Bicycle Tour in Seoul

I’ve been to a lot of walking tours but this is my first time to join a bicycle tour in Seoul. Yes! It exists! Well, there have been some bicycle tours around Seoul for years but I just learned about it now. I’m excited to write about this because I know that there are lots of travelers who are fond doing outdoor activities like biking.

We Cycle Korea

I found a travel agency called We Cycle Korea, which offers owner-operated bike and small group tour. They take no more than 4 people in one group for their clients’ comfort.

The Route

I had to choose among three routes: Morning Spicy Tour (8am), Afternoon Lazy Tour (1pm), and Night View Tour (6pm). The afternoon schedule is the most convenient time for me.

The meetup is at Namyeong Station. It’s easy to find the guide because it has only one exit. Their guide is prompt. You’ll be welcomed the moment you exit the station. I was brought to their office for some overview of the tour. I was provided a bike, a helmet, a bottle of water, and bananas.

The War Memorial of Korea

Photo taken last September 2016 during my first trip to War Memorial of Korea

It was crowded when we came there because it’s a holiday. It’s hard to take pictures without any photobombers. Do you know that Koreans celebrate Children’s Day every 5th of May? They also celebrate Parent’s day (which is not a holiday).

National Museum of Korea

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All this time, I thought that the Bosingak Belfry located in Jongno is authentic. That bell is rung 33 times during New Year’s countdown. However, I found out that the real Bosingak Belfry is preserved in the National Museum. It’s their National Treasure No. 2 after all.

Tourists can join bell-ringing ceremony that takes place for one hour every day (excluding Mondays), starting at 11:20am.

National Hangeul Museum

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Originally, Koreans use Chinese characters. King Sejong of Joseon Dynasty replaced it by Hangeul. It is considered to be one of the most efficient alphabets in the world and has garnered unanimous praise from language experts for its scientific design and excellence. Personally, I think learning how to read and write Hangeul is easier than English.

Floating Island & Jamsu Bridge

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Some Sevit is composed of three man-made floating islands. They are created with the theme of “flowers of Hangang River”. Some Gavit symbolizes the flower, Some Chavit symbolizes a flower bud, and Some Solvit symbolizes a seed. It looks good at night because of the LED lights that portray “a gleaming light in the mist.”

Han River

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Their bikes from Trek Bike are well-maintained by their licensed mechanic.

The bridge behind me is called Banpo Bridge. You can watch the rainbow fountain there at night. You may also try going on a Han River Cruise to get a better view.

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Hangang Bridge

To prevent the entry of North Koreans, Hangang Bridge was bombed during the Korean War. It killed hundreds of civilian refugees who weren’t informed about the plans of destroying the bridge. (See! I really learned a lot because I have a licensed tour guide with me. I also had a lot of good pictures because of him!)

Yongsan Station

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Yongsan Station is one of the grandest subway stations I’ve seen. It has trains heading toward the Honam, Janghyang, and Jeolla regions. There’s a department store in it!

We Cycle Korea office

The staff in We Cycle Korea are very accommodating. They will even invite you to their office to hang out and grab some beer, soda, coffee, or tea.


I’ve been to these places a lot of times but this trip is better. Having an English-speaking licensed tour guide with me, I learned a lot of interesting stories about every place we visited. Moreover, you don’t have to worry about taking pictures. They have it covered. After your trip, they will email you your pictures taken from their professional camera.

Since I really like going to Korean Drama Filming Locations, my tour guide/photographer modified the tour to have a side trip to one of the filming locations of Legend of the Blue Sea in Han River.

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I highly recommend this trip for tourists who are into outdoor activities. Going to a bicycle tour in Seoul is not only good for your body but also for your mind. By the  way, it is also good for your pocket. The whole tour is only 39,000 won!

And oh, if you don’t know how to bike, you can also avail their car tour! They also have tours in the Royal Palace & The DMZ as well as Nami Island with photo


  1. I would have loved to do a bike tour in Seoul! I rented a bike and cruised the Han river and it was nice. Looks like you had a great time!

  2. It’s so cool you seem to take the time to really explore Seoul. It’s such a huge city that I’m sure you’ll never run out of new things/places to see! And I like the idea of the bike, however, I’m a bit scared of biking in big cities, so I’m not sure that I could have the courage to do it! It’s so great the company modified your tour to check out the filming location of that K-drama you enjoy! Happy riding!

  3. This is great! I always look for entertaining things like that while traveling – its great to get a small workout, while sightseeing a new city. And you get an English-speaking guide – thats fantastic and the price is just right! Thanks for sharing!

  4. I always wonder how much fun bicycle tours would be because every time I see them it is a large group of people all trying to get through crowded streets! Only 4 people in a group sounds like a much better idea. Having them take photos for you is also really nice. Sometimes a tour guide really makes you appreciate things more than just looking at them and taking a photo. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Interesting, I didn’t know there were cycling tours in Seoul. Looks like it covers a lot of ground. I’m sure the company will be grateful to you for getting the word out there.

  6. WE Cycle Korea looks like a great time to spend a weekend afternoon! you never mention a price. Is it expensive? I like that they offer a few different routes and times to go. I think the earlier the better just to avoid crowds. Thanks for the info!

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