A 12 Year Old’s 600km Ride from Seoul to Busan

Last summer my parents and I rode our bikes from Seoul to Busan, from the top to the bottom of South Korea. This was the longest bike trip we had ever planned.  Here is my log of the trip, the photos are by my parents. Day 1: Seoul to Yangsu We got up at around 7am. I totally forgot about …

5 Tips for Camping in Korea

“I wanted a little of that swagger that comes with being able to gaze at a far horizon through eyes of chipped granite and say with a slow, manly sniff, “Yeah, I’ve shit in the woods.” – Bill Bryson Korea is a great country for camping. This may come as a surprise as it’s the 23rd most densely populated country …

Cycling from Seoul to Busan

In summer 2015, our family traveled the length of South Korea, cycling from Seoul to Busan. We rode for about 2 weeks and in many ways it was a truly incredible journey. We saw magnificent scenery, met great people and ate fantastic food. Seb, our son, wrote about his experience of the ride here. There were a lot more hills …

Our Family’s Cycling Trip Around Jeju Island

Every summer for 4 years in a row, my son and I spent our vacation cycling around Jeju Island in South Korea. It’s just over 200km to ride the circumference of the island and the first trip was when Seb was just 7 years old; he rode his Huffy BMX bike the whole way.  Jeju Island is a wonderful place …

5 Reasons to Go Cycle Touring in South Korea

7 years of living and bicycle touring in South Korea has us convinced this is a world-class bike touring destination. When you think of a cycling holiday perhaps rural France springs to mind? The Netherlands? Vietnam? They’re old hat… South Korea is the world’s best kept secret when it comes to cycling holidays. We’ve been on a few long distance …

Around Jeju Island by Bike in 90 Seconds

In the summer of 2013, we went around Jeju Island by bike for 2 weeks with our 10-year-old son. It was windy, hot and absolutely fantastic. Jeju Island is a part of South Korea and is an undiscovered gem for cycle touring, especially if you have kids – there is a network of quality bike-paths circumnavigating the entire island as …