MTB Japan - Hakuba and Nagano

There are numerous places for Mountain Biking in Japan. 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.

As well as the half-day and full-day options below, we also offer 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. Please contact us for further details.

mountain biking in japan 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.

Season
Late April - late November

Tour times
"A" 09:00 ~ 11:30
"B" 13:00 ~ 15:30 finish
*please sign in 10 minutes before tour start time

Location
Evergreen Outdoor Center Office

Cost (¥)
Adults: 5,250
Children 12 & under: 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 Number
2 adults

mountain biking in hakuba On our 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 Kona MTB's. Recommended for intermediate and above riders.

Season
Late April - late November

Tour times
"A" 09:30 ~ 12:00
"B" 14:00 ~ 16:30
*please sign in 10 minutes before tour start time

Location
Evergreen Outdoor Center Office

Cost (¥)
5,750

Includes
MTB bike, MTB helmet, insurance, tax, transport when necessary, 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. Experienced mountain bikers. "B" Tour can only be booked by a group of 5 or more.

Minimum Number
2 adults

mountain biking in hakuba Free 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 Free-Ride 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.

Season
Late April - late November

Tour times
12:30 ~ 15:30
*please sign in 10 minutes before tour start time

Location
Evergreen Outdoor Center Office

Cost (¥)
5,250

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

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 13 years. Experienced mountain bikers. Good fitness

Minimum Number
2 adults


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Combo Activity Tours
We also offer combo tours where you can combine a half day mountain bike tour with a half-day canoeing, kayaking, canyoning and so on. Check out our combo tour page for details.