In this episode of Adventures, we hop on bikes in our continuing exploration of Japanese islands.
Denis Loctier, Euronews: “Did you know that in Japan, you can cross the sea on a bicycle? Small islands between Honshu and Shikoku are linked by a bike route — a great way to enjoy the spectacular scenery of the Seto Inland Sea.”
The 60-kilometre long Shimanami Kaido route is accessible for cyclists of all levels. The route is toll-free, and it’s rich with touristic attractions — from breathtaking views over the islands to treasure spots of Japanese history and culture.
Keizou Minami, Vice-chairman, Onomichi Cycling Association: “Above this emerald-green water, you feel like riding right through the sky – this is a very pleasant way of cycling!”
Each of the small islands has its cultural and gastronomic specialties, offering a kaleidoscope of experiences along the route that comes to its end at the original bike-themed hotel in Onomichi city.