Saturday, April 9, 2011

ADV - Fascinating Bicycle Trip

Bicycle in Korea is not really expensive. Sometimes, you can get it for free by subscribing to some phone plans offered by the mobile phone companies. Since I already have a mobile, subscribing to another phone plan is not on my mind.

A mobile phone shop that is offering free bicycle

166,280 Won (RM 464 or USD 154!)

However, mobile charges in Korea can be really expensive when compared to Malaysia. In fact, sometimes if I did not use my mobile for a month, I can already buy a brand new bicycle.

In Korea, the staffs in the shop will always "pester" the customers to change to the latest smartphone with new mobile plans once in a while because the competition among mobile phone operators is really stiff.

Nevertheless, it's always better to do healthy sports than spending time with your darling mobile phone.


Fascinating Bicycle Trip

"Despite the landscapes you’ve seen many times while going to work, home, or other places on foot, by train or airplane, every time you will get a different impression according to mode of transportation and depending on how you look at it. Of course, there is no need to tell that riding a bicycle is the perfect choice to enjoy the coming spring breeze. Then, how much do you know about bicycle and how far have you traveled with it?

Get ready to leave into the warm spring sunlight, if you don’t want to miss experiencing the beautiful landscapes of Korea!

Pleasant playground for bicycle riders, Gwangnaru Bicycle Park

Bicycle riders along the path in Gwangnaru bicycle park

Have you been to Gwangnaru Bicycle Park? It is a new park with many facilities including the 124,000 square meters wide of bicycle racing stadium, a bicycle "experiencing park", a bicycle training place for children and a rail bike place.

The racing stadium which has bumpy paths and other challenging obstacles is especially very popular among teenage riders and sports manias who have specialized bicycles like Mountain bike (MTB) or Bicycle Motocross (BMX).

Besides, you can try out about 80 kinds of unique bicycles such as the one with square wheels, one that moves side by side, the one that moves when lying on it and one that couples can ride facing each other, which is the first ‘Bicycle experiencing place’ in Korea. ‘Rail bike’ that is quite popular in Jeongseon in Gangwon-do, Gokseong in Jeollanam-do (a province in Korea) is also open to public.

Why don’t you enjoy this exciting experience that will keep yourself out from the polluted city?

Location: 483-8 Cheonho 2dong, Gangdong-gu, Seoul
Closes every Monday
Available hours: 09:00~18:00, (Nov~Feb) 10:00~17:00, (May~August) 09:00~19:00
Contact/Info.: 02-120 / Night time: 02-3780-0777

Bicycle riders on 49 miles ‘nostalgia’ paths full of forsythia-blooming plants in Okcheon

While passing through the ‘Nostalgia’ bicycle paths in Okcheon, visitors can enjoy not only the beautiful Daecheong Lake but also visit the poetry town where the pioneer of Korea’s modern poet and the writer of ‘Nostalgia’, Jeong Ji-yong was born. Why don’t you take a day-off for yourself to get out of the monotonous routine and soak up the beautiful scenery of the countryside and its friendly atmosphere?..."

Edited until here but do read more over here

Curious about cycling in Korean's National Park? Check out this post. Happy cycling!

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