Cycle Hokkaido Tours
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 11 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”. For 2020 only, our 17 day “Big Hokkaido Ride” includes all of the above, plus the tour circumnavigates Rishiri Island and takes you from Japan’s northern most point, Cape Soya, and along the remote north east coast of Hokkaido.
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
Stay in some Traditional Inns and eat delicious Japanese food.
Support vehicle, bike mechanic and bilingual tour ride leader.
Cycle from 34km (21 m) to 101 km (63 m) per day.
Cycle world heritage & national parks, past caldera lakes and climb Hokkaido's highest mt, Asahi Dake, 2290 m (7513 F).
Smooth hot mix roads and low vehicle speeds.
Pure journey by bike.
Relax in inside and outside hot spring baths.
The Big Hokkaido Ride additional highlights:
Ride around the beautiful coastline of Rishiri Island.
Ride from the very northern tip of Japan.
Explore the remote northeast coast of Hokkaido, in the shadow of Russia’s Sakhalin Island.
Wild Hokkaido Explorer - 11 Days
Land Price: $AU5,400 - ¥430,000 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.
Summer blooms. June 26 - July 6 2020
Autumn colours. Sept 23 - Oct 3 2020
The Big Hokkaido Ride - 17 Days
Land Price: $AU7,250 - ¥540,000 per person. Single option (where available) $AU900 - ¥70,000. 17 days/16 nights.
Olympic Year Only: This is a special one time adventure challenge to coincide with the Japan’s Olypmic year.
Summer Blooms. June 20 - July 6 2020
Accommodation: We use a range of accommodations including Ryokans, 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.