People Cycling Rides

Noto Peninsula & The Japanese Alps.

This is a Approved Ride
Ride Info
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Ride Leader
Thomas Ryan
Tour Dates
Start Location
Kanazawa, Japan
End Location
Gifu, Japan
Cost (est.)
$4950 (USD + $150.00 ride fee)
$1485 (USD
Payment Due
Tour Company
Spice Roads
Avg. Distance
45 mi / 72 km
Avg. Elevation
2543 ft / 775 m
Ride Description


Great roads, beautiful landscapes, clear skies, brilliant colors, polite people and courteous road users make Japan a world-class cycling destination. Exquisite cuisine and a unique culture make it one of the world’s most alluring countries to visit.

Our fully supported cycling journey takes in the wonderful array of cultural and natural attractions of Kanazawa, the unique Noto Peninsula and the magnificent Japanese Alps on the west coast of Japan’s main central island, Honshu. This is a region of Japan full of endlessly varied landscapes and steeped in fascinating history.

The ancient city of Kanazawa with its imposing Kenroku-en, a castle garden dating from the 17th century, rivals Kyoto as the historical jewel of mainland Japan and boasts beautifully preserved samurai and geisha districts, attractive temples, a wealth of museums and a wonderful market (and far fewer tourists than Kyoto). Heading north, we ride to the remote Noto Peninsula, which offers a coastline of impressive seascapes and beautiful, rugged scenery along its craggy western coast and an eastern coast of calmer shore and stunning views of the distant Nagano alpine peaks.

As a protected national park, Noto Peninsula is awash with meandering hills and perfect for an active adventure cycling trip. We will take in the magnificent bay with rocky outcrops such as Ganmon Cave, a natural arch carved into the cliff by the tides and fr… (Join People Cycling to read more)

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People Cycling's Ride Rating

People Cycling has four categories for our rides – Easy, Moderate, Difficult, and Challenging. It should be somewhat obvious what these categories mean, but please become familiar with the elevations and distances that define them:

Easy rides are under 30mi/48km in average distance and 1600ft/500m in average elevation
Moderate rides are over the Easy rating but under 50mi/80km and 2460ft/750m
Difficult rides are as over the Moderate rating but under 75mi/120km and 3280/1000m
Anything over the Difficult rating

NOTE: This is not a strict guideline. There could be rides that have a day or two where the average elevation or distance exceeds the values given above. These anomalies should be outlined in the ride description. It is recommended that you read it carefully.

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