the peak and flows to the surface. Manjanggul Cave has a variety of interesting structures inside including 70cm lava stalagmites and the lava tube tunnels. Only 1km of the 13,422m Manjanggul Cave is open to the tourists. The inside of the tunnel sustains at a temperature of 11~21℃, creating a comfortable atmosphere. There are rare animals such as bats living in the tunnel, which makes this tunnel valuable for researchers as well. The stone pillars and stalactites are widely spread and the tunnels shows off the cave’s topographical features. The Stone Turtle is especially eye-catching because it is shaped like Jeju-do Island


 What to eat


- Kalguksu



Kalguksu (literally "knife noodles") is a Korean noodle dish consisting of handmade, knife-cut wheat flour noodles served in a large bowl with broth and other ingredients. It is traditionally considered a seasonal food, consumed most often in summer. Its name comes from the fact that the noodles are not extruded or spun, but cut.


- Korean BBQ




Gogigui literally "meat + roasting", or Korean barbecue refers to the Korean method of roasting beef, pork, chicken, or other types of meat. Such dishes are often prepared at the diner's table on gas or charcoal grills that are built into the table itself. Some Korean restaurants that do not have built-in grills provide portable stoves for diners to use at their tables. The most representative form of gogigui is bulgogi usually made from thickly sliced beef sirloin or tenderloin. Another popular form of it is galbi made from marinated beef short ribs. However, gogigui also includes many other kinds of marinated and non-marinated meat dishes, and can be divided into several categories. Korean barbecue is not only popular among Koreans, but has gained popularity internationally.


 Where to sleep


- Ramada Plaza Jeju Ocean Front



 Private Bathroom

 Yes

 Fridge

 No

 Wifi

  Yes

 Computer

 No

 TV

 Yes

 Elevator

 Yes

 Washing machine

  Yes

 Clothes dryer

 No

 Air Conditioner

  Yes  



Day 9, Sunday (Breakfast included)


 Program


Breakfast & Check-out (depending on your flight time)
Drop off to Jeju Airport throughout the day

*We can book the one-way flight from Jeju to Seoul (Gimpo Airport) for you or you may arrange it yourself.

 

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