Japan’s Shimanami Kaido: One of the world’s most incredible bike routes
Steve John Powell, for CNN. Photos by Angeles Marin Cabello
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2:40 PM EDT, Thu April 2, 2015
Shimanami Kaido bike route —
Shimanami Kaido is a 60-kilometer-long road and bridge network running between Japan's Hiroshima and Ehime prefectures. The route connects across several islands, offering sublime views of the Seto Inland Sea National Park.
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Bella Vista Hotel —
Rooms come with a view at the Bella Vista Hotel in Onomichi, where most cyclists begin and end their Shimanami Kaido journey.
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In the fast lane —
Happiness is a designated cycle lane, like this beauty stretching across Shimanami Kaido's Kurushima Bridge.