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The Gangchon Rail Bike is a popular activity usually visited together with Nami Island, since the two attractions are located in Gangwon-do. It takes around 1 to 2 hours from Gangchon Rail Park to Nami Island by public transportation. If you wonder about how to get to Gangchon Rail Bike from Seoul, the best way is by taking the subway.
Gangchon Rail Bike allows visitors to pedal along the old Gangchon Rail Park track while enjoying the scenery of the lovely 318km Bukhangang River. You will be able to experience a piece of history when you travel the same route the Mugunghwa train traveled for a span of 70 years! The Gimyujeong Station course is approximately 8.5km long with the first section (6km) lasting around 50 minutes. After riding the first 6km, you will arrive at a transfer station where you will be able to take a bathroom break or pick up a snack from the cafeteria. From there, continue on a 20 minute romantic train ride so you are not required to pedal anymore! Once you arrive at the Gangchon Station, make sure to grab the free shuttle back to where you started.
Other than Gangchon Rail Bike, there are more rail park in Korea. Gapyeong rail park in Gyeonggi-do has often compared to Gangchon Rail Bike. If you are curious about how this Gapyeong Rail Bike vs Gangchon Rail Bike thing goes, why don't try both? Both offers different views yet as beautiful as one another.