Find fun cycling in Ehime !
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Find fun cycling in Ehime!

One can only understand the true fascination of Ehime by bicycle.

One can only understand the true fascination of Ehime by bicycle.

Ehime prefecture; one of the island in Shikoku, is rich with worthwhile destinations, such as the world renowned cycling road Shimanami Kaido that connects the islands of the Seto Inland Sea, as well vast nature in its oceans, mountains, and rivers, food, hot springs, art, and historical and cultural assets. Promoting cycling more than any other prefecture in Japan, Ehime is a treasure trove of cycling routes that will satisfy a wide range of cyclists, from beginners to professionals.
Welcome to Ehime, the cyclist’s paradise.

What is your cycling level?

Take a cycling trip just right for you.

The cycling roads of Ehime Prefecture recommended on Cycling Ehime are each marked as either beginner, intermediate, or advanced to help you enjoy them better. Choose the route that’s just right for your cycling style.

Cycling Tips

Articles to help with your cycling

Just For Fun
Basic Cycling Tips to Make Your Trip to Matsuyama and the Dogo Onsen More Enjoyable! Basic Cycling Tips to Make Your Trip to Matsuyama and the Dogo Onsen More Enjoyable!

Matsuyama, situated in the middle of Ehime Prefecture, is a popular destination for tourists with Matsuyama Castle, great dining, and the Dogo Onsen which is said to have a 3,000 year history. The area is also known as the location for the novel “Botchan” by Natsume Sōseki. Bus and trolley service is available within the Matsuyama city center and is used by many tourists, but adding bicycles to that mix is sure to make any trip even more enjoyable.

Fun & Fitness
What are the Recommended Dining Options for Cyclists in Ehime? We Asked Japan’s Leading Sports Nutritionist! What are the Recommended Dining Options for Cyclists in Ehime? We Asked Japan’s Leading Sports Nutritionist!

What sort of nutrition to cyclists need? When we asked Suzuki-san that question, her curt reply was that “You misunderstand nutrition!”. What does she mean by that? We asked Suzuki-san, who visits Ehime every year, which Ehime cuisine options are recommended for cyclists.

Challenging
Cycling Spots in Ehime Recommended by Pro Riders Motoshi Kadota and Yasuaki Nishiyama Cycling spots in Ehime recommended by pro riders Motoshi Kadota and Yasuaki Nishiyama

Today we interviewed Motoshi Kadota, a professional mountain bike rider knowledgeable about Ehime Prefecture, and Yasuaki Nishiyama, a new rising athlete who races with Kadota, about their ideas on the most comfortable routes to ride, the most motivating uphill rides, and the most motivating off road routes.

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Travel to Ehime

Access from Japan's major cities

Ehime is in the north west of Shikoku situated next to the Seto Inland Sea. There are two recommended ways to get here. It is only 30 minutes by bus to central Matsuyama if you take a domestic flight to Matsuyama Airport. You can also take the bullet train to either Okayama or Fukuyama and take the JR bus to the Seto Inland Sea and reach Imabari in about 1 or 2 hours.

From TOKYO

The shortest flight time from Tokyo to Matsuyama city in Ehime Prefecture is 95 minutes.

From OSAKA

The shortest flight time from Osaka to Matsuyama city in Ehime Prefecture is 65 minutes.

From HIROSHIMA

The shortest high speed ferry time from Hiroshima Prefecture to Matsuyama city in Ehime Prefecture is 80 minutes.

From FUKUOKA

The shortest flight time from Fukuoka Prefecture to Matsuyama city in Ehime Prefecture is 65 minutes.

Cycling Infomation

Plenty of information to help with cycling in Ehime!

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