|Kyoto Self Guided Cycle
Japan 5 days ex Kyoto
It is said that the traditional heart of Japan is nestled right in the bosom of Kyoto. The imperial capital for over a thousand years this amazing
city allows you to pursue all that is Japan; rest in the shade of 1,000 year old Buddhist temples, take a dawn walk at an ancient shrine,
watch a Kabuki performance at the place the art was first performed, try some ikebana (flower arranging) or time honoured tea ceremony,
wander the Gion area’s back streets at night to see a Maiko or Geisha flit by or you can savor the sight of cherry blossoms overhead as you
picnic with the locals on the banks of the Kamogawa River.
As well as boasting some of the world's most unique cultural experiences this town holds a secret supply of hiking and walking paths that,
combined with this trips cycling, make it a great active escape and not at all the city tour many people associated with Kyoto and there is no
better way to explore the countryside surrounding Kyoto than on a bike on your own self guiding holiday. When you’re done seeing the old
Kyoto, a new city that’s taken pains to be as convenient as possible for visitors makes those last minute shopping needs or a good night
out on the town a breeze. At just a little over an hour from Kansai International Airport, Kyoto is close enough for anyone.
As well as well-maintained mountain bikes we also provide bike locks and detailed maps with history and restaurants suggestions. We
can also organize fully guided tours of the area and help you do some of the great classes and lessons Kyoto offers – cooking schools, tea
ceremony classes, calligraphy lessons and much more – you tell us what you would like to do!
|Day 1 Kyoto
Arrive and transfer to our ryokan (local guesthouse) 5 minutes walk from the Kyoto station.
Circumnavigate this amazing city with a great 30km course that has you along rivers, in
bamboo forests nestled amongst mountains home to millennium old temples, past
ancient rice fields and through the center of this interesting and varied former capital.
Head to the hills surrounding the city for a great ride north into the onsen (natural hot
spring) area of Kuruma.
Get away from the traffic on a riverside ride to the south of the city, with the option of a
100km ride for those how would like to go all the way to Nara, the first permanent capital of
Day 5 Depart Kyoto
Free time to spend relaxing or shopping in town before transferring back to the airport
min 1 (private tour)
All breakfasts (Japanese style)
Detailed route directions
Meal and sightseeing suggestions
Detailed history of areas
Traditional inns (4 nts)