Cycling

Cycling

Cycling enthusiasts come from all over Japan and the world to ride the famous cycling routes in Hiroshima. The most famous is the Shimanami Kaido, linking Onomichi in the north to Shikoku in the south along a set of bridges linking the islands of the Seto Inland Sea. Another popular course is along the Tobishima Kaido. Again this is a set of five islands linked by bridges to the mainland.

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. ...

Etajima Cycling Course
Etajima 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 histor...

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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