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JoyRiders Get Together

Sunday April 29 – 12 noon

Decker Barbecue 60 robertson quay 01-17 the quayside (access via nanson road) singapore 238252

TIME to GET TOGETHER …. to welcome new members as well as say good bye to those leaving Singapore! Join us for BRUNCH or LUNCH without JoyRiders jersey and helmet! Just keep CALM and WEAR your JOYRIDERS black t-shirt! for some surprises! Will make reservation if you are coming… just let us know!    

Luxury Basque Tour – June 1-8 2018

Rolling green hills, the Basque countryside will spoil you with the picturesque villages famous for their view, wine & culinary delights! It has 9 Michelin Star Restaurants and they can help you make reservations.
-Arzak – 3 michelin star – 250 €
-Azurmendi – 3 michelin star – 200 €
-Martin Berasategui – 3 michelin star – 250 €
-Etxebari – 2 michelin star – 180 € (ranked as 4th best restaurant in the world)
-Mugaritz – 2 michelin star – 200 €
This cycling package Euro 2500 include
8 days/7 nights -3/4 star hotels
Breakfast and lunches
Support Car/driver and one guide for every 5 riders
Trip jersey, bottles and road book
All transfers and transport during trip

Across the Pyrenees – Aug 1-8 2018

Ride in the wheel tracks of Tour de France Champions. The wild, high peaks of the Pyrenees have made and broken champions in their quest for Tour glory. Mountain villages in serene valleys give you the chance to reflect on the massive climbs and experience French Pyrenean culture and hospitality.PRICE: €1.800
• 8 days/7 nights in B&B and 2/3 star hotels
• Full-board (7 breakfasts, lunches “en route” and dinners)
• professional guide & support van/driver
• Luggage transport throughout the tour
• Snacks and drinks during your tour
• A package with jersey, bottles, road-book etc.

Riccione Italy Trip – Aug 31 – Sept 8 2018

Climbing the hills of Emilia Romagna.
Bike Hotel on the Adriatic Coast in the town of Riccione.

Date of arrival – Sat Sept 1 – fly to Bologna/ setup bike
Sept 2 – Grand Fondo Pantanissima (Registration fee is separate)
Sept 3 – easy ride…
Sept 4 – REST DAY – Excursion trip
Sept 5 – ride…
Sept 6 – San Marino
Sept 7 – check out

Prices are based on a 6 day visit and include:
Room, breakfast, lunch, dinner served with house wine and water,
wi-fi internet throughout the hotel, bike clothing laundry service,
secure bike storage and most importantly friendly, experienced,
English speaking guides to show us the best places!!

Twin room sharing (2 people): 450 euro per person
Double/twin room for single occupancy (one person): 675 euro

Bike rental, massages,excursions (see below) and Pantani Grand Fondo

Bike Rental 185 Euro per week

We usually go out for a nice dinner one evening. In the past we have
been to a vineyard and last time we went for a guided tour of the
fabulous castle at San Leo. After we enjoyed a dinner there and the
mayor even came to join us! Excursion prices vary according to where
we go and how many of us there are.

Fly to Bologna and the hotel arrange a transfer for us
with a local company.

Shimanami Cycling – Oct 22-29 2018

Day 00 (Sun, 21 Oct)
Assemble at Changi Airport

Day 01 (Mon, 22 Oct)
Singapore – Hiroshima – Kure (Breakfast/-/-) Hotel: Kure Hankyu Hotel or similar
Arriving in Hiroshima today, we head to Hiroshima castle nicknamed Carp Castle. Spared during the Meiji Restoration, it was destroyed by the atomic bomb in 1945 and rebuilt in 1958. Here, you can learn about the history of Hiroshima, castles in Japan and also get a bird’s eye view of the city from the top floor of the castle. Next, we head to Hiroshima Peace Park. View the various monuments and buildings, such as the A-Bomb Dome and Cenotaph that remember the victims of the tragedy. Of equal significance are the monuments such as the Peace Flame that represent the people’s prayers for peace.
Head back to the hotel to assemble your bike.

Day 02 (Tue, 23 Oct)
Kure (Breakfast/-/-)
Hotel: Kure Hankyu Hotel or similar Distance: 77km Elevation: 785m
To prepare yourself up for the main event in a few days’ time, there are a few “practice routes” planned for you. First is the Kakishima Kaido. This 70km route connects JR Kure station in Kureichiha town to Kushikushi Port in Etajima city. You will cycle on national highways, prefectural and city roads.
Day 03 (Wed, 24 Oct)
Kure – Imabari (Breakfast/-/-)
Hotel: Imabari Kokusai Hotel (Hot Spring) or similar Distance: 57km Elevation: 687m
Today, we have our second practice route with Tobishima Kaido, known for beaches, history and citrus fruits! Considered a mini version of Shimanami, it is a route of choice for cyclists who prefer quieter roads and a more rustic course. Enjoy shifting views of the seas, 5 islands and 5 bridges. At 57km, this route ends at Okamura Island.
We then take the ferry back to Imabari to stay for the night.

