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Teuri/Yagishiri Cycle Tour – Day 4 – On Teuri Island

Posted on Apr 17, 2019
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Posted on Apr 17, 2019

Our plans changed again today (May 5th 2018), resulting in one more night on Teuri Island. The boat tour we planned to take part in was cancelled, so we cycled around the island and did some sightseeing instead. The hike through the forest at the eastern end of the island was a highlight. We got rebooked on the boat tour for tomorrow morning, before our scheduled ferry back to the mainland.

Teuri Island is quite a pleasant bike ride. The single-laned one-way paved road around the island is exposed to the elements, but there are enough natural attractions along the way to keep one entertained. We started with a wander through the forest at the northeastern end of the island, just above the campground (hike details here).

After getting back to the campground and having a nap (we’re on holiday, after all) we headed out to cycle around the island. It would be possible to walk the 12km around the island (I’ve written up a hiking guide for that here), but we scooted from attraction to attraction on our folding bikes. First up was a massive seagull colony just past the last residential home in the settlement on the southern side of the island. Apparently this seagull colony only appeared last year, after the last of the wild cats were eradicated from the island.

Next was the enclosed lookout building on the northern side of the island. This sturdy concrete building with tall glass windows all around gives some great views along the cliffs. Using the high-powered binoculars available to use for free, we took turns spotting birds nesting high up on the rocks.

The heart-shaped side-by-side slips were marked on a tourist map as an attraction, so we duly took a wander to the lookout to take a gander. They were of passing interest. Just as we were rolling down back towards the campground, we saw the ferry coming in for the day. Haidee was on dinner duties, and cooked up some great camp food.

Today’s essential details

  Distance: 10km | ↗ 170m | 🚵 100% paved

Onsen: None

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Teuri/Yagishiri Cycle Tour – Day 4 – On Teuri Island Difficulty Rating





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