Jeju Olle Foundation

Jeju Olle Foundation is a non-profit organization which develops and maintains Jeju Olle Trail,
a long distance walking trail in Jeju Island.

Mission and Principles

  • We are a non-profit organization, planning, managing, and operating the Jeju Olle Trail, a long-distance walking trail that is 425km-long with 26 routes. We are operated with donations and profits from souvenirs.
  • We will build a trail where you can 'Play, Rest, and Hike Together' and a trail that brings joy to those who hike on it, those who live on it, and, nature allowing us to hike.
  • The Jeju Olle Trail is about connecting the old roads and preserving the nature by maintaining the surrounding and nature as it is with the minimum artificial changes for the safety of hikers.
  • We pursue creating variety of contents and programs with local residents, volunteers, individual donors, and hikers based around the trail and share means of entertainment, comfort, healing, and health.
  • Through the Friendship Trails and Sister Trails, Jeju Olle Foundation is sharing and communicating our values and beliefs with the world.


Jeju Olle Foundation History

2019
12

1st Mongol Olle Supporters departed to Mongolia through KOICA Project Volunteer Program (December 26)

12

Created an environment-friendly, scenic restoration rest area at Hangyeong-myeon on route 12 (December 13)

10

2019 Jeju Olle Walking Festival (10.31~11.02)

09

Opended Miyagi Olle's 3rd 'Osaki-Naruko Onsen’ course

08

Opened 'Benite A Jeju Season 2' pop-up restaurant with Daesang Cheongjeongwon

07

Jeju Olle Ganse Doll Exhibition in the United States (July 25-August 26)

07

Opened Mongol Olle Information Center in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

07

Renovated the Jeju Olle Tourist Center into the Art Olle Space

04

Launched 'International Hiker's Guided Walk' program

04

Announced a statement against the 'New Ocean Town Development Project' for Songak-san (April 4)

04

Won the 2nd LINA 50 Awards for Social Contribution (Chairperson Suh, Myung Sook)

03

Started the 'ECO & LIFE, Changing the World' campaign

03

Opened Kyushu Olle's 21st 'Fukuoka Shingu’ course

03

Walk Together on the 100th anniversary of March 1st Movement <100 Years of Walk Together, Connecting the Roads to Peace>

01

Launched Olle Camp

2018
12

Signed a three-year Mongol Olle-KOICA Partnership (December 17)

11

Hosted the 2018 Jeju Olle Walking Festival (November 1-3)

10

Jeju Young Farmers Project (October 16-November 23)

10

Opened Jeju Olle's 3rd overseas Sister Trail 'Miyagi Olle' (October 7-8)

10

Watercolor Studio Exhibition (October 5-25)

10

Started the 'CheongJeong Spot (Where young people stay)' project (October 5)

09

Launched the 'Sounds of Olle' audio clip on Naver (September 18)

09

Provision of environment-friendly electric vehicles by Nonghyup Jeju (September 12)

09

Appointment of the Chairperson of Jeju Olle Foundation to the International Honorary Patron of World Trails Network (September 29)

08

Jeju-Olle pop-up restaurant with Kyushu Olle's Minami-Shimabara City (August 25)

08

Jeju Olle Trail Picture Contest Exhibition (August 7-23)

07

Hidden Director Video Contest' (July 16-October 9) / Postcard Coloring Contest (July 18-August 14)

06

Hosted the 1st matriculation ceremony for the Jeju Olle-LH 'Opening My Restaurant' project (June 4)

05

Signed a Friendship Trail Agreement with Lycian Way of Turkey and the Raknus Selu Trail of Taiwan (May 29)

05

Launched the ‘Saturday Fever!’ program at Seogwipo Terminal (May 23)

05

Jeju Olle Ganse Doll Exhibition in the United States (May 21-June 10)

03

Hosted the opening ceremony for the 'Peace Olle Trail' on the Jeju Olle Route 6 (March 24)

03

Opened Kyushu Olle 'Saiki-Onyujima Course,' 'Chikuho Kawara' (March 10-11)

2017
11

Jeju Olle Foundation awarded Presidential Citation in recognition of services to balanced regional development

11

Signed MOU with Miyagi Prefecture, Japan for developing Miyagi Olle Trail, the third sister trail of Jeju Olle

11

Hosted 8th Jeju Olle Walking Festival

09

Published a story book about people who find a new life, 'My Jeju Olle'

09

10th Anniversary of Jeju Olle

08

Launched Jeju Olle's 'Green Leader' group

07

Signed MOU with Seogwipo-si Oreum Community Selfsufficiency Center about making Ganse Doll for job creation of lower-income group

06

Mongol Olle Trail, the second overseas sister trail of Jeju Olle opened 'Mt.Bogdkhan Course(1st),' 'Mt.Chinggis Course(2nd)'

06

Suh, Myung-sook, president of Jeju Olle Foundation awarded the Order of Civil Merit, Camellia Medal in recognition of services to conservation

04

Opened Jeju Olle Trail route #15-B

03

Kyushu Olle opened 'Izumi Course(18th),' 'Miyama Kiyomitsuyama Course(19th)'

2016
12

Hosted 7th Jeju Olle Walking Festival

10

Hosted 7th Jeju Olle Walking Festival

09

Proceeded skill share academy (32 times)

09

Signed MOU with CCEI(Center for Creative Economy and Innovation) and KAKAO for vitalizing local cultural contents of Jeju

08

Ended Rest Year of route #10 and reopened

07

Opened Jeju Olle Tourist Center

06

Signed MOU with Jeju Tourism Organization for developing Mongol Olle Trail

2015
12

Held a provisional general meeting and forum of Korean Trails Asscociation

11

Launched ‘Jeju Olle ? Bibbulmun Track (Australia) Friendship Trail’

