+61 (0)407 114 439 bade@connectsport.com.au

Login

Sign Up

After creating an account, you'll be able to track your payment status, track the confirmation and you can also rate the tour after you finished the tour.
Username*
Password*
Confirm Password*
First Name*
Last Name*
Email*
Phone*
Country*
* Creating an account means you're okay with our Terms of Service and Privacy Statement.

Already a member?

Login
+61 (0)407 114 439 bade@connectsport.com.au

Login

Sign Up

After creating an account, you'll be able to track your payment status, track the confirmation and you can also rate the tour after you finished the tour.
Username*
Password*
Confirm Password*
First Name*
Last Name*
Email*
Phone*
Country*
* Creating an account means you're okay with our Terms of Service and Privacy Statement.

Already a member?

Login

Japan Cycling Experience

0
Simply stunning
From$4,000
Simply stunning
From$4,000
The tour is not available yet.

Proceed Booking

Save To Wish List

Adding item to wishlist requires an account

1570

Tokyo Olympic Road Race Preview Tour

Pre 2019 Rugby World Cup Tour

Like a Tour? Why Not Make it Bespoke!

Do not hesitate to give us a call. We are an expert team and we are happy to talk to you.
+61 (0)407 114 439

bade@connectsport.com.au

8Days 7Nights
Availability : 23-30 September 2018
Takasaki, Gunma
Mastsumoto, Nagano
Min Age : 16
Max People : 12
Tour Details

Japan Cycling Tour

Come ride with us in September 2018 on this Intermediate Japan Cycling Tour.  We will delve deep into the vibrant Japan culture and tackle some of the best, yet mostly undiscovered cycling in the world. After gathering in Tokyo, we will transfer you in the Bullet Train deep into the Mountains of Gunma. The contrast will amaze, as will the next 7 days of cycling that lay ahead as we visit hot springs, ride over majestic mountains, visit ancient temples and taste delicious local produce on our way.

This Japan Cycling Tour comes loaded with breathtaking scenery, challenging riding and plenty of off-bike experiences to enjoy as well, the stage is set for a uniquely rewarding cycling holiday – one you and your legs will remember for a long time to come.

Intermediate tours strike the perfect balance for those that enjoy a decent ride each day, yet want have some time to absorb the wonderful culture and scenery. You do the riding, we take care of the rest and this Japan Cycling Tour includes your meals and accommodation, the best support crew and guides and they are all of the highest quality.

Contact us today for tour options and single supplements.

 Package includes:

  • 7 Nights Accommodation in mix of Western and Japanese accommodations.
  • Breakfast and Dinner each day (See itinerary for more specifics)
  • Vehicle support during tour in case of breakdown, with access to spare wheels/bikes/parts.
  • 7 Days of Epic guided cycling through the Alps including the 2703m Mt Norikura. (Multiple courses available)
  • Twin Share Accommodation   
  • 2 Highly Experienced Ride Guides
  • Access to a mechanic and spares
  • BMC Road Bike Rental optional
  • Transfers to and from Start/Finish location station.

Maximum 12 persons | Single Supplement available

Tour Dates

Sun 23 Sep – Sun 30 Sep, 2018 | 8Days 7Nights

Start Location

Takasaki, Gunma

End Location

Matsumoto, Nagano 

Total Distance

700 km

Total Climbing

10,000m

Tour Type

Intermediate

Accommodation Type

Traditional Japanese, Modern Japanese & Western Style.

What to Expect

Join us on our Japan Cycling Tour. It is an Intermediate tour that covers the Central Alpine region of Japan and finishes with a few days in the ancient castle town of Matsumoto. We crest some high mountain passes and delve deep into the less known roads of Hakuba, before tackling the 2703m Mt. Norikura.

Average distance is about 100km per day with approximately 1300m of climbing. Our Intermediate ours aim to strike a balance between time on and off the bike, but it is still designed challenge and a reasonable level of bike handling ability is required. Contact us for more information on joining this  tour.

  • Average daily distance between 80-120km
  • Average daily climbing of 1300m
  • Amazing Scenery including the 2703m Mt. Norikura
  • Incredible support from highly experienced guides and crew.
  • The best courses through the best locations.
  • Taste and experience the wonderful Japanese culture.
Itinerary

Day 1Arrive Takasaki

Sunday September 23
Today’s ride : 3 pm departure | Post travel recovery ride of 50 km (2hr)

Hotel : Western Style (T.B.C)
Included Meals : Dinner

Overview:
We meet in Tokyo around noon before heading on the Bullet Train together to the Gunma mountains and our starting point. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon exploring the town or perhaps get a few cheeky kilometers in the legs.

