Local Goverments Select Routes
Gyeongju was the capital of the ancient kingdom of Silla (57 BC - 935 AD). There are relics and legends of the Silla Era everywhere. Gyeo-ngju today is the representative bicycle city of Korea. Many Gyeongju citizens use bicycles for everyday transportation, while visiting tour-ists ride bicycles to visit the many historic sites in Gyeongju.
Gyeongju is well equipped with facilities for cyclists. Since 1994, it has developed 6 bicycle routes with a total length of 108 km. Termi-nals, train stations, and other major centers have bicycle rental offices and bicycle storage. Along one side of the arterial road passing through the downtown, there is a path for cyclists and pedestrians.
There are many routes where riding bicycles is very safe and conve-nient.
Gyeongju is heaven for bicycle trips. The tourist office in downtown Gyeongju offers free bicycle maps. The Gyeongju City tourism website (http://guide.gyeongju.go.kr) has detailed information on 6 bicycle routes with different themes, levels of difficulty, and lengths.
- Gyeongju Express Scooter & Bicycle Rental (Express Terminal, 011-9003-2352)
- Cheonmachong Bicycle Rental (Daereungwon Parking Lot 019-542-3700)
- Yeokieon Bicycle (Gyeongju Station, 054-746-8268)
- Bomun Bicycle Rental (Bomun Tourist Complex, 054-748-3146)
- The express bus to Gyeongju from Gyeongbu Express Bus Terminal in Seoul departs every hour between 06:10 and 23:55. The trip takes about 4 hours.
- KTX to New-Gyeongju Station departs 20 times a day from Seoul Station. The trip takes 2 hours and 10 minutes.