Rental Bikes & Shop
Bringing your bike
We love cycling in Japan, but as well as that, we just love cycling. And if you're like us and passionate about your cycling you probably have a bike that you simply enjoy riding. We recommend you bring it on holiday with you, particularly if you are on one of our longer “serious” rides. Although we have quality mid range light weight road bikes in our hire fleet, no hire bike can match perfectly the fit and adjustment of your own personal velocipede.
Travelling with your bike is much easier than it used to be and, if planned well, should be hassle free. Before your departure, be sure to have your bike fully serviced and boxed. Most bike shops will offer a bike boxing service. We recommend cardboard boxes over soft bags. Be sure to check with your carrier as to their baggage allowance and bike carriage requirements. More detailed information on preparing your bike for it’s holiday is included in our pre trip information booklet. On arrival in Shikoku or Hokkaido we take over the carriage of your bike.
Road bike or Mountain Bike?
Japan’s superb smooth hot mix bitumen roads are perfect for road bikes. Light weight wheels and narrow road tyres make for enjoyable efficient cycling on these manicured black tops. Many people do bring their own mountain bike and this is a personal choice. We do recommend though that you use slicks to get maximum benefit and enjoyment from your Japan cycling holiday. Have any questions about choosing a bike? Just contact us.
Please note we do not do general bicycle rental and this information is for those on our guided and self guided tours only.
We have the only full carbon frame bicycle rental fleet in Japan with a size range to suit taller riders.
We have a fleet of bikes including alloy frames with carbon forks, and full carbon frames. The Premium and Carbon level bikes all have compact cranks and feature full 2015-2018 Shimano 105 groups sets. Some of our flat bar Premium bikes have Ultegra group sets. Our bike frame sizes range from 42 cm to 60.5 cm so we should have a size to suit you. Click here to see and/or download full rental rates.
Note: We are a road bike specialist tour company and do not rent e-bicycles.
- Premium (Drop Bar & Flat Bar): Alloy frames with carbon forks. Full 2015-18 Shimano 105 group set and Ultegra group tests (flat bar only) with compact cranks and rear cluster 12-32 teeth, 12-28 teeth some with other gearing options.
- Carbon (Drop Bar Only): Full carbon frame (size range from 50 cm to 60.5 cm). Shimano 105 and Ultegra group sets with compact cranks and rear cluster 12-32 teeth or 12-28 teeth.
Bikes Rental Includes the Following
- Rear strobes.
- Repair kit with pump, multi tool, tyre levers & tube.
- 7 litre water resistant front bag.
- Optional: Padded gloves.
- GPS route data and/or GPS device.
- Shimano SPD and SPD-SL pedals (if available)
Note: Helmets, padded gloves and cleated pedals can all be rented separately if you have your own bike.