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Bicycling Along the Hangang

Published Date : / Edited Date : Feb. 13, 2019
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Introduction

Without a doubt, the Hangang (River) is Seoul’s most iconic symbol. The vast river – nearly two kilometers wide in places – winds its way through the city. In recent years, Seoul has invested millions of dollars as part of the Hangang Renaissance Project. The purposes are three-fold: 1) to restore the river ecosystem, 2) to improve access to the riverside parks, and 3) to create a wealth of recreational facilities. 

Thanks to these efforts, the Hangang has become a major destination for Seoulites for recreation and relaxation. On this tour, we’ll take advantage of the extensive bicycle paths and see all that the river has to offer from the seat of a bicycle!

Are you ready? Then let’s hop on a bike and pedal along the beautiful Hangang.

Course map

Course Overview

자전거 표지판

Bicycle lane signNote: Should you wish to shorten this course, simply refer to the detailed maps for information on the various bicycle rental areas and which bridges you can cross.

We’ll start our riverside course at the bicycle rental kiosk at Banpo Hangang Park. We’ll cross the bicycle-friendly Jamsudaegyo (Bridge) and then head eastward to Seoul Forest. From there, we’ll peek into the Old Waterworks Museum before taking a break at Ttukseom Hangang Park, where we’ll explore the futuristic J-Bug complex and the river’s best rock climbing and windsurfing spots. Next, we’ll check out a charming bicycle-themed café before we enjoy the outstanding views from the Gwangnaru Pedestrian Bridge’s Riverview 8th Avenue Observatory.

From there we’ll switch directions and head westward along the river’s southern bank, passing over the Tancheon (Stream) before visiting one of the new bridge cafés. Afterwards, it’s onward through Ichon Hangang Park and a lunch break on Yeouido. From there, we’ll ride through the Mangwon and Nanji Hangang parks before a well-deserved, one-hour leisure river cruise! Afterwards, we’ll explore the unique Seonyudo Park before a quick run through Yeouido Saetgang Park. Then, it’s time to return our bicycle at Banpo Hangang Park.

As you can tell, it’s an ambitious (and beautiful) course, so… don’t forget to stretch, and then… Let’s Get Started! 

반포한강공원 서울숲


A Much-Loved River

낚시하는 시민 모습

Banpo Hangang ParkUnlike many other cities built along a river, Seoul’s riverbanks are largely for parks. Twelve beautiful riverside parks connect to make the Han River Park system, and some 60 million people visit them every year! To improve pedestrian access, Seoul city has invested heavily to install new bus stops, subway exits, elevators and pedestrian-friendly bridges as part of an ambitious, 25-year Hangang Renaissance Project. 

Thanks to free and low-cost bicycle rental stations conveniently located throughout the parks, it’s easy to borrow a bicycle for an hour (or a full day) to enjoy the river and get some exercise! Let’s pick up our bike at the Banpo Hangang Park’s rental kiosk. For 3,000 won for a single bicycle and 6,000 for a tandem bike, you simply provide your I.D. in exchange for a wheeled companion. It’s that simple! (Daily rates run about 10,000 won.) 

Hangang Parks and Bicycle Rental Locations
 
1. Gangseo 2.Nanji 3.Mangwon 4.Ichon 5.Ttukseom 6.Gwangnaru
Banghwa Station 
(Line 5, Exits 1,2)
Walk 1.9 km
Mapo-gu Office Station
(Line 6, Exit 7)
Walk 1.3 km
Hapjeong Station 
(Lines 2,6, Exit 1)
Walk 2 km
Ichon Station 
(Lines 4, Jungang, Exit 4)
Walk 500 m
Ttukseom Resort Station 
(Line 7, Exits 2,3)
Walk 20 m

Cheonho Station 
(Lines 5,8, Exit 1)
Walk 500 m


 
 
자전거 대여소 위치도


A. Oksu Station
Tel: 02-2293-8003


 
B. Eungbong St.
Tel: 02-2293-8111
C. Gangbyeon Station
Tel: 02-475-4380
D. Jamsil Station
Tel: 02-3431-3480
E. Pugnap-dong
Tel: 02-475-4380
 
7. Yanghwa
Seonyudo Station 
(Line 9, Exit 1)
Walk 350 m

 
8. Seonyudo
Seonyudo Station 
(Line 9, Exit 1)
Walk 350 m
9. Yeouido
Yeouinaru Station 
(Lines 5,9, Exits 2,3)
Saetgang Station
(Line 9, Exits 3,4)
10. Banpo
Express Bus 
Terminal Station 
(Lines 3,7,9, Exit 8-1)
Walk 700 m
11. Jamwon
Sinsa Station 
(Line 3, Exit 5)
Walk 1 km
12. Jamsil
Sports Complex Station 
(Line 2, Exits 6,7)
Walk 750 m


Transit Tips 1



 1. There are two types of bicycle rental facilities.


A) Paid

Where
: At 10 rental locations inside the Hangang Park system (Banpo, Gangseo,Ichon, Jamsil, Jamwon, Mangwon, Nanji,Ttukseom, Yanghwa, Yeouido).
When : 09:00~sunset (until 20:00 in the summer)
How Much : Singles are 3,000 won/hour; Tandems are 6,000 won/hour; Full-day single rentals for 15,000 won.

