Sitemap (Korea and Global)

Welcome to the Korean-world. 

First of all, I would like to thank you for cycling into the blog pages of the Korean-World, an adventure hangout that has brewed since 2007 inside the South Korean peninsula. Inside these links, you will begin to explore some of the routes I have followed in South Korea that have led me to faraway destinations like East Turkestan (Silk Road), the Himalayas of western China, Outer Mongolia and North American roads from the Great Lakes of Michigan to the Rocky Mountains of Banff, Alberta, Canada. 

This website is not intended to be South Korea-specific for bicycle touring related information. However, I will point you in the right direction to find other informative websites with maps, stories, and photographs of the amazing network of bicycle routes inside the Korean peninsula. I have lived and cycled in South Korea since 2007, now taking on bicycles as a perfect lifestyle to find inspiration, guts, mud and adventures out there.

There are hundreds of posts in general adventure categories. I hope you enjoy the website. - NAMASTE

Brian Peric

Resources for bicycle touring, cooking ideas or reading.

South Korea related stories and information about bike tours.
  1. Cycling in Korea 한국에서 자전거 타기 (Facebook community)
  2. 4 Rivers Bicycle Paths in South Korea (Encompassing the best car-free routes across 1700km)
  3. Free daily bike rentals in Seoul, South Korea (Passport or National ID exchanged for bicycles*)
  4. Jan Boonstra's Cycling in Korea website (Korea bicycle touring routes)
  5. Kimchibytes! A photo essay (Geum River Bike Path)
  6. CNN story on US Ambassador cycling in Korea (+Video)
  7. Ride 4 Rivers in South Korea (Short story - 4 Rivers Bike Path) 
  8. Chincha! From Seoul to Busan: Biking Around Korea (short story)
  9. Follow-up detailed blog about Korea by Expat cyclist Chase
  10. Korea Herald News on the 4 Rivers Bike Paths development
  11. 4 Rivers Bike Path (Korea tourism information PDF, For Print reading)
  12. Kimchi-Powered Cycling through South Korea (Alastair Smith)
  13. Couch on Wheels: Seoul to Busan by Bike (Aladair's story + maps)
  14. Bicycle Touring in Seoul metropolitan area: (Yeouido and Seonyudo)

Expeditions and Global Bicycle Touring! 

Here is a collection of international bicycle touring journal/photo highlights from 2011-2013 followed by some very valuable links to adventure touring resources you can use to get started.
  1. Totherocktour2013 - bicycle touring across the Great Lakes, USA to Banff, Canada 3200km
  2. Mongolia X Journals - collection of journal entries on the expedition 2500km 
  3. Himalayas X Journals - bicycle touring in China, Taklamakan Desert, Silk Road, 3200km 
  4. Expedition Cycles (World touring bicycles) Fat bikes, Touring bikes, Mountain bikes
  5. Equipment (I am currently using, or have recently used on expeditions) 
  6. Arctic 2 Argentina expedition project (forthcoming) Alaska to Argentina.
  7. Sponsorship and Adventure travel - Who needs sponsorship? 
  8. Mongolia X journals 2012 (writing samples from Mongolia)
  9. Himalayas X journals 2011 (equipment lists are useful here*)
  10. Expedition cycling reference guidebook by my friend Dennis Struck
  11. Round the world equipment and reference guide by my friend Tim Travis
  12. Bikepacking reference pages and resource links.
  13. Fat bike reference pages and resource links. Fat-bikes are omni-terra!
  14. Crazyguyonabike - the definitive resource, photos, and journals.
  15. Bicycle Touring Pro (touring information by Darren Alff)
  16. The Travelling Two (touring information by Friedel and Andrew)
  17. Across Europe, Mom, Dad and the Kids (
Chris Roach (Australian) summary of Round The World (RTW) Bicycle Touring

Roei Sadan (Israel) around the world by bicycle (Very cool guy!)



Amazon deals - where I shop for all replacement parts for the expeditions, my bags, tent, wheelsets...

Hope you find the website entertaining with useful links to expeditions and bicycle touring.

