Trail riding back roads of Japan?

Discussion in 'Asia Pacific' started by wpenrice, Oct 13, 2010.

  1. wpenrice

    wpenrice n00b

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    Anyone interested in having a ride out in Japan?
    Perhaps not the most usual destination but a fabulous motorcycling destination. A fascinating mix of urban madness and spectacular rural tranquility. I'm looking at putting a adventure trip there for 2011 riding 250 trail bikes and doing as much off road as possible with as much culture and culinary adventure as people want.
    http://www.japanbikeadventure.com/
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  2. Westy123

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    I could well be interested tell me more?

    Regards Rob
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  3. wpenrice

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    Plan is to fly to Osaka and get rented TTR250/XR250's from Wakayama (one hour south of Osaka). Beautiful area with loads of lanes and twisty mountain roads which are a scream on little bikes. There is also lots of cultural stuff/old Japan in the Kii Peninsular:
    http://www.wakayama-kanko.or.jp/worl.../heritage.html

    Also you've got the longest trails in Japan just over the water in Tokushima on Shikoku. Was planning to do these lanes as part of a trip down to Kyushu to do the volcanos, hot springs and tremendous mountain trails.

    I lived in Japan for many years and as a fluent speaker have been doing these trips over the years and just love riding in Japan as its such a great trip. Never done bike trips commercially and am now throwing the idea open to see if there's any interest for a at cost tour, looking to do a trip in either late spring to see the cherry blossom or September of 2011.

    Have done Hokkaido in the past and although it is good its a long way to go and makes logistics harder with a lot longer to ride between entertainment.

    Will keep putting stuff on the website - let me know if you're interested.
    The video Adventure Biking in Japan I made last September and is one of my favourite routes through the mountains.

    Will
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  4. Westy123

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    Hi Will.

    Sorry for thr slow reply.

    Spring or Autum, roughly what dates. how long and any idea of cost?

    Best regards

    Rob
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  5. lostlobos

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    Sounds like a great ride Any more details on route , duration and cost ?

    Nice Pics and videos on your site
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  6. gs-drake

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    its sounds great..,.let me know on all the info and i will let you know.

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  7. Ranti

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    very tempting. estimate costs?
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  8. RainierDOG

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    I'll go.
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