Guided Cycling Tour of Omishima: Interact with Local Farmers
- Duration: 4 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Imabari, Ehime
- Product code: EN-EHM-7246-72461
Enjoy a cycling guided tour where you can interact with local citrus farmers on Omishima. It's a premium experience of riding to an off-road citrus field on an E-mountain bike/E-bike, which is possible only with your guide.
- Ride through colorful citrus fields with an E-mountain bike/E-bike against the backdrop of the beautiful islands of the Seto Inland Sea!
- Interact with the local people and learn their stories and opinions on citrus making.
- Enjoy seasonal citrus hunting with guidance by local farmers.
- Feel like you’re a member of the island with an off-road course that you can enjoy safely with your guide.
16,400 yen～22,300 yen (tax included)
[09:00] Meet at WAKKA, briefing of the e-MTB operation, traffic safety guidance
[09:20] Start cycling along the citrus field
[11:00] Citrus hunting experience
[11:40] Citrus juice making experience (exchange meeting with farmers)
[13:00] The tour terminates upon arrival at WAKKA
Omishima Island in Ehime Prefecture, located in the heart of the Shimanami Kaido, is blessed with a warm climate and is known as one of Japan's leading citrus producing areas.
This tour will take you to Omishima, considered as a sacred place for cyclists and popular with people from all over the world. Take off-road trails that are only accessible to the local guide and meet local farmers.
The starting point of the tour is WAKKA, which is marked by a fresh white building
First, you'll head for the citrus fields and start cycling along the beautiful islands of the Seto Inland Sea! The orange color of the citrus fruits against the blue sea, and the blue sky and the green of the lush forests are beautiful sights. Only those who visit during peak season for citrus (Dec-Feb) can enjoy the view. Take your e-mountain bike/E-bike for a fun and comfortable ride through the mountains along the citrus groves!
Once arriving at the citrus field, experience citrus picking with a guidance from a local farmer. Various types of citrus fruits are cultivated depending on the season. Enjoy citrus hunting until your bag is full while learning how to distinguish delicious citrus fruits.
After the citrus fruit picking, try a juice making at the home of a friendly local farmer, Mr Takano. Make your own juice using freshly picked citrus fruits. Take home your juice as a delicious.
The tour terminates upon arrival at WAKKA by bike.
* There are many unique souvenirs related to citrus fruits available in Omishima.
We will show you where you can buy souvenirs, such as the roadside station after the tour on request.
* A part of the tour price is donated to the "green donation" which is the forest conservation activity fund of Ehime prefecture.
【THINGS TO NOTE】
Duration： 4 hours
Least participants：2people (maximum 5 people)
Meeting point： Waka Corporation [MAP]
6691-1, Iguchi, Kamiura-cho, Imabari-city, Ehime Pref. 794-1402
Access： 3 minutes walk from Iguchi Port bus stop
≪From the Hiroshima≫
Highway bus + local bus. Shimanami Liner Fukuyama ⇒ Omishima BS (about 50 minutes), Setouchi Bus ⇒ Omishima BS ⇒ Iguchi Port (about 5 minutes)
≪From the Matsuyama≫
Setouchi Bus: Matsuyama City Station Bus Stop No. 5 ⇒ Iguchi Port (approx. 2.5 hours) *You may need to change buses at Imabari Pier depending on the time.
Pick up location： Omishima BS [MAP]
Amasaki, Kamiura-cho, Imabari City, Ehime Prefecture 794-1403
* If you wish to pick up and drop off at the meeting place, please select pick up and drop off at the time of booking.
Please wait at the place where you get off on the day. We will pick you up a car marked "WAKKA".
Tour conductor for 24 hours： No
Accompanying National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter or Local Licensed Guide Interpreter： No
Language support： Japanese
English（Guide / Menu instructions）
Meals (included in a tour fee)： No
3- hour bicycle rental (e-mountain bike, e-cross bike), guide fee, citrus picking experience, exchange event with the local, bicycle transportation
Excluded： Transportation and other personal expenses not included in the course
Items to bring： Comfortable clothes/sneakers/backpack/drinks
Special support： Luggage storage is available.
・Not recommended for travelers with back problems.
・Not recommended for pregnant travelers.
・Not recommended for travelers with heart problems or other serious medical conditions.
Free Wi-Fi： No
- Toilet： Yes (Western-style)
- Other things to note
・ If 3 or more people participate, E-cross bikes will be used.
About citrus harvesting experience:
・ All-you-can-eat citrus during the experience.
・ Takeaway will be 1kg.
・ After 4/1, only Amanatsu (citrus with strong acidity) will be available.
・ You can add all-you-can-eat high-class citrus fruits such as Beni-Mado and Kanpei + 2 souvenirs as a local option (charged) on the day.
【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
・Social distancing enforced throughout the experience
・Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
・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
・Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
・Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
・Contactless ticket redemption
【TOUR TERMS AND CONDITIONS】
Before booking the tour, please confirm the Tour Terms & Conditions and save the document.
【TOUR PLANNER AND CONDUCTOR】
Regional Branding Institute Co., Ltd.
Aqua Terrace UⅡ Bldg. 8F, 2-20-3 Kaminarimon, Taito-ku, Tokyo, 111-0034
Travel Agency registered with a Tokyo Governor 2-7547
A regular member of All Nippon Travel Agents Association
20 to 8 days before the departure date of the tour 20%
7 to 2 days before the departure date of the tour 30%
The day before the departure date of the tour 40%
On the day of the departure date of the tour 50%
After the tour departed, No show 100%