Cycling in Izu Peninsula
Cycling in Izu Peninsula the Southern and Western coasts are less developed than the East and provide spectaular views as you cycle the coastal roads.
The Izu Peninsula is a resort area popular for its hot springs, beautiful coastlines, beaches, mild climate and scenic mountainous interior.
Located about 100 kilometres southwest of Tokyo, its proximity to the city makes the peninsula a popular weekend getaway.
This convenience offers the cyclist a lot of opportunity to escape the busy streets of the megacity and enjoy some amazing coastal riding with views of Mt. Fuji.
The more developed eastern coast of the Izu Peninsula is home to larger cities such as Atami, Ito and Shimoda, which are popular for their beaches and hot springs.
HOW TO GET THERE AND AROUND
The easiest way to get to Izu Peninsula is on the Bullet train – getting off at Atami Station to access the East Coast and head down to the small surf town of Shimoda or get off at Mishima station and head down the more secluded West Coast of the Peninsula.
Bike rental options available within easy reach of the main train stations, as are lots of marked cycling roads with good signage and roads that are well suited to riders of all levels.
Like most of Shizuoka, this region is great for multi day touring and riders can experience a range of amazing off-bike experience, especially the onsen town of Shuzenji, which also happens to be home of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic velodrome.
Check SHIZUOKA GUIDE for a detailed list of cycling courses, and associated downloadable route data, available in Izu Peninsula with a range from Beginner through to Expert level options.
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