This select route, running mainly through the Kansai region and the southern part of the country, provides a stimulating snapshot of Japanese culture. On the program: the historical capitals of Kyoto and Nara, the modern city of Osaka, the wooden castle in Himeji, the most visited in the country, not to mention Mount Kōya, where you will sleep in a monastery. And that’s not all! Add to this Hiroshima, a string of islands — featuring Shikoku and its 88 temples — linked by 6 bridges, a high-speed ride to Kyoto at 300 km/h aboard the Shinkansen train, as well as the typical ryokan guest houses, and you have a memorable Japan, where fine weather, quiet elegance and gourmet delights greet you each day.
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Formula: Vélo Québec Voyages
Trip length: 15 days / 14 nights
Level of difficulty: 4+

General Conditions

From day to day

Short route: 452 km • Long route: 694 km

Day 1 - Arrival in Osaka and transfer to the hotel.
Day 2 - Free day or looped route (25 km).
Day 3 - Transfer from Osaka to Kobe. Kobe, Himeji (77 km).
Day 4 - Ferry from Himeji to Shodo Shima Island. Shodo Shima Island, Tonosho (50 to 70 km).
Day 5 - Ferry from Tonosho to Takamatsu. Takamatsu, Imabari (81 km).
Day 6 - Free day or looped route (81 km).
Day 7 - Imabari, Shimanami Sea Route, Onomichi (75 km). Transfer from Onomichi to Hiroshima (1.5 hr).
Day 8 - Free day. Visit of Hiroshima and Miyajima.
Day 9 - Transfer by high speed train from Hiroshima to Kyoto (2 hrs).
Day 10 - Free day or looped route (52 to 84 km).
Day 11 - Kyoto, Nara (57 km).
Day 12 - Nara, Yoshino (48 to 80 km).
Day 13 - Yoshino, Koyasan (64 km).
Day 14 - Transfer from Koyasan to Osaka (2 hrs).
Day 15 - Transfer to Osaka airport and flight back to Montreal.

The package includes:

  • round-trip air transportation for passenger and bicycle with Air Canada ;
  • 14 nights in two- to four-star hotels or ryokan (traditional japanese hotels) (double occupancy);
  • 14 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 6 evening meals;
  • bus, ferry and train transfers;
  • guided tour of Hiroshima and Miyajima;
  • baggage transportation (one bag per person, 20-kg maximum);
  • mechanical assistance and access to a relief vehicle;
  • daily route plans;
  • taxes and the $1 contribution per $1,000 of services purchased to the Compensation Fund for Customers of Travel Agents.
Equipment (e.g., bicycle) is not included.

Start/Finish: Montréal-Trudeau/Osaka (with connections) > Osaka/Montréal-Trudeau (with connections)

From 12 to 20 cyclists, accompanied by our guide and a local guide.

Price of land portion of trip (taxes included): $5,650
Package excluding air transportation for passenger and bicycle.

Vélo Québec Voyages est une agence de voyages accréditée, fondée en 1995. Elle propose 70 destinations à vélo au Québec et à travers le monde, et fait voyager quelque 6000 vacanciers chaque année.