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    Question Advice needed, from Shikoku to Hiroshima. Is this doable?

    I am planning a bike trip in 2019 and one of the days I am planning to go from Takamatsu in Shikoku, through some mountain roads in Shikoku, then cross the shimanami kaido bridges to reach Hiroshima for the night.

    Have in mind I dont like iron butts and would rather arrive at the Hotel in Hiroshima around 5pm to enjoy the city a bit. I usually dont enjoy doing more than 250km /day. I like to stop at places, take pictures, enjoy meals. But this is about 375km and has to be like this if I want to fit all i want to see in the trip... It seems a bit tight but do you think it is doable?

    Thanks!

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    Default Advice needed, from Shikoku to Hiroshima. Is this doable?

    Dooable yes. With what you like to do no.
    Reality check😎
    When are you planning to do this ride?
    What time will you arrive in Takamatsu?
    How much casual riding and such would you like to do?
    For those of us who have done it, and there are quite a few of us who have.
    If you just want to ride and not enjoy the sights at all then sure.
    Most of Us usually take a couple days.
    Then you can better enjoy what Shikoku has to offer. I usually spent 2-3 days on Shikoku when I do the proposed ride you are thinking.
    Hopefully others will chime in.
    Getting to the Summit is Optional, Returning home is mandatory
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    Thanks for the reply!
    I am planning to do it in the beginning of October. Seems May and October are the best months.
    I will be staying in Takamatsu the previous night and was planning to leave in the morning at around 8am.
    I like to do back roads but to cover such a distance this day I am aware I will have to compromise and do a lot of highways. Just was thinking a small detour through outside the highway to the mountains from Takamatsu to the shimanami kaido. And then again highways to reach Hiroshima.
    I would love to spend 2,3 days in Shikoku but unfortunately not enough time as I also want to see other places.

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    Default Advice needed, from Shikoku to Hiroshima. Is this doable?

    Yeah if your there the night before then thatís good.
    Yeah if you hit highways and local roads itís dooable.
    Should stop at yamadagoe udon the place rocks udon is fantastic and cheap.
    Getting to the Summit is Optional, Returning home is mandatory
    Life begins at 155mph

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