Jangpyeong Terminal- Haanmi Three-way Intersection Banjeong Stone Sign- Mulgubi Park- Geumdang Valley Stone Sign- Bonghwangdae- Geumdang Valley- Beodeulgae Valley- Jeonggangwon- Jangpyeong Terminal
Taking a trip to the valley is a top pick in the summer. Let’s go to Geumdang Valley course where you can ride in a quiet area together with a breeze from the valley.
Pyeongchanggang (Riv.) is made by Soksacheon (Riv.) that flows from Odaesan (Mt.) meeting Heungjeongcheon (Riv.). Geumdang Valley is at the start point. Pyeongchang Geumdang Valley course is an on-road course where you ride along Pyeongchanggang (Riv.) and arrive at Geumdang Valley.
└ Jangpyeong Terminal
└ Daehwacheon (Riv.)
Go along Route 31 to the left from Jangpyeong Terminal and head towards Daehwa-myeon. Go about 11km and you will arrive at Daehwa-myeon. You will find a sports park on the other side of Daehwacheon (Riv.).
Haanmi Three-way Intersection Banjeong Stone Sign
└ Banjeong stone sign
└ Unpaved road
Continue for about 4km and you will reach Haanmi Three-way Intersection. Get off of Route 31 and enter the village, and you will find the Banjeong stone sign. Go about 1km along the unpaved road next to Daehwacheon (Riv.) on the side of the bridge and go along provincial route 424 on the right. Follow Route 31 and pass Sachogyo (Br.) towards Geumdang Valley.
└ Mulgubi Park
└ Pyeongchanggang (Riv.)
Daehwacheon (Riv.) that flows under Sachogyo (Br.) meets with Pyeongchanggang (Riv.). Pyeongchanggang is popular in the summer for people seeking water sports such as rafting in the valley waters. Go 2km further from Sachogyo (Br.) and pass Mulgubi Park to get to Pyeongchanggang (Riv.).
Geumdang Valley Stone Sign
└ Geumdang Valley Stone Sign
Pass Mulgubi Park and you will see the Geumdang Valley stone sign, and simply go around Muldori that goes along a gentle incline.
When you go down the hill until you can see the village, you can see Bonghwangdae located across Bonghwanggyo (Br.). According to legend, Bonghwangdae was a sacred place where a Bonghwang (Phoenix) lived, and it said that the Bonghwang flew away when a person dug the land to use it as a grave.
└ Geumdang Valley
In the thick of summer, just as other famous valleys are thronged by people, so will Geumdang Valley. The dirt paths are now all paved and while it might not have the homely rural look, it is a place where you can quietly enjoy a ride along Pyeongchanggang (Riv.) in the season where the rhododendrons bloom.
└ Beodeulgae Village
└ Jangpyeong IC Sign
From Bonghwangdae, go along Geumdang Valley and pass Beodeulgae Village, and go about 9km more and pass Deungmaegyo (Br.) located towards Jangpyeong IC and go straight.
└ Experience Hall
Pass Deungmaegyo (Br.) and proceed about 2.5km and you will arrive at a traditional Korean food culture experience center with a sign reading Jeonggangwon. This was where the film ‘Le Grand Chef’ was filmed and it includes a hanok (traditional Korean home) experience center, sculpture park, and a small animal farm, so it is worth paying a visit. At Jeonggangwon, you can also get a look of Pyeongchanggang (Riv.) that was just named as Heungjeongcheon (Riv.) and Soksacheon (Riv.) were joined.
└ Three-way Intersection Bridge
└ Jangpyeong Terminal
After shortly climbing a hill next to Jeonggangwon, go downhill and pass the bridge, and then take a left. After passing the bridge, you will arrive at the three-way intersection where there is a bridge in just short of 2km. Right goes towards Jangpyeong IC and then when another fork in the road appears, go right.
GO straight and pass Jangpyeonggyo (Br.), and take a left to arrive at Jangpyeong Terminal.
Feel the clean energy of the forest to feel a bit healthier, and then keep riding into nature along Geumgang Valley. Enjoy the refreshing Geumdang Valley Course together with nature.