This private, guided e-bike tour takes you up the Norikura Skyline, which, at an altitude of 2,702 meters, is Japan's highest public road. With the road being paved and off-limits to private vehicles, this is a mecca for cycling enthusiasts who enjoy an uphill climb. Enjoy the spectacular mountain scenery and the beauty of Mt. Norikura's alpine wildlife.
Challenge yourself on this guided private cycling tour of Gifu's Norikura Skyline, a famous mountain road that's the highest public road in Japan. (It's also the highest point in Japan that you can reach on a bike!) A part of Chubusangaku National Park, this road is off-limits to private vehicles as a nature conservation measure, making it a haven for cyclists who enjoy uphill climbs and spectacular views. E-bike cycling is a popular pastime in Europe and America, but there are many e-bike tours in Japan, too — like this one! On this tour, you'll use an electrically assisted bike, so while you'll still need to pedal, cycling uphill won't be too difficult. Don't worry too much about not being good at cycling; as long as you're used to riding a bike, you'll be able to enjoy this tour. What's more, as your guide leads your group, staff will follow along behind you in a van to ensure guest safety and provide extra assistance, so there's no need to worry if you aren't an expert cyclist, or if this is your first uphill cycling tour. Start by meeting your guide at Honokidaira Bus Terminal, which is a short drive away from Hirayu Onsen. Then, you'll head for the Hirayu Gate entrance of the Norikura Skyline, which is at an altitude of 1,684 meters. From there, the cycling tour will begin. In total, you'll cycle a 15-km route with an altitude difference of about 1,000 meters. As you climb the Norikura Skyline, observe how the dynamic scenery changes. The higher you get, the more you'll see different types of alpine plants. The clouds that seemed so far above you when you were at the base of the mountain will get closer and closer until they're almost seemingly at eye level. Finally, once you reach the endpoint — Tatamidaira, with an altitude of 2,702 meters — you can explore the summit at your leisure. We'll provide you a bus ticket so that you can return to Honokidaira Bus Terminal yourself. Book now to feel the sunshine and fresh air on your skin as you cycle above the clouds!