Kyushu Coast to Coast

Hotel & Bike 5 nights

VISITING: Japan

Overview

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Why we love this tour

"Get a taste of the best that Kyushu has to offer. A modern city, beautiful countryside, rugged coasts and your finish point in the spa town of Beppu. Don't miss out on the quintessential experience of soaking in an onsen hot spring after a day in the saddle."

Cycle from coast to coast on Japan’s southernmost main island

Stunning views of hills, rivers and coastlines

Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines & the Kurehashi thatched roofed bridge

Beautiful cycling over a mixture of flat terrain and rolling hills

Guiding
Guided
Distance
137miles/221km
Level
Moderate
Standard
Superior
Departs
Mon
Runs
Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov
Code
JP005
Fly to
Fukuoka
Good for
Coasts and Islands, Foodies, Solo
Return
Fukuoka

Explore the temples and hot springs of Kyushu, Japan’s undiscovered southern island on two wheels. Cycling from west to east across the forested green hills you’ll stop in at quiet villages to sample the delicious food and fascinating Buddhist traditions. Starting in the bustling city of Fukuoka and finishing in the spa town of Beppu, this route takes you on a unique journey combining culture, cuisine and nature.

The moderately graded cycling averages 55km per day on sealed secondary roads. You’ll encounter some gentle climbs through the centre of the island before reaching the sea for a final day of flatter riding close to the coast. The pace is relaxed and the air-conditioned support van is following at all times for backup. After taking in the panoramic views of Mount Futago and many ancient shrines along the route, a soak in an onsen hot spring in Beppu is your reward for completing this unforgettable coast to coast ride

This tour is an excellent choice for Spring and Autumn. Consider travelling in March and early April, which will give you a chance to see the sakura cherry blossoms which Japan is so famous for.

Accommodation

3* & 4* hotels and traditional inns

We use a mix of 3* & 4* hotels and traditional Japanese style ryokan inns of a very high standard, usually with onsen hot springs, giving you a very unique local experience.

3* & 4* hotels and traditional inns

Full board

Support vehicle

Luggage transferred each day

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What's included

Price includes

5 nights accommodation in 3* & 4* hotels and traditional inns

Full board

Bike hire

Service of a local English-speaking guide

Support vehicle for assistance

Airport drop off at the end of the tour

Transfers during the tour

Luggage transportation

Snacks and drinks while riding

Price excludes

Flights

Airport transfer on arrival

Visas (if necessary)

Helmets

Drinks during meals

Tips

Bike hire and extras

Bike hire

Hybrid or road bike hire is included. Your choice of a hybrid or a road bike from a well-known manufacturer with a lightweight alloy frame and Shimano components. You're welcome to bring your own pedals or saddle (rail type) which your guide can help you to fit.

Hybrid or road bike

Hybrid or road bike hire is included. Your choice of a hybrid or a road bike from a well-known manufacturer with a lightweight alloy frame and Shimano components.

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E-bike (subject to limited availability)

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Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions about this tour. Simply click on a question to reveal the answer.

How do I get there?

Fly to Fukuoka via Tokyo, Seoul or other Asian hub city.

 

 

How do I get back?

Fly from Fukuoka or Oita to Tokyo, Kansai or other international airport.

What is a ‘Moderate’ cycle holiday?

Moderate cycling holidays are ideal for regular cyclists as the bike routes require a moderate degree of fitness, which you should have acquired by regular cycling.

We are always on hand to offer advice, so please give us a call if you wish to chat about the tour’s grading.

Will I have a local guide?

Yes, your guide will be English speaking and local. The local guide will be a highlight of your tour as they are experienced and will pass on their knowledge and passion for their country. They will show you the best places to eat, help you meet local people along the way and give you a real feel for the local culture. 

Can I take a break from the cycling?

Yes, if you want to take a break, jump into the the air conditioned support vehicle that is always available.    

What will the weather be like?

Spring and autumn are the best times to cycle in Kyushu when the weather is normally warm and dry. From late June onwards, days are hot and humid, but slightly cooler in the hills. Your guide will make sure the group takes plenty of breaks, and the support van will carry drinks. If you travel in late March or early April, you have a great chance of seeing the cherry blossoms.

Are credit cards widely accepted in Japan?

Most restaurants and shops in Japan still only accept cash, so remember to carry enough money with you. In bigger cities, more businesses now accept cards, but you will need to use cash in most places. ATMs in 7-11 stores and Post Offices accept foreign bank cards. 

Is there a single supplement?

No, there is no extra charge for single travellers if you share a room with another same sex single guest. If you want your own room you can pay a supplement. 

Can you arrange my flights?

Flights are not included with our tours. However, we are more than happy to offer advice on long haul and regional flights, based on our extensive experience of travel in Asia.

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