Railbikes are chain-driven cycles that are ridden on railroad. Railbike riding is a spor rapidly gaining popularity in European mountain tourist resort. In Korea, we have more than 8 railbike stations alongside the river, ocean and mountains.
Gangchon Rail Bike
When the Gyeongchun Line, a double-tracked railway line connecting Seoul and Chuncheon, opened on December 20, 2010, it replaced the Mugunghwa train that traveled this route for 70 years. Built on the site where the train on the Gyeongchun Line stops, Gangchon Rail Park is a popular tourist attraction where visitors can pedal along old railroad tracks while taking in the lovely Bukhangang River scenery
Opened on August, 2012, the rail park operates from three stations: Gimyujeong Station, Gangchon Station, and Gyeonggang Station. The distance between Gimyujeong Station and Gangchon Station is approximately 8km and the round-trip distance to Gyeonggang Station is approximately 6km.
Location 1385, Gimyujeong-ro, Sindong-myeon, Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do 강원도 춘천시 신동면 김유정로 1385 (신동면)
Facility Utilization Fees : Two-seater: 25,000 won / Four-seater: 35,000 won
Jeongseon Rail Bike
The rail bike in Jeongseon Auraji is a new type of leisure sport that combines biking along a railway and scenic views. Rail bikes are commonly found in the mountainous regions of Europe. The sport makes use of an abandoned railway track that runs from Jeongseon Auraji to Gujeol-ri. The total track is 7.2 kilometers long and is a continuous descent that is easy to ride along clean valley waters and crimson red foliage.
There are 2-person (110 kilograms) and 4-person rail bikes (138 kilograms). Despite its large size, a rail bike runs quite smoothly so it is sufficient for one person to pedal a 4-person rail bike at speeds of 10 to 30 kilometers per hour.
At the boarding area in Gujeol-ri Station, there is a café named ‘A Grasshopper’s Dream.’ Housed in a train, the café is the shape of a grasshopper.
The rail bike starts in Gujeol-ri station and ends in Auraji Station. Ride at a slow speed of 15kph to enjoy the surrounding scenery. On the way back, you will return to Gujeol-ri on a free train for a comfortable ride with a view.
Location 745, Nochusan-ro, Yeoryang-myeon, Jeongseon-gun, Gangwon-do 강원도 정선군 여량면 노추산로 745 (여량면)
Individual 25,000 won / Group 22,500 won
Individual 35,000 won / Group 31,500 won
* March to October 09:00 – 18:00, 5 times a day
* November to February 09:00 – 15:00, 4 times a day
Wonju Rail Bike
In Wonju Rail Park, you will be able to take a train from Ganhyeon station to Pandae station and transit to rail bike and run back from Pandae station to Ganhyeong station. The course is not hilly so it’s easy to run the bike and you can enjoy the beautiful scenery. Total journey will cost about 1.5 hours including 20 minutes (train) and 40 minutes (rail bike)
Location 163 Ganhyeong-ro, Jijeong-myeon, Wonju-si, Gangwon-do 강원도 원주시 지정면 간현로 163 (지정면)
Admission Fee 2 seaters (25,000 KRW) / 4 seaters (35,000 KRW)
Samcheok Ocean Rail Bike
Samcheok Ocean Railbike is a four-wheeled bike on a 5.4㎞ rail that lies against a splendid backdrop of East Sea. Along the rail are Gungchon and Yonghwa Stations as rest stops, an observatory lounge, an ocean tunnel, and many
more attractions. Since each bike has safety installations (double breaks, safety bars, etc.), it can be enjoyed by the whole family.
Location Gongyangwang-gil 2 & Yongwha Haebyun-gil 23, Geundeok-myeon, Samcheok-si, Gangwon-do 강원도 삼척시 근덕면 공양왕길 2 (궁촌정거장), 용화해변길 23(용화정거장)
Gungchon Station → Yonghwa Station / Yonghwa Station → Gungchon Station
Two-seater: Individuals 20,000 won / Groups 18,000 won
Four-seater: Individuals 30,000 won / Groups 27,000 won
Gungcheon Station → Yonghwa Station / Yonghwa Station → Gungchon Station
Two-seater 22,000 won / Groups 20,000 won
Four-seater 33,000 won / Groups 30,000 won
Jeongdongjin Rail Bike
Jeongdongjin in Gangneung is in the Guinness Book of World Records as having the unique distinction of having a train station that is located the closest to the sea, in the world. It has been famous as the best spot to see the sunrise and has a rail bike running from Jeongdongjin station letting you see the beautiful ocean view all the way while on track.
