Shimanami Kaido Ride 2017

Shimanami Kaido - Innoshima Bridge

 

In 2017, I had been to Shimanami Kaido (One of the best cycling routes in Japan and probably the world as well) twice.

The first time was an ad hoc visit while we were travelling in Onomichi.

My rented Bike at the Innoshima Ohashi Memorial Park
My rented Bike at the Innoshima Ohashi Memorial Park

 

Shimanami Kaido - Innoshima Bridge (1270 Meters in length) - Cycle/Pedestrian Deck
Shimanami Kaido – Innoshima Bridge (1270 Meters in length) – Cycle/Pedestrian Deck

 

Mukaishimao Bridge
Mukaishimao Bridge

 

The second one in August was a planned cycling trip as requested by my kid.

 

It turned out my planned cycling trip somehow became an unplanned one. 😱😱

 

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Live in Hong Kong who love to ride.

10 response to "Shimanami Kaido Ride 2017"

  1. By: Scooter Posted: August 15, 2018

    I agree, Gary – it must be one of the best short rides in the world. We rode this route back in 2005, on our tour from Narita to Fukuoka. We’ve wanted to go back ever since, and maybe do it over two days next time, spending the night on one of the islands. Each of the bridges is so special.

    • By: Gary Lee Posted: August 16, 2018

      Thank Scott. You may consider to ride the island of Shikoku as well. Nice scenery plus yummy Japanese cuisine.

  2. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: August 16, 2018

    Looks like a great ride as Scot said — just wondering though, how did you “ride” out the typhoon?

    • By: Gary Lee Posted: August 16, 2018

      Thank Richard. The only way is to …. stay tuned for my coming posts. 🤣🤣

      • By: Gary Lee Posted: August 16, 2018

        Not to jeopardise the safety of my family, I would not go riding against the typhoon. I trusted their weather forecast and revised my entire plan. Happy riding 😄

  3. By: The Navigator Posted: August 16, 2018

    Thanks for all the good tips – I’d love to ride this someday as part of a longer tour. Nothing like a typhoon to potentially mix up your plans!

    • By: Gary Lee Posted: August 16, 2018

      Thank you Emily. In recent years, there are many wonderful cycling courses building up in Japan. Possibly you can link them up for a much longer journey.

  4. By: Gary Lee Posted: August 16, 2018

    Other than raining all the day, weather at Onomichi was not too bad.

    Japan government is very concerned on safety and so most of the cycling services were suspended.

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