Mountain Biking in Japan

Mountain Biking In Nagano

Mountain Biking in Japan is huge, and enthusiasm for the sport is growing. 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. In addition, there is a growing community of downhill racers, resulting in many new trail building projects, races, and annual events.

MTB TOURS IN HAKUBA

We offer 3 tours daily from April – November. Depending on your group / level and what you want to get out of it choose from the Funride, Downhill, or Private guiding. See details about the tours below.

MTB Funride

This bike tour is perfect for families with children, novice to intermediate riders, or those looking not for an extreme ride but for a scenic peddle around Hakuba. We ride scenic trails around mountain rivers, weave through forest trails and rice fields and show beautiful parts of Hakuba you might otherwise miss.


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2016 Season
April 29th – November 6th

Times
AM Tour: 9:00 ~ 11:30
PM Tour: 13:30 ~ 16:00
*please sign in 15 minutes before tour start

Location
Hakuba

Meeting Point
Evergreen Outdoor Center, Hakuba

Cost
Adults: ¥5,250
Children 7-12: ¥4,200

Includes
MTB bike, MTB helmet, insurance, tax, trained guides (riding technique, first-aid, bicycle repair)

What to Bring
Good shoes, suitable clothes for biking, gloves (cotton work gloves with rubber grip is OK), rain gear if necessary, a cap, sunscreen, a small bag and a water bottle

Restrictions
From 6 years old

Minimum Group Size
2 adults

MTB DOWNHILL

On the Downhill Tour we load everything into our vans and provide transport to the top of the hills on the Eastern side of Hakuba. Practice riding techniques on top while gazing out at amazing views of the Hakuba mountain range and ride some of Hakuba’s single-track downhill on well-maintained Specialized & Kona MTB’s. Recommended for intermediate and above riders.


mountain biking in japan - MTB Downhill Bridge2016 Season
May 28th – November 6th

Times
AM: 9:00~11:30
PM: 13:30~16:00

Location
Hakuba

Meeting Point
Evergreen Outdoor Center, Hakuba

Cost
Adults & Children: ¥5,750

Includes
MTB bike, MTB helmet, insurance, tax, trained guides (riding technique, first-aid, bicycle repair)

What to Bring
Good shoes, suitable clothes for biking, gloves (cotton work gloves with rubber grip is OK), rain gear if necessary, a cap, sunscreen, a small bag and a water bottle

Restrictions
From 10 years old. Experienced mountain bikers

Minimum Group Size
2 adults

MTB&Road Bike Private tour

mountain biking in japan - MTB Freeride Group in the AlpsFree Riding is just like the name implies, riding pretty much anything the area has to offer. Technical skill and balance are a prerequisite for this type of riding as we will be practicing narrow structure riding techniques, jumps, drops, steeps, hill climbing and cross-country riding. Shocks are not essential for this type of riding but it sure softens the impact for us mere mortals. The Freeride is an intense half-day tour that covers a huge range of riding techniques as well as a large part of the Hakuba area – you must be fit and ready-to-ride.


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Ask availability

Times
Half-Day Tour: about 2.5 hours in AM or PM
Full-Day Tour: about 6.5 hours (including lunch break)
*please sign in 15 minutes before tour start

Location
Hakuba

Meeting Point
Evergreen Outdoor Center, Hakuba

Cost
Half-day: ¥16,000 for 1 and add ¥4,000 for each additional up to 6, and add ¥6,000 for each additional from the 7th person
Full-day: ¥30,000 for 1 and add ¥6,000 for each additional up to 6, and add ¥10,000 for each additional from the 7th person       +Tax

Includes
MTB bike, MTB helmet, insurance, trained guides (riding technique, first-aid, bicycle repair)

*please ask rental for Road bike in advance

What to Bring
Good shoes, suitable clothes for biking, gloves (cotton work gloves with rubber grip is OK), rain gear if necessary, a cap, sunscreen, a small bag and a water bottle

Restrictions
Ask availability
*experienced mountain bikers with good fitness

 


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CAN I RENT A BIKE?

Evergreen has a great range of single and dual-suspension Specialized and Kona Bikes – don’t worry, we have a great ride for you! We don’t do general bike rentals, but rental is included in the price of your tour.

HOW LONG IS THE DOWNHILL TRAIL?

If you bombed from top to bottom you can hit it pretty fast. It is a 15-20 minute drive to the start-point. We do some training in advanced riding skills and cruise the top before breaking the trail into several sections.

WHAT ABOUT BAD WEATHER?

If on the day the weather is found to be too wet, EOC reserves the right to cancel the tour. In this case alternate dates may be offered or full refunds will be made.

MULTI-DAY TOURS

As well as the half-day and full-day options, we also offer customised multi-day tours. There is no better way to see the back roads of Nagano than on a guided mountain bike tour. From our centrally located base in Hakuba we can venture out on numerous extended day trips.

A moderate level of fitness and a desire to seek out the back roads of rural Japan are all that you need. We can create a custom tour plan for your group or you can inquire about or scheduled 3 day tour from Nagano to Hakuba via some amazing cultural and natural areas in Northern Nagano prefecture, and experience a great taste of Mountain Biking in Japan. Please contact us for further details.

COMBO TOURS
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THE McGREGOR FAMILY