Shimanami Kaido Premium Cycling Tour
- Duration: 7 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Onomichi, Hiroshima
- Product code: EN-HSM-4025-40254
7-hour bicyle tour of the Shimanami Kaido! Visit two islands en route with a guide.
Enjoy the spectacular view of the Seto Inland Sea while witnessing the breathtaking scenery.
- Ride a bike around the two islands of Shimanami, a sanctuary for cyclists.
- Enjoy cycling with a great sense of exhilaration while gazing at the spectacular scenery at Izu-ri Pass.
- Visit a gallery to see unique art.
- A local guide familiar with Shimanami Kaido will take you to a special photo spot.
- Enjoy the contrast of the spectacular view of the Seto Inland Sea during the daytime and the evening dyed red in the setting sun.
[10:00] Meet at Setouchi Tabitasu. Transfer to the sunset beach by Tabutasu Support Car.
[10:15] After the briefing and a warm-up, leave for Setoda-Shiomachi High street. En route, enjoy riding while feeling the sea breeze of the Seto Inland Sea on the coast with the white sand beach lasting for 800 meters. Upon arrival at Shiomachi, eat an early lunch (by yourself).
[13:00] Transfer to the entrance of Izu-ri Pass by car. Upon arrival, cross the pass with a bicycle with a great feeling of exhilaration while overlooking the Seto Inland Sea.
[13:30] Arriva at Shimagoto (Island-Wide) Art-Museum Belvedere to see a number of unique art works that blend in with the scenery of the Seto Inland Sea. Take some photos and upload these to Instagram!
[14:00] Cross the Tatara Bridge by bicycle, crossing Hiroshima and Ehime Prefecture. After landing on Omishima Island, visit Ikiki-no Gomon (the large camphor tree) at Oyama-zuji Shrine, which has the cyclist's sanctuary monument.
[16:30] Transfer from Omishima Island by car. The tour disbands on arrival at Setoda Port.（ Enjoy the sunset cruise to Setoda Port for additional costs).
The Shimanami Kaido, connecting the islands with a white bridge, is world-famous as a sanctuary for cyclists. Have an enjoyable cycling experience while admiring the islands of the Seto Inland Sea and the beautiful sea on the internationally well-known cycling road. The waves and climate of the Seto Inland Sea are very mild. You will get a different impression from the sea you are used to.
Ikuchijima, where the tour starts, is an island where a famous Japanese painter Ikuo Hirayama (1930~2009) was born and raised, and it is an interesting island with many art works in harmony with the beautiful scenery of Setouchi. There is also a beach with 800m of pure white sand on the island, and a film festival is held in the summer. From Izu-ri Pass, which is located in the middle of the island, you can enjoy cycling with a great sense of exhilaration while overlooking the Seto Inland Sea. A variety of unique artworks await you along the coast. The coastal art that harmonizes with the scenery of the Seto Inland Sea is sure to be photogenic! Cross the Tatara Bridge by bicycle and land on the second island, Omishima Island. Visit the cyclist's sanctuary monument or visit Oyamazumi Shrine. The gate of the raw tree is a large old camphor tree, but the trunk is like a gate, and it is considered to be an energy vortex that is said to grant a long life when passed through. Enjoy a beautiful sunset at the end of the cycling. The beautiful islands dyed by the setting sun and the red sky will be an unforgettable sight.
【THINGS TO NOTE】
- Duration：7 hours
- Meeting point：TABITASU [MAP]
231-4 Setoda, Setoda-cho, Onomichi-city, Hiroshima prefecture, Japan 722-2411
To Setoda by boat:
Approx. 40 mins from Onomichi Port or
Approx. 35 mins from Mihara Port.
Upon arrival, it is approx a 3 min walk from Setoda Port to the shop.
If using the Shinkansen, Mihara Station is conveniently located next to the port.
- Minimum number of participants：1 person
- Language support：English, Japanese
- Included ：Guide and rental cycle fee
- Excluded：Admission fees, drink, and insurance
- Items to bring：Hat, drink, towel, and sunscreen
- Clothes：We recommend you not to wear skirts, heels or sandals while joining the tour.
- Participation requirements ：
・Participants whose height is more than 140cm and weight is less than 100kg.
・Travelers can easily arrive/depart on public transportation.
・Not recommended for travelers with back problems.
・Not recommended for pregnant travelers.
・Not recommended for travelers with heart problems or other serious medical conditions.
- Special support：Luggage storage is available.
- Free Wi-Fi ：No
*There are several toilets in facilities during the tour.
- Other things to note：
・The minimum number of participants is one. Lunchtime is included in the itinerary but the lunch fee is excluded.
・Drinking alcohol while cycling is illegal in Japan.
【HEALTH AND SAFETY MEASURES】
・Face masks required for travelers in public areas
・Face masks required for guides in public areas
・Face masks provided for travelers as needed
・Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
・Gear/equipment sanitized between uses
・Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
・Guides required to regularly wash hands
・Regular temperature checks for staff
・Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
7 to 4 days before the tour date 40% of the tour price
3 to 2 days before the tour date 60% of the tour price
The day before the tour date, on the day of the tour 100% of the tour price
※Right after the online settlement is made, a cancellation fee of 10% will be incurred in case of cancellation.
※The cancellation fee includes handling charges.