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Shimanami Rental Bike - Shimanami Japan

Open today: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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Superb cycle trip despite the blazing heat

This was a fabulous experience despite the high temperatures/humidity (we did on 8 August). (We... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Amazing Cycling Trip

This is an incredible cycling route, but I recommend some advanced planning to fully enjoy it... read more

Reviewed July 2, 2018
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Rental fee and deposit are advance payment. There will be no refund even if you return the bike earlier than planned. Deposit will be paid back only when you return the bike at the same terminal you rent. ~About electric powered bike~ Electric...more
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9 Higashigoshocho | Onomichi Station Port Parking, Onomichi 722-0036, Hiroshima Prefecture
+81 848-22-3911
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a fabulous experience despite the high temperatures/humidity (we did on 8 August). (We were fortunate that typhoon 13 went much further north so we were not affected on this occasion).However with plenty of water en board and available en route our mission was...More

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Reviewed July 2, 2018

This is an incredible cycling route, but I recommend some advanced planning to fully enjoy it. Unless you're just in it for the pure 'grunt' of the cycling 'as fast as possible', don't try to do this in one day. You'll miss much of what's...More

4  Thank elbowelbein
Reviewed June 26, 2018

My friend and I cycled the Shimanami Kaido in June. We are both inexperienced cyclist with a moderate level of fitness so we decided to give ourselves a day and a half to complete the full course. We have to admit we found the cycle...More

1  Thank vegan_travel13
Reviewed June 17, 2018 via mobile

Coming from Holland we both love biking and water so this was a must do. It was great. We were blessed with wonderful, quite warm, weather and could fully enjoy the breathtaking scenery. We rented the ‘normal, not so expensive’ bikes in Onomichi and on...More

Thank nlv77
Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

Very nice cycling route, relatively easy. Many nice scenic spots along the way with beautiful views on the inner see. Make sure to check the closing time of the bicycle drop off points before you plan your trip

1  Thank Martin T
Reviewed June 8, 2018

We cycled the Shimanami Kaido in April. We started in Onomichi and spent 2 nights on Omishima island. This gave us plenty of time to explore several islands and enjoy little treats like the delicious hassaka daifuku. On Omishima, we stayed in a ryokan, which...More

1  Thank Helen P
Reviewed May 27, 2018

I had a wonderful experience cycling the Shimanami Kaido (approximately 70KM) from Onomichi to Imabari in mid-April. The route is extremely well marked and crosses over 6 islands in the Seto Inland sea that are connected by a series of bridges. For the most part,...More

1  Thank Natasha I
Reviewed May 24, 2018

this cycling route has something for everyone. you can start at one end, cycle to the other, and take a train somewhere else. Or you can stay in the middle at a lovely beach (try near Setoda) and leisurely go one direction then the other...More

Thank bryade
Reviewed May 1, 2018 via mobile

It is a great destination of cycling or walking. Recommend spend couple of days or week if you have time. Unique characters of individual islands and some accommodations are super local. Food is amazing as other Setouchi area.

Thank ikasansai
Reviewed April 30, 2018

We rented 2 bicycles for 2 days to ride the Shimanami Kaido from Red Bicycles. The bicycles were perfect for the trail. The service could not be beat. Very informed and courteous owner could not have been more helpful. He has good English skills. The...More

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Ingrid D
July 11, 2018|
Response from elbowelbein | Reviewed this property |
We just completed this ride. It is open, but it is the rainy season and you'll be hard-pressed to ride if it's one of the torrential rain days. We were in the area for 4 days - two of them it rained heavily for most of the... More
May 29, 2018|
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Response from ikasansai | Reviewed this property |
Im so sorry to belated replying. Yes, your choice would be good. Onomichi station has some rental cycle places and take a ferry boat to Mukai-shima island, it takes 5 mins and cycling around Mukai-shima. Shima "島"means... More
May 22, 2018|
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Guesthouse Cyclonoie, Imabari Kokusai Hotel (Imabari) , GH Kume (oshima), GH Salt House (Hakatajima) Ohana (Omishima) Nagisa (Omishima) This information was taken from --- cyclonoie ---- as i'm currently looking about doing... More