Bike tours in Japan
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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!
Alps Route Japan
A country of leading-edge technology and hypermodern civilization. A country of anime and manga. The allure of Japan is wide and varied. Come along on our journey to discover new facets of Japan. Cycling.
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From world-class sushi to legendary geisha, enthralling Japan is the perfect country to see by bicycle and on our cycling adventure we see all sides of this fascinating country.
Cycling means that everything is slower and up close in J ...
Cherry Blossom Hot Springs Tour
Ride along scenic sea coasts, rushing rivers, rustling bamboo forests and majestic mountains as well as futuristic architecture and transportation. Sample delicious regional cuisine, meet polite and candid locals and soak up after a day of cycling in ...
The Heart of Hokkaido
Much more than just a cycling holiday in Japan, this is an opportunity to experience the unique Ainu culture of Hokkaido and meet people ready to share their wonderful cuisine and traditions.
Join us as we enjoy the peace and tranquility of Ja ...
Formerly known as the Ryukyu Kingdom, Okinawa was a flourishing land, trading with many East and South-east Asian countries, resulting in a culture with unique food, drinks, textiles and architecture that is quite different to mainland Japan.
Escape the City Tour - Osaka to Minoh
The tour is for intermediate to advanced cyclists however beginners are also welcome. The main goal of the tour is to discover the amazing nature and cycling routes that are easily accessible from Osaka city.
The route takes in a varie ...
After saying goodbye to Tokyo and it’s endless food possibilities, cultural bounty, and 24 hour buzz, we will transport people past the maddening traffic to Nikko, a UNESCO site, where you may visit the Toshogu Shrine, or walk to the Kanmangafu ...
Land of the Rising Sun
From Nagasaki we will cycle towards Mt. Aso, one of Japan’s active volcanoes, and our first chance of many to rest our tired legs in one of Japan’s famous “Onsen” hot springs. After which we’ll roll down the volcano towa ...
Cycle Kyoto to the Coast
Grasshopper's first self-guided cycle tour of Japan! Kyoto is the historic home of Japanese culture and one of our favorite cities in which to tour by bicycle. Explore by bike the ancient capital, then ride through another heritage city Nara, a b ...
Japan E-bike Tour
Bike riding in Japan just got much more accessible with the introduction of our exclusive e-bike tour! Japan is becoming known as a world-class cycling destination and the island of Shikoku is the brightest jewel in the crown, with e-bike touring rou ...
Stunning Shikoku Bike Tour of Japan
Shikoku, an island of quiet, winding roads, forested landscapes and dramatic seascapes - where Japanese culture and customs - past and present - coexist in a unique harmony. World-renowned for its 88 temple pilgrimage the island is fast emerging as o ...
Journey to the East
While Korea and Japan are close neighbors, their lands and cultures are completely their own, and cycling across these countries one after the other gives an opportunity to experience them both in all their contrasts, and surprising similarities. Bot ...
Tohoku Onsen Hopping Autumn Tour
Every night you can be soaked in natural hot springs (onsen) after the ride and make your body refresh.
Around the time of the tour is when the leaves of trees turn red and yellow. You will enjoy these beautiful Autumn colors along the way.
Foodie’s Bike Tour Nikko - Nasu
Nikko has been a sacred land of Shugen-do (mountain asceticism) for ages and is also the place where Ieyasu Tokugawa, the founder and the first “Shogun” of the Edo Shogunate, was laid to rest. As a result of these features, many “Sa ...
Samurai - Honshu & Shikoku Island
Our Samurai Tour slots perfectly into the Ride and Seek portfolio, as we explore the smallest of Japan's main islands, and immerse ourselves in its spectacular history, culture and landscape.
Our route follows ancient and meanderin ...