Take a mind-blowing cycling tour of historic, cultural, rural and modern Japan
From world-class sushi to legendary geisha, enthralling Japan is the perfect destination to discover by bicycle. Our cycling adventure gives you a slowed down, up close look of this fascinating country and allows ample opportunity to meet locals and glimpse the unique culture of the Land of the Rising Sun. From the temples, shrines and geisha of Kyoto to the frenetic but exhilarating chaos of Tokyo, and the beautiful serenity of the Noto Peninsula countryside in between, this cycling adventure has it all.
Why you’ll love this trip
Cycling allows you to get closer to the real Japan – from bicycles to Pokemon, serene temples to the organised chaos of the big cities, this classic adventure has it all.
Choose to end rewarding days in the saddle with amazing Japanese feasts of sushi, unagi, tempura or even fugu, all washed down with a traditional sake or Sapporo beer.
Ride both bikes and trains for the ultimate change of pace.
Cycle through peaceful landscapes that show a land far from the big city lights of Tokyo.
Is this trip right for you?
This trip covers anywhere between 10 to 80km / 6-50 miles of cycling each day, so a reasonable level of fitness is required, although you’ll have plenty of rest breaks. Outside of the main cities a support vehicle will also be with you at all times, so if you get tired you can jump in.
To complete this trip it is also important that you are both confident and competent in riding a bicycle.
On this trip we have a single leader that rides with the group, and another that drives the support vehicle (acting as a back marker where needed) There may be times when a client is asked to be the back marker if the vehicle cannot travel directly behind the group.
While riding the bikes you’ll be exposed to the elements, so please ensure you’re well prepared with waterproof clothing suitable for both warm and cold weather conditions.
Please note that the included meals on this trip are primarily based around Japanese food, including breakfast. Western-style food can be challenging to come by, particularly on the Noto Peninsula.
If you feel like doing all the riding but with less effort we have the option of hiring an electric bike (e-bike) on this trip. Limited sizes are available so book quick!
10 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 4 dinners
Bicycle (e-bike option available), Support vehicle, Train
Hotel (4 nights), ryoken (6 nights)
Kyoto – Gion District walk
Kyoto – Arashiyama Bamboo Forest
Kanazawa – Kenrokuen Garden
Kanazawa – Orientation Walk
Tokyo – Sensoji Temple
Call Chris @ (03) 398 3822 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more. $500 deposit secures your booking.