Q. How do we get to Hida Satoyama Cycling?
A. Please go to our Access page for details.
If you catch a train from Takayama, please refer to the following time table.
JR Train Timetable
Q. Can we participate in the tour with children?
A. Yes, children’s sized bicycles are available, as are child seats that can accommodate children up to 22kgs. However, the availability of children’s sized bicycles and child seats are limited, so please reserve early.
Q. What is the parking situation?
A. Parking is available at the Hida City Office and free parking behind the JR Hida-furukawa station.
Q. How do we make reservations for the tour?
A. You can make a reservation via this website or call us on +81-577-73-5715
Q. What happens if it rains?
A. We conduct all of our tours rain or shine. In the case of rain, we can provide you with rental options such as rain suits. If we decide to cancel a tour due to the adverse weather conditions, we will inform you prior to the tour.
Q. What is the cancellation policy?
A. We will charge a cancellation fee, if for any reason you cancel a tour within 72 hours. Please see the link below for details.
Q. How physically fit do I have to be in order to participate in a tour?
A. Our tours are casual rides through the Japanese countryside. Our Standard and Half courses are relatively flat and either course is appropriate for beginners.
Q. What should I wear?
A. Please wear comfortable clothes suitable for bicycle riding. Sneakers, shorts or pants are appropriate. Also, we recommend a hat and sunglasses during summer, and a hat, gloves, windbreaker, and layered clothing in colder weather.
Additionally, please bring rain gear in the case of a sudden downpour during a tour.
Q. What should I do with my personal belongings?
A. We will keep your gear in the reception area while you participate in a tour. However, please note that we are not responsible for any damage or losses. Therefore, please take your valuables with you on a tour.
Q. Can I join a tour even if I am the only guest?
Q. What is the restroom situation?
A. Unfortunately, we don’t have a restroom at the main tour starting point. However, there are western style restrooms available along the different courses. We recommend that you use the restroom before you arrive.
Q. Is insurance included in the fee?
A. Law requires that an accident insurance premium be included in our tour fees. Accident and liability cover is also included in our rental bike fees. Contact us if you have any questions regarding this, please.
Q. What is the “Anshin Ride Pack” option?
A. The “Anshin Ride Pack“, available for 500 yen/bike, is insurance that covers any damage suffered by a bicycle. Typically, any bicycle damage will be the responsibility of the participant. However, with the purchase of this cover, Hida Satoyama Cycling will bear all damage related costs. Please select the option on our reservation page, if you would like to include this in your tour or rental package.