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Trip through Forests and Villages
by e-Bike, Riverside Road Cycling


You can make a wonderful cycling trip, leisurely running through forests and villages, on the roads with little traffic along the main stream of the Shimanto River, which is one of the most famous rivers in Japan, and its tributary, while being healed by the landscape of the clear stream, also refreshed by the dialogue with nature.


Using an e-bike that allows you to climb slopes more easily than you can imagine, you can explore the Japan where you have a wonderful time only when you deeply get in, such as the Kuroson River (selected as one of the 100 best waters in Japan) where the beautiful river landscape goes on without cessation, and the landscape of the village where you can notice calm human lives there. We promise you a trip to enjoy the nature and countryside of Japan through a bike touring where even sweat makes you feel comfortable.

A local mechanic accompanies you in a support staff car.

*Route: Kuchiyanai Ohasi bridge of Shimanto River main stream➡Kuroson River➡forest road (mountain pass)➡Meguro River➡(lunchtime for each)➡right bank of Shimanto River main stream➡Kuchiyanai (about 40km for one whole round trip)


Tour / Activity Overview

Meeting Time

9:30 (negotiable)

Meeting Place

Kuchiyanai public toilet parking area

 (Nishitosa Kuchiyanai, Shimanto City, Kochi Prefecture)

Access to the meeting place

About 30 minutes by car or about 50 minutes by bus from Nakamura, Shimanto City (a round-trip bus running for a period is available. Bus operating company: Kochi Seinan Kotsu)

Details of Tour / Activity

9:30 Meeting at a public parking area in Nishitosa Kuchiyanai, Shimanto City,

Explaining the method of fitting and operating a bicycle

9:50 Starting a cycling trip, with a support staff leading the way or accompanying you in a car. Drink service is available.


Kuchiyanai==🚴0.2==Kuchiyanai Chinkabashi (submersible bridge)

==After entering the Kuroson River route, the scenery of the highly transparent river goes on

==🚴4.7====Go down to the river beach of the Kuroson River and take a break

==🚴1.7==entrance of a forest road. Go up from there to the mountain pass tunnel. You can easily go up by e-bike.

==🚴5.0===After going through the mountain pass tunnel, go down along a mountain stream. Watch the speed.

==🚴5.0===a hamlet, Omiya at the place of finishing going down. Run from there along the tributary, Meguro River. The landscape of paddy field and rural community goes on serenely to the river mainstream.

==🚴12.5/4.0==Have lunch at Tsunogawa or Iwama.

==🚴==Cross Iwama Chinkabashi, which is representative of Chinkabashi on Shimanto River.

==🚴8.5 Go along with the right-bank route of the mainstream.

You can enjoy the magnificent landscape of the mainstream which is different from that of a tributary.

==Kuchiyanai Chinkabashi==Kuchiyanai public parking area


*Have lunch, depending on your physical conditions or time scheduling,

 at 1. Dining House, Iwaki (regular holidays: every first and third Sunday)

a long-established dining house loved by the local people for a long time

or 2. Chinese noodle, Kobi (regular holidays: every Tuesday) 

a discerning ramen specialty shop.

 (Each participant foots the bill)

Closing place

Kuchiyanai public toilet parking area



All year round, preferably March to May, September and October

Regular holidays


Required time

About 5 hours (9:30〜14:30) *roughly estimated


*Please inquire for the details


-Renting a bicycle (e-bike)

-Safety cap

-Support staff car

-Guide tool

-Hydration beverage

-Travel accident insurance

Guide availability

Staff members in a support staff car can somewhat talk with you in English.

Min./Max. participants

Min. 2

Max. 4


The required time is merely a roughly estimated time since it varies depending on participants.

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