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Trip Highlights
  • Explore the diverse landscape made up of temples, forests and impressive mountain ranges
  • Become immersed in the rich, historical Japanese culture
  • Beautiful coastal riding past sand dunes and fascinating rock formations
  • Relaxing in Japanese Onsen’s, natural hot springs with water fresh from the mountains
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Noto Peninsula Cycling Holiday

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What we love About Noto Peninsula Cycling Holiday

We love...Scenic Coastal Riding
Standing out from the centre of Japan, the Noto Peninsula offers unique riding and spectacular views over the East AsiaSea. You'll pass rice paddies, sand dunes, snow capped mountains and cherry blossom tree lined paths on your ride.
We love...Rich Japanese Culture
The contrast between traditional and modern culture throughout Japan makes for a unique experience. Authentic thatched houses and incredible temples make up the spectacular scenery on your route round the Noto Peninsula. You can then choose to explore Tokyo or Kyoto where you'll become immersed in the lively Japanese cities.
We love...Japanese Onsens
Sitting below volcanic mountains, Japan's onsens provide the perfect place to relax after a day of riding. The famous hot springs are dotted around Japan and offer a great opportunity to experience the country's natural environment.

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Day by Day

Day 1Arrival

Meet in Kanazawa at the hotel, which is located a few minutes walk from Kanazawa station. Explore the surrounding area and we recommend visiting the Kenroku Gardens.

Day 2Cycling from Kanazawa to Togi
Total distance65km

Your Japanese cycling expedition starts along the coast. You’ll pay a visit to the Keta Taisha Shrine, built 2,000 years ago as well as Ganmon Cave. Your ride will be fairly flat in the morning before becoming more undulating for the final 20km to Togi. Relax in onsens, traditional Japanese hot springs when you get to your hotel this evening.

Day 3Cycling from Togi to Wajima
Total distance60km

Today’s route takes you along the Sekinohana coast to Minazuki, where you’ll enjoy some authentic Japanese food. Your next stop will be the fishing port of Wajima, where you can take in spectacular coastline views, which include various rock formations, moulded by the wind and sea. This evening’s accommodation will be a Minshuku, a traditional Japanese homestay.

Day 4Cycling from Wajima to Noto
Total distance80km

After exploring the Asa-Inchi morning market you’ll get on your bike for a long ride today. You will cycle towards the tip of Noto, with the beautiful rice fields of Senmaida surrounding you. After a quick stop off at an Old Tokukuni House, you will cycle to Tsukumo Bay. Your reward for a hard day’s cycling will be a Japanese Ryokan with hot springs inside caves and stunning views of the bay.

Day 5Cycling from Noto to Wakura
Total distance70km

You will enjoy a simple coastal ride today. 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 its onsens, and you can experience these at the end of your day’s ride.

Day 6Cycling from Wakura to Takaoka
Total distance75km

It’s time to swap the coast for inland as you cycle through the beautiful Takaoka and Kanayamachi. This pristine area is littered with  properties from the 19th century Meiji Era. This evening we highly recommend that you visit one of Japan’s national treasures, the Zuiryū-ji Temple and Takaoka’s Great Buddha.

Day 7Cycling from Takaoka to Shirakawago
Total distance65km

Today you will follow a bike path along the Oyabe River to the base of the mountains and stop to check out Zuisen-ji Temple, one of the largest wooden structures left standing in Japan. Next, you will head into the mountains for a few good climbs and after arriving, you can spend the afternoon exploring Shirakawago, a UNESCO World Heritage Site famous for its gassho zukuris, nail-free “clasped hands” thatched roof houses. You will spend the night at a
200-year-old gassho zukuri eating traditional mountain food.

Day 8Shirakawago to Takayama
Total distance70km

Today you will make the most of your final day with an early start. You’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.

Day 9Departure

Today you will leave this trip but if you prefer to extend your stay in Japan, let us know and we can help with the rest of your holiday.

Key Stats

9day holiday
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70km avg
Expect to ride an average of 70km per day

How's the Weather? in Noto Peninsula

The SpringMarch to May
This is one of the best time to visit Japan as, during the Spring, average temperatures are high. Rain is, however, also likely at this time so be prepared for any eventuality.
The SummerJune to August
The summer months are the hottest all over Japan and conditions can become quite humid. August is, on average, the warmest. Again, this is still the Japanese rainy season with July one of the wettest months of the year.
The AutumnSeptember to November
The Autumn months are relatively unpredictable in Japan. Temperatures are mild as the summer humidity moves on. October is a popular time to travel during the Autumn months.
The WinterDecember to February
The Winter months can be relatively wet in this area of Japan and temperatures can also be very low with snow likely. Cycling during this time is generally not recommended.

Area InformationFor Noto Peninsula

As your ride round the Noto Peninsula, you’ll become immersed in Japan’s beautiful scenery, traditional cultural spots and unique cycling destinations. The mix of rural, coastal and city riding provides an incredible experience for those seeking a new adventure in a fascinating and captivating country.

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