B) Free

Where : At five locations, typically near subway stations. (Jamsil Station: 02-3431-3480, Pungnap-dong: 02-475-4380, Eungbong Station: 02-2293-8111,Oksu Station: 02-2293-8003, Gangbyeon Station : 02-475-4380)
When : 08:00~19:00 March-October; 09:00~17:00 November-February; Closed on major holidays.
How Much : Free, but available only up to 2 or 3 hours during the week and 1 to 2 hours on the weekends.

대여소 모습

  2. Specify the type of bike (single or tandem) and for approximately how many hours. Pre-pay.
  3. Provide your I.D. (A foreign driver’s license or passport is OK) or keys as a deposit.
  4. Keep your receipt or bicycle tag in order to exchange for your deposit upon return.
  5. Consider a bike with a basket to hold your bag, beverage or other personal items.

We’ve got quite a journey ahead of us, so after exploring the Banpo Hangang Park's biking trails, let’s make our first river crossing via the double-decker Banpodaegyo/Jamsudaegyo bridges. While the upper-level Banpodaegyo is primarily reserved for vehicle traffic, two lanes of the lower-level Jamsudaegyo (Bridge) were converted into pedestrian and bicycle lanes, creating a safe and enjoyable way to cruise across the river. Riding safely with a cool breeze on your face, don’t you think it creates a very refreshing bicycling experience?
 
시민 모습과 한남대교 사진

After cresting the small bump on the bridge, veer right towards the Hannamdaegyo (Bridge). This stretch of park isn’t the most picturesque - it extends mostly underneath an expressway. But consider trying out some of the outdoor exercise equipment! Once you approach the spot where the Jungnancheon (Stream) flows into the Hangang, veer right and look for signs saying “Seoul Forest” or “서울숲” in Korean.


Transit Tips 2
1. After crossing the Jungnancheon (Stream), follow the path as it wraps around the riverbank. 
2. Consider taking a break at one of the benches along the way for a great view! 
3. As you pass underneath the red Seongsudaegyo (Bridge), on the right there’s a bright blue sign 
      that says, “Gate 13.” Take a sharp right turn and ride through the tunnel into Seoul Forest.
4. Once you emerge from the tunnel, turn right at the four-way intersection. 
      After another tunnel, the Visitor Center will appear on your left.

서울숲 가는 길 안내 사진

Seoul Forest and Ttukseom Hangang Park

Seoul’s Green Oasis​

서울숲 사진

Seoul Forest is one of the city’s biggest green spaces, but it wasn’t always an attractive oasis. After going from a royal hunting ground to an industrial site in the 1950s, it was transformed into a park in 2005. Today, the mature trees belie the park’s youth, though honestly it still feels more like a park than a forest.

While cruising around the park on two wheels, it’s obvious that Seoul Forest is a great place for kids. Playgrounds, a splash fountain and the eco-themed Children’s Library are all great for kids. But the best part has got to be the Eco-Forest, which boasts a herd of sika deer!
 
서울숲 지도

There’s also a lot of great art in Seoul Forest some of which hints at the site’s history. For example, the statues of galloping horses are a reminder that the park used to be a racecourse. Each weekend guests are treated to live music performances on the park’s several outdoor stages. You can get more info on these events or a historical snapshot of Seoul Forest at the Visitor Center.

Waterworks​

As you leave the Forest and head eastward, be sure to check out the old Seoul Waterworks Museum. The brick and granite pump house, which dates to 1907, was the city’s first water treatment plant. Renovated in 2008, the exhibits describe how the growing city’s water needs have been met over the decades. You can also go underground to see the slow sand filtration system that once purified the city’s water supply. There isn’t much in the way of English signage, but it’s free and definitely worth a look.

서울숲 하천

At least half a dozen streams drain the Seoul city area and flow into the Han River. In recent years,these important waterways have also been rehabil-itated as part of the city’s efforts to protect critical wildlife habitat and create attractive areas for recreation. Most of these streams are also lined with bicycle paths, should you wish to extend your bicycle journey into Seoul’s many neighborhoods.



Transit Tips 3

1. To visit the Seoul Waterworks Museum, from the Visitor Center, keep going straight until turning 
   right at the four-way intersection.
2. After passing the parking lot entrance, follow the path that veers right from the main road.
3. After viewing the museum, follow the signs back to the riverside park paths. 
   From there, it’s a short bicycle ride to Ttukseom Hangang Park.


Ttukseom Hangang Park and Gwangnaru Hangang Park



Fun on a So-Called Island​
There are two common words that Koreans use to say “island.” The word “do” has Chinese origins while “seom” is a truly Korean word. While both words mean “island,” you may sometimes ask yourself, where is the island? That’s because, like many sandy spits that once existed along the Hangang, areas like Ttukseom are now attached to the river’s north and south banks. 

