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.

ONOMICHI U2
ONOMICHI U2

Opened in March 2014, in the gateway to the Shimanami Sea Route (Nishi-Seto Expressway), paradise for cyclists. The stylish facade of the renovated warehouse that lined the Onomichi Channel now houses a hotel, café, bakery, restaurant, bar, a lifestyle shop, and a cycling shop. You can buy products related to the Seto Inland Sea in the shop. ...

Eta-jima Cycling Course
Eta-jima Cycling Course

Etajima Island can be easily accessed from Hiroshima City by ferry. Surrounded by calm waters, the island is famous for its orange fields and oyster farms. Cycling is another popular attraction and there are four bicycle rental stations located throughout the island. Bike rentals are available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ...

Tobishima Kaido Cycling Course
Tobishima Kaido Cycling Course

The Tobishima Kaido is fast becoming a popular cycling destination in Japan. The route runs across five islands across a set of bridges from the mainland. There are ferry links to the Shimanami Kaido in Omishima Island and Imabari from the final island of Okamura. The Tobishima Kaido is famous for its citrus fine beaches as well as the histori...

Shimanami Kaido Cycling Course
Shimanami Kaido Cycling Course

The Shimanami Kaido crosses the Seto Inland Sea for 70 kilometers from Onomichi City through six islands to Imabari City on Shikoku. The whole course has a dedicated cycling route, keeping cyclists away from the traffic and close to the beautiful scenery of the Seto Inland Sea. You can customize your journey, choosing to cycle the whole cou...

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