6-Day Cycling Tour in Shikoku - Enjoy Shikoku's Best Spots by Bicycle

Start cycling in small island of Shikoku, and continue cycling on the Eastern Shore. Cycle through small villages in Kochi and wrap up your trip by cycling in world famous Shimanami Kaido’s route. A chance to explore local areas, interact with the locals, view beautiful nature scenery, travel like a local in Shikoku.
* Duration: 6 days
* Starts: Takamatsu, Japan
* Trip Category: Outdoor Activities >> 4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours




Start cycling in small island of Shikoku, and continue cycling on the Eastern Shore. Cycle through small villages in Kochi and wrap up your trip by cycling in world famous Shimanami Kaido’s route. A chance to explore local areas, interact with the locals, view beautiful nature scenery, travel like a local in Shikoku.

Itinerary

Day 1: Cycle Around Shodoshima Island

Stop At: Takamatsu, Takamatsu, Kagawa Prefecture, Shikoku
Meet our guide at Takamatsu Station.
Then, transfer to Takamatsu port and take ferry to Tonosho Port.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Shodo-shima, Shodo-shima, Kagawa Prefecture, Shikoku
Start cycling from Tonosho Port.
First go to Dobuchi Straight, the smallest straight in the world
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Angel Road, Ashima, Tonosho-cho, Shozu-gun 761-4100 Kagawa Prefecture
Visit Angel Road, a picturesque spot, which appears when the water tide is low. (make sure to check the timing before going)
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Olive Garden, 2171 Nishimura, Shodoshima-cho, Shozu-gun 761-4434 Kagawa Prefecture
Continue cycling to Olive Farm. Here you can try to Magical Broom with Seto Inland Sea at your background.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Hishionosato, 1032-1, Umaki, Shodoshima-cho, Shozu-gun 761-4426 Kagawa Prefecture
Visit one of famous Soy Sauce making factories, constructed in Edo Period.
Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Okido Hotel, 5165-216 Kō, Tonosho, Shozu District, Kagawa 761-4102, Japan
After Hisho No Sato, cycle to Shodoshima’s Ohkido Hotel, you can enjoy hot spring at your free time here. Overnight at Shodoshima.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Dinner: The dinner will be served at Ohkido Hotel, Shodoshima.
Accommodation included: a three star hotel in Shodoshima

Day 2: Cycle around world famous Naruto Whirlpool and travel to Hiwasa, Eastern Tokushima.

Stop At: Naruto Park, Naruto 772-0000 Tokushima Prefecture
Take ferry from Shodoshima to Takamatsu, and then take private car to travel to Naruto.
Duration: 5 hours

Stop At: Michi no Eki Hiwasa, 493-6 Okugawauchi Teramae, Minami-cho, Kaifu-gun 779-2305 Tokushima Prefecture
After Cycling in Naruto Area, drive to Hiwasa, meet your local guide at Hiwasa and start cycling around the town. Visit the temple, some beautiful houses and drive to Shishikui for your overnight stay.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner: Dinner inside the hotel in Shishikui.
Accommodation included: a three star hotel in Shishikui.

Day 3: Travel to Eastern Short of Tokushima to Kochi

Stop At: Muroto UNESCO Global Geopark, 1810-2 Muroto Misakicho, Muroto 781-7101 Kochi Prefecture
After breakfast in the morning, travel to Muroto by your private car. Visit Muroto Cape Geological Park
Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Toromu Michi-no-Eki, 6810-152 Murotomisakicho, Muroto 781-7101 Kochi Prefecture
Ride along the seaside overlooking the pacific to Seaside station Toromu, and take private car from here to go to next destination.

Stop At: Chikurinji Temple, 3577 Godaisan, Kochi 781-8125 Kochi Prefecture
One of the most popular temples inside Kochi for its ambiance, visit Chikurinji Temple, its five-story pagoda and the garden before entering Kochi City’s sightseeing tour.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Hirome Ichiba, 2-3-1 Obiyamachi, Kochi 780-0841 Kochi Prefecture
The most vibrant place inside Kochi ! Check more than 30 outlets and choose your food from one of them ! Make your Kochi’s friend while having lunch.
Duration: 50 minutes

Stop At: Nishijima Flower Garden, 600 Hataeda, Nankoku 783-0023 Kochi Prefecture
Kochi’s local farm. Enjoy visiting Japanese farm and tasting melon fruit.
Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Kochi, Kochi, Kochi Prefecture, Shikoku
Return to Kochi from Nishijima Horticultural Park, pass sometimes freely and join us for your Sawachi Dinner inside one of Kochi’s famous restaurants.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner: Sawachi Ryori
Accommodation included: Three star hotel inside Kochi City.

Day 4: Explore the beauties of Kochi’s Blue

Stop At: Nakatsu Valley, Nanokawa, Niyodogawa-cho, Agawa-gun 781-1741 Kochi Prefecture
Take your private car to go to Nakatsu Gorge, one of most beautiful gorges in Japan.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Shikoku Karst, Nishidani, Kumakogen-cho, Kamiukena-gun 791-1802 Ehime Prefecture
Cycling in the mountains of Kochi, reach Shikoku Karst and enjoy your cycling along the grasslands high on mountain.
Duration: 1 minute

Stop At: Shimanto, Shimanto, Kochi Prefecture, Shikoku
After cycling in Shikoku Karst, travel to Shimanto City by your private vehicle and stay overnight.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Three star hotel in Shimanto.

Day 5: Cycle the last part of Kochi, enter Ehime’s Western Shore

Stop At: Imabari, Imabari, Ehime Prefecture, Shikoku
First, travel to Furusato Exchange center, cycle from there to Yanase Onsen, before you take your private car to reach Iyo Nagahama Station. From Iyo Nagahama station, cycle along the beautiful Seto Inland Sea to reach Futami Seaside Station.
From here, take your private car to go to Imabari Station.
Duration: 8 hours

Stop At: Yanase Onsen, 880 Isaki, Shimanto, Takaoka District, Kochi 786-0533, Japan
Ride your bicycle along Shimanto River. The first part passes through local settlements while the later part avails you views of west Japan’s longest River.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Iyo-Nagahama Station, Ko Nagahama, Ozu, Ehime 799-3401, Japan
After you finish your cycling to Nagase Onsen, you will take your private car to transfer to Iyo Nagahama station, from where you will start your biking venture the western Shikoku.
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Futami Seaside Park Beach, Futamichotakagishi, Iyo 799-3207 Ehime Prefecture
Iyo Nagahama station is located by the side of Seto Inland Sea, from where you will cycle to Futami Seaside station, enjoying the views of Seto Inland Sea.
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Imabari, Imabari, Ehime Prefecture, Shikoku
After finishing your cycling to Futami Seaside station today, you will travel to your hotel located inside Imabari City.
Duration: 10 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Three star hotel in Imabari

Day 6: Shimanami Kaido Cycling – End of the Trip

Stop At: Itoyama Park, Imabari 799-2111 Ehime Prefecture
In the morning, drive from your hotel to Sunrise Itoyama, where you will start cycling on the Shimanami Kaido, the most famous cycling route in western Japan.
Duration: 5 hours

Stop At: Takamatsu, Takamatsu, Kagawa Prefecture, Shikoku
Cycle to Kirosan Park, take your private car to travel back to Takamatsu. Your private car will drop you to the train station or airport depending upon your next destination.
End Of The Trip.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.