Go Cycling in a National Park!

Go Cycling in a National Park!

Enjoy cycling through the Towada Hachimantai National Park!
There are also bike rental spots that make cycling easy for everyone.
Enjoy the great outdoors, whether you’re going with your family, friends, or by yourself!

Kumanuma Pond seen from the Hachimantai Aspite Line

Kumanuma Pond seen from the Hachimantai Aspite Line

Recommended Cycling Courses

Course 1 - Expert Course

Distance 47.1km

The Hachimantai Hill Climb Race is held on this course. Cycle the Hachimantai Aspite Line through the Towada Hachimantai National Park The dynamic landscape that greets you at every curve is like a mountain stage in the Tour de France.

Course Overview

  1. Iwate Prefectural Citizens’ Forest Forestry Museum (4.0km)
  2. Matsuo Hachimantai Visitor Center (19.5km, Hachimantai Aspite Line)
  3. Hachimantai Mountaintop Rest House. (17.7 km, Hachimantai Jukai Line)
  4. Matsukawa Onsen (5.2km)
  5. Matsukawa Valley Genbuiwa (0.7km)
  6. Iwate Prefectural Citizens’ Forest Forestry Museum

Course 2 Veteran Course

Distance 39.5km

This route traverses Hachimantai. This course covers mostly flat terrain, and offers a gentle ascent to the APPI Highlands where you can relax in the comfort of the highland wind, the rural atmosphere with the pristine flow of the Appi River, and the golden rice fields in the autumn.

Course Overview

  1. Iwate Prefectural Citizens’ Forest Forestry Museum (4.0km)
  2. Matsuo Hachimantai Visitor Center (14.3 km, APPI Kogen Rainbow Line)
  3. APPI Kogen Pension Area (5.2km)
  4. Lawson APPI Kogen Branch (0.7km)
  5. Kojiya Motomiya Misochaya(0.7km)
  6. Sakuramatsu Shrine (Fudo Falls) (0.7km)
  7. Arayashimmachi Station (0.7km)
  8. Appi Urushi Studio

Course 3 - Beginner Course

Yakehashiri Lava Flow

Yakehashiri Lava Flow

Distance 34.6km

The 2011 All Japan Cycling Championships Road Race Course. Enjoy a stunning view of Mt. Iwate as you cycle through gentle pastures on this Mt. Iwate Panorama Line – the views are just breathtaking. This route doesn’t get much traffic, and is recommended for beginners.

Course Overview

  1. Iwate Prefectural Citizens’ Forest Forestry Museum (8.1km)
  2. Iwate Yakehashiri International Exchange Village (6.3 km, Iwate Panorama Line)
  3. Roadside Station Nishine (8.5km)
  4. Uwabo-bokuya Solitary Cherry Tree (2.6km)
  5. Salad Farm (8.0km)
  6. Hachimantai Onsen Kan Morinoyu (1.1km)
  7. Iwate Prefectural Citizens’ Forest Forestry Museum

Held Every Year! The Hachimantai Hill Climb Race

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The Hachimantai Hill Climb Race is held at Mt. Hachimantai (1,613m), one of the 100 most famous mountains in Japan, and famous for fall colors. This famous course is one of the best in Japan, and highly regarded among cyclists. Cycle up the entire length of the Hachimantai Aspite Line- famous as a beautiful winding mountain road.

The Hachimantai Hill Climb Race (JP)

Course

Hachimantai Hill Climb Bike Race 2018
  1. Main Course: Approx. 19km

  From the front of the Hachimantai Visitor Center to the side area before the Hachimantai Mountain Summit Parking Lot

  1. Short course: 8km

  From in front of the Hachimantai Visitor Center to the Gozaisho parking area

Classes with open slots

  1. Expert Course
  2. Women’s
  3. Junior (Main Course)
  4. Junior (Short Course)
  5. Beginner (Short Course)
  6. Men’s A – E

Interview: James Hobbs

Interview- James Hobbs

Great track! The Hachimantai Aspite Line is in great condition, safe and easy to cycle on. The slope stays consistent so it’s not as difficult as I thought it would be. And there’s a spectacular view waiting for you once you reach the summit area.

If you’re cycling in Hachimantai...

Stay at Lodge Clubman!

Helping you have peak outdoor experiences throughout the year with cycling guided tours in the summer, skiing groomers or in the trees, and full-on backcountry tours during the winter.

2-712-2 Yoriki, Matsuo, Hachimantai, Iwate  Tel: 0195-78-3388

http://www.clubman.co.jp (JP)

Life8

Retail and rental shop for outdoor and sporting goods for triathlons, mountain biking, mountain hiking, trail running and more. Guides also available.

1-590-288 Yoriki, Matsuo, Hachimantai, Iwate  Tel: 0195-78-2897

http://www7.plala.or.jp/life8/ (JP)