Hokkaido Cycling Tour

It’s summer in Hokkaido, come join us to explore the “Asahikawa Summer Festival” and ride along the colorful Biei Patchwork road, take your time to enjoy Hokkaido at the speed of 20Km/hr.
(Total distance about 200Km,average speed between 15~20Km/hr.)

Bike related notices:
  1. Please do fax/send back the passport copy to Giant Adventure service staff for flight reservation
  2. Price does not include bicycle rental, please remember to bring your own bike.
  3. The added rental fee is NTD5,000 for leasing flat bar road bike "Escape" in Japan; offer is limited, please make your reservation today.
  4. In case there's a shortage of "Escape", the added rental fee is NTD5,000 for leasing flat bar road bike "Rapid 2" provided by Giant Taiwan (including rental fee, Taiwan packaging, airport delivery, and bike bag added to the check-in luggage)
  5. NTD16,000 is deductible for self-care plane tickets
  6. Please bring your own standard cycling gears like helmet and jersey; also you can pack your own bike at your own expenses at the nearest Giant store.
  7. Please arrange your own round trip airport pick up transportations or we can arrange for you with additional expenses.
Make your registration before 31-Jan, 2019 , you will have NT3,000 early bird discount.
2019-07-31(Wed)
2019-08-04(Sun)
200km
AdvanceAdvance
expenses explanation:
  • Double NT 65800 /person
  • Single NT 75800 /person
      

Features

day
1
airplane
Taoyuan International Airport
New Chitose Airport
Taoyuan International Airport-New Chitose Airport
Group assembly: At 06:30, between China Airline’s 7th and 8th check-in counter, Taoyuan International Airport Terminal 2  
Boarding procedure: Group meet - Collect boarding pass and ticket - Luggage and bike check in - Shopping - Boarding gate
Flight Information: CI130: Taipei/Chitose 08:40-13:30

Asahikawa-the art city and the start of our 20 km exploration
Asahikawa is the second largest city in the prefecture after Sapporo. The city is full of natural splendor, with the magnificent Daisetsuzan Mountain Range in the background and 120 rivers flowing through it. It is also the gateway for tourism to Soun Gorge and the Furano area. Asahikawa's thriving art world has led it to be called a town for art. Sculptures that made a famous sculptor dot the shopping park along Heiwa-dori Avenue, the road that leads straight from Asahikawa Station.

At night, let us take 30 minutes to prepare bikes for the exciting start of cycling tour tomorrow!!
Breakfast: Self-care lunch: Service area/self-care dinner: Izakaya
day
2
Bike

67km

Chūbetsu River bikelane
Shirogane onsen
Jujitsu no Oka - Biei patchwork road - The blue pond

      
Biei Patchwork road

A famous scenic spot that professional photographers loves most, majestic sceneries give tourists beautiful views of four different seasons.

    
The blue pond
A beautiful mistake formed from building reservoir check dams, a small lake formed by water plugging back from the Biei river. Surrounded by dead woods, the “blue pond” is such an ethereal beauty with the special kind of blue. The photo of blue pond is also used as the wallpaper on the Apple computer’s MacBook Pro.


Shirogane onsen
With views of Mount Tokachi foothills, Shirogane onsen are hot springs scatter on the south-eastern hill of Biei. Precious platinum were found in these hot springs since it first gushed out of ground in 1950, hence the name of “platinum hot spring”. The “birch wood road” leads to Shirogane onsen is surrounded by 4 km of birch woods. Shirogane onsen is also famous for being the base of climbing mountains of Tokachi, Biei, and Biei Fuji.

Breakfast: Hotel lunch: Lienwu Curry Udon dinner: Hotel Buffet
day
3
Bike

78km

Shirogane onsen
Asahikawa
Biei Patchwork road - Kamifurano

    
    
Biei Patchwork road
A famous scenic spot that professional photographers loves most, majestic sceneries give tourists beautiful views of four different seasons.

    
Kamifurano
Home of famous lavender festival, at the mountain top, what suddenly appears in your eye is the enormous purple carpet; over her you can also oversee downtown Furano, furano basin, scene in the “from the north” including Rokugo, Furano Hill, Tokachi mountains, and Asahidake

Breakfast: Hotel lunch: Goto Sumio Museum Restaurant dinner: Izakaya/YiChiYiHui
day
4
Bike

55km

Asahikawa The Art City
Otokoyama- Ueno Farm-Forest park- Asahikawa Summer Festival

    
Otokoyama
Otokoyama sake is a famous brand in Japan (also around the world). The brand served many Japan feudal lords and even Shoguns during Edo period. The museum is well-organized and has free entrance. Museum has multi-languages pamphlets as well. After viewing all the exhibits, visitors can have free sake try-out.

    
Asahikawa Summer Festival
A brand new summer music festival started in 1991. The festival starts in August every year, which centers on celebrations and competitions between folk dances, drums, and bandwagons. Through ceremonies, one can feel the special and intense love of locals toward their local cultures.

Breakfast: Hotel lunch: Forest BBQ dinner: Festival/self-care
day
5
airplane
Asahikawa
New Chitose Airport
Tomita Farm
    
The Sun Kuroudo

Located next to the Kaguraoka park at the south of Asahikawa, its most popular dessert is the "brown sugar bread" with red bean paste and the white circular shaped “Namiki cake”. A great place for souvenir before leaving for Taiwan.

