There are variety of courses around Odawara. After booking, we will consult what kind of roads you wish to ride.
For those who can spend only one day, there are following courses:
１．Daikanzan hill climb challenge course
Mt. Hakone is the most challenging and rewarding course around here. There are several courses to climb Mt. Hakone and Tsubaki-line to Daikanzan is the regular climbing course for cyclists. It is not a historical Hakone course but is nice due to less traffic. The gradient is less than 10% for most of the course but very lengthy, 20km. You need to be patient to complete the hill climb. You can choose one from various courses for the descent. Here, I have chosen Ashigara Main Forestry Road (Kansen Rindo) to avoid traffic.
The total elevation is close to 2,000m and the grade is ★★★★ Recommended for cyclists riding every week.
2. Hakone Old Road Course
The course goes through the Old Road and gets to the top of Mt. Hakone. Since you can drop by Hatajuku, famous for Hakone Wooden Mosaic Artifacts, and ancient travel stone pavements, you can enjoy sight seeing at the same time. But the course contains various very steep hills such as Seven Curves, actually there are twelve, and, therefore, very tough. Personally, I think you can take a break from time to time rather than going through the climb without any break. Along the Lake Ashinoko, you can visit Hakone Inspection Gate and Imperial Garden. Hakone Shrine on the Lake is also worth visiting. After that, you go through Japanese pampas grass fields, which are always very beautiful. For the descent, you can go down the National Road 1 by paying attention on the heavy traffic.
The total elevation is 1,300m and due to the steep hills, the grade is ★★★★ You should try it to see the scenery like below.
3．Ashigara Pass course
From Odawara towards Gotenba, you can climb Ashigara Pass. Because it is not a regular sight seeing course, the traffic is less congested and you can enjoy riding through good old Japanese country side. You can drop by Jizodo Temple and Sunset Fall on your way to the Pass. After Jizodo Temple to the Pass, the gradient will become tougher to 12% – 15%.
The total elevation is less than 1,000m but the steep gradient is tough. The and the grade is ★★★
４．Manazuru & Atami course
Going to Manazuru and Yugawara towards Atami. Since it is along the seaside, you can enjoy spectacular view of the pacific ocean.
There are ups and downs to some extent but not too tough. The grade is ★★
Although the access is a bit far from Odawara, Doshimichi is the road that cyclists should visit at least once. It is also the road race course of 2020 Tokyo Olympic. It is basically going along the river all the way but it is not boring at all. Many ups and downs will gradually harm your legs after a while. Coming back is spectacular down hills.
Total elevation is more than 2,000 m and the course is pretty lengthy. The grade is ★★★★★
５．Oiso, Enoshima & Kamakura course
All the way to Kamakura along the seaside. The course is basically flat from the beginning to the end. The grade is ★
You can also visit Chiba Boso Peninsula by taking a ferry boat. More courses are feasible such as visiting Mt. Fuji five lakes, going around Mt. Fuji and going through Izu Peninsula depending on your interests. Please ask us for a consultation.
Some of the courses are quite difficult to follow. If you are concerned, hiring a guide is recommended. Our guides are very experienced for safe riding. Guide services are separately charged.