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Mountain Bike Tour from Sapporo Including Hoheikyo Onsen and Lunch provided by Giro21 MTB&Nature Tourguide - Daytours

Mountain Bike Tour from Sapporo Including Hoheikyo Onsen and Lunch

Mountain Bike Tour from Sapporo Including Hoheikyo Onsen and Lunch
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
5h 40m
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
6
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    5h 40m
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    6
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
This half-day mountain bike tour, perfect for beginners, rewards you with a soak at Hoheikyo Onsen. After a 1.5-hour ride along an easy, paved path through the ‘onsen’ (hot spring) town of Jozankei for a snack, you’ll delight in the pure waters of Hoheikyo's outdoor baths, followed by a curry lunch that's popular among locals. Round-trip transport is included from Sapporo. Numbers are limited to 10 on this small-group tour, ensuring a personalized experience with your expert guide. Please note: This tour is seasonal and runs yearly between April and October. The date is subject to change.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h 40m
  • 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
What to expect
  • Enjoy sublime views of the countryside around Sapporo during this small-group mountain bike ride that’s perfect for beginners, culminating in a trip to a traditional Japanese hot spring and a curry lunch. It’s the perfect blend of outdoor activity and relaxation during your visit to this northern Japanese city. Start your mountain bike adventure with a morning pickup in Sapporo, continuing about an hour to the start of your ride. Before you head out, get fitted with a bike, helmet and gloves, and listen to a brief safety overview of your ride. Then start off on a 1.5-hour mountain-biking trip along a peaceful path tracing the Toyohira River, its waters swollen with runoff from the melting snow of the Jozankei Valley. Along the way you’ll cross a picturesque suspension bridge and enjoy sublime views of the river canyon below. Your ride finishes with a steep downhill into Jozankei, a town of traditional onsen hot spring baths first discovered by a local monk in 1866. You’ll be able to see the steam rising from these naturally heated baths as you wander the town. Stop for a quick bite of onsen manju, a snack made of a bun filled with azuki-bean paste, before continuing on a steep ride back uphill towards the Shirai River. Bike back over the Toyohira, where you can dip your feet in the cool waters, before heading to the nearby Hoheikyo Onsen for your soak. The 6-mile (10km) ride finishes at this heated spring, ranked in 2013 by TripAdvisor users as one of the area’s top hot spring day trips. Ease your way into an indoor bath, letting the tension from your muscles fade away, or head to one of the site’s three outdoor pools, where you can take a dip among the beautiful mountain landscape. Enjoy a 1-hour soak at the pool of your choice, letting the site’s 100-percent pure waters fed exclusively by hot spring, relax and rejuvenate your body. Finish your cycling trip with a delicious lunch of Japanese curry, considered to be Jozankei’s most popular food, accompanied by tasty naan bread for dipping, at the onsite restaurant. After lunch, return by minivan to your starting point in Sapporo.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h 40m
  • 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 sublime views of the countryside around Sapporo during this small-group mountain bike ride that’s perfect for beginners, culminating in a trip to a traditional Japanese hot spring and a curry lunch. It’s the perfect blend of outdoor activity and relaxation during your visit to this northern Japanese city. Start your mountain bike adventure with a morning pickup in Sapporo, continuing about an hour to the start of your ride. Before you head out, get fitted with a bike, helmet and gloves, and listen to a brief safety overview of your ride. Then start off on a 1.5-hour mountain-biking trip along a peaceful path tracing the Toyohira River, its waters swollen with runoff from the melting snow of the Jozankei Valley. Along the way you’ll cross a picturesque suspension bridge and enjoy sublime views of the river canyon below. Your ride finishes with a steep downhill into Jozankei, a town of traditional onsen hot spring baths first discovered by a local monk in 1866. You’ll be able to see the steam rising from these naturally heated baths as you wander the town. Stop for a quick bite of onsen manju, a snack made of a bun filled with azuki-bean paste, before continuing on a steep ride back uphill towards the Shirai River. Bike back over the Toyohira, where you can dip your feet in the cool waters, before heading to the nearby Hoheikyo Onsen for your soak. The 6-mile (10km) ride finishes at this heated spring, ranked in 2013 by TripAdvisor users as one of the area’s top hot spring day trips. Ease your way into an indoor bath, letting the tension from your muscles fade away, or head to one of the site’s three outdoor pools, where you can take a dip among the beautiful mountain landscape. Enjoy a 1-hour soak at the pool of your choice, letting the site’s 100-percent pure waters fed exclusively by hot spring, relax and rejuvenate your body. Finish your cycling trip with a delicious lunch of Japanese curry, considered to be Jozankei’s most popular food, accompanied by tasty naan bread for dipping, at the onsite restaurant. After lunch, return by minivan to your starting point in Sapporo.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6463BONSEN615
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional English-speaking local guide
  • Mountain bike, helmet and gloves for rental
  • Lunch
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Hot spring fee
  • Entry/Admission - Hoheikyo Onsen
Exclusions
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Bath towel rental (JPY520, but you will get JPY300 back after returning used towel)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Duration
5h 40m
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)
  • 608-2 Jōzankei, Minami Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido 061-2301, Japan
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
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 12 people per booking
  • Please wear comfortable long sleeve shirts, long pants and shoes suitable for exercising. Jeans are not recommended
  • Recommended to bring sunglasses or some kind of eye protection, change of clothes and bath towel. Bath towel can be rented for JPY510
  • Hot spring facility will have body soap, shampoo and conditioner for you to use for free of charge
  • Please bring your own water (rental bikes have water holder)
  • Windbreaker jacket is recommended to bring during spring and fall season
  • The mountain bike course may be changed due to road conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Inclusions
  • Professional English-speaking local guide
  • Mountain bike, helmet and gloves for rental
  • Lunch
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Hot spring fee
  • Entry/Admission - Hoheikyo Onsen
Exclusions
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Bath towel rental (JPY520, but you will get JPY300 back after returning used towel)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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)
  • 608-2 Jōzankei, Minami Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido 061-2301, Japan
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
5h 40m
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 12 people per booking
  • Please wear comfortable long sleeve shirts, long pants and shoes suitable for exercising. Jeans are not recommended
  • Recommended to bring sunglasses or some kind of eye protection, change of clothes and bath towel. Bath towel can be rented for JPY510
  • Hot spring facility will have body soap, shampoo and conditioner for you to use for free of charge
  • Please bring your own water (rental bikes have water holder)
  • Windbreaker jacket is recommended to bring during spring and fall season
  • The mountain bike course may be changed due to road conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    608-2 Jōzankei
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Sapporo
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Hoheikyo Onsen
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    Hoheikyo Onsen
  • 3
    Sapporo
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Matthew J
11 contributions
Sep 2019
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 in the valley, then from there round the town of Jozankei. We were lucky that Tonga were training training as Jun took a side tour to show us rugby fans where they were (little bonus). It was easy going and built up my appetite for the curry at the Onsen at the end. Good start to my holiday :) (you may need a little bit of fitness to do this as there is a slight up and downhill), but Jun will go at your pace.
Written 12 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Camilla D
London, UK12 contributions
It was a cold, rainy day but it didn’t detract from our enjoyment. Jun kitted us out with gloves and waterproofs and we enjoyed a shorter cycle ride than advertised which was a shame as I’m sure we missed some great scenery! However Jun kindly gave us 2.5 hours to enjoy the onsen and curry. The onsen was fabulous with an icy cold beer to enjoy after! Curry was delicious. It’s a great trip!
Written 16 April 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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