**Please contact us before booking! Kamijima requires bus and ferry to get here from mainland. A day trip is doable, but spending a night I recommend so much more! So let us make sure you can get here fine! We can help you plan accommodation, transport, restaurant bookings and other trip advice to get to and from Kamijima! Just let us know your requirements!** Bicycle cost has to be paid by yourself directly to the Tourist Association, for insurance purposes (since I'm not a registered tourist company). We will organise the rental for you (Electric 840yen or normal 520yen), then we set off and ride a leisurely 20-35km route, slowly riding over 2 suspension bridges, seeing panoramic ocean views and popping into cute local shops over 5-6 hours (including the lunch stops!) This route most people never take; the back roads. The islands are not large, but every road is a panoramic view. We will stop at temples, pottery kilns, lookouts and beaches. The best of Kamijima islands is not just the views, it's also our regular brunch spots, coffee and camera shops, and the amazing people behind them. All a short walk from 90% of the restaurants and there is an ocean view onsen only 10 minutes away! Even if you are not an experienced rider, you can enjoy this relaxing bike ride! There are electric assist bikes for those not looking for a workout. Contact me for 2 or more people!
This experience will be hosted by me (Matt), and Momo! I am Kiwi. Momo is Japanese. We both moved from New Zealand to Kamijima Islands and are loving it! I am working for the local sushi master, and Momo is working for Kamijima Tourism Association. We know every inch of the islands, and are passionate to show everyone not just the charm of the Japanese island countryside life, not just as a tourist destination, but as a place to live. We will take you by bicycle to our favourite spots that Kamijima has to offer, a route most visitors will rarely find because it's off the main road (and not on any guide books!). Me and Momo are knowledgeable about Japanese Culture (and other Japan things; technology, carpentry, food to list a few) and we will also provide the only English you will find on these islands!
During our frequent stops, I will have some snacks to last us until lunch and dinner.
Water and Sports Drink to keep you energised
Bicycle rental with Helmet
The Kamijima Islands are on a route known as the Yumeshima Kaido, The Dream Islands Cycle Route. We are just a ferry away from the main Shimanami Kaido, a world famous 70km Cycling route. Kamijima is more relaxed and just as stunning, AND less of a cycle. Its 2hrs from Hiroshima, 1hr from Onomichi. With us, We'll introduce you to the places and warm people who are the exact reason why we love it so much. On this tour you are already a local.
最多可有5位年满18周岁的参与者参加。 Prior cycling experience is necessary. And at least a reasonable fitness level for the basic course ~30km. Mostly flat, but it will still be tiring.
If you have injury or fitness problem, I can cater and make an easier course. There are different bicycles available too. Children are welcome, with the option of shortening time or distance as well.
Cycling the Islands of Dreams!