September 13 - 23, 2015:
Mountains & Hot Springs of Hokkaido
Join an 11 day tour of Hokkaido, gem of northern Japan. Bike through verdant valleys and hills with the magnificent Daisetsuzan mountains as a back drop. Pedal up 7500 foot Mt. Asahi, ride the rope way, and stay in a traditional inn with abundant seafood and local produce to delight the palette. Participate in a cycling event with Japanese riders. Optional sight-seeing tour of Tokyo.
The focus of the tour is on enjoying the sights and sounds of Japan with time to take pictures and meet local people. Cycling distances 20-60 miles at a moderate pace, rolling terrain, with some steep hills. Carry only what's needed for the day, as luggage is shipped to the next hotel.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
See photos from the 2013 tour. https://picasaweb.google.com/cyclejapan/Japan13
Japan Cycle Tours is owned and operated by Bike Friday Bicycle Consultant Ruthy Kanagy, who was raised in Japan and leads tours for Bike Friday riders and friends. Prepare for the trip by reading "Living Abroad in Japan" (2013) http://livingabroadinjapan.com