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Legacy of Kyoto and Surrounding Prefectures
While Japan may be seemingly gripped by an obsession with the modern world it still retains a fascinating traditional culture. Join this special cycling adventure that soaks up those traditions as you pedal out of the ancient city of Kyoto, marvel at the world renowned cherry blossom trees, and meet the monks atop mountains who lead such a unique way of life. This is a journey that truly shows off Japan’s history, beauty and culture.
- CategoryRoad Cycling
- Duration7 days
- Culture LevelAdventurous
- Skill Level3 - Intermediate
- Activity Level3 - Active
- Elevation3 - Intermediate
- Distance158.4 miles
- Avg. Daily Distance31.7 miles
How many days is the tour?
You have 7 days of exploring on this tour, 5 of which will be spent on the bike.
Where does the tour start and finish?
The tour starts in the ancient capital of Kyoto and ends at Wakayama. The train stations at Wakayama can easily connect you to Osaka Airport (KIX), Osaka City or Kyoto.
How many riders will be in the group? And what is the minimum age to join?
We can't say for certain how many will be joining. However to keep the tour personal the maximum number of participants is 10 and minimum is 4.
Minimum age to join is 18 years old
Can you describe the ride?
You will be cycling on generally excellent roads for the duration of the tour. For the most part, traffic is only light and drivers are courteous towards cyclists. In terms of gradient, you have a bit of everything, but the steepest parts of the climb are not long and the longest parts of the climb are not steep. The cycling is some of the best in Asia. You will be using hybrid bikes with touring tires. These bikes strike the perfect balance of comfortable and efficiency on this terrain.
Are helmets required?
A helmet is required to be worn on all biking activities and is non-negotiable. If you do not wear a helmet you won't be allowed to cycle.
Who will lead the tour?
Your Tour Leader is a Japanese national who has lived abroad at various stages, but is now back in Japan doing what he truly loves, riding bikes with friendly visitors.
The leaders are often cited as being the highlight of the tour and this we believe will be true of your experience in Japan. The operator searched far and wide to find someone who can really tell you the story of Japan and they believe they've found him.