Fifteen years or so ago a cycling path was added along the route and has become a very popular destination. The recommended route is about 70km (43 miles).
|Star is Iwakuni / Cycling route in red|
Boy, was it foggy! Many times we could only see a few hundred feet. Forget breathtaking views, just stay on the road.
Safety wasn't a concern for the most part. The path is built specifically for cyclists (although small cc scooters and walkers can use it).
Amazingly, with all that moisture there was very little rain. We had a few sprinkles coming off one bridge, otherwise we stayed dry the entire day.
Sometimes we were in small fishing villages.
Here we stopped when we passed interesting things.
|Like an old club where everyone takes their pants off?|
|Or a giant dinosaur|
We never worried about getting lost. "Follow the blue line" were the only instructions we needed. Although the countdown helped when we started getting saddle-sore.
To make the jump from the last island to Shikoku, we had to take a ferry.
On the other side we rode through town until we reached the designated meeting spot. We stashed our bikes, changed clothes, and walked around the city for a bit.
|A very expensive trailer!|
After all those miles we were ready for a long bus ride home. Sleep!