Hakuba Highland

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Kayaking in Hakuba

Hakuba Highland

Hakuba ~ Mountain Bike Tour

Unknown to many, the archipelago nation of Japan is pretty much a vast mountain bike park, where every prefecture is studded with mountains and hills of varying sizes. Over the years, enthusiasm for the sport has been growing and mountain biking is now huge in many places around the country. But THE place to be is in Hakuba, Japan¹s mountain heartland. Hakuba and the surrounding Nagano region are rich in exciting mountain bike trails and offer numerous scenic trails for relaxing rides around mountain lakes and through small villages.

Our 6-Day Hakuba Guided MTB tour takes you on numerous extended rides which includes downhill courses running down from the top of mountains and cross-country courses running slowly through cool trees. A moderate level of fitness and a desire to seek out the back roads of rural Japan are all that you need.

This trip also includes experience fruit picking & kayaking in Hakuba.

6 Days Hakuba MTB

Date: 15-20 June, 22-27 Jun, 14-19 Sep 2018

ITINERARY

Day 1  Tokyo – Hakuba [MOB/L/D]
Arrive in Tokyo Airport (Haneda/ Narita) and proceed to Nagano by train [about 3 hrs] (Deposit bike case with courier truck). Nagano – Obuse by minibus for lunch. Check in and free at leisure. Fruit picking experience in a fruit farm before transfer to Hakuba for hotel check in & dinner; assemble bike. Free & easy.
Overnight: Annex Square Hotel or Similar/ Twin share Room

Day 2  MTB at Azumino & Matsumoto [B/-/D]
Transfer by minibus to Azumino Alps Park. Warmup ride + skills assessment at Azumino Alps Park MTB trails.
Transfer + Matsumoto flow trail descent (1st) before own lunch
Transfer + Matsumoto flow trail descent (2nd, 3rd).
Transfer + Short trail descent (near Matsumoto) to finish before transfer to hotel
Overnight: Annex Square Hotel or Similar/ Twin share Room

Day 3  MTB at Iwatake Bike Park [B/-/D]
Transfer to Iwatake Bike Park, check-in for gondola pass.
Warm-up ride (Peak Loop), 1st descent (Beginner flow trail), DH lines (2nd, 3rd descents)
Lunch @ Peak Station (Own)
DH lines (4th, 5th descents)
Backcountry Line Option (Final descent)
Salt road cool down ride option before transfer to hotel in Hakuba
Overnight: Annex Square Hotel or Similar/ Twin share Room

Day 4   MTB Dam Wall 47 & Minakata Hill [B/-/D]
Early breakfast at hotel, bike cases ready to roll & transfer to trail opposite dam wall @ 47
Warm-up ride descent trail next to river + river crossing, sightseeing at base of 47 / bike cases transfert to 47 ready for disassembly.
Transfer to Minakata Hill for ride Minakata A, D. Continue Ride Minakata B, C; option to do any of the trails there again.
Transfer back to hotel in Hakuba
Overnight: Annex Square Hotel or Similar/ Twin share Room

Day 5   Hakuba – Nagano – Tokyo Airport [B/L/-]
Check out hotel and transfer for Kayak (Half day)
Bento box for lunch
Transfer to Nagano Station for train to Airport

Day 6   Tokyo Airport – Singapore [MOB]
AM: Flight to Singapore

6 Days Hakuba MTB

Tour Code: JPN-HMTB06

Land Cost Per Person in SGD:  $ 2648

Based on min 6 persons
Est Flight cost: $ 770 (by JAL)/ $ 745 (ANA) include taxes

A deposit of S$ 1000 per person is required upon confirmation and the balance must be paid in full 30 days prior to the departure date. Non-payment by required date may result in the cancellation of your booking and subjected to cancellation charges.

Please contact us for customization.

Price is subject to changes without prior notice.

LAND Price includes

  • 4 Nights Accommodation in Annex Square Hotel or similar Twin share  Room with breakfast & dinner
  • 1 Bento Box Lunch for Day 5
  • JR NIIGATA/ NAGANO PASS
  • Mountain bike transfer to Hakuba from Narita/ Haneda Airport x 2 ways
  • 1 Day Iwatake Snowfield Lift Pass
  • 1 half day Obuse Lunch and Fruits Picking _ half day kayak
  • 3 Days Local English Speaking Guide for MTB Guiding
  • 1 Singapore Experience Mountain Bike Leader
  • Briefing before departure

Price excludes

  • All airfare + taxes
  • All Rail Tickets not mentioned
  • Other transport not mentioned
  • All other meals not mentioned
  • All entrance fees not mentioned
  • Mountain bike & gears
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional tours