I did a short trip from Agematsu (上松) on the Nakasendo (中山道) to Mt. Ontake (御嶽山) recently, catching the late
Bike Packing Japan hasn’t had a chance to ride the iconic Shimanami Kaido (しまなみ海道) route yet but Bradley from First Over Everything has and he made a video this time last year. As it’s one of the most popular rides in Japan for foreign tourists it’s well worth taking the time out to watch. As I haven’t ridden it yet I’m not in a position to offer advice on where to stay etc but as it’s so popular logistic shouldn’t be a problem.
Just a quick note to say that I’ve added an interactive map with direct links to the stories and routes on the website. You can find it here. Just click on a point and it should reveal a link to the story. Thanks to Simon Wile for the suggestion.
Happy New Year. For BikePackingJapan.com last year was simply an experiment to see if this blog concept had any life
With winter approaching and the higher mountains seeing the first snowfall of the season late autumn to early spring is
One of the benefits of living in central Japan is that most places are within a reasonable distance in relation
Route 19 which runs through the Kiso Valley (木曽谷) from Matsumoto (松本) straight down to Nagoya (名古屋) is a horrible
The Japanese Odyssey is Japan’s endurance bicycle race. Still in only its second year the event welcomes riders from all