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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.