The most lovely part about this trip was that there was a bike path the entire way. People say that Seoul is a terrible city for biking, but that is not true as long as you're not using bikes as a form of transportation to get from here to there. For those folks who just love riding bikes for pleasure, Korea is a great country for biking. Nearly every stream and river has a bike path that runs along its side and it's possible to go quite far inside Seoul or even to other cities by bike.
Bike path along the Han River
Crossing Banpo Bridge
Yeoido within sight...
So close to the canal....
Finally we reached the entrance to the Ara Canal. We really wanted to ride to the end, but it was getting late, the sun was setting and we were starting to get hungry so we decided to wait for another day for that adventure.
Finally made it to Ara Canal
The only problem was getting to a subway. Gimpo Airport is very close from there, but it was impossible to get to without getting on a highway on our bikes. Finally, we used the smartphone to cut through some farms in order to find Gaehwa station at the very end of line 9.
Sunset over the canal
All in all, it was a great ride, but I hope to get an earlier start next time to make it all the way to Incheon, it's not far at all!