|For the global traveler looking for a unique destination, the olle |
walking paths on Jeju Island are highly appealing. These are
200km of connecting paths that will take travelers all
along the south coast of Jeju Island. The Jeju Olle, which
were inspired by the famous Pilgrim’s Trail in Spain, was
made from the hidden, forgotten routes of Jeju Island, which
cars cannot access. The route will take you to forests,
mountains, beaches, and remote places and offer unrivalled
views over Jeju’s unique, dramatic, volcanic landscape.
With so many activities on offer in Jeju, it is not easy to say which is best, however the Jeju Olle walking paths must rank highly. By the end of 2008, some 30,000 visitors have been to the paths, including a number of celebrities in Korea. They offer the chance to experience life at a slower pace and are a total escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Most of the paths are away from urbanized areas, and walkers are totally surrounded by nature and the tranquility. Some of the areas are almost untouched, since this is the first time some paths have been open to the public.
The paths are connected, so you can start your walk from where you finished the previous day. The route is divided into twelve sections, which will take you through along forests, beaches, and villages, where you can meet the warmhearted local people. We’ve provided an introduction to the paths, so you can choose which sections are best suited to you, or you can take a twelve-day trip and do all of them. Walking the Jeju olle paths will refresh you, inspire you, and leave memories you’ll never forget.