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“BIEIGUIDE” formerly known as “Guided Cycling Tour Biei” is now open.

Now accepting reservations of cycling tour 2024.

Season : 2024/04/26 ~ 2024/10/31

English guide available.

We are very happy to share this beautiful Biei with you.

We will show you this beautiful hilly terrain with some layers and the majestic Tokachidake mountain range. And this stunning hill landscape is created by local agriculture. All our bikes are YAMAHA e-bikes. This allows you to easily enjoy the hilly roads of Biei. It’s not difficult to ride that is almost same as a normal bike. Not only visiting some famous tourist spots, local guide will take you to quiet and beautiful places.

It’s not bad to see the view from car/bus but scenery from a bicycle is more fresh and impressive. Biking allows you to enjoy the scenery at a slower pace with your family or friends. Riding slowly on the bike will give us new discoveries. And bicycle can stop anytime/anywhere that a car can’t. It does not interfere with other cars or agricultural work. The breeze you can feel while cycling is very refreshing and comfortable. The smell of fields and soil. The sounds of the wind and birds singing. You can feel the nature of Hokkaido and will be at one with nature.

Safe, secure and efficient. Off course, the best scenic routes recommended by local guides. The guide will provide explanations about Hokkaido’s life, nature and Agriculture in Biei. Local guides know of some spectacular scenic spots that are not listed in guidebooks or maps. And these places are very quiet as there are always no tourists.

Guided cycling Half day tour

Experience the panoramic vistas of Biei on a guided bicycle tour. On this leisurely 2 hour tour, we cycle through the rolling hills and farmland of Biei-cho, visiting some of Biei’s renowned photo locations while also experiencing the quieter and more secluded side that aren’t in the guidebooks. You won’t forget the sounds of breeze and birds, the beautiful color of nature, and the fresh aromas of blooming flowers and local crops. This tour will awaken your senses, slow you down, and leave you with lasting impression of Biei’s beauty.

Season : 2024/04/26 – 2024/10/31
Departure time 9:30am and 13:00pm
Tour duration : 2 to 2.5 hours

Fee : Adult : 8,000yen
2 or more adults : 6,500yen
Child(age10-15) : 5,000yen

Cycling Route Mainly the scenery of Biei rolling hills. Panorama road area or Patchwork road area. Mostly we will cycling around not touristy area. NOT going to the flower fields and Blue pond.

For more information about children's bikes, please see our FAQ
Please check the calendar for the tour availability.

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Cycling tour will be cancelled if it rains on the day of the tour. In this case, no cancellation fee will be charged. Tour cancellations due to rain will be decided the day before or the day of the tour. It will be able to change to the [Leisurely walking tour with rain poncho] if you would like to. Please let us know.

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Guided cycling 1 day tour

Create unforgettable memories of Biei with our popular 4 hours guided bicycle tour. Like the half-day tour, we cycle through the renowned landscape of Biei, pausing to capture stunning pictures at select iconic sites, but then we venture farther out into the rolling hills and farmland to discover the hidden gems of Biei-cho that are magical with the slower canter of a bicycle tour. This is a must do for those who want to experience all that beautiful Biei has to offer.

Season : 2024/04/26 – 2024/10/31
Departure time 9:30am
Tour duration : 4 to 4.5 hours
*Including lunch time. Lunch fee is not included.
*We may just have some snack if the restaurant is busy.

Fee :
Adult : 13,000yen
2 or more adults : 11,000yen
Child(age10-15) : 10,000yen

Cycling route  Mainly the scenery of Biei rolling hills. Panorama road area or Patchwork road area or very local area. We will cycling around not touristy area. Will visit to the flower field in Summer. NOT going to the Blue pond.

For more information about children's bikes, please see our FAQ

Please check the calendar for the tour availability.

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Cycling tour will be cancelled if it rains on the day of the tour. In this case, no cancellation fee will be charged. Tour cancellations due to rain will be decided the day before or the day of the tour. It will be able to change to the [Leisurely walking tour with rain poncho] if you would like to. Please let us know.

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Spring/Autumn special. Blue pond cycling 1 day tour.

Cycle around enchanting Blue pond and Shirogane Onsen, riding along quiet roads with picturesque white birch trees and the blue waters of the Biei river. During this 4 hours guided tour, you will cycle through secluded forests, view inspiring landscapes sculpted over econs by the nearby Tokachidake mountain range and volcano, and cycle through the rolling hills and farmland of Biei. Bring your camera and prepare to be spellbound by the natural beauty on this unforgettable journey through some of Biei’s most picturesque sites.

Season : 2024/05/06 - 2024/06/30 and 2024/09/01 – 2024/10/31
Departure time 9:30am
Tour duration : 4.5 to 5 hours (including transfer time)
*Including lunch time. Lunch fee is not included.
*We may just have some snack if the restaurant is busy.

