Japanese Alps Tour - Epic Volcanoes & Ancient Roads
2023 Tour Dates
Sep 23-30 FULL*
2024 Tour Dates
Sep 28-Oct 5 5 rooms left
Level 5 out of 5
Max Distance: 160km
Max Elevation: 3200m
See FAQ for Route Levels
Premium Ryokan Hotels + Futon Japanese Beds + Public Hot-Spring Onsen Bath
Learn more about the ryokan experience
Norikura-dake (JP's highest road)
Two Volcano Summits Below
$1,760 USD Single Supplement
$1,000 USD E-Bike Rental
The Tour of the Japanese Alps is our most challenging and ambitious cycling adventure: a week-long odyssey across the spectacular mountains of central Japan. These roads will push you to your limits and take you to the most breathtaking views that this country can offer.
Take on grueling climbs, including Japan’s highest paved road. Then, relax and delve into its ancient traditions. Along our journey, find serenity and peace in authentic ryokans, all equipped with beautiful hot-spring baths. Be prepared to work hard and spend long days in the saddle, while creating lasting memories with the nature, food, traditions, and people of the Japanese countryside.
Ready for this epic adventure? Please a provide a link to your strava/mapmyride/etc account or describe the most challenging ride you’ve completed in the past 3 months, including distance, elevation gain, and time. We request this information for all of our Level 4-5 tours to confirm that the trip will be a great fit for your current riding ability.
Set up a time to connect with us over the phone or book your spot on tour now!
Please note that routes are subject to adjustments during the tour.
Welcome to Japan! We begin with introductions and a light lunch at a local restaurant. Then, we’ll set off on a shake-out ride through beautiful and flat country roads. Begin to get a feel for the epicenter of Japan’s road cycling scene. Gaze up at the surrounding mountains we will climb in the coming days. After our ride, we will return to our ryokan to feast on a beautiful Japanese meal. Fill up your tank for many more inspiring rides to come.
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Weather On Tour
Please Note: This tour covers elevations from near sea level to over 2,700m. This is a mountainous tour so it is best to bring layers each day. While valley temperatures can easily hit over 25°C (77°F) it can be near freezing at the top of summits over 2,000m above sea on this trip.
The data here for Matsumoto City is where we are based in the first half of this tour and is indicative of the averages we can expect when not at high elevation on this tour.
Japanese Alps Map
- Fully-serviced road bike or hybrid bike, with helmet and accessories. Please note there is an additional fee for an e-bike; please inquire in advance to reserve
- All accommodations and meals during your tour
- Snack and hydration stops on each day's ride
- Luggage delivery
- Support and gear vehicle
- Expert guides to show you the amazing experiences in the Japanese countryside