Let’s go! Completing the Ara Bicycle Path
Ara Bicycle Path supports various itineraries for cyclists.
If your goal is to complete the path, it is recommended that you begin your journey from the 633 Square in front of Ara West Sea Lock, thanks to the abundance of parking spots nearby.
Pangaemok Rest Area has fewer parking spots and is also more difficult to reach using public transportation.
The name of the square, “633,” is named after the length of the country-wide bicycle path that connects Jeongseojin and Busan, 633,000 m.
Before you start, however, don’t forget to check out the Jeongseojin area.
The tidal flat below the Yeongjongdaegyo Bridge and the Sunset Bell in front of Ara Tower are worthy sights.
In particular, the Ara Tower observatory (opening hours 06:00-21:00), which offers an expansive view of the Jeongseojin area, is a must-visit site.
The entrance to Ara Tower has bicycle locks.
If you want more information on the Ara Bicycle Path, refer to the brochure about Ara Waterway in the Incheon Tourist Information Center in front of Ara Tower.
A round-trip course from the 633 Square follows the southern path of the Ara Bicycle Path.
This path takes you along the West Sea 5 Islands Marine Product Complex Culture Center, Sicheon Riverside, and the Waterway Sculpture Park.
The only drawback of this path is that if you want to see the Aramaru Observatory and Ara Falls, the landmarks of Ara Waterway, you have to see them from the observatory across the river.
If you don’t like that idea, there is another way: you can simply cross the Sicheongyo Bridge to the northern path.
But if you do so, you must return to the southern path at the next bridge down the path, Gyeyangdaegyo Bridge, to reach the Pangaemok Rest Area.
Follow the northern path to Ara Marina, near Ara Gimpo Passenger Terminal.
There are 11 bridges over the Ara Waterway.
Still, only two bridges have elevators or incline paths that allow cyclists to enter the bridge right away from the bike path: Cheongungyo and Sicheongyo Bridges, located near Incheon.
A tip? If you decide to head to Ara Gimpo Passenger Terminal from Gyeyangdaegyo Bridge, you can take a ferry there.
The ferry departs from Ara Gimpo Passenger Terminal twice a day (11:00, 15:40 / 13:00 in December).
It takes 90 minutes for the ferry to make a round-trip with a fare of KRW 25,000 per adult.
Your bicycles can be locked safely to bicycle locks nearby.