Time: 10:00～13:00 (3h)
Location: Etajima city, Hiroshima
With this cycling tour, you will get to discover the uniqueness of the “SETOUCHI Islands”, that got the 7th place at the must-go-destinations ranking in 2019 of the New York Times!A friendly local guide will guide you around hidden spots that have beautiful islands scenery only known to local people. You will be able to reach these spots thanks to the electric bicycle that allows to go farther than just walking by foot.
Experience the uniqueness of the“SETOUCHI Islands” that got the 7th place at the must-go-destinations ranking in 2019 of the New York Times in a sole hour from the city of Hiroshima!
Guided through amazing hidden spots only known by the locals.
Learn on the island's unique culture and history, such as the local specialties and the oyster farming, the shipbuilding while admiring the islands countryside scenery.
Take scenery photos from spots on the mountain that you can reach comfortably thanks to the powerful electric bicycle.
It will feel like you are visiting with a friend with our friendly local guide.
Meeting at the Mitaka Port → Meeting with guide, self introductions, rental bicycle procedure → Cycling along the sea → Walking along the local path → Cycling along the Sky Road → End of the plan at the Koyo Port
Here are some examples of places that you can go only because it is an island and that you are riding an electrical bicycle.
＊Local specialities and oysters! Oyster raft x Seto Inland Sea scenery
Hiroshima Prefecture is famous for its oyster farms. Among them, Etajima(SETOUCHI Islands) has the highest amount of oyster rafts in Japan. This spot with the calm sea and the oyster raft floating on the sea surface is a special view that can only be seen from there!
＊Stroll around islands-only narrow paths that have nostalgic cityscape
Islands have only a few flat ares so the houses are built directly on the mountain-side, that creates unique cityscapes. The island's local narrow roads have not changed since a long time have a retro touch to it.With the bikes, you can go through roads too narrow for the cars and access to hidden spots with nostalgic sceneries of the island.
＊A sky road! Discover a very special road in which the superb view will make you feel like you are flying in the sky
Go through the spots on the secret sky road in which you can see the whole island. This farm road going through the island hills is so secret that only a few cars and people are taking it. Although this road is off the main road and can not be visited by ordinary sightseeing, it is safe thanks to the local guide that will guide you around. This is a special place that you will never be able to experience at the city!
Please enjoy our premium 3 hours tour.
【THINGS TO NOTE】
Time：180 min.It can be stretched out if you have special drop-in points requests (such as meals, etc).Please consult the guide for the ferry timetables.
Meeting point : Mitaka Port / Miyoshi, Okimicho, Etajima City, Hiroshima Prefecture
Access : About 1 hour from the center of Hiroshima!Hiroshima Station → Hiroshima Electric Railway (tram) bound for Hiroshima Port → Hiroshima Port (from 9:00) bound for Mitaka Port → Mitaka Port (9:39 arrival) * Please be aware of ferry delays
・Language support：English・Included：Guiding fee, rental bicycle fee, bicycle insurance・xcluded : Ferry fee, food and beverages, other purchases
・Participation requirements：Height of over 153 cm・Free wi-fi : ×
・Toilet : There are some along the road.
・important notes : No drinking alcohol / Have decease or physical condition or pregnancy, we will have to refuse your participation for safety. / Cancelled in case of rain
7 to 4 days before the tour date 40% of the tour price3 to 2 days before the tour date 60% of the tour priceThe day before the tour date, on the day of the tour 100% of the tour price※Right after the online settlement is made, a cancellation fee of 10% will be incurred in case of cancellation.※The cancellation fee includes handling charges.
■Planner/Administrator (企画 / 運営）
#102 6-3-25 Yaga,Higashi-ku,Hiroshima,732-0042,JAPAN
Responsible party : Satoshi Ishitobi
■Administrator(Etajima sokoiko!) (江田島sokoiko! 運営）
Etajima City Tourism Association
1-3-10 Chuo, Etajima-shi, Hiroshima, Japan.
■Administrator(Tokyo sokoiko) (東京sokoiko! 運営）
Studio1 KFC Bldg. 1-6-1 Yokoami,Sumida,Tokyo,130-0015,JAPAN
Responsible party：Shinichirou Akamatsu