Shimanami Kaido

Interesting
This bicycle path (blue marks on the ground) runs from Imabari on Shikoku island to Onomichi on Honshu island, taking the rider over six islands and seven bridges. An ideal way to admire the landscape and light of the Inland Sea. It can be done in full (70km) or in part, taking the time to explore the islands and enjoy the beaches (a bicycle elevator goes down onto the small island of Uma-shima). In May, the air is heavy with the scent of orange groves.

Useful information

Address:

794-8511 Imabari

Opening hours

14  rental stations on the route; to rent a bike leaving from Imabari: Sunrise Itoyama Cycling Terminal - 2-8-1 Sunabacho, Imabari - Apr-Sep: 8am-8pm; rest of the year: 8am-5pm - tariff ¥500/day, ¥1,000 deposit  returned if the bicycle is returned to the departure point - return possible by bus or ferry.