Ride bikes in Chuncheon, Korea

The Korea Tourism Organisation will be expanding its bicycle riding tour programme in Chuncheon, Gangwon Province, in an effort to boost tourism in the region in the aftermath of the Middle East respiratory syndrome outbreak.

It recently launched a pilot programme enabling tourists to travel to Chuncheon from Yongsan Station via train and ride their bikes on a 30-kilometer course, and visit various attractions such as an animation museum.

Some 70 people participated in the biking programme that also included water sports such as canoeing on Chuncheon's Mulle-gil lake and river to enjoy the region's scenery.

The state-run tourism agency said it would offer the programme for families, friends and students every month until November.