I have very fond memories of cycling and eating in the South Korean countryside. There are few things that are better than working up an appetite cycling, taking in gorgeous displays of nature, and then taking a well-deserved break to eat, in my opinion, some of the most delicious food on the planet.
Below, I’ve written about one of my favorite areas for cycling and eating.
You have to do both to get the full experience! Oh, and if you don’t have a bike or don’t feel like carrying your bike on the subway or in your car, you can rent one near the station! I only cycled around the northern parts of South Korea, so if you have any other suggestions, leave a comment below!
Cycling in Namyangju (남양주시) / Okcheon (옥천군):
*If you’re living in Bundang/Seoul and haven’t already downloaded:
- The interactive Seoul Subway App (iTunes / Google Play) and
- The Seoul Bus App (need to be able to read Hangul) iTunes / Google Play,
I highly recommend you do so. These include transportation information about Seoul and the surrounding areas. It makes life a lot easier.
I rented a bike near Paldang Station for ₩10,000 (~$8).
There’s a restaurant in front of Guksu Station that serves really delicious food. I can remember it clearly, but I can’t recall the name, so I’ll do my best to direct you there because it’s definitely worth the stop.
A restaurant,역전마당, is marked on the map (bottom of page), but I’m not sure if it’s the same one. I believe I ate at the one marked in red. Look for a white building, across from the station. The restaurant is very sparsely decorated with a separate screened-in area off to the side. If you can’t find it, at least try to find somewhere that serves Jeon (전: Korean Pancake) and Makgeolli (막걸리: raw Korean rice wine) …that’s the mission 😉
And now for the pictures of food… 😎