All the best to your adventures!   -   Brian Peric
Ted Simon Foundation - Jupiter Traveller since 2012. Cycling in Korea since 2007-2013.

Please share the free inspiration and adventure cookbook with all your friends and families (:

Ted Simon Foundation

The Ted Simon Foundation

About the Korean-World Author

Brian Perich was an English as a Foreign Language (EFL) lecturer for a decade, father, and adventure cyclist based in South Korea.

Previously, Brian has led Canoe adventures in Quetico Provincial Park, Atikokan, Ontario, Canada (1993/1999); led Grand American camping adventures (2000); lived at Paramahansa Yogananda's SRF Ashram for 5 months (see the film "AWAKE"), formerly worked in titanium welding at Agilent Technologies, formerly worked in Winery industry in Marin County with Kendall Jackson in California; Surfing and Meditation continued for several years in California, British Columbia, South Korea, Yoga training in California 1999-2000.

Between 1994-1998 - Brian completed his own adventures with motorcycles. His motorcycling marathons took him across the United States and central/western Canada, while traveling solo over an astounding 24,000km in 60 days! Brian endured 900 mile/1300km average days in the motorcycle saddle and apparently loved every minute of those adventures.

Today, he has given up motorcycle adventures altogether, but finds an outlet for his enthusiasm in outdoor recreation while bicycle touring and micro-blogging about those experiences on his mountain bikes.

While employed as an English teacher in South Korea, Brian has became an advocate for bicycle touring on his mountain bikes. The Korean-World blog originated from those small adventures in Korea, now expanded to cover his recent trek down the TransMongolian highway to the Gobi Desert, cycling 900km east through the Khentii grasslands and in 2012 crossing Mongolia in 45 days, 2500 kilometers 1553 miles. HimalayasX expedition Brian previously cycled across western China, the Taklamakan Desert, the northern Himalayas of East Turkestan Xinjiang/Uyghur Autonomous Region, the corrugated back roads and mountains of Kham Tibet. Brian successfully completed his 2011 mountain bike expedition with 3200 kilometers / 1988 miles unsupported, on/off road MTB adventure cycling.
Brian has completed his second mountain bike journey, MongoliaX expedition - Crossing Mongolia 2012, an unsupported mountain bike MTB expedition across 2500km of Outer Mongolia from Ulanbaatar to Altai Taven-Bogd National Park bordering China, Russia and Mongolia.

In 2013, as a sequel to a trilogy of cycle tours, Brian enjoyed a more leisure bicycle tour onboard his Koga-Miyata World Traveller seeing the northern tier of the United States and western Canada covering 3400 kilometers / 2000 miles in 30 days. This North American cycle tour was called Totherocktour. Enjoying the adventure of bicycle travel and every great conversation started while traveling on the road - has refueled his inspirations to cycle around the Earth. In 2013, while he cycled solo from the Great Lake State of Michigan, United States to Banff National Park in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. He weaved through local communities and reconnected with friends, family and community after spending almost a decade in Asia.

Brian is now supporting several non-profit foundations through expeditions: IDEAS Foundation of Canada IDEAS is the acronym for Intestinal Disease Education and Awareness Society which supports the IBD community, those suffering from IBD-inflammatory bowel disease, also known as Crohn's and Ulcerative Colitis.

The second non-profit foundation is ETE.ORG - Education Through Expeditions, UK which supports educational outreach programs inside schools around the world. ETE connects explorers with students in the classroom, through an interactive online program in development (Beta).

Brian is researching support for a 18000 kilometer bicycle expedition across the Americas: North, Central and South America - ONE -Arctic to Argentina
Please contact him if you are interested in helping out.

Twitter: Cycleagain
Location: Gangneung, Gangwon-do, South Korea or southern Ontario, Canada.

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Brian's friends have also been...Cycling in Korea!

Brian's friends have also been...Cycling in Korea!

Cycling in Korea, Warning: always wear a helmet! (I gave mine to my friend)

Cycling in Korea, Warning: always wear a helmet! (I gave mine to my friend)

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