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Lake Shikotsu Mountain Bike Tour from Sapporo provided by Giro21 MTB&Nature Tourguide - Daytours

Lake Shikotsu Mountain Bike Tour from Sapporo

Lake Shikotsu Mountain Bike Tour from Sapporo
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from £73.25 per adult
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  • Duration: 7h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Japanese, English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Japanese, English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Enjoy the breathtaking scenery and fresh mountain air of the Lake Shikotsu area by mountain bike on this small-group tour. This active adventure is a great way to get some fresh air and get your blood pumping as you explore this beautiful outdoor area. Start your mountain biking trip in the morning from your choice of three pickup locations, including Sapporo train station, select hotels near the station, or from New Chitose Airport. After your pickup, proceed by minivan to the trailhead at Chitose, situated around 1.5 hours outside of Sapporo. Arrive at the trailhead and grab your mountain biking gear, including helmet and gloves, before listening to a short safety lesson geared to cyclists with moderate experience levels. Then pedal out into the outdoor scenery of the Lake Shikotsu area, starting on a trail along the crystal clear waters of Chitose River.  As you continue your ride, the trail heads along a forested path of white birch trees, proceeding uphill for around 1.5 hours and covering a distance of about 9 miles (15km). Finish this section of the ride on top of a cliff at a hydroelectric plant, offering sublime views of the river below. Then continue pedaling towards Lake Shikotsu, which lies another 3 miles (5km) away. After another moderate few miles of cycling, you arrive on the shores of Lake Shikotsu, originally formed by volcanic activity and now the second-deepest lake in Japan, reaching depths of 1,180 feet (360m). Cycle along the shore of this clear body of water, enjoying views of the volcanic peaks of Mount Eniwa, Mount Tarumae and Mount Fuppushi in the distance. Take break to have lunch (at your own expense) at one of the many lakeside restaurants, offering a wide variety of food options such as freshwater salmon (sushi or sashimi), hamburgers of Hokkaido beef, or hearty Japanese favorites like ramen or curry. After lunch, you can select from several return options depending on your fitness and skill level. A mountain path offers a moderate downhill route with some uphill climbs (slightly more challenging), or journey back on a route that is entirely downhill (easier). Both options cover a distance of approximately 15 miles (25km) and around 2 hours of time. If at any time the pace becomes too strenuous, you can ask your guide to slow things down or take a shortcut. Finish your ride admiring the wealth of natural scenery along the path, including occasional wildlife sightings of Ezo deer, Hokkaido foxes and raccoon dogs, returning to the Chitose area to conclude your trip. Your adventure ends with a return trip to Sapporo or to New Chitose Airport.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6463FULL
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Professional English-speaking local guide • Mountain bike, helmet and gloves for rental • All taxes and handling charges • Entry/Admission - Lake Shikotsu
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Lunch • Entry/Admission - Lake Shikotsu
Duration
7h 30m
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
1.Hotel pickup in central Sapporo city 2.JR Sapporo station (FamilyMart Sapporo-Eki Kitaguchi-ten : Sapporo, Kita Ward, Kita 7 Jo Nishi 4 Chome−1)
17 Shikotsukoonsen, Chitose, Hokkaido 066-0281, Japan Lake Shikotsu Visitor Center
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Professional English-speaking local guide • Mountain bike, helmet and gloves for rental • All taxes and handling charges • Entry/Admission - Lake Shikotsu
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Lunch • Entry/Admission - Lake Shikotsu
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
1.Hotel pickup in central Sapporo city 2.JR Sapporo station (FamilyMart Sapporo-Eki Kitaguchi-ten : Sapporo, Kita Ward, Kita 7 Jo Nishi 4 Chome−1)
17 Shikotsukoonsen, Chitose, Hokkaido 066-0281, Japan Lake Shikotsu Visitor Center
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
7h 30m
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Minimum age is 10 years
Recommended height is 1.45m (4.75 foot) or taller
A maximum of 10 people per booking
Please wear a comfortable long sleeve shirt, long pants and shoes suitable for exercising. Jeans are not recommended
Sunglasses or some kind of eye protection are recommended
Please bring your own water (rental bikes have water-bottle holder)
Windbreaker jacket is recommended during spring and fall season
The mountain bike course may be changed due to road conditions
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    17 Shikotsukoonsen
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Sapporo
    Stop: 90 minutes
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  • 2
    Lake Shikotsu
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Lake Shikotsu
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 4
    Lake Shikotsu
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Sapporo
    Stop: 90 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    17 Shikotsukoonsen
    17 Shikotsukoonsen, Chitose, Hokkaido 066-0281, Japan
    Lake Shikotsu Visitor Center
    See address & details
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VICENTE BRAVO
8 contributions
Explore Lake Shikotsu by Bike
Jul 2020
We were only the 2 of us (due to Covid limited trips) so we felt the experience as being really personal and intimate.
Beautiful scenery around Lake Shikotsu enhanced by the explanations of the guide.
Bikes were in a very well condition. Being an all day tour, we had plenty of time at each stop to enjoy all there was to see and do (we decided the "more adventurer" option, but the guide will adapt depending on your personal expectations).
The guide has a good English understanding so the communication was easy.
Overall, a really nice and memorable experience. Highly recommended.
Written 3 August 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Giro21
Thank you for your review. I thought we couldn't tour Lake Shikotsu in this year. However, thanks for your join and this comments, I would like to continue for a while as a private tour for people living in Hokkaido and Japan . many many thanks, Jun
Written 6 August 2020
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Alex Loh
Sapporo, Japan5 contributions
One of the best ways to experience the natural beauty of Hokkaido!
Oct 2019
I cant say enough good things about this mountain bike tour with Jun! He led us through about 8 miles of various trails and some roads. During the fall season, the tree leaves have beautiful colors and the weather is nice and cool to keep us from feeling too warm during the ride. The route can be adjusted to accommodate different levels of fitness, but you'll definitely have more opportunity to see gorgeous sights by riding a longer distance around the lake. My friend and I were fortunate enough to be the only ones who booked this particular day, so we basically had a private tour.

