Ancient Korea by Bicycle

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  • duration 9 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 18-95 yrs
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-12897
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  • Operated in English
  • Starts Seoul, South Korea
  • Ends Seoul, South Korea
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The "Ancient Korea By Bicycle" tour starts from and ends in Seoul. It is a bicycle trip that takes 9 days taking you through Han River, Namyangju, Seoul and 4 other destinations in South Korea. "Ancient Korea By Bicycle" is a guided small group tour that includes accommodation, meals and others.

South Korea - The Land of the Morning Calm - is steeped in contradictions and traditions. Craggy mountain ranges slope down to pristine beaches and bustling cosmopolitan cities are surrounded by serene farmland. Elements of Confucianism, practiced for a thousand years across several dynasties, linger on today, living alongside the innovative economic power of this thriving country.

Cycling through the country puts you in direct contact with the Korean people and you’ll find them a real delight. Fiercely proud, and with a character almost as spicy as their food, they’re markedly eager to please foreigners.

We start our tour from the centre of Seoul and thanks to an extensive network of bike paths we can cycle along the Han River directly out of the city into the rural countryside, visiting temples, sampling delicious Korean food before finishing in the traditional village of Andong.

We follow the dedicated cycling paths along two of the country's main waterways, the Han and Nakdong rivers, making for scenic, flat and leisurely cycling. We stop often each day to visit historical and cultural sites, with one of the many highlights being Hahoe Folk Village. Here we'll stay in a traditional guest house and immerse ourselves in folk traditions dating back centuries. The vast variety of menu options will also be a highlight of the tour, and we'll be sure to try many local specialties.

Uniquely on this South Korea bicycle tour you'll be able to collect stamps in your souvenir Korean Cycle Tour passport. Each day we'll pass certification points where you can stamp your passport to show your biking achievements.

Please note this join-in tour is open to riders from other tour companies. This helps us to gather together sufficient numbers of cyclists to guarantee a departure quickly. This tour meets our quality standards and the only difference to our other SpiceRoads tours will be the jersey the guide wears.

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  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • English-speaking guide
  • Any international flights to/from Seoul are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Ancient Korea by Bicycle tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Ancient Korea by Bicycle tour. You can cancel the tour up to 45 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 44 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 04 May 2023, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 04 May 2023, a deposit of 30% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 44 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Ancient Korea by Bicycle tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Ancient Korea by Bicycle tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

Minimum Participants

The minimum number of Participant for this trip is 4

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • Is Asia open for tourists?

    Despite the initial fears of the Covid-19 pandemic, most Asian countries have managed to mitigate its effects. As such, many popular destinations throughout the continent are currently open for travelers with precautionary measures like mandatory vaccinations. A few countries, however, require newly arrived travelers to spend a couple of days in quarantine.

    As of February 2022, countries like Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia are officially open for vaccinated tourists without the need for quarantine. Meanwhile, India and Indonesia are two of the countries that may require you to quarantine for up to a week on arrival. However, Japan, Vietnam, and Myanmar are yet to open their doors to visitors.


  • How much does it cost to tour South Korea?

    The answer to this question depends on your travel style. If you want to stay in nicer hotels and take part in more excursions, you will need to budget around USD 65 a day. If you do not mind hostels and choosing your own activities, you can make do with around USD 40 a day.

  • How many days are enough for South Korea?

    We recommend at least two weeks to visit South Korea properly. With the cities, all being so different, and the islands being a must-visit, you want to allow enough time to see it all. For more information, check out our guide on how many days to spend in South Korea.

  • Do I need a visa to go to South Korea?

    If you are a US citizen you will need a visa or Korea Electronic Travel Authorization (K-ETA) before you enter the country. This can be done online before you travel. If you are from the UK, you can stay for up to 90 days without a visa. All you need is proof of onward travel.

  • What is the best time to travel to South Korea?

    The best time to visit South Korea is either April/May or September/October. This way you will avoid the summer heat and the peak season crowds.

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