Izu Hike's staff have moved to Fuji Five Lakes to focus on our business offering guided hikes to the summit of Mt Fuji, as well as bike tours and winery tours in the mountain's foothills. Find us there at www.fujibiketour.com.
Although we will be located too far away to continue offering Izu Hike's single-day tours, we would be happy to meet requests for multi-day hiking and biking tours in Izu. If you're interested in a multi-day tour in Izu, contact us.
Red Cedar Bike and HikeDifficulty: Moderate
Duration: 3 to 4 hours
Hike length: 4 km (2 mi)
Bike ride length: 10 km (6 mi)
Terrain: Country roads and forest paths
Elevation gain: 400 m (1,300 ft)
Trailhead elevation: 10 m (30 ft)
Summit elevation: 400 m (1,300 ft)
Accessible seasons: Year-round
Camping allowed: Yes
Departs from: Shimoda City
Guide fee: ¥3,300/person for 3 or more people, ¥4,950/person for 2 people or ¥9,900 for 1 person
Bike rental fee: ¥2,500/person
Other costs: Optional hot spring bath entrance fees (¥1,000/person)
Description: Ride on country roads past rice fields, flower gardens and persimmon trees. Visit ancient shrines and temples on the way. Then hike up through evergreen forests to a summit with views of distant islands and lush mountain ranges. On the ride back, stop at a farmer's market for fresh fruit, drinks and traditional snacks, and enjoy a light picnic by a pond full of colorful fish. Round out the trip with an optional visit to a historic hot spring with enormous wooden baths.