Wakayama prefecture definitely never made it on my short (nor long) list of cycling destinations in Japan due to all those mountains... However I found that Wakayama seems to be very enthusiastic about building a cycling network and has also some (few) easier rides:
... and downloadable strava maps, which is really unique.
There are also some more routes connecting with Nara:
Giant has probably somewhere a rental location, and provides some suggested tours: https://bicyclerental.jp/en/course/
This blog is about travelling through Japan on a foldable bicycle (Brompton) but also by train, ferry, plane, bus or any other transport, if sea, weather, mountains or the like come between me and my desire to ride.
I have tried to summarise information that could be potentially helpful also for other bicycle travellers through Japan, such as list of bicycle roads, helpful web pages etc. Once I start my ride, I will upload the actual routes taken, together with some pictures and description.
- Overview Map
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