[News] Jeju Olle named among world’s Top 10 coastal walks by Active Traveller magazine

Courtesy Active Traveller

The Jeju Olle Foundation announced on Friday that its 425-kilometer network of 26 walking trails is now listed as one of the world’s “Top 10 Best Coastal Walks” by Active Traveller magazine.

The only trail in Asia to make the cut, Jeju Olle now shares the Top 10 spot with such renowned trails as the GR34 in France, New Zealand’s Milford Track (which features in the “Lord of the Rings” movies), and the Kalalau Trail in Hawaii.

Active Traveller cited Jeju’s “endless views of deep blue ocean and the green mountain vistas of Hallasan” in addition to being a volcanic “treasure island.”

The Jeju Olle walking trail system first opened in 2007 and has now expanded to 26 routes that circle Jeju Province and cover many of its outlying islands, like Udo, Gapado, and Chujado Island. It passes through 135 villages and over 130 famous tourist destinations.

Map courtesy Jeju Olle

Visitors from mainland Korea and overseas are encouraged to embrace a slow, healing, eco-friendly journey. The foundation manages various campaigns to keep its trails and the local environment clean and healthy.

According to the Jeju Olle Foundation, a recent study of 10 nations by the World Trails Network found that the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns had increased local trail use by families and younger people by 200% to 500%, particularly in North America.

Active Traveller, a UK-based publication, regularly features articles on walking tours, hiking, kayaking and sailing. It ranks global destinations by outdoor activity, such as “top 10 best walking holidays in Europe,” “top 10 long distance cycle routes,” and “10 of the most spectacular hiking landscapes in the world.”

Walking Tours of Jeju

Please note: During the COVID-19 pandemic, traveling to Jeju is problematic. In the meantime, we are highlighting some of the island’s attractions. We sincerely hope you will visit Jeju once it is safe to do so.

• For all your Jeju travel and safety information: www.visitjeju.net

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