Shakotan and Niseko Hills Tour

Full route description coming soon!


I’ve finally gotten around to compiling together all the cycle trips we’ve done over the last few years in Hokkaido. There are quite a few, and they all focus on a different part of this amazing island we live on. I hope this page can be a solid resource for […]

A Hokkaido Cycle Touring Resource







Once again we were up at daybreak today, just like yesterday; 4:15am and keen to get on the road to beat the heat. As usual, however, we started the day with breakfast and some decent coffee. The coast along this portion of the Shakotan coast was perhaps the most spectacular. […]

HOKKAIDO (Mini-tour Day 4): Kamoenai to Yumoto Onsen



Another spectacular day greeted us this morning as we got up at the crack of dawn. The past two days saw us getting on the road far too late, and all of us suffering in the heat because of it. Today would be different. We were motivated to get onto […]

HOKKAIDO (Mini-tour Day 3): Bikuni to Kamoenai


Waking up to a beautiful morning on the beach in front of the kayak place this morning was magic. Following a quick breakfast, we were onto the kayaks for 3 hours of very relaxed paddling around the coast. The tour guides were not quite sure what to do when Rowland […]

HOKKAIDO (Mini-tour Day 2): Shioya to Bikuni


The relatives are here. Rowland is Haidee’s (my wife’s) brother, and Alicia is his wife. They are here with us in Hokkaido (the northern most island of Japan) for a week and a half. Due to the fact that Haidee and I’s apartment is about the size of a small […]

HOKKAIDO (Mini-tour Day 1): Sapporo to Shioya