Day 04 (Thur, 25 Oct)
Imabari – Matsuyama (Breakfast/-/-)
Hotel: Tokyo Daiichi Hotel Matsuyama or similar Distance: 50km Elevation: 316m
The Hamakaze Kaido is a relatively new 50km cycling route connecting Shimanami Kaido to Imabari town and Matsuyama, An ocean route that lets you enjoy the pleasant landscape along the coastline and feel the sea breeze in your face as you cycle across the Seto Island sea.
Take a break from cycling and unwind with some sightseeing! The castle town of Matsuyama is the largest city in Shikoku, known for its literary tradition. Matsuyama Castle is located on Mt Katsuyama, a steep hill in the city centre that provides visitors with a panoramic view of Matsuyama and the Seto Inland Sea. Or head to the famous Dogo Onsen, purportedly the oldest hot spring in Japan and dates back 3000 years! One of Japan’s three Great Ancient Hot springs, it is the inspiration for the bathhouse in Studio Ghibli’s anime drama, “Spirited Away”.
Anyone wishing to check out the cycling-related items available here can also make use of this downtime to do some shopping!

Day 05 (Fri, 26 Oct)
Matsuyama (Breakfast/-/Dinner)
Hotel: Tokyo Daiichi Hotel Matsuyama or similar Distance: 105km Elevation: 650m
In Uchiko town, you will cycle along the Yuyake Kayake Line. Once the centre of wax and paper production, this place is now one of the most well-preserved towns in Japan. Cycle down the historical street of beautifully preserved houses from the Meiji period. Another rare gem here is Uchiko-za, a full scale kabuki theatre complete with trap doors, hidden entrances and a revolving stage. After this, we head to Shimonada station, a train station in Iyo, Ehime. Featured on the Seishun 18 Ticket promotional posters, in TV drams and anime movies, it is not surprisingly very popular with photographers and tourists. From the station platform, get an amazing view of the vast ocean!

Day 06 (Sat, 27 Oct)
Matsuyama – Imabari (Breakfast/Lunch/-) Imabari Kokusai Hotel (Hot spring) or similar
For “No-Cycling Day”, we introduce you to our special FMJ local activities, exclusive to Follow Me Japan guests. Today you will travel to Moritomo Farm, about 25km from Matsuyama city. Over there, enjoy a barbeque lunch of seasonal local ingredi- ents prepared with much love by the warm and friendly locals, while soaking in the charmingly simple small town atmosphere. Get to see how seabream cutting is done as well. Next, we do the all important task of registration for the big cycling event! If time permits, we will go to Mt Kiro Observatory, where a 360 view of Seto Inland Sea can be had. More importantly, the Shimanami-Kaido route can be seen from here!
Head back to get a good night’s rest for the big day tomorrow!

Day 07 (Sun, 28 Oct)
Imabari –Shimanami –Imabari –Hiroshima (Breakfast/-/Dinner) Hiroshima Airport Hotel
Distance: 140km
Imabari in Ehime prefecture is a city of rich historical heritage and the entry point to Shimanami-Kaido (the course for CYCLING SHIMANAMI). With over 7000 cyclists, the scale of this cycling event actually necessitates the local government to close the entire highway! Admire the unique bridges and gorgeous views of Setonaikai’s Islands while cycling on the expressway! One of the bridges is Kurushima Kaikyo Bridge, the world’s first triple-suspension bridge. Another noteworthy bridge is Tatara Bridge, one of the longest cable-stayed bridges in the world and designed to look like a bird with open wings! Marvel at the sights and sceneries as you cycle!
After the event, you will head back to Imabari Kokusai hotel to shower, pack up and have dinner. If time permits, you can also have a last soak in the hot spring! Thereafter, you will be transported by micro bus to Hiroshima Airport hotel.

Day 08 (Mon, 29 Oct)
Hiroshima – Singapore
It is time to bid farewell to the friendly people, wonderful food and beautiful sceneries of Shikoku. We will head to Hiroshima Airport for the flight back to Singapore.

15 – 19 pax
$ 2,770

$ 3,130

Tour Price includes:
-Hotel accommodation as stipulated in itinerary -Tours and Meals as stipulated in itinerary
– Luggage and bike case transportation
– Cycling guides
– Supplementary food and water
– Cycling Shimanami 2018 Registration Fee – Complimentary Wifi router
– FMJ Local activity
– Micro bus (fixed and fold-in seats on the bus) & ferry
Tour Price excludes:
-Air ticket
– Airport taxes & fuel surcharges
– Visa application fee (if any)
– Comprehensive travel insurance
– Entrance fees for sightseeing spots
Terms & Conditions for Coach Tour:
-The prices are subject to change upon fluctuations of exchange rate -Minimum group size to confirm tour is 15 adults
-Please refer to booking form for further terms and conditions
-Deposit of $1000 per person is required upon booking

22 OCT MI 868 – SIN/HIJ
29 OCT MI 867 – HIJ / SIN