Cycling

Cycling

Some cycling roads are in the countryside, and the famous cycling course on the “Shimanami Kaido”, the Nishiseto Expressway, is very popular and it is crowded by cycling fans every weekend. You can rent a bicycle by 500 yen per day at any cycling terminals on the Shimanami Kaido and also can return it to another terminal. You need to pay 1,000 yen as the warranty, but it would be paid back if you return the bicycle at the exact same terminal. The road starts from Onomichi and passes six islands and reaches to Imabari in Ehime prefecture, so you can enjoy the photogenic scenery of the islands and Seto Inland Sea from the cycling road on the long bridges that connect islands.

Eta-jima Cycling Course
Eta-jima Cycling Course

Eta-jima Island can be easily accessed from Hiroshima Port by 30 minutes ferry ride. Surrounded by calm bay, the island is famous for orange fields and oyster farming. Cycling is another popular attraction of Eta-jima Island and there are 4 stations where bicycle rental service is available. The open hour of the station is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m...

Tobishima Kaido Cycling Course
Tobishima Kaido Cycling Course

Tobishima Kaido is another attractive cycling course passing through islands of Seto Inland Sea. This course is easy for beginners with little height differences in slopes. You can also stop by sightseeing spots to feel the local atmosphere of each island as you enjoy a ride; try special sea food at Shimokamagari-jima, or walk around Mitarai D...

Setouchi Shimanami Cycling Course
Setouchi Shimanami Cycling Course

Shimanami Kaido which crosses Seto Inland Sea spans about 70 kilometers from Onomichi City through six islands to Imabari City. Along this Shimanami Kaido runs Seto Inland Sea Crossing Cycling Route, where you can enjoy a ride as you appreciate the scenic beauty of the ocean and nature of the islands. You can try only one section, or can go ...

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