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Hida Satoyama Cycling Half

Hida Satoyama Cycling / Guided Tour / Regular
Half 2.5-Hour Guided Tour of Hida Furukawa

A guided bike tour through the attractions of SATOYAMA

From the graceful town of Hida Furukawa, all the way to a rustic farming village, this totally flat, two and a half-hour long guided bike tour is perfect for beginning cyclists and those with families. We pedal around Satoyama and spread out into the outskirts just outside of town, eventually reaching a spring/well from which local people draw water.

 

 

Our journey will take us through fields, a shrine and other areas highlighting the deep culture of the town and its people. Keep an eye out for details big and small, each important to a lifestyle seldom seen anywhere else. After an easy and refreshing ride, there is nothing left to do but relax! Here are just a few highlights:

 

Rice plants are an essential part of Satoyama’s landscape and one of this tour’s most charming attractions–you can learn how rice grows in Japan and later, reap the benefits of the harvest with a hearty meal. During the tour, take the opportunity to visit a local market where local vegetables and other products are sold.

Even before food, though, you’ll need pure, clear water–something that this mountainous area has in abundance! There are many water-drawing spots, all known by our guides. The water is both delicious and free, the perfect thirst-quencher during a great ride.

Dates

Period
Mar 20, 2019Dec 20, 2019
Mar 20, 2020Dec 20, 2020

Time

Approx. 2h30m

Afternoon tours are available only 10/16 -12/20

Number of Participants

Max8 people
Min2 people

Tour rate

5,400JPY/person Inc.Tax

Included in the price
  • Trained and experienced guide (in English/Japanese)
  • Small group tour
  • Mountain Bike
  • Helmet
  • Rain gear (Japanese size: S, M, L)
  • 500ml bottled water
  • Tea break
Not included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gloves
  • Child seat (3,000yen for rental)

Meeting Point

SATOYAMA EXPERIENCE Hida Furukawa Desk

8-11 Furukawacho Ninomachi, Hida-shi, Gifu, Japan

Note

Reservation

  • Reservation up to 170 days ahead is possible. For reservations further ahead, please contact us via the inquiry page.
  • If a tour is filled with 2 people booking already, you can book it alone. Please check our current availability via “reservation”. If your requested date is unavailable, please feel free to contact us and we will do our best to accommodate you.
  • Tour participants must be able to ride a bike. We recommend that guests without recent experience of riding a bike familiarise themselves through training rides before their trip.
    Children under 12 years old should have sufficient recent experience of riding a bike without training wheels.

Cancellation

  • If you, unfortunately, cancel the tour, you will not be charged a cancellation fee up to 2 days before the tour date. Please see the link for the detail: Cancellation policy

Private Tours

We have private tours available upon request.
* Please note that we have no child rates for private tours.

  • 1 person :  ¥21,600
  • 2 people : ¥10,800
  • 3 people : ¥8,100
  • 4 people or more : ¥6,400

Private tour price in the top season  (April 10th-29th, Jul 16th-Aug 25th, Oct 1st-15th 2019)

  • 1 person :  ¥32,400
  • 2 people : ¥16,200
  • 3 people : ¥10,800
  • 4 people or more : ¥8,100