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Day 5 – Hiroshima, Shimanami & Shikoku Tour

Selecting your bikes, depart for the first day of cycling from Onomichi. Explore the wonderful nature and relaxing cafe culture of the inland sea, before spending the night on a remote island part-way along the cycling route.

Cycling distance: 35-65km / 20-40 miles (up to 80km / 50 miles)
Elevation gain: negligible ascent and descent (with some very brief ups and downs to reach each bridge)
Time required: 3-6 hours (up to 8 hours)

Cycling distances vary based on the inn you stay at and how many of our optional side-trips along the islands you wish to undertake. For less confident cyclists, don’t hesitate to inquire with us about alternative arrangements.

Accommodation: Ryokan inn
Meals: Dinner, Breakfast Typical Accommodation
Stay at a lovely ryokan inn located part-way along the Shimanami Kaido. Originally a wealthy merchant’s house, the inn has a long history dating back over 100 years, providing excellent fresh seafood as part of the Kaiseki meals, together with relaxing sea views from your room.