Fun & Fitness (For intermediate level cyclists) Fun & Fitness (For intermediate level cyclists)

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For intermediate level cyclists

Fun & Fitness

This level is recommended for those who want to enjoy a variety of different cycling courses throughout Ehime Prefecture and want to travel a bit further by bicycle. You can select the route that meets your physical strength and endurance in terms of distance and elevation difference. Experience the joy of reaching your destination through your own power while enjoying the views, food, and hot springs along the way.

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For those who enjoy cycling for health or as a hobby
For those who enjoy cycling for health or as a hobby

Those who ride a bicycle on a regular basis should consider renting a sports bike on their trip. We particularly recommend a cross bike as a great bike for first time users. We introduce a variety of courses you can enjoy depending on your strength and endurance, whether you just started cycling recently or ride a bike two or three times a week.

For those who exercise on a daily basis
For those who exercise on a daily basis

We have plenty of worthwhile seaside and mountain routes under 50 km in distance and lacking in significant differences in elevation along the route. If you exercise regularly, such as walking or jogging, you can enjoy a comfortable ride with just the right amount of effort if you aim to maintain a speed of about 20 to 25 kph.

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Cycling Tips

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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.

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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.

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Anyone can enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Mount Ishizuchi cycling courses. We asked a pro rider/trainer to tell us more. Anyone can enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Mount Ishizuchi cycling courses. We asked a pro rider/trainer to tell us more.

For this article, we interviewed Ehime native Sanshi Kubota, a cycling aficionado and rider who also works as a core trainer for cyclists. We asked him about the courses he recommends and his precautions for the courses of the Ishizuchi Mountains for both beginners and intermediate riders, and points to consider when training to overcome the significant ups and downs of the mountain roads.

Cycling Infomation

Plenty of information to help with cycling in Ehime!

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