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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Hokkaido Explorer

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7 Day(s)
Moderate
Guided

This tour offers a unique opportunity to ride two of Hokkaido�s most beautiful areas. In the west of Hokkaido, you will see young mountains that have sprung up in the last fifty years, hot bubbling ponds, and fumaroles sending plumes of smoke rising ...

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Koya san to Kyoto

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8 Day(s)
Easy/Moderate
Guided

This tour is ideal for those that like their history and are interested in the incredibly vibrant and rich culture that is Japan. There are plenty of visits to all the main historical areas and their famous temples and shrines as well as an overnight ...

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Islands, Mountains and Monasteries

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12 Day(s)
Moderate
442 Km
avg 55 Km
Guided

Japan is such an eclectic mix of sights and sounds, landscapes, history and culture that it is a joy to experience. This cycling tour takes in the cultural centres of Kyoto and Nara, as well as the monastic Kyo-san mountain where Buddhism still thriv ...

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Gilligan's 3 Island Tour

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3 Day(s)

Each day of the tour, take a ferry ride to one of Fukuoka's near by islands. Visit Nokonoshima, Ikishima and Itoshima. This tour has the advantage of staying in the same hotel each night, riding with almost no traffic, Fukuoka site seeing, night life ...

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Most of Moji

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3 Day(s)

Starting in Fukuoka, the tour goes north to Moji, the northern most part of Kyushu Island. For 2 nights stay at a 100 year old japanese style farm housein a small rice farming village. Cycling for 3 days through mountains, along the coast and through ...

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Beppu or Bust

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3 Day(s)

This 3 day tour starts in Fukuoka and heads east to Oita travelling through Hita, Yufuin, and the famous onsen town of Beppu. Experience the onsens of Beppu,night life in Oita City's Miyako-Machi, and some of the best cycling in Japan. ...

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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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