Location 13, Jeongdongyeok-gil, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do
Operation Hour 9:00-17:00
Admission Fee 20,000 KRW for 2 seaters/ 30,000 KRW for 4 seaters
High 1 Choo Choo Park
High1 ChooChoo Park is a train experience resort and along with the great nature that surrounds it, it holds the country’s first mountain railway and wonderful train programs for men and women of all ages to enjoy. A mini train on a zigzag, switchback railway, an incline railway, the country’s first high-speed rail coaster, exotic mini train and various exciting train programs will offer your children hopes and dreams and bring wonderful memories back to you.
Location High1ChooChooPark. 99, Simponamgil, Dogye-eup, Samcheok-si, Gangwon-do
Yangpyeong Rail Bike
Location 126-5, Samseong-ri, Yongmun-myeon, Yangpyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do
Facility Utilization Fees
Family Rail Bike (for 4 people): 29,000 won
Couple Rail Bike (for 2 people): 20,000 won
Electric-powered Car (for 2 people): 30,000 won
March-October: 09:00-21:00 (1hr, 30min intervals / runs 9 times a day)
November-February: 09:00-18:00 (1hr, 30min intervals, runs 7 times a day)
Uiwang Rail Bike
The rail bike can be a new adventure experience for you. The 4.3 kilometer-long lake rail bike trails opened back in April 2016, and now this tourist attraction has become popular among local people. Due to its popularity since it has been opened, booking in advance is highly recommend before showing up. There are several fun spots installed for tourists to be enjoyed.
Location 209, Wangsongmotdong-ro, Uiwang-si, Gyeonggi-do
Admission Fee One carriage 32000 Won (up to 4 people can ride on)
Mungyeong Rail Bike
The Mungyeong Rail Bike is a specially-designed bike that runs along the very same tracks that were once used by a trains carrying coal across the country, nearly 20 years ago. Pedal along the tracks and through the tunnel for a unique way to enjoy the beautiful landscape of Jinnam Gyoban. Visitors can start from either Gaeun or Jinnam.
Location Sinhyeon-ri, Maseong-myeon, Mungyeong-si, Gyeongbuk 경북 문경시 마성면 신현리 진남역~구량리역, 불정역
Facility Utilization Fees Individuals: 15,000 won per bike
Seomjin River Rail Bike
Seomjingang River Rail Bike runs alongside the Seomjingang River from Chimgok Station to Gajeong Station.
Location 232, Gichamaeul-ro, Ogok-myeon, Gokseong-gun, Jeollanam-do 전라남도 곡성군 오곡면 기차마을로 232 (오곡면)
Admission Fee Adults (circulation / 500m) 5,000 won for 4-seater
Operating Hours 9:00am – 6:00pm (Last admission 5:30pm)
Yeosu Ocean Rail Bike
Yeosu Ocean Railbike is comprised of a 3.5 kilometer-long open track that follows the rocky coast of Yeosu. Passing through the open air as well as a tunnel section, it is a unique and exciting experience anyone can enjoy at a leisurely pace. The track and rail bikes undergo regular safety inspections, meaning it’s a completely safe way to enjoy Yeosu’s beautiful coast.
Location 187, Mangyang-ro, Yeosu-si, Jeollanam-do 전라남도 여수시 망양로 187 (만흥동)
Operating Hours 09:00-18:00
* Times are subject to change depending on weather conditions
Jeju Rail Bike
Rail Bike is a bike that you pedal on the rail which is similar to train rail. It’s more exciting than just walking. During the ride, you can see many tourism spots like Udo Island, Yongnuni Orem, Susan Wind farms, and Seongsan Illchulbong Sunrise Peak. It’s really a unique experience and safe because there are safety guards. It’s highly recommended to go on a rail bike ride if you want to feel the calmness.
Location : Jeju Rail Park, 4639 Jongdal-ri Gujwa-eup, Jeju-si, Jeju-do, South Korea
Hour of operation:
– 10.00am – 5.00pm (Summer season)
– 10.00am – 4.00pm (Winter season)
KRW 30,000 for 2 persons, KRW 40,000 for 3 persons. KRW 48,000 for 4 persons.