The Kunisaki Peninsula is imbued with a placid spirituality embodied by 1,300 year-old…
The Tour de Saiki is an annual bicycle event held each October from blue seas via pristine river courses to verdant mountains and back again. Began in 1990, each year 2,000 amateur cycle fans test their mettle on either a 190km, 162km, 102km, 75km, or 40km circuit. The longer circuits are a challenge not just in length but in the repeated climbs up to 280m from sea level to mountain passes. Application for entry must be made by the first day of the previous August and are given on first come, first served basis.
At a glance
Oita's largest event for amateur cycle fans.