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Sea-View Cycling at Its Best


The Shimanami Kaido: Conquer Japan’s most scenic and famous cycle trail


The Shimanami Kaido, Japan’s most famous cycling trail, links the cities of Onomichi and Imabari in Hiroshima and Ehime Prefectures respectively. Located within the borders of the vast and verdant Setonaikai National Park, it spans some 70 kilometers and six islands along the way.



Even novice bikers will delight in the mostly level trails through stunning scenery. Follow the winding island coastlines, take in the breeze off the Setouchi Inland Sea while crossing the bridges from island to island, and admire the lemon and other citrus orchards that the region is famed for. No wonder the Shimanami Kaido was voted one of the Top 7 cycling routes in the world by CNN.

There are bike-friendly hotels in both terminal cities and numerous points to receive and drop off rental bikes.

You can also expect help and support if you run into any problems, so grab a helmet and get your two-wheeled tour underway.




2-8-1 Sunabacho, Imabari-shi, Ehime-ken


approx. 1 day or more




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