Bike tours in Japan


Japan Bike Tours
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Japan is an archipelago of 6,852 islands, of which four make up the majority of the country’s land area - Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu. Honshu, often called the mainland, is the largest and most populated, with over 80% of Japan’s 127 million people living here. Over 70% of the Japanese country is mountainous leading to the population being concentrated in large metropolitan areas - the other side being there is a lot of relatively sparsely populated coutryside..
 
The climate is generally temperate although the western side can get cold with lots of snow in winter – Japan has hosted two Winter Olympics. The country is earthquake prone and has 10% of the world’s active volcanoes, but a beneficial side effect is the plentiful supply of onsen or hot springs up and down the country.
 
Roads are excellent with a relatively new network – however the old or secondary roads are also very well maintained and ideally suited to cycling. A high population has also justified one of the world’s best railway networks, which also allows cyclists to avoid cities - highly recommended, unless that is what you are looking for!

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Tour of Kyushu

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12 Day(s)

There are many different routes from Fukuoka to Kagoshima. All of them epic adventures. Please contact us and we will customize a route based on how challenging you want the terrain, what you want to see and how long you would like to travel. 7-14 da ...

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Pub and Pedal

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5 Day(s)

Need we say more? This tour visits breweries, sake factories and Kyushu area watering holes. Depending on the season, winery tours and all you can drink beer gardens are available. Bottoms up!!! ...

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Fukuoka

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5 Day(s)

Spend 5 days riding through the countryside just outside Fukuoka. Visit small towns like Akizuki, Daizaifu, Nakagawa, Asakura, Chikushino, Chikuzen and many otherpopular cycling areas. This 3 or 5 day tour has the advantage of staying in the same hot ...

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Mt. Aso

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5 Hour(s)

This 5 day tour starts in Fukuoka and heads south through Saga, Nagasaki, Kumamoto and then east to Mt. Aso. ...

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Mt.Fuji Hakone Izu

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6 Day(s)
Guided

Cycling around highest and the most sacred mountain Mt.Fuji is a must-do when you are visiting Japan. The picture perfect volcanic cone is in sight all day while cycling at the foot of Mt. Fuji in the beautiful Fuji Five Lakes area. Izu peninsula, bl ...

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Cycle Week Hokkaido

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7 Day(s)
Guided

The extraordinary contrasts of modern Japan are to be found throughout this archipelago but most particularly in Hokkaido. My introduction to Japan 30 years ago was this very island and those early years exploring Hokkaido have left an indelible impr ...

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Luxury Cycle Tour

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11 Day(s)
Guided

The extraordinary contrasts of modern Japan are to be found throughout this archipelago but most particularly in Hokkaido. Hokkaido is a place where the power of an ancient and pervasive culture lays like a patch work quilt over an almost sub-arctic ...

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Central Hokkaido

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7 Day(s)
Self-guided

The extraordinary contrasts of modern Japan are to be found throughout this archipelago but most particularly in Hokkaido. My introduction to Japan 30 years ago was this very island and those early years exploring Hokkaido have left an indelible impr ...

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Shikoku

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11 Day(s)

Shikoku provides a rare window into ancient Japan. Here away from the crowds, we cycle along ancient Samurai paths that wind over mountain passes and along crystal clear mountain streams.

Life appears to stand still in these remote val ...

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Hokkaido

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11 Day(s)

The essence of the far north is to be found here. Caldera lakes and volcanoes, high snow capped peaks, crystal clear mountain streams and deep mysterious forests of Hokkaido Red Pine and Silver Birch with their population of brown bears still largel ...

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Kyushu's Hot Springs And Volcanoes

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9 Day(s)
Mod/Advanced
Guided

This bike tour in Japan takes us south to Kyushu, Japan's third largest island. On this 9-day bike tour we will partake in many Japanese traditions, from eating local foods, to sleeping on futons, to bathing in hot springs. Onsens provide great o ...

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Japan's Noto Peninsula

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11 Day(s)
Moderate
Guided

Let the idiosyncrasies of Japan reveal themselves as our bicycle tour takes us from crowded urban Tokyo to rustic Noto Peninsula in the Sea of Japan. On this bicycle tour in Japan we cycle along coastal roads where we pass sand dunes, caves and fanta ...

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Colourful Kyushu Island

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7 Day(s)
Moderate
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On this cycle tour in Japan's southern island on Kyushu, the idiosyncrasies of Japan reveal themselves as our trip takes us from Kagoshima to historic Nagasaki. Cycle along coastal roads where we will pass tiny harbors and fantastic rock formatio ...

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