Contact the trail

For help, advice, and information in English about Jeju Olle Trail please email:

We had a problem with the Olle Walkers Facebook email, so if you sent an email please send it again.

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.



26 thoughts on “Contact the trail”

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

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  3. Hi

    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. 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. Hi

    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. 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. 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. 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.

  6. Hi Jim, I m Alice Ng from Singapore, I had being Jeju 3 yrs ago and also tried 1 of the route, is very interesting. I n my friends would like to participate in this year’s Olle festival, pls advise whether registration require, if yes, how to register?
    Thank you

    1. Hi Alice:

      The 2017 walking festival will be on Friday, November 3, 2017 & Saturday November 4. Route 3 and Route 4. However, it is too early for registration. Please wait ^^

      You can also join us on the Olle Walkers Facebook group. There are lots of updates about the trail and about the festival in the future:

      When your request is accepted please introduce yourself and ask your question again. Olle trail office staff members can help.

      Thank you!


  7. Hi,
    I just read the Olle Trail English Guide and it stated that the Olle trail closes on 6pm on summer season and 5pm on winter season. Does this mean that the Stamp Stations will be locked after this time?


    1. You can walk the trail any time you want. We only suggest you finish around this time. No, stamp stations will not be locked.

  8. hi jim
    together with 2 friends we are keen to register for the walk event. which is the easiest route for beginners? can we just walk on day 1, 3 Nov? or must we cover both days?

  9. Hey Stella ~ the easiest route will be November 3 and Route 3-B. It will follow the coast and is about 14 KM. There are no hill climbs. It’ll be quite simple. Have a closer look at that. By the way you do not need to register. You can just show up and walk.

  10. Hi Jim. I’m Nurul. My friends and I plan to cover trail 6 and 7 this end of september and planning to enjoy sunrise while walking. We are staying in andeok and we have our own transport. but, we only have half day to cover the trail. what would you advice us on where to start and end our walk? and does olle trail have opening hour and closing hour? thank you.

    1. Hi Nurul ~

      * You have half a day for Jeju Olle Trail?

      * You will stay in Andeok?

      * You want to see the sunrise on the trail.

      – The best places to see the sunrise are in the east. So Route 1. But that is a long drive from Andeok. You need to wake up really early.

      – Route 9 is in Andeok. You can easily finish Route 9 within half a day. I recommend Route 9.

      – Or Route 6. It is 11 KM. If you start early you can finish before lunch time. You will see two waterfalls and downtown Seogwipo. Lots of places for food and drink!

      Have a think and let me know.

  11. Hi there sir.
    I’m planning to thru-hike this trail in the future (I’m still on my planning, preparing phases).
    – Do you issue thru-hiker T-shirts with Jeju Olle Trail logo?
    – Also it’s good also if you issue a sewn cloth badge for the trail.
    It would be better if you issue this stuffs along with other souveners so that the hikes can wear and show them with pride.

    Hope you’ll consider this suggestions.

    1. Hi there “officiallagada” ~ I’ll answer your questions quickly and simply

      1) We do not issue t-shirts with the Jeju Olle Trail logo.

      2) We do not issue sewn cloth badges for the trail. But we have small magnets that you could put on your backpack:

      If you are serious about hiking the trail please join the English language Facebook group:

  12. Hello,
    I’m thu-hiking the Olle Gil between 18th october and 14th november .
    As I try to avoid carrying my backpack the whole way I’m staying for 3,4 or 5 days in the same hotel and use the bus for going up or down the trail and back to my accomodation
    Can you do that and is it reliable even during week-ends ?
    (I ‘m a non Korean speaker)

    1. You should join us on Facebook through “Olle Walkers” for answers to this question. Especially you are a thru-hiker with no Korean. We will try to help.

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