An experience not to be missed when on Jeju Island is hiking on the Olle coastal trails and becoming one with nature. Winding around much of Jeju Island, these trails offer visitors the opportunity to soak in the beauty of the Jeju coastline that varies from lowland to highland quite rapidly. Featuring a set of 26 routes, the Olle hiking trails, in average, takes around 4 to 8 hours to complete. Since each route offers rapidly changing scenery, visitors will be able to enjoy a variety of sceneries, all on a single journey. Forests, evergreen fields, fresh water ponds, waterfalls, cliffs, Oreums(small inactive volcanoes) are all part of the Olle trail. For tourists wanting to do some hiking in Jeju Island, while avoiding the summer heat, the Saryeoni Forest path on the Hala Mountain is a much cooler path to explore, due to its high altitude. Home to over 200 different plant species, this forest is possibly the best on the island and offers visitors the best forest adventure in Jeju. The 15 kilometre trail, running through the UNESCO designated biosphere reserve is in fact one of the most visited forest paths on the island.
Free of charge
Time taken to complete the Olle trail will depend on the chosen trail, while the Saryeoni Forest path could take around 3 hours to complete
Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families, children
Muslim tourists requiring prayer facilities while trekking through Jeju Olle and Sareoni Forest will not find mosques or prayer rooms located on these trails. They will however definitely be able to find a secluded area on the trail to offer their prayers if needed. They could also visit the Jeju Islamic Center, or offer their prayers in their hotel rooms.
While Muslim tourists will not be able to locate Halal cuisine on the Olle trail or the Saryeoni forest path they will be able to find a few outlets in Jeju Island they could dine at. Wagaengi, serving traditional Korean cuisine and Bagdad, serving Indian cuisine are a couple of Halal restaurants on Jeju Island, while Loving Hut is a vegetarian restaurant, where Muslim tourists can enjoy 100% vegetarian Korean cuisine.