11

Proceeded Youth Camp sponsored by Starbucks

10

Hosted 6th Jeju Olle Walking Festival

09

Hosted exhibitions for Jeju Eco Brand in Busan and Jeonju

09

Opened Gansee Lounge, a complex cultural space

07

Began the Rest Year of route #10

04

Hosted an exhibition for Jeju Eco Brand in Seoul

04

Proceeded healing tour program for women, ‘Only You’ (2 times)

02

Held starting ceremony of the Jeju Olle Finishers Club

01

Hosted the 5th World Trail Conference

2014
11

Hosted the 5th Jeju Olle Walking Festival and the 1st Asia Trails Conference

10

Awarded ‘Jeju Tourism Grand Prize’

10

Proceeded the sacred-torch relay event of 95th National Sports Festival

05

Awarded ‘5th Hong, Jin-gi Creativity Award’

04

Enlarged Jeju Olle’s Clean Walking Campaign to joint project of Korean Trails Association

03

Proceeded ‘Hue-in-Sup,’ an overnight eco healing program (9 times)

01

Hosted the 4th World Trail Conference

2013
11

Suh, Myung-sook was chosen as the Korea’s first Ashoka Fellow

10

Signed MOU with Lotte Duty Free for culture and social contribution project

10

Signed MOU with Seogwipo-si Volunteer Center

10

Enlarged the area of Clean Olle Campaign to the whole Jeju island

10

Hosted the 4th Jeju Olle Walking Festival

09

Suh, Myung-sook awarded ‘23rd Ilgasang Prize’ in the social services sector

08

Signed MOU with BGF Retail for Partner Company

08

Signed MOU with Treksta for Partner Company and Clean Olle Campaign

06

Signed MOU with Daecheon-dong (Seogwipo-si) Voluntary disaster Prevention Organization

05

Conference for establishing Asia Trails Network

04

Awarded International Trails Award

03

Signed MOU with Gujwa-eup Resident Committee

02

Signed MOU with Water Management Symposium

2012
12

Selected as a ‘Tourism Guinness lighting up 50 years of Korean tourism’ by Korea Tourism Organization

12

Selected as the best destination for reducing stress by Korea Tourism Organization

11

Jeju Olle Walking Festival was ed as an excellent case of overseas marketing by Visit Korea Year

11

Opened Jeju Olle Trail route #21

11

Suh, Myung-sook awarded the ‘Human Prize’ Um, Hong-gil Human Foundation

10

Hosted the 3rd Jeju Olle Walking Festival and the 3rd World Trail Conference

07

Signed MOU with Haeallet

05

Opened Jeju Olle Trail route #20

05

Hosted the travelling exhibition for Ganse Doll in Jeju

03

Suh, Myung-sook was appointed as an honorary ambassador of the Jeju

01

Released Jeju Olle Passport (Jeju-si version)

2011
11

Hosted the 2nd Jeju Olle Walking Festival and the 2nd World Trail Conference

10

Awarded the ‘Grand Prize’ of 2011 Asia Townscape Awards

10

Opened the Wheelchair Routes on Jeju Olle Trail

09

Opened Jeju Olle Trail route #19 Opened the 'Jeju Olle - The Bruce Trail (Canada) Friendship Trail'

08

Signed the business partnership agreement for Kyushu Olle Trail

04

Opened Jeju Olle Trail route #18

04

Received Kyobo Life Award for environment - ecological alternatives section

2010
11

Hosted the 1st Jeju Olle Walking Festival and the 1st World Trail Conference

10

Awarded the ‘Presidential Prize(grand prize)’ at the 4th Green City Contest, hosted by Ministry of Environment

09

Opened Jeju Olle Trail route #17

07

Awarded the 2010 Star of Korean Tourism

06

Opened Jeju Olle Trail route #18-1

04

Opened Jeju Olle Trail route #14-1

03

Opened Jeju Olle Trail route #16

03

Opened Jeju Olle Trail route #10-1

02

Established Advisory of the Jeju Olle Foundation

01

Released Jeju Olle Passport (Seogwipo-si version)

01

Suh, Myung-sook awarded ‘2010 Jae Am Culture Prize’

2009
12

Opened Jeju Olle Trail route #15

09

Opened Jeju Olle Trail route #14

06

Opened Jeju Olle Trail route #13

05

Opened Jeju Olle Trail route #1-1

03

Opened Jeju Olle Trail route #12

2008
12

Opened Jeju Olle Trail route #7-1

11

Opened Jeju Olle Trail route #11

10

Opened Jeju Olle Trail route #10 (currently route #4)

09

Opened Jeju Olle Trail route #9 (currently route #3)

08

Opened Jeju Olle Trail route #8 (currently route #5)

06

Opened Jeju Olle Trail route #7 (currently route #2)

05

Opened Jeju Olle Trail route #6 (currently route #10)

04

Opened Jeju Olle Trail route #5 (currently route #9)

03

Opened Jeju Olle Trail route #4 (currently route #8)

2007
12

Opened Jeju Olle Trail route #3 (currently route #7)

10

Opened Jeju Olle Trail route #2 (currently route #6)

09

Opened Jeju Olle Trail route #1

09

Established Jeju Olle Foundation

2006
12

Suh, Myung-sook published series of travelogue (10 articles), ‘Halftime in My Life, Santiago Pilgrimage' in the Korea Joongang Daily

09

Suh, Myung-sook went walking pilgrimages on Santiago Trail(800km) in Spain