Mount Fuji Bike Tour

Difficulty: Strenuous

Duration: 7 to 9 hours
Length: 130 km (80 mi)
Elevation gain: 2 km (6,500 ft)
Terrain: Bike paths, country roads
Departs from: Kawaguchiko Train Station
Tour fee: ¥15,000/person for 3 or more people, ¥22,500/person for 2 people or ¥45,000 for 1 person
What's included: English-speaking guide, bicycle, entrance fee for traditional village visited during the tour, basic insurance, helmet, drinks and light snacks
Other costs: Optional hot spring bath entrance fees (¥1,400/person)

Description: Bike all the way around Mount Fuji through the countryside surrounding the iconic mountain. In Spring, cherry trees dust your path with pink blossoms. In Summer, fields of flowers foreground your views of Mount Fuji. In Fall, ride through brilliant crimson arches formed by roadside maple trees. As you circle Fuji, placid lakes, ancient shrines and emerald rice paddies provide ever-changing foregrounds to views of the mountain. This tour not only takes you along the shores of the Fuji Five Lakes and to a beautifully-preserved traditional Japanese village but also through Mount Fuji's western foothills and to a spectacular waterfall that are among the famous 100 Views of Japan. Relax after the ride with an optional dip in a hot spring bath.