We are now offering on all of our guided tours with the option of an E-Bike rental. E-bikes, or electricity assist bicycles provide some assistance, particularly on the hills. It really takes out the physical hardship of covering long distances or steep hills so that you might better enjoy the scenery and culture with minimal effort. Read our journal about E-Bikes.
This is one of the most breathtaking areas in Hokkaido. The Biei countryside is reminiscent of Tuscany, with its green rolling hills, interspersed with flower farms. There is the backdrop of the Daisetsuzan mountains and on clear days, you will see the whole range stretching from north to south. There are a myriad of quiet roads, perfect for seeing the countryside on the bike.
Shirogane is a hot spring village at the base of the Daisetsuzan National Park. The route will take you through a tranquil silver birch forest to an alpine plain with stunning views of a smoking volcano. Along the way we have the opportunity to see the turquoise blue pond and a waterfall that cascades out from a rocky cliff face. Read about the tour here.
Furano is sometimes referred to as the 'Navel of Hokkaido' for its central location on the island. This is a picturesque valley with views across to the southern end of the Daisetsuzan mountains. Lavender grows in the months of June to August in the valley and quilted flower farms color the landscape in various shades. Enjoy the scenery from quiet country roads.
We have chosen the Trek Verve+ for our rental fleet based on its positive reviews. The bike is very user friendly and you will be used to its functions in a matter of minutes. Renting an E-Bike might be a good option for couples of differing abilities, families or first time bike travellers concerned about keeping up with a group. The reassurance that an E-bike enables individuals to seek a more adventurous route.