Advanced course icon $200US / w220,000KOR

Tour Description

This tour (20 km / 3-4 hours) is a brand new adventure for 2013. Starting from the breath-taking Heungguksa Temple, founded in 1195, we will spend the first hour hike-a-biking up to Nogosan Peak (400m). The terrain is steep at times and will require a high level of fitness (or at least a willingness to suffer – haha!). Once we reach the peak, we’ll stop to take in the stunning views of Bukhansan to the East and all of Seoul laid out before us to the South.

After soaking it all in and having a snack, we will start down what is unarguably the best 5km of downhill single track in Korea (video). The entire 5km of trail carves back and forth down the mountain, screaming through ancient forest the entire way. While not technically challenging in that it doesn’t have built up jumps or nasty rock gardens, you can easily get up to 50km/h and will have plenty of natural features to play on. At the bottom, an easy five minute spin takes us right back to Heungguksa Temple where we can do it all over again.

Due to its close proximity to Seoul, this trail is very popular with hikers. As such, we only offer this tour Tuesday to Saturday starting at 7:00am. Starting at this time allows us to finish at least two laps before hikers reach the mountain.

 

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Included

  • Mountain bike rental
  • Experienced guide
  • HD video of your adventure
  • Helmet
  • Gloves
  • Water and snacks