Contact Jeju Olle Trail Official

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(We have fluent English speakers and writers working for Jeju Olle Trail)

You can also find our information centers around the island

Jeju Olle Trail Information Center at the Jeju International Airport (In front of arrival gate on the 1st floor)

Jeju Olle Trail HQ Office (Near Seogwipo Dongmun Rotary, Seogwi-dong 252-29, 2nd floor)

Jeju Olle Trail Ganse Lounge (Jeju City, Jungang-ro, Gwandeok-ro-8-gil 7-9)

Route 1 (Entrance of Malmi Oreum) Route 4 (Pyoseon Haevichi Beach) Route 5 (Namwon Pogu) Route 6 (Sojeongbang Fall) Route 10 (Hwasun Golden Sand Beach) Route 11 (Hamo Sports Park)

Who is Jeju Olle Trail Official English Guide?

Welcome to the Jeju Olle Trail Official English Guide. Well, it has taken a few years to get there, but here I am feeling very humbled and happy to be running one of Jeju Olle Trail’s windows to the wider world.

I’m Jim Saunders, originally from England, but now call Jeju Island my home.

I’ve been walking Jeju Olle Trail since 2010. I’ve also been a volunteer with the trail since 2012 in various different roles.

If you have any questions about walking Jeju Olle Trail then please send me a message. I’d be more than happy to trade emails, instant messages, and Skype calls to help out with planning your trip to the trail.

When should I visit Jeju Island? How do I get from the airport to the trail head? What should I do for accommodation?

Basically just get in touch and we’ll go from there. And if I can’t help, well, I’ll put you in touch with the relevant office staff member who can help instead!

jimsaunders 10 at gmail dot com (of course make that a real email address with the @ and .


12 thoughts on “Contact the trail

  1. danna says:

    Good day!
    I’m planning to take a few of the Olle trails when I visit Jeju. Are there clear signs on every trail, I’m afraid i might get lost on the way. And is there a detailed map available online that I can download. If none, is there anything you can send me instead?

    I’d appreciate your response.

    Thank you,

  2. Connie Hui says:

    I am planning a short hiking with my gals friend in Jeju, is there a route good for beginners? They are expecting not climbing high mountains yet a beautiful view….too much to ask for huh?

    1. jamessaunders says:

      Hi Connie ~ This is Jim. Please send me a private email using the address above. I will reply in private. Thank you!

      1. connie hui says:

        blockquote, div.yahoo_quoted { margin-left: 0 !important; border-left:1px #715FFA solid !important; padding-left:1ex !important; background-color:white !important; } Jim Thanks and kindly help please. Connie

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  3. Jomine Chong says:


    I’m Jomine from Singapore.

    (1) When will the Olle Walking Festival be held this year?

    (2) Are the trails difficult?

    (3) Must the participants be physically very fit to take part in the walks?

    1. jamessaunders says:

      Hi Jomine:

      The Olle Walking Festival will be on Friday, November 3, 2017 & Saturday November 4, 2017. Route 3 and Route 4.

      I cannot answer question 2 and 3 at the moment. Please tell me:

      1) Have you walked other trails in the world? The Camino in Spain? Pacific Crest Trail in USA? The Himalayas?

      2) Do you have any injuries or health issues?

      3) Will you walk with old people or children?

      4) How much exercise do you do in one week?

      Please let me know. Then I can give more information.

      Thank you!


  4. Jomine Chong says:


    My reply to your questions below:

    1) Have you walked other trails in the world? The Camino in Spain? Pacific Crest Trail in USA? The Himalayas?

    Ans: No.

    2) Do you have any injuries or health issues?

    Ans: No injury but with high blood pressure but currently under medication and control.

    3) Will you will with old people or children?

    Ans: Our age is between 45 to 60 years old.

    4) How much exercise do you do in one week?

    Ans: At least once a week.

    1. jamessaunders says:

      Thank you for the answers.

      You will visit during the festival right?

      Jeju Olle Trail is not a ‘wild’ trail. You are never far from somewhere like a convenience store or restaurant or road.

      We do have some small hills (a couple of hundred meters high), which could be difficult, but people of all ages usually climb them.

      Route 3 and Route 4 are our longest routes. About +20KM each. However, Route 3 has an A and B course. During the festival I think we will choose 3-B which only goes next to the ocean. It is shorter. Maybe around 14KM.

      If you don’t come during the festival then Route 5, 6, and 7 are good choices

      In the future please contact me privately. Send an email to

      I will help more.


  5. Jomine Chong says:

    Thanks for your reply. A trail along the ocean is what I’m looking for. How is the weather in Nov? We are most likely to travel from Seoul to Jeju on our own. We need to book our own accommodation. How far ahead must we book for our accommodation? We are afraid that there may be too many visitors during the festivals.

    1. jamessaunders says:

      Morning Jomine:

      It is hard to predict the weather in early November. It could be wonderful and warm or it could be chilly and raining. Each year the festival gets different weather.

      There will be a festival shuttle bus, so you can stay in Jeju City every night.

      You can also stay in Seogwipo and take the bus every morning too.

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