Guided Cycle Hokkaido Tours

Hokkaido World Heritage, National Parks, Caldera Lakes, coastal and rural riding


Guided Cycle Hokkaido Tours

Hokkaido World Heritage, National Parks, Caldera Lakes, coastal and rural riding

Cycle Hokkaido tour video.

Today was one of the best day’s riding I have ever had. Beautiful smooth roads, very little traffic, majestic scenery and well organised.
— Anthony Freeman, Cycle Hokkaido June 2015.

Cycle Tour Hokkaido

Ride along the North Pacific coast and through the mountains of the Shiretoko World Heritage area. Cycle through wild sub arctic mountains, past caldera lakes and native forests. Stay in superb inns, most with hot spring baths. 

The essence of the far north is to be found here. Caldera lakes and volcanoes, high snow capped peaks, crystal clear mountain streams and deep mysterious forests of Hokkaido Red Pine and Silver Birch with their population of brown bears still largely intact.

Throughout is the ever present Japanese foot print, existing side by side with nature. Small seaside fishing villages and rural farms with large land holdings still have their temples tucked away in quiet Larch filled groves. Ever present are the many artisans who have escaped the crush of city life in the south to the frontier land of Hokkaido. All of this makes for a destination that mixes wild nature at its most beautiful with the elements of this unique culture.

For cyclists, this place is superb. The wide open smooth roads roll before you as you explore from the coast to the mountains, staying nightly in wonderful inns. Here you can soak your cares away in a hot spring bath before a banquet of superb local food.

Our route  encompass the wild east of Hokkaido with its unique world heritage area, the Shiretoko Peninsula.

We also visit the superb caldera lakes and mountains of central Hokkaido, as well as the mighty Daisetsusan National Park and the Furano area in the itinerary.

Although this tour route has changed over the years, it still resonates with the joy and beauty and sheer pleasure of riding that was experienced by those on our first ever cycle Hokkaido tour which I ran in 1985.
— John Morrell CEO Journey into Japan. August 2016.

Tour 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.

Details and Booking Information

Land Price: $AU3790 per person. Single option $AU490. 11 days/10 nights. Contact us and we will send you a PDF brochure with full tour outline, including tour inclusions, bike hire details and a booking form. 

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

  1. Autumn colours. Sept 25 - Oct 52016
  2. Summer blooms. July 2-12   2017
  3. Autumn colours. Sept 24 - Oct 4 2017

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 or post with $AU250 deposit/person. All credit cards accepted.