Cycle around the Noto Peninsula
Visit samurai houses, traditional townhouses and Gassho Zukuris as you discover the story behind these structures.
Savor delicious seafood prepared the Japanese way which have been caught in Noto's abundant waters.
Far from the modern cities, let the country's natural resources be revealed

Japan's Noto Peninsula

9 days
Site savings
$4,219 USD

Jutting out into the Sea of Japan, the remote Noto Peninsula offers a coastline of impressive seascapes to explore by bike. While the rugged Western coast rises and falls, eroded as it is by wind and wave, the Eastern coast enjoys a calmer shore and stunning views of the distant Nagano alpine peaks. Starting in Kanazawa, explore the peninsula before heading down to Shirakawa-Go and finishing up in the beautiful city of Takayama.

  • Category
    Cultural & Historical
  • Type
    Fully Guided
  • Duration
    9 days
  • Culture Level
  • Skill Level
    2 - Novice
  • Activity Level
    3 - Active
  • Elevation
    2 - Moderate
  • Terrain
  • Distance
    301.4 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    42.9 miles
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A protected national park, Noto Peninsula is awash with meandering hills, perfect for those seeking an active adventure tour. Experience the magnificent sights of the bay with rocky outcrops such as the Ganmon Cave, a natural arch carved into the cliff by the tides. In Senmaida, freewheel down the hillside next to the country’s terraced rice fields as they stagger downwards to the coast. Inhale the bracing sea air at Noto Kongo, as you enjoy the peninsula’s most scenic spot.

It’s not all pedal-heavy though; unwind in the mineral hot springs to soothe sore cycling muscles. Spend the night in a thatched-roof Gassho Zukuri, one of the historical farmhouses that have survived for over 200 years, and sample traditional mountain dishes. As you head inland, wander the narrow lanes of Takayama’s old city between wooden sake breweries and charming boutiques. And bike the cherry-blossom paths along the Oyabe River, for a Japanese experience you won’t forget.

Tour inclusions and exclusions at a glance:

What's included?
Items included in the cost of the tour

Embark on this coastal tour of Japan's Noto Peninsula and think of nothing else but having fun. This is because most of what you need are included on this trip.

  • Cycling jersey and drink bottle
  • Vehicle support while cycling.
  • Local English speaking cycling leader/guide.
  • Accommodations
  • Meals (as indicated in itinerary)
  • Snacks and drinks
What's not included?
Items not included in the cost of the tour

Despite not wishing to exclude anything there are a few items you will need organise prior to arrival for yourself.

  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Tips
  • International / Domestic flights
  • Airport pick up and drop off
  • Free bike rental is not included. Please see the available rental options below.

Tour options and upgrades:

2 equipment options available
1 tour add-on available