The Jeju Olle Trail was founded by ex-journalist Suh Myung-suk. After she walked the Camino de Santiago in Spain, Suh Myung-suk was so impressed and inspired that she decided to create a similar hiking trail on her home island of Jeju. She started the process of discovering and creating hike-able routes on the island and first trail was opened in September 2007. Today, twenty-one Olle trails totalling about 450 kilometres ring the mainland coast; plus five auxiliary routes that cover smaller islands.
Olle is a word in the old Jeju dialect referring to the narrow path between a house, the street and the next village. It implies place of meeting, a feeling of welcome and exploration – sounds perfect!
Thanks to the Official Site of Korean Tourism for the information above.
Here is the Jeju Olle Official English Guide.
For the Jeju Olle Foundation, click here.
We arrived in Jeju on April 25 2016. Our blog starts here.