Ttukseom is one such place. Like Seoul Forest, theTtukseom area has undergone quite a physical overhaul. Ttukseom Hangang Park, for example, features attractive lawns and gardens and a large rock climbing wall. There’s also J-Bug, an eye-catching building that looks half-worm and half-spaceship. The “bug” wraps itself around the freeway and bridge pilings!  If you dare go inside, there are cafés and a restaurant if you need to recharge your body, and child-friendly art exhibitions on topics like Korean comics and a video about the Hangang made especially for kids.
 

Returning to the bicycle trails, the stretch of bike trail between the Cheongdamdaegyo and Jamsildaegyo bridges boasts a great view of the low-slung, 1988 Olympic Stadium across the water. And as the path rounds the corner, you’ll also notice a curious row of single-story beach huts where some 60 clubs rent windsurfing, kite surfing and banana boating equipment.

When you’re done watching (or riding!), how about a smoothie break?


Transit Tips 4


메타세콰이어 길

1. After the Jamsildaegyo (bridge), construction will briefly detour the path to street level. After passing the Olympicdaegyo (bridge) and exercise equipment, turn left.
2. Pass the brick schoolhouse and ride until you reach the main street.
3. To the left is a row of a few dozen meta sequoia trees. Check them out before going to the right. Be careful as you ride along the busy sidewalk. 
4. Eventually you’ll come to a crosswalk with a KEB bank on the other side. Cross and turn right.
5. Go straight about three blocks, past exit 2 of Gwangnaru Station. When you see the signs for "Gwangjingyo (Br.)", turn right towards the white I-Park apartments One block later the Velomano Café will be on your left.


수상 스포츠를 즐기는 시민 모습

Located between the Cheongdamdaegyo and Jamsildaegyo bridges are about 60 clubs, like the Hiwind and Zooty windsurfing clubs, where folks can rent windsurfing, kite surfing and banana boating equipment, as well as take lessons from the seasoned water sports enthusiasts. Or, just sit back and watch the pros bounce off the waves and sail into the air!


Gwangnaru Hangang Park and Hannamdaegyo Rainbow Cafe

Between two Bicycle Cafés

ust a block or two north of the Gwangnarudaegyo (Bridge) is a cheerful café called Velomano. The bicycle-themed spot is a great place to grab a delicious smoothie or a cup of coffee. Covered in bicycle paraphernalia and customer scribbles on bright post-it notes, bring your helmet inside for a 500 won discount! It’s a great, bike-friendly rest stop.

카페 아리따움 외관

Let’s say you’ve spent millions of dollars to improve bicycle and pedestrian access to dozens of the bridges that span the Hangang. What next? Why not make the bridges destinations themselves? To date, Seoul city has installed eight bridge cafés on five bridges, along with two other mid-span facilities on the Mapodaegyo and Gwangnaru Pedestrian bridges, not to mention the bridge fountain on the Banpodae-gyo. These attractive spots afford great views and remind citizens and visitors of the city’s greatest 
natural asset – the Hangang.

벨로메노 간판과 음료 사진

If the Jamsudaegyo (Bridge) is the most bicycle-friendly way to cross the Hangang, the Gwangnaru Pedestrian Bridge is the best for walkers. The easternmost bridge on our course, the spot looks out over Achasan (Mt.) and the Amsa Ecological Park. Reflected in the wide river bend at sunset, it’s one of Seoul’s most beautiful settings. 

벨로메노 메뉴 알림판
 
Thanks to a citizen’s suggestion, two of the bridge’s vehicle lanes were converted into over 2,000 square meters of landscaped walkways and bicycle lanes. Before leaving the bridge, don’t miss the River View 8th Avenue Observatory, an art gallery and performance space located below deck on the bridge’s eighth pillar (hence the name). 

Once you’ve crossed the bridge, take the long ramp back down to the riverside park to start our westward journey.

올림픽 대교
 
After passing the torch-topped bridge commemorating Seoul’s hosting of the 1988 Olympic Summer Games, Namsan (Mt.) and N Seoul Tower will soon come into view. From this vantage point, the center of the city seems almost in the middle of the river. Doesn’t Seoul feel huge? 

After crossing the Tancheon (Stream) and rounding the river’s bend, you’ll arrive at the Hannamdaegyo (Bridge). The Rainbow Café on the bridge’s southern end is another bicycle-themed spot along the river. It’s a great place to take a quick breather and enjoy the view before crossing the bridge and heading west along the Ichon Hangang Park. This stretch is among the most beautiful and wild with great views of the golden 63 Building and Yeouido, which just happens to be our next destination.
 
 

Transit Tips 5


Island Park 가는 길 안내

1. From the Hannamdaegyo (Bridge), ride westward.
2. Just past the Mapodaegyo (Bridge) is a bright blue bicycle ramp. Use the ramp to cross the bridge.
3. Check out the attractive new mid-span observation decks.
4. Upon reaching Yeouido, cross into Yeouido Park and follow the path to the park’s southwestern end.
5. Just prior to KBS’s headquarters (the building with the large red transmission antenna) is a gray, 
13-story building that says “The # Island Park.” There are several great restaurants located around the building.


