People Cycling Rides

Cycling Coastal Japan.

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Ride Info
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Ride Leader
Thomas Ryan
Tour Dates
Start Location
Tottori, Japan (TTJ)
End Location
Izumo, Japan (IZO)
Cost (est.)
$5100 (USD + $150.00 ride fee)
$1530 (USD
Payment Due
Tour Company
Spice Roads
Avg. Distance
33 mi / 53 km
Avg. Elevation
2625 ft / 800 m
Ride Description

Ride Description: 

San-in is one of Japan's least populated and least urbanized regions, offering one of the best coastal and rural cycling experiences in the country. On this customized People Cycling tour, we'll traverse across rugged shorelines with sweeping views over the Sea of Japan, dramatic volcanic landscapes, densely forested slopes, and expansive farmlands. Amidst this diverse geography, we'll encounter quaint fishing villages and towns, timeless Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples, and the rich history of Samurai-era castles. Along the way, we'll have the opportunity to unwind in natural hot springs and indulge in an outstanding variety of local and fresh cuisine, with a special focus on the region's renowned seafood. Our accommodations will provide a cozy and comfortable haven at the end of each day of riding. 

Meeting in Tottori City, we begin with an easy warm up ride to Japan’s largest and most visually striking sand dunes. The following days we alternate between hugging the coastline and venturing into the mountainous, rural interior, stopping to see the fabled Buddhist temple of Nageiredo, perched precariously on a cliff, and enjoying views of Mount Daisen, an extinct volcano that towers over the region. We reward ourselves with rejuvenating dips in onsens (hot springs) before continuing onwards to Sakaiminato from where we’ll catch a ferry to the Oki Islands. We’ll… (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.

About People Cycling

People Cycling is a bicycle touring club, which you can join for free. We offer Domestic and International Cycling Tours which are led by volunteer Ride Leaders. Our tours are made up of a small group of participants (typically 15-20 or so) who want to ride an average of 30 to 55 miles a day over a one or two week period in interesting regions of the world. Our tours range in price from frugal getaways to luxurious adventures. We travel road, gravel, or mountain bike styles, and all bicycle types – including e-bikes, recumbents, and tandems are typically allowed.

Our ride leaders are volunteers and do not financially profit on tours they lead. They are also given broad discretion on how to lead their tours, and we consider them our greatest asset.

People Cycling tours are operated at cost or at lower cost (as negotiated by our ride leaders) than individuals can obtain on commercial tours. Within the cost of a tour, there is a nominal fee to support club operations and provide tools to ride leaders to manage their rides.

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