Nothing beats a ride on the Shimanami Kaido cycling road. And that says it all in cycling paradise Japan. The ride is so delightful we ride it twice, once in each direction.
Duration: 3 days / 4 nights. Pre and post trip accommodation can be booked.
Start & End: Hotel Cycle, Onomichi. See travel information on how to get to Izumi.
Level 2: Riding distances of 40-70 km on rolling terrain with sometimes a climb. Suited to intermediate riders.
Rental Bike Details. We arrange the rental for you.
- Cycle on Japan’s most famed cycling road
- See the sun set in the Land of the Rising Sun
- Hear the ocean crash on rugged shores
- Enjoy exquisite Japanese cuisine
1. Welcome to Onomichi !
2. Onomichi – Omishima – 40km
Ride to Fujimien Ryokan on Omishima Island, a delightful traditional Japanese ryokan with excellent seafood. 2 nights stay.
3. Omishima – Omishima – 77km
Ride til the end of the Shimanami Kaido and loop back to Omishima.
Murakami Suigun Museum on Oshima Island. Essentially a recently built museum dedicated to the pirates that used to plague the Inland Sea a few centuries ago.
Oyamazumi Shrine (founded 719, present structure from 1427). The real attraction is the shrine’s treasure house, which has an astonishing 80% of Japan’s most precious samurai weapons – both National Treasures and Important Cultural Properties.
4. Omishima – Onomichi – 40km
Ride back north to Onomichi.
Kojoji Temple near Setoda Port, with a 3-story pagoda dating back to 1403, a National Treasure
Kosanji Temple, a modern (1936) one noted for replicas of famous temple buildings from various parts of Japanese history
Ikuo Hirayama Museum, with artworks and sketches by the painter who is originally from the island.
Little detour to the Innoshima Flower Center.
After breakfast you don’t have to climb in the saddle any longer. Now you are freed from the chores of the road.
Check-out before 10am. B
– Explore nearby Hiroshima.
– Explore the imperial city of Kyoto and do some souvenir hunting.
– Head to Osaka or Tokyo for big city life.