Hannamdaegyo Rainbow Cafe and Yeouido Park


An Island Picnic​

꽃길 Yeouido is the biggest island in the Hangang, separated by a narrow waterway on its southern flank. The island itself was basically abandoned for centuries because it, like much of the riverfront, was prone to flooding. But in the 1970s, a new bridge was constructed and much of the nearby Bamseom (Islet) was dredged to build up its banks. As a result, Yeouido has become the center of Seoul’s political, financial and broadcasting sectors.

With all these important people walking about, there are also a number of great restaurants on the island. Adjacent to the headquarters of KBS (Korean Broadcasting System) is a block that features some of the island’s best dining options, and I think you’ve earned it!


Some neighborhood highlights
 
Bongchae Guksu
This Korean restaurant 
specializes in healthy, 
cold, knife-cut noodle 
dishes that taste great 
in the hot weather. 
Ph: 02-785-1711
 
Fresh Burger
Delicious beef, chicken 
teriyaki and other burger 
options, as well as crispy 
potato wedges. Typical 
appetites should opt for 
the “deluxe” size. 
Ph: 02-786-6688
Gimbap Cheonguk
A cheap favorite for 
many Korean standards, 
including rolls of kimbap 
to go. 
Ph: 02-2090-7009
Harumi
Harumi specializes in 
Japanese cuisine, 
including sushi, breaded 
pork cutlet and udon 
soups. 
Ph: 02-2090-7373
Le Pommier
The charming neighbor-
hood bakery bakes 
croissants, crème-filled 
pastries and bread loaves 
daily, as well as offering 
a 2,000-won Americano. 
Ph: 070-7553-8676
Ola!
Higher-end restaurant 
serving some of Seoul’s 
best Italian cuisine in a 
very attractive setting. 
Ph: 02-2090-7220
Mr. Wang
This popular spot serves a 
variety of spicy seafood or 
pork mixed with vegetables 
for two or more customers. 
Ph: 02-780-5392
Soya Dwaejiya
A great place for Korean 
barbecue, spicy beef stew 
and popular soups. Open 
until 2:00 am. 
Ph: 02-2090-7023


Transit Tips 6


 1. From Yeouido Park, bike northward (away from KBS) until the western path meets a short tunnel.
 2. Follow the tunnel into Yeouido Hangang Park and go westward (left).

Within Seoul’s city limits, 25 bridges span the Han River, with three more under construction. The oldest among them is the distinguished Hangangcheolgyo (Railroad Bridge), which was constructed back in 1900. In recent years, many of the bridges have been made more pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly, thanks to new elevators and on-ramps. To help guide your future bicycle tours, here’s an overview of the bridges, their features and accessibility. (Note: "Bicycle Access" doesn't necessarily mean bicycle-friendly ;)
 
Hangang Bridges


Yeouido Park and Nanji Hangang Park


물놀이하는 아이들

"Useless" No More!

Although the word “Yeouido” translates loosely to “useless island,” as you can see from the skyscrapers and the giant, green-domed National Assembly building, it’s useless no more. Yeouido Hangang Park is conveniently connected to Yeouido Park by an attractive tunnel featuring some old photographs of the island’s days as the site of Korea’s first airport. 

Yeouido ParkThe riverside park features a floating amphitheater, athletic fields, a public water park, and even a new “Color Park.” The latter is tucked underneath the Mapodaegyo (Bridge) and explains Seoul’s official color palette via display and sculpture. But the most distinctive feature is an artificial stream that runs through the park toward a wide, shallow stream that’s punctuated by huge slabs of granite. It’s a very popular spot among park goers, whose squeals seem at odds with the serene sculpture of a red man fishing with pole in hand. 

While that lunch gets settled, why not dip your toes into the cool water before we tackle the course’s last stretch?

수영장 사진

There are seven outdoor swimming pools located in the Hangang parks (Gwangnaru, Jamsil, Jamwon, Mangwon, Nanji, Ttukseom and Yeouido). These parks are very popular in the summer months (late June to late August). Open from 9:00 to 20:00, the riverside pools feature child wading areas, tanning chairs, parasols, bathing and locker facilities as well as food vendors. Tickets are 5,000 won/adults, 4,000 for youth and 3,000 for children.


Transit Tips 6
 
 
자전거 타는 시민들
  1. Follow the path westward as it departs the island.
  2. Take the elevator located on the western end of Yanghwadaegyo (Bridge).
  3. Cross the bridge and take the stairs down to the park level.
  4. Ride westward to Nanji Hangang Park.


Nanji Hangang Park and Yanghwa Cruise Pier


Yachting on the Hangang

서울특별시요트협회 석판

Recreational yachting is beginning to take hold on the Hangang, thanks to the non-profit Seoul City Yacht Association. You can rent a small sailing dinghy for two hours for 100,000 won ($85) or a 12-seat motoring or sailing yacht for 350,000 won for 90 minutes. Rentals are available until 10 pm in case you and your friends want to take a sunset cruise!


