Busan – last day on the bikes 

The last day was about 75 kms and conditions were fabulous , fine and clear air after the rain of yesterday . The trail was also easy with no real hills left to punish us as we spun out the remaing kms . Had some long sections of boardwalk type trail , built presumably at considerable cost , out over the water . A few kms !!

As we got closer to Busan we started to see many cyclists again on the trail , bit like the busy first day out of Seoul . Found a nice spot for a nice lunch and possibly the best coffee I’ve had all trip . 

We had to cycle up to the last dam of the river , cross the dam and get our very last stamp in our passports , then visit the nearby certification office to get the books validated and stamped inside with special gold embossed emblems . We are also going to get special medals for completing the ” cross country ride ” . The paper work took a while but all completed so they will be mailed to us all in nz. 


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The final stamping station and the finish point of the ride. Barbs odometer indicates it was 670 kms all up.

Final dam to cross to finish at the official start / end point 

We retraced back along the trail about 7 kms and then made a bold thrust into the bustling metropolis that is Busan . We plan to abandon all our bike kit here for the next week or so while we make a mad dash across the ditch to Japan . By chance , Korea have a major holiday week that starts this weekend , and things become difficult as accomodation is going to be hard to find.
Had a wonderful celebratory dinner out with Carl and Rose in a particularly vibrant and colourful restaurant area close to our motel . 

To Barbara I said , ” you are now an accomplished cycle tourist ” !! She rides well and is so much stronger and more confident as a cyclist now . 

All up we paddled and rode bikes for something over 2700 kms. Time for a we rest now .

2 comments

  1. I wonder if you remember me. I am Ron Yoon Sik, we had ride for an hour near by Nagdong River in Korea and took a picture with last year
    Congratulations on your completion of Korea Cross Country Road. I finished “ Korea Cross Country Road and 4 River Country Road But I have 4 Challenges for Grand slam

    I have always admired your challenge. I want to travel around the world someday. But now I have to take responsibility as father and husband
    . From your friend “Ron Yoon Sik

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