Self Guided Cycle Hokkaido Tours

Hokkaido, Island of Contrasts

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 impression of this wild northern island.

Hokkaido is a place where the power of an ancient and pervasive culture lays like a patch work quilt over an almost sub arctic wild land.

The result is a superb mix of culture and wilderness. Here you will find architecture and structure that reflects the history and refinement of ancient Japan. Where inner spaces comply with the Japanese aesthetic of art and beauty. And of course, delicious and healthy food that can be found anywhere in Japan is abundant in the mountains and valleys of Hokkaido.

Liberally spaced throughout this wild island you will also find some of Japan’s most famous artisans and photographers, who have escaped north to build a life on the edge of the wilderness.

On this self guided tours, using our comprehensive guiding notes, you can visit many of these artisans, including “Takushinkan” the gallery of Japan’s most famous landscape photographer Shinzo Maeda. As well as Maeda San’s gallery you can visit other lesser known photo galleries, painters, wood workers, potters and glass blowers. There is also the chance to visit the Ainu textile museum in Asahikawa.

And the backdrop throughout is the superb alpine scenery of central Hokkaido, where mountains and volcanoes tower over the valleys.

Contact us today to get the ball rolling on your own independent week of cycling in Hokkaido Japan.

 

 Self guided cycle Hokkaido tour includes photo galleries.

Self guided cycle Hokkaido tour includes photo galleries.

“Thanks again for a great trip, thoroughly enjoyed the riding, the food and the hospitality.
— Eugene Mcrory. Playgroung of The Gods. July 2017. Melbourne. Australia.

The Rolling Hills

7 days - 6 nights. Grade: Easy to Moderate. Contact us for detailed brochure.

Shoulder Seasons: 1 - 30 June & 1 Sept.-5 Oct

  • Standard Accomm.           $AUD1990    ¥170,000
  • Mixed Luxury Accomm.    $AUD2490    ¥215,000

High Season: 1 July - 31 August

  • Standard Accomm.           $AUD2290    ¥195,000
  • Mixed Luxury Accomm.    $AUD2790    ¥235,000

The Playground of the Gods

8 days - 7 nights. Grade: Moderate to Strenuous. Contact us for detailed brochure.

Shoulder Seasons: 1 - 30 June & 1 Sept.-5 Oct

  • Standard Accomm.           $AUD2190    ¥185,000
  • Mixed Luxury Accomm.    $AUD2690    ¥230,000

High Season: 1 July - 31 August

  • Standard Accomm.           $AUD2490    ¥215,000
  • Mixed Luxury Accomm.    $AUD2990    ¥260,000

Details

Contact us below and we will send you a PDF brochure with full tour outlines and a booking form which includes accommodation and bike hire options. See our accommodation page for more details. 

Rider Numbers: minimum 2. We also cater for solo riders and you can choose between using a luggage transfer serve, panniers or a combination of both.

Guided Option: These tours can be taken as a private guided tour. Please contact us for 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.