Itinerary 'The Cape of Divine Powerf
Day 1 (Arrival)
We transfer you to our hotel which sits on the banks of a caldera lake. It is a spectacular start point surrounded by 3 volcanoes and renowned for its indigo blue waters. On arrival relax in the hotel hot springs.
Day 2 (68 km/42 miles)
Ride to another lakeside resort. The near circular lake doesnft freeze even during the harsh cold temperatures of the Hokkaido winter due to the areafs abundance of geothermal activity. Nearby is a young mountain that literally popped out of a farmerfs field and grew to a height of 403 meters in the space of 2 years. Enjoy the nightly fireworks display over the lake from the hotel to finish an amazing day.
Day 3 (72 km/45 miles)
You will ride a loop around the lake on quiet country back-roads. A highlight is seeing some of the smoking fumaroles around the volcano and ruins left from the last volcanic eruption. After the ride relax in the hot springs overlooking the lake and Hokkaidofs eMt Fuji.f
Day 4 (66 km/41 miles)
Today we head to Hokkaidofs famous outdoor playground. This beautiful ride starts around the lake and passes through rural pastures with the gMt Fuji of the North,h in the background. It is said that there are so many hot springs in the area that it would take 6 days to visit them all.
Day 5 (60 km/37 miles)
You will then ride to a local coastal fishing town, passing the local fish market. The ride finishes at Japanfs oldest whiskey distillery where you will see the process of whiskey distillation. The ride for the day is over, so we can sample some of their fine liquor.
Day 6 (62 km/38miles)
On the last day you will ride out along the coast to Hokkaidofs beautiful western Peninsula or the eCape of Divine Power,f as it is known the local people. The area is part of Hokkaido's only sea National Park, a magnificent coastline made up of sea-cliffs and crystal blue waters. You will then be transferred to the port city of Hokkaido. The city served as the sea entrance to Hokkaido for over a hundred years and so has some beautifully restored buildings. The gaslights and stone warehouses along the canal produce a beautiful nightscape where there are many cafes, museums, restaurants and shops.
Departure day. Return transfer to the airport after breakfast.