The number of areas that focus on cycle tourism has increased considerably, and the Tokachi region is one of them. Hokkaido is rich in tourism resources, but the Tokachi region centered on Obihiro City may not be as well-known as other areas. However, starting with the Tokapuchi 400, the maintenance of cycling roads may be the best.
There are plenty of bike rentals in the Obihiro area, and at the bus terminal "Obikuru" in front of Obihiro Station, you can rent a variety of bicycles, including mamacharis, electric-assisted bicycles, cross bikes, and road bikes. Also, there are many roadside stations that rent bicycles, and depending on the location, there are bicycles that are difficult to rent, such as fat bikes.
I borrowed a GIANT cross bike and headed towards Nakasatsunai. Obihiro Station → Manabe Garden → Shichiku Garden → Rokkatei Art Village Nakasatsunai Art Village → Rokka Forest → Kofuku Station → Aikoku Station → Obihiro Station. The mileage is 82km. Travel time 3 hours 30 minutes. Elapsed time was 7 hours and 15 minutes.
The average speed is about 22km/h. Considering that it is almost straight and there is almost no signal, I feel that it is almost the same as VISC EVO. The altimeter seems to be buggy, so the numbers are strange, but looking at the altitude map, it seems that the climb from Obihiro Station to Nakasatsunai Village is slow, and the return is slow.
Looking at the lap times, up to the 9th (45km) point, the speed is just over 20km/h, but from the 10th to the 15th (50km to 75km) point, the speed is around 20km to 30km. . After all, there is a difference between the outward trip of the uphill and the return trip of the downhill. The reason why the speed slows down at the end is because we are waiting for a traffic light when we enter the town.
借りた自転車（GIANT エスケープ？ ALTUS 3×8速）
Manabe Garden is about 5km away from Obihiro Station. It is the closest garden to Obihiro Station in the Tokachi area. The walking paths are well maintained, and I felt that I could enjoy the forests of Hokkaido.
Shichiku Garden is about 20 km from the center of Obihiro City. It feels like you are in the middle of Tokachi, where livestock farming flourishes. In addition, there were sightseeing bus tours and foreign tourists because of its high profile.
Rokkatei Art Village Nakasatsunai Art Village is quite a sophisticated forest. There is a small museum in the forest, and you can enter for free. Rural villages in Hokkaido are quite deserted and lonely in many places, but Nakasatsunai Village is small but well-maintained, and you can feel the greatness of Rokkatei.
Rokka no Mori also has a Rokkatei direct sales store. It was the largest of the gardens I visited. In addition, there are exhibits related to Rokkatei, such as the museum and the history of the children's literature red silo, in Rokka no Mori.
On the way back from Nakasatsunai Village, I stopped by Kofuku Station and Aikoku Station, which were stations on the JNR Hiroo Line. Kofuku Station is especially popular because of its auspicious name.