This part of my trip to South Korea is the most exciting and the one I enjoyed the most. If you love adventure and beautiful green and floral scenery, the Gangchon Rail Park and the famous Nami Island are the places you can’t missed.
Annyeonghaseyo! We meet again for the 5th part of my South Korea Trip. If you haven’t read my previous South Korea trip post, here are the links.
South Korea Trip 2016 – Day 3 (Part 1)
Gangchon Rail Park
I am so excited for today exciting journey because I really wanted to try the rail biking experience. I watched from Running Man episode 144 watch here where all of them went so mad riding this. The subway from Dongdaemun Station to Gimyujeong Station will take us about 99 minutes and we do not want to miss the first course of the rail bike at 9.00am, so we leave so early in the morning, I think around 6.00am.
Direction to Gangchon Rail Park – by subway to Gimyujeong Station, Gyeongchun Line (from Dongdaemun took 99minutes, 25 stations, and 2 times transfer)
Don’t get so confuse with the maps. I know the journey is quite here and there but once you find the signage at the subway, you won’t lose your way. I find it so interesting when finding our transfer line and exit and someone have to keep that on track.
You can refer to this subway website to get around Seoul. This site shows the exact time of arrival time of the subway and how much it cost.
We arrived at Gimyujeong station few minutes before the called for the first course to take the rail bike. We quickly bought our tickets and queue. There are a lot of local people at that time but we managed to fit in.
There are 2 courses you can choose which all routes start from different location. The 2 courses are:
- Gimyujeong Station course
- Gyeonggang Station course
And we choose Gimyujeong Station course which takes around 1 hour and 30 minutes (total of 8.5km). There are 2 types of bike you can choose; the 2-seater seat and 4 -seater seat.
50 mins of rail bike + 20 mins break time at Transfer Station + 20 mins of romantic train ride
Hours 09:00 / 10:00 / 11:00 / 12:00 / 13:00 / 14:00 / 15:00 / 16:00 / 17:00
Fee 2-seater: 25,000 / 4-seater : 35,000
This course have 3 sections, the first section is where we need to cycle for 50 minutes. We got to see breathtaking scenery along the way. I love the entire greenery scene and it was so refreshing. There are tunnel where ‘Gangnam Style’ was played.