Jeju Olle Trail Academy Guided Walks on the Trail (ENGLISH – FREE)

If you are looking for a different travel adventure with locals in Korea please find out about joining our free Korean language guided walks. Don’t worry – no language skills required.

Fall / Winter 2019 Schedule


WED 11.06 (Route 6)

WED 11.13 (Route 7) | WED 11.23 (Route 7-1) | WED 11.27 (Route 6)

WED 12.04 (Route 7) | WED 12.11 (Route 7-1) |WED 12.18 (Route 6)

Route 6 will start at the Jeju Olle Tourist Center. Walkers will go in the reverse direction.

If you want to participate in the walk you must registered by 12:00 MIDDAY on the Tuesday. You cannot just turn up in the morning and walk with the group.

Registration link:

Jeju Olle Trail is offering free guided walks in English for international walkers. The program is going to begin small and get larger depending on the situation.

You’ll be led along the Olle route and see Jeju at a more gentle pace. Every day life will pass you by throughout the day. Walkers will get to see a side of the island that many visitors do not get to see as they are too busy hopping from one tourist attraction to the other.

Yes, this is correct. We have guided walks in Korean almost every day of the month. Many of our international walkers choose to these, too. This is where the international walker must make a choice: What kind of travel adventure do you want? Do you want the comfort of walking and talking in English with the guide and other international walkers. Or do you want a very Korean day with the locals? Of course there is a language barrier, but that’s the fun part of the traveling adventure. However, there is usually a Korean in the group with an English ability to act as an informal translator.

At the moment we offer walks on Route 6, Route 7, and Route 7-1. Each route has its own difficulty. Also, these walks only go until the middle point at lunch time, so participants do not have to finish the route. However, you can continue if you want.

You can get more information from our free English language guide book.

As mentioned above we only offer the guided walks until lunch time. Not too short and not too long. A good introduction to the island and Jeju Olle Trail.

Sure. The pace and length of the walks are designed for leisure. We’re not running a race.

If you cannot walk then please send an email to as a matter of manners and courtesy.

The guided walk will not be cancelled under the circumstances of generally poor weather like rain or snow. In case of disastrous weather conditions such as super heavy rain or a typhoon, the office will notify participants via e-mail a day before.

Yes, this guided walk is completely free. You should not give a cash donation to the guide. It is not expected or wanted. Therefore just prepare a few snacks and drinks. There are places to refill along the route. However, walkers should pay for lunch.

Staff from Jeju Olle Foundation will be guiding and walking with the participants. Each staff member has their own area of trail expertise. Participants will hear stories about how the trail is put together and operated, the culture and daily lives of Jeju Olle Trail and the island.

This might be a worry for some who have traveled around the world and have experience with guided walks – not all guides are created equal. They may speak textbook English or may speak quite broken English. Maybe they can’t go off-script. However, the office staff speak at Jeju Olle Trail speak solid sound English.

Walkers should prepare their usual comfortable walking clothes and equipment. Prepare a few snacks and drinks. Remember to look at the weather forecast ahead of time.

At lunch time, guides will choose local restaurants after listening to participant’s preference. It is very likely that we will have typical Korean food, however, it may depend on which point to have lunch and the taste of participants. For example, the Bomok Port area, will have fish dishes (고등어조림, 성게미역국, 매). But if the group stops for lunch near to the city, there are more variations and options. If you have a special dietary requirement please write that on the registration form.

We ask that walkers try to finish the day because it can be difficult to leave in the middle. Others have to wait while the guide takes care of you. So try your best to just enjoy this event for the day. Don’t make reservations or plans for after. Relax and enjoy the day.

Most of the walks will not finish at the Jeju Olle Travel Center. Therefore walks can finish the route by themselves. Or they can catch public transport back into the city.

Remember this is another day in your life and another day of travel. Sometimes – for whatever reason – something might go wrong or someone might say something that gets taken the wrong way. Relax, take a deep breathe. Chalk it up to the adventure of travel and try not to get too angry or flustered.