Course:

Day 2Takasaki - Kusatsu

Monday September 24
Today’s ride : 9 am departure | 90km – 1500m

Hotel : Traditional Japanese
Included Meals : Breakfast & Dinner

Overview:
A solid day awaits with two categorized climbs as we head up and down the valleys of the beautiful Agatsuma area of Gunma. Roads vary from stunning mountain highways to narrow tracks deep through the back-roads.

Course:

Day 3Kusatsu - Hakuba

Tuesday September 25
Today’s ride : 8am Departure | 120km – 2200m

Hotel : Western Style Lodge
Included Meals : Breakfast & Dinner

Overview:
Leaving the heady aromas of the hot spring town behind, the group will battle their first HC climb, the stunning Mt. Shirane. Besides the views, the reward for the efforts is the descent, where 35km of down await as we make our way for Hakuba.

Course:

Day 4Hakuba

Wednesday September 26
Today’s ride : 9am Departure | 110km – 1700m (Two Course Options)

Hotel : Western Style Lodge
Included Meals : Breakfast & Dinner

Overview:
Staying at our base for two nights means a chance to relax a bit, but first, you must tackle the narrow back-roads and tracks that most will never see. Life stands still here and it is our bright bikes and kit contrast against the timeless backdrop.

Course:

Day 5Hakuba - Norikura

Thursday September 27
Today’s ride : 7 am departure | 103km – 1700m

Hotel : Western Style Lodge
Included Meals : Breakfast & Dinner

Overview:
Norikura, the highest road awaits, but first the riders must get to the base. Today is fast, flat day before we tackle the small climb deep in the valley to take us to the base. Hot Springs are abundant and provide a chance to rest the legs before tacking on Norikura the following day.

Course:

Day 6Norikura - Matsumoto

Friday September 28
Today’s ride : 7 am departure | 140km – 3000m (Two Course options)

Hotel : Western Style Hotel
Included Meals : Breakfast & Dinner

Overveiw:
2703m is our target as we climb direct out of our lodge. 22km of spectacular mountain road await on what will be a very memorable day on the bike. Two course options today as we battle the roads of Norikura and head for the castle town of Matsumoto.

Course:

Day 7Matsumoto

Saturday September 29
Today’s ride : 8 am departure | 70km – 1800m

Hotel : Western Hotel
Included Meals : Breakfast & Dinner

Overveiw:
A shorter day in distance, but not in quality of terrain. The Japan engineer some of the most amazing roads in the world and after climbing another beautiful HC climb and the gravel across the top we join the Venus line and the Epic roads. Enjoy an afternoon exploring the castle and the cosmopolitan town.

Course:

Day 8Sayonnara

Sunday September 30
Depart

Included Meals : Breakfast

After a Sayonara party in Matsumoto the previous night it is time to say goodbye. We will help you with transfers to Tokyo from Matsumoto area and help with any onward hotel bookings or further travels in Japan.

Map
What's Included

Accommodation

Twin Share accommodation in mix of Traditional Japanese and Western style lodgings.

Transport

All transport from your designated pick up and drop off points.
All ground transportation during the tour.

Support

Support vehicle and mechanical breakdown support on each ride*
Experienced mechanics will ensure your bike is ready to ride every day*

Meals

All breakfast and dinner during the tour. See itinerary for more specifics.

Santini Kit

You will receive 1 set of top quality Santini kit including BIB knicks and jersey valued at $300.

SciCon Team Kit Day Bag

The SciCon Team Kit Bag used by all the pro teams will be supplied with your name printed on it to make accessing your day bag supplies even easier! Valued at $185!

Bike Rental

BMC Team Machine SLR rental bikes available, contact us if your require more details
Professional RideJapan Bike-Fit and set-up.

What's Not Included

Flights

Airfares to and from Japan

Transfers to the Start Location

Transportation to the pickup/drop off locations

Accommodation

Accommodation before and after the tour

Activities

Activities that are not organised and scheduled by RideJapan

Equipment

Bikes Helmets and other cycling equipment. See Essentials page for comprehensive list.

Travel Insurance

Make sure you have adequate Travel Insurance for yourself and your bike.

Cleaning and Laundry Services

Laundry services are available at certain locations during the tour

Photos