자전거 타는 시민들

We’re back on the river’s northern bank on our way to Nanji Hangang Park, an area that should be called the jewel of the Hangang Park system. Nanji Hangang Park is just one of four large parks set around the 2002 World Cup Stadium. It’s also one of Seoul’s best environmental success stories. The area was Korea’s largest landfill until 1994, when city planners covered the mounds of trash in a meter of soil and watched as nature reclaimed the land. Today, the parks are critical habitat for 16 rare and endangered species, including the small round frog, the great spotted woodpecker and Korean terrapin.

Nanji Hangang Park 2To really get a feel for nature, pedal past the Gayangdaegyo (Bridge) for some of the river’s wildest stretches. Or, view the park from the river itself. In addition to an “extreme” bicycling and roller blade park, Nanji Hangang Park includes a children’s riverside water park, campgrounds, and the new 700 Yacht Club. Recreational yachting is beginning to take hold on the Han, thanks to the non-profit Seoul City Yacht Association. You can rent a small sailing dinghy for two hours for 100,000 won ($85) or a 12-seat motoring or sailing yacht for 350,000 won for 90 minutes. Rentals are available until 10 pm in case you and your friends want to take a sunset cruise!
 
꽃이 활짝핀 들판

Transit Tips 8


공원 길 모습

1. Take the Gayangdaegyo (Bridge) elevator and cross over.
2. Take the long ramp to street level.
3. The park entrance is on the other side of the bridge. To get there, you must cross three separate crosswalks.
4. Follow the path as it curves into a residential neighborhood. Eventually you’ll reach a white-tiled passageway that leads back to the Hangang Park.
5. Ride until you come to the Yanghwa Hangang Park and the Yanghwa Cruise Pier.


Yanghwa Cruise Pier and Seonyudo Island


Enjoy a River Cruise​

한강 유람선 Sometimes the most “touristy” things can be the most fun. For example, the Hangang pleasure boat cruises take passengers on a number of one-way and round-trip journeys from four different riverside piers. Operated by C& Hangang Land since 1986, seeing Seoul while motoring along the river is a relaxing way to see the city day or night. Why not park the bicycle for a little bit and take a short cruise? One-hour round-trip cruises depart from the Yanghwa dock sails four times daily.

If you take an evening cruise, you’ll see the result of the city’s bridge illumination project. The project has created bright and beautiful pieces of light art that paint the bridges and surrounding river in a beautiful glow. 

When you return to land, we’ve got one more stop before we wrap up this itinerary!


Serene Seonyudo

Just east of the Yanghwa Cruise Pier is Seonyudo Island. Once upon a time, Seonyudo had a small peak and picturesque, jagged cliffs that inspired scholars to paint and compose poetry. But in a dramatic shift of fortune, this small island became a sewage treatment plant in the late 1970s. In 2003, however, the plant was shut down, and Seonyudo was transformed into a gorgeous, eco-consciousness park.

The 110,000-square-meter Seonyudo is described by the Seoul Metropolitan Government as a “postmodern space” that combines the organic with the industrial by preserving the former treatment plant’s structures and integrating them into a series of gardens. Walking around the island (bicycles aren’t allowed), it’s obvious that water is the island’s principle theme. For example, old settling basins for water treatment chemicals are now home to small fish and many species of aquatic plants that naturally purify water!

선유도

Besides the gardens, a maze-like series of paths and bridges connect to the park’s other facilities, like the Hangang History Museum, a 200-seat amphitheater, a greenhouse and Cafeteria Naru, which offers snacks and a great view of the river below. Most visitors reach the island via an elegant 468-meter footbridge, nicknamed the Rainbow Bridge that was a gift from France to Korea in 2000. At night, vivid colors illuminate the bridge from below.

Transit Tips 9


공원 길 모습
1. From Seonyudo, cross the footbridge to the riverside path. 
2. As you approach Yeouido, veer right towards the Yeouido Saetgang Park.
3. Follow the bicycle lanes eastward until you arrive at Banpo Hangang Park.


Seonyudo Island and Banpo Hangang Park

 
여의도 샛강The Home Stretch​

If you were to climb to the top of one of Yeouido’s many skyscrapers, you’d be forgiven if you wondered aloud, “This is an island?” That’s because Yeouido fits snugly against the Han River’s southern bank; in fact, only a narrow stream separates the island from the mainland. But these wetlands, known as Yeouido Saetgang Park, are an important buffer. Renovated in 2009, the wetlands feature large willow trees and reeds that camouflage fish, fowl and even rabbits. Footbridges make it easy for pedestrians to view the plants and animals underfoot. Also under construction is an ultra-modern, 354-meter footbridge that will cross the marsh sometime in 2012.

As the Yeouido Saetgang (Tributary) joins the Hangang, the bicycle path veers right. Through the mature brush is one of the best views along the river – the green trusses of the old Hangangcheolgyo (Railroad Bridge), first built in 1900! Afterwards, there are just a few kilometers before we return our bikes at the Banpo Hangang Park rental kiosk. Before we do, there’s one more stop (if you’ve got the energy!). It’s a small island called Seoraeseom. Reached via three short walking bridges (but off limits to bicycles), it’s quite beautiful when the fields of flowers are in full bloom.

