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Sky to Sea

Starting here in Nagano Prefecture we ride down through the quiet roads of the Southern Alps before riding out on the Izu Peninsula ending at the beach. Not any easy ride as we climb everyday but the ride is spectacular. We enjoy Cliffside Hot Springs, Hidden towns and hills filled with Tea Plantations along the journey

TOUR INFORMATION

Ride Area
Chino City , Nagano Prefecture to Shimoda City, Shizuoka Prefecture
Local Attractions
Hot Springs , Tengu River, South Alps, Sumakyo Ravine.
Riding Season
April – November
Time Required
4- 6 day tour
Fee
All of our tours are custom built and prices vary greatly on our customers’ choice of accommodation.
Extras
This ride can be done in as few as 4 big days or as many as you like. This tour is vehicle supported. We can arrange for pick up and drop off at major airports or cities. The example below is a 6 day/6 night trip that we just completed. This tour is vehicle supported. We can arrange for pick up and drop off at major airports or cities.

GEAR

Suitable Bikes
Cross bike, Road bike

Rental

Rental Accessories
ヘルメット
ウォーターボトル
アンクルバンド
ロック
Rental Bikes
ロードバイク
クロスバイク
ジュニア向けロードバイク

Schedule

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

  • Day 1
    Chino to Oshika Village
    70 Kilometers
    Starting from Chino City in Nagano, 2 mountain passes await on this opening day off 70 kilometers. The first is 9 kms long and the second is 8 . Today we stay at a Hot Spring Hotel/Inn. This Inn has a spectacular outdoor bath with views looking down the valley into the mountains.
  • Day 2
    Oshika Village to Tenryu River ,
    145 kilometers
    Today is the longest day of the week 140 kilometers with a big climb to start the day. After an easy 8 kilometers to warm up we have a 12km pass to conquer then it is downhill and flat as we follow the Tenryu River down towards the ocean. Tonight we stay at an inn along the river. Laundry facilities are available here.
  • Day 3
    Tenryu River to Sumatakyo Onsen
    95 Kilometers
    Tea farms are our backdrop for this 95km ride into Shizuoka Prefecture. Look for the Steam engine as it travels along on the opposite side of the river , stop for a tea ceremony as we work our way. Here we stay at a Traditional Inn with both indoor and outdoor baths. Take a walk into the South Alps from here and cross the river on one of the many fishing bridges(suspension bridge) that are common to this area.
  • Day 4
    Sumatakyo to Numazu
    80 Kilometers
    Spectacular waterfalls await along the road today. This morning we are faced with the longest climb of the tour, all together about 30 kilometers to the top, long but not to steep, we follow the railway up to a dam before our final push over the pass. We stop at the top for some Ramen noodles before decending past beautiful waterfalls on the short run down to Shimizu City and the coast. Tonight we stay in a western style Hotel and dinner will be at a restaurant of your choice.
  • Day 5
    Numazu to Shimoda
    85 Kilometers
    Once we climb the 10 kms onto the ridge we have some spectacular ocean/mountain views as we head to the beach. Mt.Fuji is easily visible in the background as we leave the city of Numazu and
    provides a backdrop for most of the mornings ride. We drop down to a port town before our final 25 kms to Shimoda Town and the beach.
    Tonight we stay about 100 meters from the beach at a pension
  • Day 6
    Minami Izu
    50 Kilometers
    A round trip along the southern tip of Izu awaits us for our morning ride today, this ride can be down in various distances depending upon how our legs feel. The coast along Irosaki is a must do on the bike , few cars, great ocean views and excellent road conditions make this a great way to end our trip. A 3 hour train ride takes you back to Tokyo from here or spend another night at the beach, it’s your choice from here.