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    Bicycle henro, anyone here? Questions!

    Shikoku Henro Trail

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    Post by Shikoku Henro Trail on Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:11 am

    Originally posted by member "Aztique" on July 24, 2103.

    « Thread started on: Jul 24th, 2013, 08:41am »
    Hi Everyone,

    Since I have a new job I won't be able to get off 2 months in spring or summer.
    So i decided that probably next year in August I will

    -Walk 50% of the pilgrimage, continue later
    -Take the bike! for about 3,5 - 4 weeks.

    Since i'm not really a cyclist, I had some questions about doing the henro trail on a bike. Hope someone can answer my questions!

    - For someone who doesnt really cycles frequently, is this a problem? I guess I would need some training first..
    - Did you a buy a bike in Tokushima/Naruto? If so where? I hope there is a shop where the owner speaks a little English, my Japanese is very basic. Also I would just want to buy a used bicycle, not too expensive.
    - Did you bring repair gear and a pump from home? Would I need any more stuff? I am planning on not bringing too much, just a backpack with necessities since i'm staying in minshuku.
    - Did you have much trouble finding the path? Since there aren't any specific bike maps as far as I know. Especially in the mountains and such.
    - Any Tips?


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