September 12-22, 2016
Scenic Mountains & Valleys of Hokkaido & Nagano
Cycle the island of Hokkaido, Gem of Northern Japan: We start in the city of Asahikawa in central Hokkaido. Transfer to magnificent 7,500 foot Mt. Asahi in Daisetsuzan National Park, ride a cable car, enjoy fall colors, optional hiking, soak in hot springs, savor abundant seafood. Pedal down the mountain through beautiful valleys of rolling hills dotted with patchwork fields. Experience local culture – tea ceremony, kimono, farm visit, make a Japanese lunch, visit a museum of Ainu history to learn about the indigenous people of Hokkaido.
After flying to Tokyo (domestic air ticket not included), ride a bullet train to the mountains of Nagano prefecture northwest of Tokyo. Bike through traditional rice farming villages, along the Chikuma River, meet local people and learn about rural life. Biking distances 30 – 45 miles a day at a moderate pace. Support van in Hokkaido. Luggage will be transported.
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Small group of 6-10 participants
Cost: $3500 per person (double occupancy)