Distance :74.1km    Elevation gain:914m

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What is Shimanami Kaido?

Shimanami Kaido しまなみ海道 (also known as the Nishiseto Expressway) is a road-bridge transportation networks that connects Hiroshima to the island of Shikoku, passing over several small islands in the Seto Inland Sea. The scenery along the road is very charming. The biggest feature is that there is a well marked and maintained bicycle lane on the bridge, so it is known as a paradise for cyclists. The total length is about 70 kilometers, and it’s also the first bicycle lane in Japan that lets you cross a sea strait.


Scenic Tourist Attractions

In addition to the high popularity of Shimanami Kaido, there are also various tourist attractions around it. There are a lot of must-visit tourist spots in the various areas that Shimanami Kaido passes along the way, such as Onomichi City, Imabari City, and Kamijima Town, etc.

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Bicycle Rental Service

Cycling is the most popular way to experience the Shimanami Kaido, so the bicycle rental service is very comprehensive. Rental cycles are available all along the Shimanami Kaido so that you can fully enjoy cycling this ocean road. You can also freely drop off bicycles at the rental cycle terminals in each area.


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More Information

For more imofomation, you can visit the official website of Shimanami Kaido. Don’t forget to save the route from Velodash to get ready for an exciting cycling trip along the Shimanami Kaido.


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