Shizuoka – A Unique Cycling Destination
Japan is quickly becoming recognized as one of the world’s top cycling destinations – It’s easy to see why.
Cycling in Shizuoka has something for everyone.
CYCLING IN SHIZUOKA
Cycling in Shizuoka provides a variety of amazing experiences for all levels of cyclists and two wheels gives you freedom to Explore Shizuoka.
Mountains that rival that of Europe and abundant quiet roads where cars are seldom seen.
A labyrinth of well paved roads and narrow country lanes with surprises around every corner – It is no wonder that secret is finally starting to get out to global cycling enthusiasts.
Cycle tourism in Japan has grown fast in recent years has seen more traditional destinations (France, Italy & Spain) quickly becoming over run by cyclists on their European holiday, especially during the peak summer.
Within easy reach of Tokyo and Osaka, easily accessible by bullet train, Shizuoka Prefecture is one of best regions in Japan to ride your bike.
With expanses of natural environments, Shizuoka offers the cyclist great contrasts across short distances.
Or follow the rugged and steep coastal roads of Izu Peninsula and challenge the steep interior climbs and be rewarded with the breathtaking views that Izu is renowned for.
Shizuoka also offers something for cyclists of all types from beginners right through to passionate cyclists – city cruising to mountain downhill chargers to hardcore hill climbers.
A good cycling destination is not all about the riding and it is important to have a diversity of key experiences in addition to cycling.
With amazing regional food, traditional Japanese hospitality, natural healing hot springs and some of Japan’s best green tea, sake and craft beer, there is plenty on offer to refuel the weary body after a long day on the bike.
Multi-day bike touring, whether guided or self-guided, is a great way to delve deep into a region and a culture, with close proximity of towns Shizuoka is perfect for 5-7 day trips.
Here are some other more Cycling Experiences in Shizuoka.
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