With expansive trails, lush green highlands, and serene villages rich in history, Nagano's cycling roads attract many cycling enthusiasts from abroad every year.
Five courses of 10 kilometers connect you to the beautiful places of Hakuba. Indulge in fragrant ﬂowers, seasonal rice ﬁelds, hot springs, rare alpine plants, and town life from JR Hakuba Station. Take a course to the the ski jump used during the Nagano Winter Olympics, or one adorned with terriﬁc views of scenic forests and highland rivers from the paved walkways and bridges.
South of the city center, the Matsushiro area is home to many historical sites that evoke a sense of cultural history. Explore the city squares on a rental bicycle. You will be transported back in time as you visit historic sites like the ruins of Matsushiro Castle and cycle through the countryside areas of satoyama steeped in traditional lifestyles and culture. Please note that electric bicycle rentals are also available depending on the service provider.
Shin’etsu Shizenkyo is comprised of nine cities, towns, and villages aruond Iiyama station. Here is one of the most popular areas for cyclists in Japan.
There are about 20 courses characterized by abundant rivers and nostalgic mountain ranges; a course imbued with seasonal ﬂowers and cultural heritage.
Many cycle stations are established as rest areas to ensure you cycle safely and comfortably.
Cycling in historical Matsushiro
Matsushiro Castle Ruins
The rural scenery of Kijimadaira Village
A cycling station in Shin'etsu Shizenkyo