As you pedal back into the Banpo Hangang Park, let’s hope your arrival coincides with one of the light and water shows that shoot from the Banpodaegyo’s Moonlight Rainbow Fountain. As one of the newest features along the Hangang, it’s a fitting (and beautiful) end to our ambitious riverside ride!As the Yeouido Saetgang (Tributary) joins the Hangang, the bicycle path veers right. Through the mature brush is one of the best views along the river – the green trusses of the old Hangangcheolgyo (Railroad Bridge), first built in 1900! Afterwards, there are just a few kilometers before we return our bikes at the Banpo Hangang Park rental kiosk. Before we do, there’s one more stop (if you’ve got the energy!). It’s a small island called Seoraeseom. Reached via three short walking bridges (but off limits to bicycles), it’s quite beautiful when the fields of flowers are in full bloom.

As you pedal back into the Banpo Hangang Park, let’s hope your arrival coincides with one of the light and water shows that shoot from the Banpodaegyo’s Moonlight Rainbow Fountain. As one of the newest features along the Hangang, it’s a fitting (and beautiful) end to our ambitious riverside ride!


달빛 무지개 분수

Thanks to the installation of impressive bridge illumination systems and the Moonlight Rainbow Fountain (certified as the world’s longest bridge fountain by the Guinness Book of World Records), evenings are also a great time to visit the Hangang parks. Bring your picnic blanket and basket, or simply order fried chicken or pork bossam delivered to your patch of lawn via motorbike. Enjoy your food, company and the colorful light and water show projected from the Banpodaegyo (Bridge)


Conclusion

Well, that wraps up our bicycle tour of the Hangang. I hope you’re not too sore!

I hope you enjoyed witnessing the river’s impressive number of recreational activities up close. Thanks for coming along, and don’t forget to visit again for future tours!
 

예약 전 안내사항

  • 예약은 관광일 기준 최소 3일 전까지 가능합니다.
  • 기존 등록된 예약 중 그룹별 정원을 초과하지 않는 예약에 한하여 1일 전 17시까지 추가예약 가능합니다.
  • 최소 출발 인원은 3인부터 입니다. 관광일 2일 전 17시까지 누적예약인원이 3인 미만일 경우 예약은 자동 취소되며, 출발 및 취소 여부는 문자와 메일로 안내드립니다.
  • 다음달 예약은 전달 15일 이후부터 가능합니다.
  • 주말 및 공휴일, 봄 가을 성수기에는 예약이 조기 마감될 수 있습니다.
  • 해설 진행 시 발생하는 안전사고에 대해서 도보관광 사무국과 서울문화관광해설사는 책임을 지지 않습니다.
  • 보호자가 동반하지 않는 만 14세 미만의 하동 관광객의 경우 현장에서 취소됩니다.
  • 미세먼지 비상저감조치 발령 및 기타 기상악화(폭염, 태풍, 폭우 등)로 인해 도보관광 운영이 어려운 경우 모든 예약은 일괄 취소됩니다. (관광일 전날 기준)

예약 전 안내사항

  • 예약은 관광일 기준 최대 6개월 전부터 최소 5일 전 까지 신청 가능합니다.
  • 희망하시는 날짜 및 코스에 활동가능한 해설사가 없는 경우 예약은 취소될 수 있습니다.
  • 특히 주말 및 공휴일, 봄(4~5월) 가을(9~11월) 성수기에는 예약이 조기마감 되오니 이 점 유의하여 주시기 바랍니다.
  • 예약확인을 위해 도보관광 사무국(02-6925-0777)에서 확인 연락이 진행됩니다.
    (최소 5일~한달 전)3회 이상 전화통화가 이뤄지지 않을 시 예약이 취소될 수 있습니다.
  • 경복궁, 창덕궁, 창경궁, 덕수궁 35인 이상 관람 시, 해당 궁궐 사이트에서 15일 전 단체 입장신청이 필요합니다. (2014.1.1.부터 시행)
  • 해설 진행 시 발생하는 안전사고에 대해서 도보관광 사무국과 서울문화관광해설사는 책임을 지지 않습니다.
  • 보호자가 동반하지 않는 만 14세 미만의 하동 관광객의 경우 현장에서 취소됩니다.
  • 미세먼지 비상저감조치 발령 및 기타 기상악화(폭염, 태풍, 폭우 등)로 인해 도보관광 운영이 어려운 경우 모든 예약은 일괄 취소됩니다. (관광일 전날 기준)

