Cycle Hokkaido Tours

Cycle Hokkaido Memories

Introduction

Cycle touring in Hokkaido is a smorgasbord of delights. Smooth wide roads curl over rolling hills amidst a rural tapestry of curated pastures. Here the vivid colours of the lavender fields are interspersed with vast fields of crops. Perfect black top beckons you on through this landscape as volcanoes, coastal villages, caldera lakes, world heritage wilderness and high peaks with the last of the winter snows (to August) provide a stunning backdrop. And throughout you stay in mixed accommodations, some traditional Japanese Inns, with great local food and of course, in most places, muscle relaxing natural hot spring baths. 

Our 10 day “Wild Hokkaido Explorer”, takes you from the World Heritage of the Shiretoko Peninsula in the east; through the Caldera lakes district, to the wilds and heights of Japan’s greatest national park, “Daisetsusan”. Our 8 day ”Playground of the Gods” ride, circumnavigates Daisetsusan National Park, with a day to explore the wilderness of Kuro Dake & the majestic Sounkyo Gorge. 

We pioneered guided cycle tours in Japan and with us you get the result of over 30 years of organising and running cycle tours in this enigmatic land. Contact us today to begin your own cycling adventure in Hokkaido Japan.

Cycle Hokkaido Highlights

  1. Stay in some Traditional Inns and eat delicious Japanese food.
  2. Support vehicle, bike mechanic and bilingual tour ride leader.
  3. Cycle from 34km (21 m) to 101 km (63 m) per day. 
  4. Cycle world heritage & national parks, past caldera lakes and climb Hokkaido's highest mountain, Asahi Dake, 2290 m (7513 F).
  5. Smooth hot mix roads and low vehicle speeds.
  6. Pure journey by bike. 
  7. Relax in inside and outside hot spring baths.

Cycle Hokkaido views along the Shiretoko Peninsula.

We enjoyed the trip, for us it was a good introduction to Japanese food and culture, particularly the etiquette of onsens.
We really enjoyed the smaller family run inns, and the food was great.
The scenery was spectacular and variable. Your knowledge of the area provided insight into the region.
I think the option of side trips on some days to allow people to explore the area from a different perspective is a nice addition to the tour.
For us we enjoyed being away from the madding crowds and tourist centres. You showed us places that we would never have found.
— Lees carson & John Simms, Cycle Hokkaido July 2017

Wild Hokkaido Explorer - 11 Days

Land Price: $AU4490 - ¥380,000 per person. Single option (where available) $AU560 - ¥40,000. 11 days/10 nights. 

Season and Departure Dates: We run this tour to coincide with the best of Hokkaido's weather.

  1. Summer blooms. July 1 - 11 2018
  2. Autumn colours. Sept 23 - Oct 3 2018

Playground of the Gods - 8 days

Land Price: $AU3390 - ¥290,000 per person. Single option (where available) $AU390 - ¥32,000. 8 days/7 nights. 

Season and Departure Dates: We run this tour to coincide with the best of Hokkaido's weather.

  1. Summer blooms. July 11 - 19 2018
  2. Autumn colours. Sept 15 - 23 2018

Private Groups: This guided departure is available for private groups, and can be modified to suit group rider needs. Contact us to arrange a private departure. 

Accommodation: We use a range of accommodations including 5 luxury nights, standard mountain inns & some western style Hotels. See our accommodation page for more details. 

Rider Numbers: 4-12 riders.

Grade: Level 1  (moderate to strenuous). See our grade page for more details.

How to book: Download a booking form or contact us. Send the booking form via email with ¥20,000 or $AUD250 deposit/person. Credit cards accepted JPY only.