Cycling Shimanami 24 Shikoku highlights

Guided Tour

Price from

325,000 JPY


7 Days | 6 Nights


Tour Dates

26 Oct – 2 Nov

A 7 day 6 night guided and fully supported cycling tour across Japan’s remotest island. Experience outrageous views, fascinating history, and enchanting culture as you cross bridges, climb into the mountains, journey through cities and small villages, eat outstanding local food, and stay in a mixture of traditional and modern accommodation. This tour includes entry to the Cycling Shimanami 2024 event – cycle over the world-famous Shimanami Kaido with 7,000 other cyclists – it’s not to be missed!

Quality Bikes

Fantastic Accommodation


Fully Supported

26 Oct

Exceptional Local Food


Explore Shikoku and the best cycling that Japan has to offer. Unbelievable landscapes, epic bridges, challenging climbs, cinematic seascapes, great accommodation, and stunning local cuisine, this seven-day tour takes you through the heart of Shikoku and visits the natural and cultural highlights of the island. It’s perfect for those who love cycling and want to experience the varied beauty of Shikoku, Japan’s best kept secret.

This tour lasts 7 days and 6 nights, with epic cycling and plenty of time to enjoy the villages, towns and cities through which we pass. The tour starts in Onomichi, the start of the world-famous Shimanami Kaido. On Day 2, we will join the Cycling Shimanami event, cycling on the expressway over the Seto Inland Sea with 7,000 others – it’s the perfect way to see this beautiful area and an absolute must for anyone who likes cycling! That evening we stay near the Shimanami Kaido. The next day, we’ll ride to Matsuyama, the prefectural capital, with opportunities to visit one of the oldest castles and the oldest hot spring in Japan. See the sites, enjoy hot springs, visit local sake distilleries, and much more.


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Start of the trip


Day 2


Day 3


Day 4

Nyodo River

Day 5


Day 6

Iya Valley


  • Duration: 7 days, 6 nights
  • Difficulty: 4/5 – Suitable for people who frequently cycle and who don’t hate hills.
  • Special feature: Day 2 is the Cycling Shimanami 2024 A course from Onomichi to Imabari.
  • Price: 325,000 JPY (click here to see how much this is in other currencies).

From 325,000 JPY per person based on shared twin room.

  • There is no fee for single travellers. Single travellers share a room with another group member. If you require a single room, there is a supplement of 35,000 JPY. Please note, it may not always be possible to meet all requests for single rooms.
  • We need a minimum of 4 to run the tour. The tour will be cancelled if this threshold is not met.
  1. After reading the Terms & Conditions, click the Enquire about this Tour button and submit the form.
  2. We will get back to you to confirm your reservation and send you a reservation form.
  3. Once you’ve sent this back to us, we’ll arrange for your payment. We accept credit card and wire transfer. Please note, that 15,000 JPY of the fee covers your entry to the Cycling Shimanami 2022 event. This is non-refundable.
Please click here for our terms and conditions.


Additional Conditions

  • be able to cycle 70kms in 5 hours (this is the length of the Cycling Shimanami A course).
  • be able to cycle 50-80kms per day for 6 consecutive days. The average distance is 63kms a day.
  • have travel insurance. We won’t check this but it is a condition of the tour.
  • we advise you to use your own road bike. If absolutely necessary we can orgainise a cross bike for you (subject to availability). Hidden Japan Travel staff have completed the route on cross bikes – it is possible!



Dogo Onsen at night


Half day small group tour

kneading dough at a cooking class in Shikoku


One day small group tour

Cycle Shimanami 2024 Highlights Ride