One of the highlights of the experience was when we got to a certain trail. Jun pulled out bells and put them on our bikes so that we would make our presence known so we dont spook any potential wildlife suddenly. On that trail we not only were entertained with interesting terrain to ride the bikes on, but also managed to see wild deer on several occasions.

After the ride, there is a nearby visitor center and food area that has several restaurants and food stalls. There's a large variety of dishes available such as ramen, rice bowls, tempura, salmon from Lake Shikotsu, and even venison! Just about any craving a hungry person with sore leg muscles would have. Some of the food stalls also sell dessert items if you're looking for something rewarding to replace the calories from the ride.

Overall, this experience is extremely worth it! Jun was kind enough to meet with us at Sapporo station with his van, and drove us to and from Lake Shikotsu. Considering the good quality bikes provided, transportation to and from the lake, and the beautiful sights we got to see, I'd say this is a must for anyone who likes riding bikes and wants to experience the beauty of Japan away from the big cities.

Thanks so much! It was a great experience. Looking forward to coming again during the springtime!
Written 9 November 2019
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Chris S
44 contributions
Great Easy Day of Mountain Biking!
Jun 2019 • Solo
Today was a beautiful sunshiny day of biking. I was provided w a good geared bike, helmet and gloves. The terrain was varied from pavement to soft gravel to mountain pine needle road. The area is beautiful and there are lots of cicadas but didn’t see any wildlife. The park was very quiet which was great for photography. We stopped to take pictures, have a sip of water or a quick self-supplied snack, or for the guide to explain a point of interest. He doesn’t talk much but he is very pleasant, always checking on you, and a good safe cyclist and driver. As a solo female, and the only one on the tour today, I felt completely comfortable and at ease. I could’ve handled something more challenging and longer, but nice relaxing ride. Wonderful day to be outside enjoying the Japanese nature!!
Written 6 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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By: Giro21 MTB&Nature Tourguide - Daytours
Matthew J
Matthew J
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Theres nothing like seeing Jozankei and the surrounding countryside that on a bike
Jun was our guide for the day and was a cool guy. He took us through a few nice and easy mountains paths to a river
Tom B
Tom B
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Cycling by the Crystal clear lake and in the woods
I was fortunate enough to put pleasure before work and had 2 days free before my meeting, to do "Lake Shikotsu" one
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Good Cycling with Onsen and curry
It was a cold, rainy day but it didn’t detract from our enjoyment. Jun kitted us out with gloves and waterproofs a
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