      
Tomita Farm
Tomita Farm is a flower-growing farm located in the North Star area of Nakafurano-cho, Sokyo-gun, Hokkaido, Japan. It is famous for its large-scale lavender fields and many other types of flowers. Poppies, chrysanthemums, etc. The farm also has facilities to produce a variety of floral products. Due to the vast area of the flower field and the bright colors, the farm has become a tourist hotspot in recent years, and it is a must-see for tourists in Hokkaido.


Self-care

Flight information: CI131 New Chitose 15:00 – Taoyuan TPE 18:00
Tour concludes: 19:00 at Arrival Hall, Taoyuan International Airport Terminal 2
 
Breakfast: Hotel lunch: Airport/self-care dinner: self-care

Remarks and Notices

Price includes
  1. China Airline round trip ticket, Taoyuan-New Chitose airport (airport taxes and fuel costs)
  1. Bus transportations between the New Chitose airport and hotels and hotels to listed attractions Tips of staff.
  2. Accommodations, meals, admission tickets during the tour.
  3. Travel liability insurance (including benefits for medical expenses of up to NT$200,000) has been obtained for this activity.  When applying for any claim, please also provide with a medical certificate and an original copy of the receipt.  Travel liability insurance coverage is only limited to accidents.  The insurance coverage does not include any accident occurring due to a participant’s health conditions.  If you think the coverage is insufficient, please obtain additional insurance, such as travel safety insurance, overseas emergency disease and health insurance, etc.
 
Price does not include:
  1. Bike Rental.
  2. Personal expenses, such as beverages, alcohols, shopping…, and so forth.
  3. Personal traveling insurance: One may purchase any other additional travel insurances to fit your needs.
  4. Expenses items not listed within the tour package and other suggested, one’s own or independent tour costs.
  5. Please arrange one’s own transportations to and from the Taoyuan International Airport.
  6. Bike packing and shipping and handling to and from Taoyuan International Airport.
  7. Fee for license and certificate
 
Additional Notices:
  1. Please inform us your height/weight upon registration for necessary bike arrangements. Name and phone number for one’s emergency contact purposes are also required.
  2. Tour participants:
    1. The tour is recommended for participants over 11 years old or 145 cm in height and parental consent form is required for participants under 20. A legal representative is required to accompany participants under the age of 15 or one must be entrusted by the legal representative to act on his/her behalf.
    2. For participants over 70 years of age, one must have a consent form and accompanied by relatives or friends to participate in the tour.
 
  1. Break spots and meals are subject to adjustments according to the actual weather conditions and group cycling pace.
  2. The confirmation of the hotel and the itinerary is mainly based on the announcement of the website activity. If the reservation status is different, the accommodation point needs to be changed and will be changed by the same hotel.
  3. Giant remains the explanation right of the tour and right for itinerary change if the weather or similar situation doesn’t allow certain schedule. Refund will NOT be given for participant who leaves or terminates the tour on his/her own.
  4. Cycling tour requires certain personal fitness; please take your own fitness level into consideration. People who have chronic or acute diseases are not suggested to participate. (such as cardiovascular disease)
  5. If the insurance coverage isn’t enough, participants are welcome to purchase additional insurance coverage to meet your need. Travel liability insurance coverage is only limited to accidents.  The insurance coverage does not include any accident occurring due to a participant’s health conditions.  If you think the coverage is insufficient, please obtain additional insurance, such as travel safety insurance, overseas emergency disease and health insurance, etc.
  6. Travelers have the obligation of disclosing their health conditions and providing with the medical certificate upon the request of the travel agent.  As you need to have sufficient physical energy to complete the activity, we suggest that you should adjust fitness by starting training yourself 2 weeks prior to the activity.
  7. Health Conditions Survey (Please disclose based on your health conditions.)
For the safety of your travel and the interests of all tour members, if you are pregnant or suffer, or have suffered, from any severe diseases, including but not limited to cardiovascular disease, brain diseases, cancers, musculoskeletal system and connective tissue diseases, respiratory diseases, chronic diseases, infectious diseases, alcohol or drug addiction and physical disability, please disclose faithfully before registering for a tour.  If you suffered from any of the aforementioned diseases before and have been cured, you are still required to disclose faithfully.  Please consider your health conditions before registering for a tour, or ask your family or friend to accompany you during the tour.  As a cycling tour is a long-distance challenge with a high level of exercise intensity, participants are required to disclose their health conditions faithfully.  If a participant has any accident due to his or her health conditions in any activity during the tour, the participant is willing to be solely held liable and such accident shall be irrelevant to the company.
  1. 【Overseas Travel – Notice of Safety Insurance】(for people who are not staying with the group for the whole trip)
I fully understand that I am responsible for obtaining my flight ticket and meeting the group members at the designated place, and that travel agency liability insurance coverage is not applicable to me in this trip.  As the result, the travel expenses that I pay for this trip do not include any insurance.  I will obtain necessary personal travel safety insurance on your own in the place of departure.
  1. Please check and make sure that the passport maturity date should be six months or more; signature on the last page of the passport.
  2. Please prepare helmet, jersey, bring one’s own bike to Giant store for packing, and any other standard cycling equipment.
  3. Please arrange one’s own transportations to and from the Taoyuan International Airport.