예약 전 안내사항

  • 예약은 관광일 기준 최소 1주일 전까지 가능합니다.
  • 덕수궁의 경우 복지카드를 지참한 관광객에 한하여 무료입장이 가능합니다.
    ※ 중증(1~3급) 동반인 포함 2명 무료※ 경증(4~6급) 장애인 본인 1인만 무료
  • 보호자 또는 보조자가 동반하지 않을 경우 이용이 불가능 합니다.※ 별도의 보조자가 없는 경우 사무국으로 문의 바랍니다. (02-6925-0777)
  • 희망하시는 날짜 및 코스에 활동가능한 해설사가 없는 경우 예약은 취소될 수 있습니다.
  • 예약확인을 위해 도보관광 사무국(02-6925-0777)에서 확인 연락이 진행됩니다.(최소 5일~한달 전)3회 이상 전화통화가 이뤄지지 않을 시 예약이 취소될 수 있습니다.
  • 해설 진행 시 발생하는 안전사고에 대해서 도보관광 사무국과 서울문화관광해설사는 책임을 지지 않습니다.
  • 미세먼지 비상저감조치 발령 및 기타 기상악화(폭염, 태풍, 폭우 등)로 인해 도보관광 운영이 어려운 경우 모든 예약은 일괄 취소됩니다. (관광일 전날 기준)

예약 전 안내사항

  • 예약은 관광일 기준 최소 1주일 전까지 가능합니다.
  • 덕수궁의 경우 복지카드를 지참한 관광객에 한하여 무료입장이 가능합니다.
    ※ 중증(1~3급) 동반인 포함 2명 무료
    ※ 경증(4~6급) 장애인 본인 1인만 무료
  • 본 프로그램은 수화해설 중심으로 진행되며, 수화가 불가능한 경우 이용이 불가합니다.
  • 희망하시는 날짜 및 코스에 활동가능한 해설사가 없는 경우 예약은 취소될 수 있습니다.
  • 예약확인을 위해 도보관광 사무국(02-6925-0777)에서 확인 연락이 진행됩니다.
    (최소 5일~한달 전)3회 이상 전화통화가 이뤄지지 않을 시 예약이 취소될 수 있습니다.
  • 해설 진행 시 발생하는 안전사고에 대해서 도보관광 사무국과 서울문화관광해설사는 책임을 지지 않습니다.
  • 미세먼지 비상저감조치 발령 및 기타 기상악화(폭염, 태풍, 폭우 등)로 인해 도보관광 운영이 어려운 경우 모든 예약은 일괄 취소됩니다. (관광일 전날 기준)

예약 전 안내사항

  • 예약은 관광일 기준 최소 1주일 전까지 가능합니다.
  • 본 코스는 보행약자(거동이 불편한 고령자, 장애인, 유모차 이용자 등)를 위한 코스입니다.
  • 보호자를 동반하지 않을 시 이용이 불가능 합니다.※ 보행약자 1명당 보호자 최소 1인 이상 동반
    ※ 전동보장구(전동휠체어, 전동스쿠터 등) 사용자의 경우 보호자 1인당 보행약자 최대 4인까지 동반 가능
    희망하시는 날짜 및 코스에 활동가능한 해설사가 없는 경우 예약은 취소될 수 있습니다.
  • 예약확인을 위해 도보관광 사무국(02-6925-0777)에서 확인 연락이 진행됩니다.(최소 5일~한달 전)3회 이상 전화통화가 이뤄지지 않을 시 예약이 취소될 수 있습니다.
  • 해설 진행 시 발생하는 안전사고에 대해서 도보관광 사무국과 서울문화관광해설사는 책임을 지지 않습니다.
  • 미세먼지 비상저감조치 발령 및 기타 기상악화(폭염, 태풍, 폭우 등)로 인해 도보관광 운영이 어려운 경우 모든 예약은 일괄 취소됩니다. (관광일 전날 기준)

Read before Reservation

  • Reservation shall be made at least 3 days before the tour day.
  • Reservation for the next month is available after 15th of the previous month.
  • Reservation may be closed early during weekend, holiday, and peak season in spring and fall.
  • Seoul Guided Walking Tour Office and Seoul culture and tourism guide are not liable for the safety accidents during the Seoul Guided Walking Tour.
  • Reservation for unaccompanied tourist under 14 will be canceled on site.
  • All reservations are canceled when Seoul Guided Walking Tour is unavailable due to Particulate Matter Reduction Measure or other weather conditions (heat wave, typhoon, heavy rain). (As of the date before the tour day)

Read before Reservation

  • Reservation shall be made at least 1 week before the tour day.
  • The course is for tourists with mobility problems (Senior, people with disability, stroller user).
  • You may not use the course without an assistant (or companion)
    ※ At least one assistant shall accompany a tourist with mobility problem
    ※ In case of electric assisting device users (electric wheelchair, electric scooter users), one assistant may accompany up to 4 tourists with mobility problem
  • Reservation may be canceled when a guide is unavailable on the desired date and course.
  • Seoul Guided Walking Tour Office (02-6925-0777) will contact you to confirm reservation.
    (At least 5 days~1 month before tour day) Reservation may be canceled when Seoul Guided Walking Tour Office cannot reach you for more than 3 times.
  • Seoul Guided Walking Tour Office and Seoul culture and tourism guide are not liable for the safety accidents during the Seoul Guided Walking Tour.
  • All reservations are canceled when Seoul Guided Walking Tour is unavailable due to Particulate Matter Reduction Measure or other weather conditions (heat wave, typhoon, heavy rain). (As of the date before the tour day)

