A rewarding cycle along the sea, mountains and rivers of Shikoku’s southern Kochi region

Kochi Self-Guided Cycling 6 Days

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Kochi Self-Guided Cycling 6 Days

Cycle the scenic Pacific coastline, the Shikoku Karst grasslands, beside the Shimanto River and through to Cape Ashizuri at the very southern edge of the island

 

Highlights

  • Cycle four scenic and diverse roads (the Yokonami Kuroshio line, the Shikoku Karst Plateau, the Shimanto River and Cape Ashizuri)
  • Indulge in the healing properties of Japan’s onsen hot springs
  • Cycle to three Buddhist Temples from the ancient Shikoku 88 Temple pilgrimage
  • Deepen your spiritual experience with a meditation session in an atmospheric Zen temple
  • See works created by renowned architect Kengo Kuma in Yusuhara
  • Experience a diversity of traditional Japanese inns and fresh regional cuisine

Experience exceptional views of Shikoku’s remote Kochi Prefecture in this challenging yet rewarding 6-day cycling tour. Starting from Kochi city, cycle beside gorgeous coastlines, over sweeping plateaus, and through distant mountain villages to Cape Ashizuri at the southernmost tip of Shikoku.

Kochi Prefecture enjoys a mild climate throughout the year and is situated within the southern curve of Shikoku – the fourth largest of Japan’s main islands. This region is home to some of Japan’s most unspoiled nature, dotted with rural villages with well-preserved local lifestyle and traditions.  Kochi is a perfect reflection of life in rural Japan: a quiet, self-sufficient cultural landscape of Shinto and Buddhist traditions, where the rhythm of life is directly tied to the movements of the seasons. Combined with its generous geography of rivers, mountains, oceans, and valleys, Kochi is a wonderful destination for those searching for a hidden side of Japan.

Throughout the tour, you’ll sample unique local cuisine and indulge in the hospitality of contemporary and traditional Japanese inns on each evening. You’ll learn about the regional culture with visits to remote villages within Susaki, Yusuhara and Shimanto, and visit a number of ancient temples on the Shikoku 88 Temple Pilgrimage along your journey. Travel in comfort with high-quality bicycles, equipped with our tailored itinerary featuring our curated stops and suggested eateries, and make your own unique discoveries and connections with local people throughout your adventure. 

Multiple options also enable you to tailor the ride using local transport to adjust the cycling distances on the day to match your level. 

BIKES

High-quality aluminum cross bike or road bike options are provided as standard with our tour. We also provide a GPS unit, compact bike bag, spare tubes, mini pump, low-wind resistant frame-mount bag and rear saddle bag with each bike for your trip.


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