Gyeongju Rail Bikes

The experience of a Korean rail bike is unique in the world – you get to ride along a disused section of rail track by pedalling.  All seats in each rail bike have pedals so everyone can help, and you can choose either a 2 or 4 seat rail bike. 

We really enjoyed pedalling along the river and seeing the countryside at a slower pace – there were lots of interesting things to see along the way.  At the halfway point you unload and have the chance to take a break and buy food or souvenirs at the shop before reloading for the return trip back to the starting point.

Having Fun on the Gapyeong Rail Car near Nami Island
Having Fun on the Gapyeong Rail Car near Nami Island

I was relieved to discover that for uphill sections there is an electric booster system – once you have worked out how to start it you can then relax and stop pedalling up the hill – otherwise it would have been very hard work!

Getting ready to start our Gapyeong Rail Park Experience near Nami Island
Getting ready to start our Gapyeong Rail Park Experience near Nami Island

I think the Gapyeong Rail Bike was a great option for families to have fun together, and would definitely recommend you include it in your visit to the Gapyeong area.  Allow approximately 2 hours for this experience, and ensure you book your timeslot ahead as it can get quickly booked out.

More having fun on the Gapyeong Rail Cars!
More having fun on the Gapyeong Rail Cars!

The similar Gangchon Rail Bike is also located close by so would be another option to consider.

Crossing the bridge on the Gapyeong Rail Cars
Crossing the bridge on the Gapyeong Rail Cars

How to Get to the Gapyeong and Gangchon Rail Bikes

The Gapyeong Rail Park is located 2.1km north from Gapyeong Station, and can easily accessed by Gapyeong shuttle bus or taxi. Check out the map below to see the locations of each option.

Also check out our detailed lessons on how to get to Gapyeong from Seoul and how to get around the Gapyeong area in the next module.

The Gangchon Rail Bikes are located four stops further along the line from Gapyeong Station – hop off at Gimyujeong Station and it is a short 400m walk from there.

Nami Island Day Tours Which Include the Gapyeong or Gangchon Rail Bikes

Alternatively, many Nami Island day tour options include either the Gapyeong or Gangchon Rail Bike experience.

Nami Island Tour Summary

Below are our recommended Nami Island Tour options which include either the Gapyeong or Gangchon Rail Bike Experience.

Check out the day tour options below to decide which tour will suit you best, and ensure you book early to get your preferred tour option.

Gapyeong Rail Bike Tickets

Another great option is to book your Gapyeong Rail Bike tickets through Trazy, a reputable Korean ticket and tour provider.

Click here to book your Gapyeong Rail Bike Tickets through Trazy