CycleHosts Japan Tour 2019

Your Hosts Satoko and Derek are back by popular demand!

The 2019 ride promises to be even better with extra support, enhanced riding route and rest day. Just some of the highlights of this trip:

  • Caring local Hosts

  • Scenic mountain climbs

  • Daily onsen for post ride relaxation

  • Magnificent traditional food

  • Japanese culture, taught by locals

  • Historic World Heritage sites

This is not your typical cycling tour.  You will commence at Satoko's home village, ride with like-minded souls, be guided by locals and be encouraged to partake in a style of riding that supports the group.  Our aim is that you leave Japan raving about the life changing ride you undertook...


 

Your tour package includes:

  • Three ride Hosts on the road with you at all times - Satoko, Derek & Diane

  • 7 nights accommodation in mix of Western and Japanese hotels

  • 5 days of fully supported and guided cycling through the Japanese Alps

  • 1 rest day, with an option to ride Mt Norikura again - we highly recommend it!

  • Breakfast each day

  • Three dinners

  • Ride snacks each day

  • A support vehicle with a Japanese speaking driver

  • All luggage transfers. Just get on your bike and ride!

Maximum 12 Riders
 

Tour Dates:  Sunday 22 September to Sunday 29 September 


Start City:  Toyama

End City:  Matsumoto


$2850 per person twin share

$500 deposit to secure your place. The balance payment will be invoiced and due in May 2019

 

Your Hosts

Satoko has made Melbourne her new home and you are likely to see her riding in the hills in the Dandenongs or north of the city… as long as the route includes a stop for cake and coffee! After joining several CycleHosts’ rides Satoko broached the idea of creating and hosting this wonderful tour which starts in her home village and covers some of her favourite cycling areas. Her caring nature, local knowledge and attention to detail has results in a fabulous experience for all riders.

Derek grew up in Melbourne but now lives and works in Tokyo. An avid runner and cyclist, his amazing fitness will see him effortlessly leading you up the hills each day whilst continuing to carrying on a full conversation and cracking plenty of jokes.

Diane is one of the founders of CycleHosts and she loves riding big hills as well as racing road and crits. Having driven the support car on the 2018 tour she is very excited to share this amazing ride experience with you on the bike in 2019.

Phil is another Australian who now calls Tokyo home. A keen cyclist himself he passionate about cycle touring in Japan and providing the best support and experience possible for other riders.

Your ride host Satoko

Your ride host Satoko

Your ride host Derek

Your ride host Derek

Your ride host Diane

Your ride host Diane


Day 1 Start in Toyama

Day 1 Start in Toyama

En Route Day 1

En Route Day 1


Thatched huts in Shirakawago, Day 2

Thatched huts in Shirakawago, Day 2

Road to Takayama Old Township

Road to Takayama Old Township

Mt Norikura backside (we stay among the trees)

Mt Norikura backside (we stay among the trees)

Mt Norikura (close to the top!)

Mt Norikura (close to the top!)

Descending Mr Norikura

Descending Mr Norikura


 
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