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Where to begin your Olle Trail experience? Olle Trail 1 is a good place to start because of the up-close connection it provides with rural Jeju-do. The 15km trail (four to five hours) runs through farm plots worked by grandmothers, over grassy oreum (craters) where horses and cows graze freely and along a seaside path leading to one of Jeju-do's most impressive natural treasures, Seongsan Ilchul-bong.

Buses from Jeju-si (₩3300, 1½ hours, every 20 minutes) stop near the trailhead. It's near a wooden sign about 50m from the elementary school.