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Japan

Skill Level: Intermediate

Japan – Back Country & Bike Parks               (AUD $3490)

 

Discover some of the best mountain biking in Japan on this 7 day tour. Over 70% of the country is covered in mountains and those mountains hold many secrets. If you want to ride a mix of gravity fed, high alpine backcountry flow trails and bike parks with insanely fast runs while sampling the unique Japanese culture then this is the trip for you.

You fly into and out of Tokyo and we’ll do the rest. Over 6 days of riding you’ll experience some of the best trails the Japanese Alps have to offer. Working with local guides we bring you genuine diversity of trail. From the natural flow trails of the Nagano Prefecture to high speed bike park runs you’ll ride trails like you’ve never experienced before with the potential to descend over 14,000 vertical metres during the week.

Riding epic trails is only part of the experience and we’ll make sure you get to experience the food, culture and hospitality Japan is famous for.

Itinerary

Day 1 – Fujiten Mountain Bike Park

We depart Tokyo early and make our way to the base of Mt Fuji to ride Fujiten Mountain Bike Park. A perfect introduction to the trails of Japan, Fujiten delivers a unique riding experience on its black volcanic soil. After a day’s riding at Fujiten we’ll make our way to the city of Matsumoto where we’ll be based for 4 nights.

Daily riding: 3-4 hours

Vertical descent: 1500m+

Day 2 – Fujimi Mountain Bike Park

Japan’s premiere mountain bike park with runs stretching over 8 km’s and 730m of vertical descent. From the wide open super fast green runs, to the drops, roots and rocks of the black diamond runs this park has something for everyone. We’ll also use the bike park gondola to access a flowing back country trail for your first taste of Japan’s brown pow! 

Daily riding: 5-6 hours

Vertical descent: 3000m+

Days 3 & 4 – Nagano Prefecture Back Country Trails

Big alpine back country descents, hidden temples, dirt half pipes and loam. Lots and lots of loam. Two long days of trail riding on the natural flow trails of the Nagano prefecture including a 12 kilometre descent dropping over 1100 vertical metres! You’ll have to ‘earn your turns’ and these days involve climbing and ‘hike-a-bike’ sections, however, all that effort is well and truly rewarded. These trails offer a uniquely Japanese experience that you won’t forget.

Daily riding: 5-6 hours

Vertical descent: 5700m

Day 5 – Back Country Trails and transfer to Hakuba

Another big day of trail riding over several different locations as we make our way to Hakuba where we’ll be based for the next 2 nights.

Daily riding: 6 hours

Vertical descent: 1800m

Day 6 – Hakuba Trails

From the never ending flow of Iwatake Mountain Bike Park to the raw local trails of the Hakuba Valley we’ll explore the hidden gems of this region. A day of trail riding with the constant views of the jaw dropping Northern Japanese Alps it is a fitting way to end your Japanese adventure.

Daily riding: 5-6 hours

Vertical descent: 2000m 

Day 7 – Transfer to Tokyo

After 6 days of riding some of the best trails in Japan it’s time to pack the bikes, load the van and make our way back to Tokyo.

Inclusions

 

  • 6 days of guided bike park and back country trails by qualified mountain bike guides (including local guides)
  • 6 nights accommodation in a mix of traditional Japanese guest house and modern bike friendly apartments 
  • Breakfast, dinners and trail snacks (see FAQ’s for full details)
  • All ground transportation (pickup and drop-off from Narita Airport, Tokyo)
  • Bike park lift passes
  • Onsen and Temple entry fees

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