Date or Family Itinerary near Pyeongtaek, South Korea: Asan Rail Bikes

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Looking for an adventure with almost no people and plenty of delight? Head to DagoMyeon in Asan for a rail bike adventure.

What are rail bikes?

In Korea, sections of old railroad tracks in different parts of the country were turned into rail bike courses. Rail bikes are 4-person peddle cars that ride along the old rail tracks. You buckle yourself in and then go toodle along the tracks. There is nothing fancy about riding a rail bike. Instead, such bikes provide an oddly relaxing and contained adventure. The appeal of rail biking is the simplicity and quirkiness of the whole experience. It’s the arguing about who is and who isn’t peddling. Yelling at each other to use more break or less break. Taking photos of every little thing you pass and videos of you cruising down the course.

Discover the village rail bikes like Asan

The fancy Instagrammers and YouTubes generally go to the same giant rail bike spots. These locations are amazing and worth a visit, but so are the small-town rail bikes. The little tracks tucked away in sleepy countryside villages. The Asan rail bike experience is located in the CUTEST village that is covered with gorgeous murals. It’s like history painted on top of history.

Riding the Asan rail bikes

We paid at a kiosk. You can use your Papago image translator to translate the information if you need to. You pay for 2 people, 3 people, or 4 people to ride a car together. You can’t go alone as far as we know. Lots of families do this activity together. If you have questions about if your kids can ride these bikes with you, contact 1330 and they can answer all your detailed questions.

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Asan Rail Bikes

Asan Rail Bikes4

0507-1433-7882

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Railbikes are fun rides that happen around Korea. Guest pedal bikes that ride on a closed line of railroad tracks. Usually 2-4 people pedal together through a scenic area. This particular are is very kid friendly, but also great for a date. Prices: 2 people 25,000 won 3 people 29,000 won 4 people 33,000 won

Hangul Address

충남 아산시 도고면 아산만로 199-7

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What you need to know while riding the rail car

After we paid, we walked out to the rail bike area and a person directed us to a rail car. They then explain IN KOREAN how to operate the rail car. Here are the things to know:

  • The hand brank is in the front between the chairs.
  • You need to wear your seatbelt.
  • Don’t stop and get out of the rail car.
  • Don’t get to close to the car in front of you.
  • There will be a person who jumps out in front of you at the beginning of the ride to take your photo, stop the car and let her take your photo. You have the chance to but it at the end.
  • You will need to then break when you come to where the railroad crosses the road. They have a man who directs you and traffic.
  • When you get to then halfway point they will turn your car around and send it back on the return track. You will need to break for this.
  • On the return, there is a short part that is “assisted” and you will not need to peddle. Be ready for that.

DagoMyeon is a village of murals

Either before or after you take the rail bike, take the time to explore the town and look at as many murals as possible! Here are some locations we think are a must.

Street Life Asan

Street Life Asan0

Hangul Address

충청남도 아산시 도고면 아산만로 172

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1970 Mural Wall

1970 Mural Wall0

A very delightful mural of village life in the 70’s. Perfect place for a photo shoot.

Hangul Address

충청남도 아산시 도고면 아산만로 182

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Trick Art Wall Dago

Trick Art Wall Dago0

At the end of the rail bikes is a hidden trick eye mural area that’s very cute. It’s near the lit up orbs past the start of the course.

Hangul Address

충청남도 아산시 도고면 신언리 94-2

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A cafe recommendation

An easy walking distance from the rail bikes is a spectacularly cute hanok cafe surrounding by lovely murals. It’s a must-visit spot in our book.

I New Cafe

I New Cafe5

0507-1349-6246

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A stunning, village hanok cafe near Asan Rail Bikes. Absolute, visual perfection.

Hangul Address

충남 아산시 도고면 아산만로198번길 23

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A restaurant recommendation

We LOVE budaejjigae and the countryside always has the best. When we are in this particular area of Asan we stop off here for lunch or dinner.

Budae And Duruchigi

Budae And Duruchigi0

Hangul Address

충남 아산시 인주면 아산만로 1676

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A Korean donut recommendation

After you grab your budaejjigae, you NEED to go grab some Korean donuts across the street. This is one of our favorite spots for tasty twisted treats.

Korean Donut Shop

Korean Donut Shop 0

0415336560

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Some of the best chapssalkwabaegi (Korea donuts). These are simple twisted donuts tossed in a touch of sugar. Takeout only.

Hangul Address

충청남도 아산시 인주면 아산만로 1679

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