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This trip is Guided allowing you to explore the area with the benefit of a knowledgeable ride leader and support.
This trip is ideal for Breaks with Friends and Seasoned Cyclists.
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Immerse yourself and all your senses into this mysterious and majestic country. Filled with temples, mountains, forests, beautiful rural land and stunning coast the Noto Peninsula will exceed all expectations. This expedition takes you along the coast, where you'll pass sand dunes, rice paddies, fascinating rock formations and the classic snow capped mountains along with cheery blossom tree lined paths. At the end of a long day's cycling there's nothing better than relaxing in a Japaneese onsen, a hot spring featured in many of the hotels with water fresh from the mountains.  

 
Departure Dates:
13 May 21 May 2018
24 June 2 July 2018 
8 July 16 July 2018
26 August 3 September 2018
DAY 1Arrival

Meet in Kanazawa at the hotel, which is located a few minutes walk from Kanazawa station. Explore the surrounding area, we recommend visiting the Kenroku Gardens. You can get to know your fellow cyclists at the welcome dinner tonight.

DAY 2Kanazawa - Togi

Your Japanese cycling expedition starts along the coast. We'll pay a visit to the Keta Taisha Shrine, built 2,000 years ago and Ganmon Cave, located in the sea. The final 20km to Togi will be wavey, but you'll be able to relax in onsens, traditional Japanese hot springs when we get there.      

Today's cycling is approximately 65km.

DAY 3Togi - Wajima

Today's route takes us along the Sekinohana coast to Minazuki, where we'll enjoy some authentic Japanese food. Our next stop will be the fishing port of Wajima, where we can take in spectacular coastline views, which include various rock formations, molded by the wind and sea. This evening's accommodation will be a Minshuku, with futons, onsens and locally sourced seafood.

Today's cycling is approximately 60km.

DAY 4Wajima - Noto

After exploring the Asa-Inchi morning market we'll get on our bikes for the longest day's cycling! Today we'll cycle towards the tip of Noto, with the beautiful rice fields of Senmaida surrounding us. After a quick stop off at an Old Tokukuni House, we'll cycle to Tsukumo Bay. Your reward for a hard days cycling? A Japanese Ryokan (Inn) with hot springs inside caves and stunning views of the bay. 

Today's cycling is approximately 80km.

DAY 5Noto - Wakura

A simple ride beside the coast is whats on the cards today. We'll spend most of the day exploring Notojima Island, take a look at the snow topped mountains and Japanese Alps. This evening will be spent in Wakura, renowned for it's onsens, which you'll have more than enough time to experience.

Today's cycling is approximately 70km.

DAY 6Wakura - Takaoka

It's time to swap the coast for inland as we cycle through the beautiful Takaoka and Kanayamachi. This pristine area features properties from the Meiji Era, when it had strong roots to the copper manufacturing industry. This evening we recommend visiting one of Japan's national treasures, the ZuiryÅ«-ji Temple and Takaoka’s Great Buddha. 

Today's cycling approximately 75km.

DAY 7Takaoka - Shirakawago

We'll be cycling along water, this time the Oyabe River, which leads us to the Zuisen-ji Temple, one of the largest wooden temples in Japan. We'll be around the base of mountains and after exploring the temple, it's time to let the climb commence! Once completed, we'll be free to discover  Shirakawago, a World Heritage site, renowned for traditional Japanese thatched houses also known as Gassho Zukuris.   

Today's cycling is approximately 65km.

DAY 8Shirakawago - Takayama

We'll make the most of our final day with an early start. We'll be cycling along a remarkable dam with a reasonable gradient en route to Takayama’s old city. Take in the narrow lanes, wooden buildings, breweries and boutiques, all authentic to Japan. 

Today's cycling is approximately 70km.

DAY 9Departure

After breakfast, this incredible trip has ended. It's time to depart, whether you get a transfer to Toyama Airport, a train to Nagoya or a bullet train to Kyoto or Tokyo.   

Map of a cycling holiday in Japan's Noto Peninsular
9 DAYS
70 KM/DAY AVERAGE
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Your accommodation will be in a mixture of hotels and boutique residences.  
You will be met and collected at Komatsu Airport, to begin your ride and transferred to Toyama Airport for your return flight.   
Your trip will include all meals which consist of fresh, local cuisine but arrangements can be made if you have any particular dietary requirements. Bottled water as well as local fruits and refreshments are provided on all cycling days. 
The holiday is guided by English speaking, knowledgeable, friendly guides. Your ride will be followed by a support van equipped with plenty of refreshments as well as a comprehensive first-aid kit. Alternatively, if you would like to do this tour privately, this can be arranged, just ask our cycling experts.    
You will have a well trained and knowledgeable guide who will carry a comprehensive first-aid kit. In the unlikely case of any medical emergency that requires a hospital, there is ground transportation on hand to provide assistance and a local speaking support team. 
The bike you will hire will give you a comfortable ride as you cruise through Japan and it is equipped with water bottle holders and an area to keep a small day bag. If you would like to bring your own bike instead, please let our cycling experience team know. 
The air conditioned support van will be equipped with essentials such as bottled mineral water and local fruit and snacks during each day's ride. The guide will have a travel set of bike tools for emergency repairs and the support van will be equipped with spare parts and other tools. 
Your bags will be collected each morning and taken from your accommodation to the next night’s accommodation. We suggest you keep a day bag with you for all your essentials. 
Travel to Japan is not included but please ask our cycling experience team if you would like us to book flights for you.   
We consider travel insurance to be essential. Accordingly, it is a condition of making a booking through us that you have suitable insurance cover for the booking you have made and any activities which you expect to take part in. This insurance as a minimum should cover cancellation, baggage loss, accidents and health issues while you are away. We also recommend that you take your policy details with you when you travel. Please ask our cycling experience team if you would like us to arrange travel insurance for you.