Fee :
Adult : 14,000yen
2 or more adults : 12,000yen
Child(age10-15) : 10,000yen

Cycling route Reception at BIEIGUIDE office and 30min drive to Shirogane onsen area. Shirahige waterfall, foot pass in the forest, blue pond, cycling road next to the blue river and scenery of Biei rolling hills. Back to BIEIGUIDE office at the end. Not going to the flower field.

For more information about children's bikes, please see our FAQ
Please check the calendar for the tour availability.

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Cycling tour will be cancelled if it rains on the day of the tour. In this case, no cancellation fee will be charged. Tour cancellations due to rain will be decided the day before or the day of the tour. It will be able to change to the [Leisurely walking tour with rain poncho] if you would like to. Please let us know.

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Spring special. Asparagus Harvest and guided cycling 1 day tour.

Spring is asparagus season in Biei and this exclusive tour invites you to experience all the wonders of our renowned central Hokkaido asparagus. We cycle through the charming village and hills of Biei to a local asparagus farm where you have the unique opportunity to handpick and carry home your very own Biei asparagus. Due to its popularity and short season, this tour sells out quickly, so reserve early.

Asparagus harvesting tour will be held even if it rains. Rainwear free rental. Cycling tour will be cancelled if it rains on the day of the tour. If only Asparagus tour is held, half price of the tour will be charged. Tour cancellations due to rain will be decided the day before or the day of the tour. It will be able to change to the [Leisurely walking tour with rain poncho] if you would like to. Please let us know.

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Summer Special! Guided Cycling Half Day Long Tour

One day tour is a little long or Half day tour will be not enough. Since you have come all this way, you want to enjoy the scenery of Biei to the fullest. Enjoy cycling in Biei in the morning, and sightseeing in Asahikawa or Furano in the afternoon. We have prepared this Half day long tour for those who have this in mind. It will about 3-3.5hours in the morning before gets very hot. This is a course to enjoy at a leisurely pace the superb scenic route recommended by local guide.

Season : 2024/07/01 – 2024/08/31
Departure time 8:30am
Tour duration : 3 to 3.5 hours

Fee :
Adult : 10,000yen
2 or more adult : 8,500yen
Child(age 10-15) : 7,000yen

Cycling Route Mainly the scenery of Biei rolling hills. Panorama road area or Patchwork road area. Mostly we will cycling around not touristy area. We might stop some tourist spot. NOT going to the flower fields and Blue pond.

For more information about children's bikes, please see our FAQ
Please check the calendar for the tour availability.

Reserve your Spot Now

Cycling tour will be cancelled if it rains on the day of the tour. In this case, no cancellation fee will be charged. Tour cancellations due to rain will be decided the day before or the day of the tour. It will be able to change to the [Leisurely walking tour with rain poncho] if you would like to. Please let us know.

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Leisurely walking tour with rain poncho

This is an alternative tour in case of bad weather. If the cycling tour is cancelled due to rain, we will hold this tour upon guest’s request. Free rental rainwear or poncho. The walking course has not been decided. We will decide it depends on the season and your requests.

Tour will be held if it rains.
Departure time 9:30am
Tour duration : 2 to 2.5 hours

Fee :
Adult : 5,000yen
Child(age10-15) : 5,000yen

Tour cancellations due to rain will be decided the day before or the day of the tour.

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We use YAMAHA e-bikes which is great help with pedaling. And generally it’s not difficult to handle. It’s almost same as a normal bike. So you can join the cycling tour if you know how to ride/control a bike.

Our tour moves at a slightly slower pace. Many stops for photos and commentary by guide. Do not need to worry about your physical strength.

Please make sure, you can ride a bike and handle it by yourself. We are not cycling in the park. And there are some up/down slopes. Not busy, but some car traffic. Two people can NOT fit in one bike.

Max 10 people in one group. The summer season will be a little busier. In spring and autumn season, tours are often held 2-3 people. Of course, one person can also participate.

For the Guided cycling tours :

All our bikes are YAMAHA e-bikes. Basically it’s for adult. It’s only suitable for children over 135cm tall and more than 10 years old. They must have some experience to ride bikes and big enough hand to hold the break lever because there are some up/down slopes. Unfortunately, we don’t have bikes that fit for smaller children.

And I’m sorry, we do NOT accept children on the child seat in the tour.

For rental bikes :

We can put a child seat on standard model e-bikes. A child seat can fit for 2-5 years old and less than 21kg weight. Can NOT fit small baby or bigger kids.

Basically, cycling tour will be cancelled if it rains or bad weather. We will decide it on the day or the day before. Bicycle rental reservations will also be cancelled. No cancellation fee for this.

[Leisurely walking tour with rain poncho] is available on the rainy day.

Hat/Cap, sunglasses and sunscreen in summer season.

Warm enough jacket in spring and autumn season. Needs gloves in Oct.

We can keep your luggage for free in our office if you join the tour or rental bikes.

We have the free parking spot just in front of our office.

Please note that cancellation fees apply if you cancel within 3days of your booking.

charge 30% of tour fee : 3~2 days before

charge 50% of tour fee : 1 day before

charge 100% of tour fee : on the tour day