Japan by bicycle

Small Group Holiday



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Explore beautiful seascapes, pretty farmlands and the mountains of the Japanese Alps on this 2-week cycling holiday through rural Japan. You will visit age-old villages, markets and temples and stay at a ryokan, a traditional Japanese inn. A fitting end to this biking trip in Japan is a stay in Kyoto where you can visit its Zen gardens and temples.

Activity / Theme




Comfort Level

Physical Rating


Moderate / Challenging


Train and cycling with partial vehicle support


Hotels with en suite facilities and ryokans (comfortable traditional Japanese inns with shared ablutions), one night in a farm guesthouse with dorm-style rooms and shared facilities

Months of Operation

March, April, May, October


DAY 1 Join tour in Tokyo
DAY 2 Orientation walk and free time in Tokyo
DAY 3 To Kanazawa, start cycling
DAY 4 Bike along rugged coastline and past fishing villages
DAY 5 Pretty ocean scenery as you cycle to Wajima
DAY 6 Market visit; cycle past rice paddies to Suzu
DAY 7 Cycle to hot spring resort of Wakura Onsen
DAY 8 To Shirakawa-go village for farmhouse stay
DAY 9 Hard ride to Hida Takayama in the Japanese Alps
DAY 10 Ride Gujo Hachiman Castle through rural scenery
DAY 11 Bike the Nagara Valley to Gifu
DAY 12 Train to Kyoto, free time
DAY 13 Cycle to temples in Kyoto
DAY 14 Tour ends in Kyoto


All breakfasts and 5 dinners
All accommodation
All transport and listed activities
Local bike hire

Sample tour.  Itinerary, accommodation, transportation, inclusions and prices are correct at the time of publication but may change without prior notice.  Please inquire.

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