Fall is probably the most popular Korean season. The heat of the summer has abated, the skies are a glorious blue and there is a fabulous cool breeze in the air. Without doubt this is the best time to be out trekking.
It is no coincidence, then, that the Jeju Olle Walking Festival is held at this time of year, and if you haven’t yet felt the Olle spirit firsthand, this is your best chance.
The spirit of the Jeju Olle Walking Festival is much more than just walking. You will see people from all over the world come together to walk, yes, but also dance, sing, skip and hug.
▲ The spirit of fun at the Jeju Olle Walking Festival. Photo courtesy Jeju Olle
It is no coincidence that this year’s slogan is “Let’s have fun on the trail,” all led, of course, by the zestful Jeju Olle founder, Suh Myungsook.
You don’t provide all the entertainment yourself, however, as there will be music, foods and culture set up for you along the routes to keep you in good spirits.
This year the routes are Olle 20 and 21. The first festival begin on Olle 1, so this year it makes it full circle by ticking 21 off the list. The Jeju Olle Foundation will be providing English guides and official souvenirs for people pre-registered for the festival
In an added bonus this year, the KOREAT Food Festival will introduce foods chosen by 100 food experts. Just get down to the Haenyeo Museum on both Oct 30 and 31 to try them out.
2015 Jeju Olle Walking Festival
Friday, Oct 30 and Saturday, Oct 31
Day 1: Olle Trail 20 / Gimnyeong Seonsegi Beach to Haenyeo Museum (15.8km)
Day 2: Olle Trail 21 / Haenyeo Museum ~ Jongdal Badang (10.1km)
*A shuttle bus will run from Jongdal Badang to the closing ceremony and dinner at the Haenyeo Museum
Fee: 20,000 won (pay on-site / register by Oct 15
*Discounts for a group of 20 or more, youth, national merits and disabled person at KRW 15,000 per person
Limited to 100 per day
Fee: 25,000 per person
*Discounts for a group of 20 or more, youth, national merits and disabled person at KRW 20,000 per person
Contact Jeju Olle Foundation for up to date shuttle bus schedules and festival details
+82-64-762-2190 / email@example.com / jejuolle.org
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