Route 1 Essential Information
Estimated Completion Time: 4-5 hours
IMPORTANT Please note that the route 1 information center has moved from the location indicated in the outdated English-language guidebook. You will need to walk 10 minutes along the trail to reach the new information center. This has caught out other foreign hikers before, so please be aware of this. If you are still unsure of this point please contact Jeju Olle Trail directly.
Route 1 provides one of the best introductions to Jeju Olle Trail and Jeju Island. It is a route that starts in the countryside through farmers fields and climbs two oreums for great surrounding views of the region. The route then descends into the winding sleepy alleyways of a typical Jeju village before moving on for a lengthy coastal walk. Olle walkers will then visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site Seongsan Sunrise Peak. For some it is a jarring shock of mass tourism. Yet after that route returns to relative peace along the coast to Sinyang for the start of Route 2.
Route 1 Highlights
* Malmi Oreum * Al Oreum * Jongdalli Coastline * Seongsan Sunrise Peak (UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site)