"Olle" [Ole] is the Jeju word for a narrow pathway that is connected from the street to the front gate of a house. Hence, "Olle" is a path that comes out from a secret room to an open space and a gateway to the world. If the road is connected, it is linked to the whole island and the rest of the world as well. It has the same sound as "Would you come?" in Korean, so Jeju's "Olle" sounds the same as 'Would you come to Jeju?'
The first trail route was opened to the public in September, 2007. Since then, the Jeju Olle exploration team has created a combined total of 200km of walking trails in Jeju Island. Currently nineteen trail routes have been opened to walkers and the trail exploration team is still working on new routes. Jeju Olle hopes all walkers who explore the Jeju Olle trail routes gain "peace, happiness and healing" on the road. We've traveled at high speed so far, so it is time to give your soul a moment's rest.
Blue arrows are the route signs for Jeju Olle trails. You can find these blue arrows on the stone walls of local villages, rocks near the seaside and on the road. Sometimes you can find blue and yellow ribbons knotted around trees. If you don't want to miss these small signs you should keep your eyes peeled and enjoy your surroundings.