Mount Fuji Half Ascent Bike Tour

   Half-Day
   For Fit Cyclists
   Panoramic Views

Tour highlights:
  • bike only the more scenic upper half of the road to the 5th Station on Mt Fuji's slopes
  • our support car brings you and your bike up the first half of the route so you're well-rested for the bike ride up the second half
  • after the ascent, experience the thrill of riding down the mountain, stopping at spectacular vista points along the way
  • enjoy outstanding views of Mt Fuji, the surrounding landscapes and the "sea of clouds" below
  • cycle at your own pace on excellent paved roads
  • ride in our support car whenever you get tired so you can complete the tour regardless of your level of fitness
Available dates: June 15 to September 30. (Not offered outside these dates due to the possibility of very low temperatures and icy and snowy roads at high elevations).
Difficulty: Strenuous
Typical duration: 3½ hours
Maximum duration: 4½ hours
Terrain: Mountain roads with long uphill sections
Length: 14 km (9 mi) ascent and 30 km (19 mi) descent
Total elevation gain: 650 m
Departs from: Kawaguchiko Train Station
Tour fee: ¥20,000/person for 3 or more people, ¥30,000/person for 2 people or ¥60,000 for 1 person
What's included: Support car, road tolls, English-speaking guide, bicycle, basic insurance, helmet, bottled water and snacks


Description: Our support car drives you halfway up the road on Mount Fuji's slope, and then you bike from there to the 5th Station, the highest point to which cyclists are allowed to ascend. This is the most suitable way for people of average fitness to make the ascent because it enables you to experience the best views of Mt Fuji and the surrounding landscapes without depleting your energy on the long ride up from the foothills.

Pass through lush evergreen forests and fields of deep red volcanic rock. Stop at roadside vista points with panoramic views. At the top of the route, gaze at Fuji's spectacular peak above and the majestic expanse of clouds below. You'll also visit a picturesque Shinto shrine dedicated to the mountain.

With our support car available to ride in whenever you get tired, you can complete the ascent regardless of your level of fitness and cycling experience. Once you reach the top of the road, enjoy the rush of riding all the way down to the foot of the mountain.

Itinerary:
  • Meet our guides at Kawaguchiko Station
  • Our support car takes you half way up the Subaru Line Road on Mt Fuji's slopes (typically 25 minutes)
  • Bike up the second half of the road to the 5th Station on Mt Fuji's slopes, stopping at vista points along the way (typically 1¾ hours)
  • Explore the 5th Station on foot (typically 25 minutes)
    • Enjoy views of Fuji's peak and the landscapes below
    • Visit a picturesque shrine dedicated to Mt Fuji
    • Short break for snacks
  • Bike down the Subaru Line Road (typically 45 minutes)
  • Bike to Kawaguchiko Station (typically 15 minutes)
  • Tour concludes at Kawaguchiko Station

Photos from the Mount Fuji Half Ascent Bike Tour