You provide the power on the Jeongseon LinePedal the Rail Bike Road
The tour stops at Gujeoli and Auraji stations, where you hop off the train and onto a rail bike to power your own way along the tracks for a change. The rail bikes are pedal-powered platforms that sit on the rails and come in two- and four-person options.
Jeongseon Town offers a glimpse into the densely wooded forests and coal mines of Korea’s past. The Jeongseon rail line was once used to transport coal and agricultural products but when the coal mining industry started to wane, so did the Jeongseon Line’s role. In 2005, it was renovated for exclusively recreational use.
The rail bikes have been a big hit, generating more than a billion won (or just over $900,000) in profits and attracting travelers from both in and outside the country since it went into operation.
The service starts running at 8:40 a.m. and continues at two-hour intervals for a total of four trips a day. During the peak summer season, the hours of operation are extended to include a run at around 4 p.m.
Visitors can reserve tickets for the Jeongseon Rail Bike by going directly to Gujeol-ri Station or at www.railbike.co.kr. The prices are the same on-site and online. A two-seater costs 18,000 won and a four-seater is 26,000 won.
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