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Challenge Ride to Quiet Ponds!

Challenge a tough hill climb that start right from Yatsugatake Cycling up to a mystic pond in the forest. Stone guardians along the road encourage you to peddle through the hairpin curves. Let our guide help you with your climbing postion on the bike and give you some hints on how to climb the steep switchbacks like a pro.
You can go further after a rest at the pond to some hidden onsen (hot spring) baths, before descending back to Yatsugatake Cycling


Ride Area
Local Attractions
Mishaka-Ike pond; Tatsunokan;
Riding Season
April through November
Time Required
1-2 hours
Hard core riders, challengers
Number of Participants
Minimum 1 rider
Half day tour 6000 yen/A day tour 10000 yen
What is Included
Guided tour half day 3000 yen/one day 7000 yen; bike rental and helmet 3000yen
Self-guided tour with a bike rental available.
Bathroom, shower and changing room available.


Suitable Bikes
Cross bike, Road bike
Comfortable wear; Helmet is a must.
What to bring
Layers recommended for variable temperatures and weather.


Rental Accessories
Bike and helmet rental is included in guide tours; Gloves for sale at 200 yen to 2500 yen.
Rental Bikes
Road bike or cross bike


All our tours are examples and all can be changed to our individual customers needs.

  • 9:00
    Fill out entry sheet.
    Fit a bike and helmet.
  • 9:30
    Start riding from Yatsugatake Cycling.
    Take breaks anywhere you feel like.
  • 11:30/12:30
    Mishaka-Ike pond
  • 13:00/14:00
    Back to Yatsugatake Cycling