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Tour description


Hokkaido Winter Cycling

» Cycling & Winter Activities

fr SGD1990

6 Days

100km


Description

Hokkaido Winter Cycling is specially designed for you to experience snow cycling on mtb with special spikes tyres, among other popular winter activities including river kayaking, snow-shoeing, ice-swimming & ice-fishing.

This is a special program that we have created to offer a multi-experience in Hokkaido winter around the area of Shikotsu-Toya National Park.  Lake Shikotsu is a caldera lake located to the southwest of Sapporo.  It is the 2nd deepest lake in Japan, averaging 260metres with the deepest point at nearly 400m! 

In this winter itinerary, you get to see the beautiful ice sculptures of the annual Shikotsu Ice Festival from late January to lake February.

Snowshoeing is a form of hiking using a special footwear for walking over snow.  Snowshoes work by distributing the weight of the person over a larger area so that the person's foot does not sink completely into the snow, a quality called "flotation".

Ice fishing is the practice of catching fish, usually using a simple rod with lines and fish hooks through an opening in the ice on a frozen body of water.

Another activity is ice swimming, or simply an activity of swimming during the winter season, typically in outdoor locations in partially frozen water bodies.


Highlights

+ Experience cycling in the snow at 3 different routes

+ snow-shoeing through forest trails, dry-suit ice-swimming & ice-fishing

+ Shikotsu ice-festival & Sapporo snow festival

+ Good quality onsen accommodation by the lake


Information

Hokkaido Winter Experience (multi-activities)

Event Grade: 2+ (Leisure)
Discipline: snow cycling / snow hiking / smelt fishing
Terrain: Snow conditions 

6D Land Cost: est. S$1990/pax (twin-share)
Single sup: S$450

Includes:
1) 5 nights accommodation (mix of hotels/ryokans with onsens)
2) Almost Full-board: 5 breakfasts + 3 dinners (except rest-day)
3) water/isotonic drinks & snacks during cycling
4) 2-way airport transfers (main group arrival/departure)
5) All land transfers to activities / luggage transfer
6) Very Experienced Cycling guide & Bike Mechanic Support
7) entrance to Shikotsu snow+ice festival
8) Detailed Pre-Departure Briefing & Trip Preparation

8a. Advice on safety protocols during traveling in the post pandemic

8b. Provides a one stop service on details of flights, PCR tests, arrival form to fill, COVID travel insurance will be communicated in our Pre-Departure Briefing

* Excludes International airfares & other meals
We will advise you on the recommended international flight (for main group) to Sapporo

Further queries, pls email: singaporecyclingtours@gmail.com
Closing Date: 1 month before departure OR seats fill up


Detailed itinerary

DAY01 Arrive Sapporo CTS / Lake Shikotsu.

Pickup from Chitose airport for your transfer to Lake Shikotsu.

Experience your 1st snow cycling using fat bike Route1. Visit Shikotsu ice festival.

Stay in nice onsen resort overlooking the lake.

 

DAY02 Lake Shikotsu
Fat bike cycling Route2, with short hike to see beautiful frozen waterfall & icicles. After lunch, experience ice-walking at the lake in dry-suit (provided).
Stay in Lake Shikotsu onsen ryokan

 

DAY03 Shikoutsu / Shinshinotsu

Morning snow-shoeing experience to visit a forest trail.
Afternoon, transfer to shinshinotsu near Sapporo for ice-fishing
Stay in onsen hotel.

 

DAY04 Shinshinotsu / Sapporo
Special experience in Hokkaido: Smelt ice-fishing on a frozen lake.
Final fat bike cycling Route3 around shinshinotsu area in afternoon, before transfering back to Sapporo.
Weather permitting: Nite view of Sapporo city from Asahiyama.

 

DAY05 Sapporo
Your own free time at leisure for shopping or visit Sapporo Snow Festival or other sights within the city.

DAY06 Departure
(* Or own extension in Sapporo)
Send-off to airport.


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