December 4, 2022

The Jeju Olle – A Walking Vacation in Jeju Island

 

For the global traveler buying a unique destination, the olle walking paths on Jeju Island are highly appealing. They are 200km of connecting paths that may take travelers all across the south coast of Jeju Island. The Jeju Olle, that have been inspired by the famous Pilgrim’s Trail in Spain, was created from the hidden, forgotten routes of Jeju Island, which cars cannot access. The route will take you to forests, mountains, beaches, and remote places and offer unrivalled views over Jeju’s unique, dramatic, volcanic landscape.

With so many activities on offer in Jeju, it is challenging to express which is best, though the Jeju Olle walking paths must rank highly. By the finish of 2008, some 30,000 visitors have been to the paths, including numerous celebrities in Korea. They offer the chance to experience life at a slower pace and certainly are a total escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. 제주호스트빠 All of the paths are from urbanized areas, and walkers are totally surrounded by nature and the tranquility. Some of the areas are almost untouched, since this is the first time some paths have been available to the public.

The paths are connected, so you can begin your walk from where you finished the previous day. The route is divided in to twelve sections, that will take you through along forests, beaches, and villages, where you could meet with the warmhearted local people. We’ve provided an introduction to the paths, in order to choose which sections are best suited for your requirements, or you can have a twelve-day trip and do all them. Walking the Jeju olle paths will refresh you, inspire you, and leave memories you’ll never forget.

In the local Jeju dialect “Olle” was originally used to refer to the narrow path between the road and one’s doorstep. Before, the phrase was quite commonly used, as children would often say, “let’s meet at the olle” ;.However, later this word had become used more widely across Korea and the phrase came to mean the group of coastal walking paths in Jeju Island. The olle walking paths of Jeju start at the east point of the island and wind their way across the coast all the way to the island’s southwest point. The charms of the olle walking paths are their proximity to nature and the picturesque mixture of the blue ocean, dark green forests, and the charming local villages.

The initial of these walking paths opened in September 2007. By March 2009, some 13 walking paths had been completed, 12 main paths and one “alpha” path. The walking paths collectively stretch to a period of approximately 216km. The olle are paths that have developed naturally on the years. They have been connected to each other using minimal human intervention. Depending on the pace of the patient or group, each route will need roughly 4 to 6 hours. Walking along these small paths that take you through the mountains and across the coast is the best way to have the initial, startling beauty of Jeju Island.