Gangwon-do is widely known for having a lot of famous ski resorts that were also used as the venues of the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics. Although it’s true that there are many world-class ski resorts in Gangwon-do, there are far more things to experience in Gangwon-do than you imagined. There are so many places where you can enjoy exciting outdoor activities all year round!

Check out the 8 must-try outdoor activities in Gangwon-do that are perfect for you to take in the picturesque natural landscapes.

1. Yongpyong Resort

  • Address: 715, Olympic-ro, Daegwallyeong-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do

1) Mt. Balwangsan Cable Car


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Yongpyong Resort is a famous ski resort in Korea that was one of the venues of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. Many Koreans love to visit this resort all year round because of its amazing natural landscapes. If you want to witness the Balgwangsan Montain’s excellent mountain view from the sky, it’s highly recommended to take Mt. Balwangsan Cable Car. It stretches over Asia’s longest course of 7.4km, offering you an unforgettable experience of natural wonders.

2) Luge Ride

Yongpyong Resort also provides you with a thrilling luge ride where you can take over 1,458m of the track. During the daytime, you will be rushing through the green grass fields, but during the nighttime, you will be surrounded by dazzling LED lights that make you feel like you are in a galaxy.

2. Alpaca World

  • Address: 310, Puncheon-ri, Hwachon-myeon, Hongcheon-gun, Gangwon-do


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Alpaca World is the only alpaca-themed ranch in Korea with alpacas from South America. You will get to meet fluffy alpacas and other cute farm animals at a lovely animal farm in the middle of the mountains. The best part is that you can get to see them close and feed them! Also, you can take a stroll with them for an additional charge on-site. It’s a perfect activity for those who love to interact with animals.

3. Wonju Sogeumsan Mountain Suspension Bridge

  • Address: 14, Sogeumsan-gil, Jijeong-myeon, Wonju-si, Gangwon-do


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Sogeumsan Mountain Suspension Bridge is the longest bridge in Korea where you can take in the gorgeous panoramic view of Sogeumsan Mountain. More tourists started to visit this place after being featured in the popular K-drama “It’s Okay to Not Be Okay”, starring Kim Soo-hyun and Seo Ye-ji. It might be quite scary to cross the bridge since the bridge is shaky but it will be worthwhile.

4. Samcheok Ocean Rail Bike

  • Address: 2, Gongyangwang-gil, Geundeok-myeon, Samcheok-si, Gangwon-do

One of the best ways to enjoy the ocean view in Gangwon-do is to hop on Samcheok Ocean Rail Bike! It stretches along a coastline of 5.4km in total. You’ll be able to see the marvelous ocean view with beautiful palm trees and pass by a mysterious tunnel that plays a laser show. It’s a perfect outdoor activity for all ages alike!

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5. High1 Resort Alpine Coaster

  • Address: 424, High1-gil, Gohan-eup, Jeongseon-gun, Gangwon-do

High1 Resort is also one of the most famous ski resorts in Korea. Just like Yongpyeong Resort, it offers jaw-dropping natural scenery as well as fun outdoor activities all year round. Alpine Coaster is especially popular in that you can enjoy the thrilling moments of sliding down the 2.2km slope while appreciating the dreamy nature covered with colorful flowers.

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6. Jeongson Zip Wire

  • Address: 235, Byeongbangchi-gil, Jeongseon-eup, Jeongseon-gun, Gangwon-do

If you are a thrill maniac, you should definitely try out this activity, Jeongseon Zipwire! It boasts the world’s longest height that will make you feel like falling off directly from the cliff. The speed of the zip wire is 120km per hour, which is the steepest in Asia. Don’t miss out on the chance to experience the world-class zip wire in Jeongseon!

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7. Yeongwol Paragliding

  • Address: 54, Jebangan-gil, Yeongwol-eup, Yeongwol-gun, Gangwon-do


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Did you know that the scene of the K-drama “Crash Landing on You” where Yoon Se-ri (Son Ye-jin) tested her newly launched product by paragliding was filmed in Yeongwol? If you want to glide through the sky like Yoon Se-ri and enjoy the spectacular views of Yeongwol, don’t forget to book a paragliding experience. You’ll get to fly 800m from the ground, which is the highest in Korea.

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