Heartland Japan Cycle Group Tour

13 nights  | 14 days

Total distance: 970 kms in 13 days of riding.
Total elevation gain: 14,970 metres over 13 days
Elevation gain Average: 1151 metres per day

Gain a fascinating insight into Japan’s distinctive and dynamic culture on this 14-day bicycle journey through the Land of the Rising Sun.

Enjoy 13 nights accommodation in traditional guesthouses, Japanese inns and hotels touring through the heartland of Japan.

Ride with experienced resident cyclists, a journey to be treasured for life.

This journey of 1000 kms travels from Japan’s past-Imperial capital, Kyoto, home of the Geisha, north to the Japan Sea, through rustic fishing villages, to savor the freshest and tastiest sashimi and crab in the world, around one of Japan’s most beautiful peninsulas , and then back south, through more UNESCO, World- Heritage-listed sights, Edo-period outposts and ancient mountain hamlets lost in time, to finish at Japan’s oldest remaining samurai castle, in Matsumoto.

The ride will average around 90 kms per day with some challenging climbs, fully supported by a bus following the group, allowing participants a break – if they need it.

Visits to heritage sites, sacred shrines and temples as well as folk museums and other points of interest known often only to the locals, sets this ride apart from others.

Tour Highlights

  • Spectacular mountain and countryside views of Japan (approx. 1000 km cycling distance)

  • Use of high-quality road bikes, accompanied by 2 English-speaking guides and support bus.

  • Stop along the way and learn about the history and regional information from a skilled, local guide.

What’s Included

  • Japan Holidays Staff to Escort Tour

  • Arrival & Departure Transfers (shared)

  • 13 night’s accommodation (3-4star hotel & ryokan mix) & dinner, breakfast

  • Welcome & Farewell Dinners with drinks included.

  • Highly experienced guided rides (2 guides minimum)

  • Support vehicle with spares, mechanical support & hydration.

  • Luggage transfers during cycling section of tour

  • Bike bag transfers during cycling tour

  • Off-bike experience itinerary

  • Sector Train Tickets Tokyo to Kanazawa

  • Sector Train Tickets Kyoto to Tokyo

Terms and Conditions


  • International Airfares
  • Bike rental available (road/hybrid/e-bike)

Quote based on 10+ riders.


Map and Itinerary

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