Cycle Japan with the Professionals

Cycle Japan Tour Pioneers

john morrell cycle japan guide and director

John is the pioneer cycle tour guide in Japan. He has been exploring and guiding in remote parts of Japan since 1981. John speaks Japanese and his Diploma in Outdoor Recreation includes certification as a cycle tour guide. He has worked as a college trainer in Australia training other guides in cycle tour leadership and mechanical repairs. John's experience and skills in this area are second to none and he is your guarantee of a great cycling holiday in Japan.

Why Cycle Japan?

Cycle touring in Japan is extraordinary! Although more famous for its neon lit cities and busy highways, Japan’s network of quiet smooth backroads offers world class road cycling. Once you leave the bustle of the big cities, rural Japan exists as it has for centuries and exploring it by bicycle will give you an insight into this hidden world. A world of Buddhist pilgrims, soaring snow capped peaks, terraced rice paddies, ancient temples and traditional arts and crafts. A world of quiet dignity where warm hospitality evokes images of the simpler life of a long gone era. 

We Love to Ride and and have been running guided cycle tours in japan since 1985. Our current cycle Japan tours have evolved from over thirty years of personal cycling experiences, professional guiding and thorough tour planning, ensuring you of the best cycling holiday this land has to offer. e look forward to you joining us to discover that cycle touring in Japan is indeed extraordinary. 

I have been meaning to email you for weeks. Just wanted to say thank you for another awesome adventure. We had a great time again and timed the weather perfectly. Some of the places we stayed at were amazing, especially Nakamuraya.
— Renae French & Martin Langridge. The Playground of The Gods. June 2018. Sydney. Australia.

New Tour 2020

The Big Hokkaido Ride - 17 days

If, like us, you just love to ride, then this one time only “Big Hokkaido Ride” will scratch that riding itch like no other. To celebrate Japan’s Olypmic year, on this challenge you ride close to 1100 km of the very best Hokkaido has to offer. If you are up for an Olympic sized cycling adventure, please Contact us for details or to book your place.

New Tour 2020

Japan Alps to the Izu Peninsula - 12 days

Cycle in the “Shadow of Mt. Fuji” as we travel from Japans highest peaks to the dramatic coastline of the Izu Peninsula. Along the way experience the challenge of the Japan Alps, Fuji Five Lakes and the Hakone area. Throughout experience Japanese hospitality, great food and our renowned professional support and guiding. Contact us for details or to book your place.

Cycling the canals in Kanazawa on our Noto ride.

Cycling the canals in Kanazawa on our Noto ride.


Season: April till October We have a range of both guided and self guided tours to choose from. Any of these itineraries can be taken as a private departure at a time that suits your group. We don’t have a set minimum number for this so contact us to arrange a personal guided or self guided cycle tour of Hokkaido, Shikoku or the Noto Peninsula and The Japan Alps. 

Travel Agency License. All tour funds are processed by our partner company, Alpine Travel, a licensed Japanese Travel Agent. (Hokk. 3-627).