A half-day(3hours) cycling tour that takes you along a path through the forest in the beautiful Japanese Alps which is only known to the local people. Therefore we only feel the real nature and do not see the people but will can see the wild animals sometimes such as monkeys and Japanese serow. Bear also lives in this mountains but do not worry we bring the bear bell and we have never seen the bear during the tour. This half-day adventure also brings you Japan’s beliefs and historical explanations about the mountains. You will even visit places tied to legend. Lastly, we will visit Sawando Hot Springs’ footbath to recover your legs. Bicycle beginner can join this tour but we need to cycling up the difference in elevation around 300m. We think children who is less than 12 years age and person who do not exercise regularly are difficult to join the tour. We have morning tour and afternoon tour. Morning tour will start at 9:30. Afternoon tour will start at 13:30. Maximum 4 person will share this tour. But if you want private tour, please let us know.
My name is Yuma and my colleague Mao are running this tour. Yuma is owner of Guesthouse Raicho in Norikura Kogen, Japanese alps, official nature guide of Japan Mountain Guides Association and loves nature very much. Mao is staff of Guesthouse Raicho, very famous bike packer and loves bicycle very much. The reason we run this tour in Norikura highland is because we hope to connect people to great nature. Norikura Highland, Japanese alps located in Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture, is very beautiful with lots of wonderful places where you can feel the real nature such as rivers, waterfalls, forest trails etc. We look forward to seeing you in our tour.
Touring bike or Mountain bike, Helmet, Gloves
【Norikura Highland Cycling Track】 The cycling track is in good condition and easy to ride. Firstly We practice and warming up in this track. 【Sengen buchi (Local Stream)】 We visit Sengen buchi which is local beautiful stream and has local legend related with mountain culture. 【Secret Alps forest Track】 More than 70 years ago people were using this road to come and go between Norikura and Sawando by walk. nobody use now. 【Swando hotsprings】
最多可供4位年滿12歲的旅人參加。 Bicycle beginner can join this tour but we need to cycling up the difference in elevation around 300m. We think the person who do not exercise regularly are difficult to join the tour. We recommend you to stay at Guesthouse…
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Please check the train and bus time schedule in advance if you come here by using public transportation. There is free parking. If weather is not good like rain, we will cancel the tour
Japan Alps Secret Track Cycling Tour