My Bicycling Adventure

Tuesday 29 October 2013

Japan: Shikoku

Shikoku Bicycle Ride

The ferry took us from Saiki on the east coast Kyushu island to the small port of Sukumo on the island of Shikoku. The ride across Shikoku would take in stunning coastlines, rivers and mountain passes, hot baths and exhilarating descents before arriving on the east coast of the Island and our final ferry ride  and our flight back to Manila from Osaka.

Read the full story at: Shikoku Bicycle Ride

Sunday 27 October 2013

Japan: Kyushu

Kyushu Bicycle Ride

The next stage of our trip would take us from Busan and South Korea's main southerly port by ferry to Fukuoka on the northern coast of Japan's Kyushu Island. Japan intrigued us and we frankly didn't really know what to expect. 

From Fukuoka we rode west and south down the western coast of Kyushu to the city of Nagasaki which was almost totally destroyed during the Second World War when the American government dropped the second deadly nuclear bomb to bring about the surrender of Japan. It was a sobering visit and we were glad that we had decided to go.

From there we crossed over the Island taking in the active volcano, Mount Aso and finishing at the easterly port of Saiki to take the ferry to the next island, Shikoku.

To read the full account visit our web site at: Kyushu Bicycle Ride

Saturday 12 October 2013

South Korea: Yeonghae to Busan

Following a day off in the lovely coastal town of Yeonghae we continued our journey through South Korea. This time heading south west to the far corner of the peninsular to visit the picturesque Wando Island. before heading east again along the coast to Yeosu and completing the final section to Busan by bus ready for next adventure in Japan.

the ride description and has been moved to our web site along with maps and profiles of the days routes.  You can read the full description by clicking the following link:

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Tuesday 8 October 2013

South Korea: Seoul to Yeonghae

We arrived at Seoul's Incheon International Airport on Tuesday  8th October 2013 for the start of a three week bicycle tour of South Korea.  Our arrival from Manila the capital of the Philippines was three hours late having left in a torrential rain storm. So it was that we didn-t arrive at our hotel in Seoul until gone midnight.

Our ride would take us from Seoul heading north east along the Han  and Bukhan rivers to reach Chuncheon just a few miles from the North / South border. From their we passed through beautiful river valleys, deep gorges and some extreme weather before arriving on the east coast of the Korean peninsular at the little town of  Yeonghae.

The full ride description has now been moved to our web site you can read it by clicking the following link.

Link to the full ride description