SpiceRoads launches a 14-day cycling tour in Hokkaido


SpiceRoads Cycle Tours has announced a new tour combining the thrill of road bike with the scenic beauty of Japanese island Hokkaido. It will be the first and only tour for 2017 of the Bangkok-based bicycle tour operator departing on June 25.

The 14-day Highlights of Hokkaido tour is a once-a-year-departure. So, you’ll get only one chance in 2017 to explore Japan’s wild frontier through a bike tour.

Hokkaido, the northernmost of Japan’s main islands, is famous for natural hot springs (onsens), vast forests, ski areas, pristine lakes, and volcanoes. The tour, that does not require any technical riding skill, has been planned specifically for the nature lovers who take pleasure in discovering beautiful landscapes and wonderful views while pedalling their way through mountain passes.

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The riders will ride along tarmac roads in the Highlights of Hokkaido tour. They will pedal their bikes through the 1,139-metre Mikuni Toge and the Wakka Wild Flower Park. They will get to enjoy an overnight stay in the Shiretoko National Park. Besides, they will be served with locally sourced fresh seafood and get the chance to restore their energy by soaking into natural hot springs at the end of each day’s ride.

Although the tour does not require any technical skill, the riders will have to have medium to high level of physical fitness to cross 792 km in 11 days. The riders can opt for riding an extra 48 km on the 11th day.

SpiceRoads’ support van will always be nearby in case if anyone falls sick or struggles to keep up with the riding schedule. Each tour will be consisted of minimum 4 to maximum 16 riders.

spiceroads highlights of hokkaido

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The Highlights of Hokkaido tour costs US$5,200 for every single rider. The fee includes accommodation, meals, support vehicle, guides, water bottle, and jersey. The riders will have to spend extra US$450 for single supplement and US$165 and US$230 for hiring a hybrid bike and carbon bike, respectively.

The Highlights in Hokkaido tour will depart on June 25 in 2017 and June 24 in 2018. Visit www.spiceroads.com to know about their other tours and events.

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