予約前の案内事項

  • 予約は観光日を基準として少なくとも3日前まで可能です。
  • 翌月の予約は、前月の15日から可能です。
  • 週末及び祝日、春秋シーズンには予約が早めに締め切られる場合があります。
  • 解説を進行する時に発生する安全事故に対し、徒歩観光事務局と
    ソウル文化観光解説士は責任を負いません。
  • 保護者を伴わない万14歳未満の児童観光客の場合、現場でキャンセルされます。
  • PM 2.5(ピーエムにてんご)の非常低減措置発令及びその他の気象悪化(猛暑、台風、暴雨など)によって徒歩観光の運営が困難な場合、すべての予約は一括キャンセルされます。
    観光日前日基準)

予約前の案内事項

  • 予約は観光日を基準として少なくとも1週間前まで可能です。
  • 本コースは、移動弱者(移動が不自由な高齢者、障害者、ベビーカー利用者など)のためのコースです。
  • 補助人(或いは同行人)を伴わない場合は利用できません。
      ※歩行弱者1人当たり少なくとも1人以上の補助人を伴う
      ※電動補助具(電動車椅子、電動スクーターなど)使用者の場合、補助人1当たり歩行弱者最大4人まで同伴可能
  • ご希望の日付及びコースに活動可能な解説士がいない場合、予約はキャンセルされることがあります。
  • 予約を確認するため、徒歩観光事務局(02-6925-0777)で確認のための連絡が行われます。
    (少なくとも5日~1ヶ月前)3回以上電話が通じない場合、予約が取り消されることがあります。
  • 解説を進行する時に発生する安全事故に対し、徒歩観光事務局とソウル文化観光解説士は
    責任を負いません。
  • PM 2.5(ピーエムにてんご)の非常低減措置発令及びその他の気象悪化(猛暑、台風、暴雨など)によって
      徒歩観光の運営が困難な場合、すべての予約は一括キャンセルされます。
     (観光日前日基準)

预约前说明事项

  • 观光日基准最少3日前方可进行预约。
  • 下个月的预约可从前月15日开始。
  • 周末及公休日、春秋旺季的预约可早期结束。
  • 进行解说时,对于有可能发生的安全事故,徒步观光事务局和首尔文化观光
    解说员概不负责。
  • 未伴随保护者的未满14岁儿童游客,会在现场取消观光。
  • 因发布微尘紧急低减措施及其他气象恶化(暴热、台风、暴雨等),无法运营 徒步观光时,所有预约会批量取消。
    (观光前日基准)

预约前说明事项

  • 观光日基准最少1日前方可进行预约。
  • 本线路是为了行动不便者(行动不便的高龄者、残疾人、婴儿车利用者等)的路线。
  • 无辅助人员(或同行人)伴随时,不可利用。
    ※ 步行不便者1名至少需要1名以上的辅助人员陪同。
    ※ 电动辅助器具(电动轮椅、电动独轮车等)使用者时,每一位辅助人员最多可陪同 4名步行不便者。
  • 希望观光的日期及线路上无解说员时,预约有可能被取消。
  • 为了确认预约,徒步观光事务局(02-6925-0777)会致电进行确认。
    (最少5日~一个月前) 3次以上无法连接时,预约将被取消。
  • 进行解说时,对于有可能发生的安全事故,徒步观光事务局和首尔文化观光解说员概不负责。
  • 因发布微尘紧急低减措施及其他气象恶化(暴热、台风、暴雨等),无法运营 徒步观光时,所有预约会批量取消。
    (观光前日基准)

預約前說明事項

  • 觀光日基準最少3日前方可進行預約。
  • 下個月的預約可從前月15日開始。
  • 周末及公休日、春秋旺季的預約可早期結束。
  • 希望观光的日期及线路上无解说员时,预约有可能被取消。
  • 進行解說時,對於有可能發生的安全事故,徒步觀光事務局和首爾文化觀光解說員概不負責。
  • 未伴隨保護者的未滿14歲兒童遊客,會在現場取消觀光。
  • 因發布微塵緊急低減措施及其他氣象惡化(暴熱、臺風、暴雨等),無法運營 徒步觀光時,所有預約會批量取消。(觀光前日基準)

預約前說明事項

  • 觀光日基準最少1日前方可進行預約。
  • 本線路是為了行動不便者(行動不便的高齡者、殘疾人、嬰兒車利用者等)的路線。
  • 無輔助人員(或同行人)伴隨時,不可利用。
    ※ 步行不便者1名至少需要1名以上的輔助人員陪同。
    ※ 電動輔助器具(電動輪椅、電動獨輪車等)使用者時,每壹位輔助人員最多可陪同 4名步行不便者。
  • 希望觀光的日期及線路上無解說員時,預約有可能被取消。
  • 為了確認預約,徒步觀光事務局(02-6925-0777)會致電進行確認。
    (最少5日~壹個月前) 3次以上無法連接時,預約將被取消。
  • 進行解說時,對於有可能發生的安全事故,徒步觀光事務局和首爾文化觀光 解說員概不負責。
  • 因發布微塵緊急低減措施及其他氣象惡化(暴熱、臺風、暴雨等),無法運營 徒步觀光時,所有預約會批量取消。 (觀光前日基準)