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Cycling: local adventure & onsens

bike ride

Cycling: local adventure & onsens

10 reviews
Duration
6.5 hours
Group size
Up to 3 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Tickets, Equipment
Hosted in
English
bike ride

Cycling: local adventure & onsens

bike ride

Cycling: local adventure & onsens

10 reviews
Duration
6.5 hours
Group size
Up to 3 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Tickets, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

We will meet at Beppu station & cycle towards Kannawa through smaller streets, residential areas, a few local parks & a small river. You will get a glimpse of Beppu that visitors rarely see. In Kannawa we will explore the amazing backstreets, observe the pipes, steam & various unique installations for the hot springs while learning about them. Will see how they use the hot spring steam for cooking, bathe in a local onsen, relax in a foot steam bath & visit some viewpoints for panoramic views of the place. We will then go through the "Hells" area (picturesque hot springs which are too hot to bathe but beautiful to view) where you have the option to visit one or two recommended ones. We will take a short break for snacks/food and rest. Then we will head to Myoban area, visiting its backstreets, sulfur fields, steam vents & traditional sulfur crystal harvesting huts. We can visit a very local ‘private’ (the place is only for you, so it's perfect for beginners) sulfur hot spring (indoor or outdoor) to refresh ourselves. Last stop is the hill with the Peace Pagoda, a relaxed place with views over Beppu bay & the surrounding mountains. Finally, we cycle back to Beppu station.

Your host

Learn more about Diagoras & Yayoi

Diagoras & Yayoi

Greetings! My name is Dia, after almost a decade on the road traveling, cycling Japan & then from Japan to Greece through the Silk Road, moved to Beppu, the place where my wife Yayoi has spent a lot of time when she was a child. With her knowledge about the area, tips from the locals, our wanderlust combined & after endless exploration we want to share with you the real Beppu, cycling through the backstreets while taking in a few of the big sights as well, visiting local places and hot springs! Lets find out what makes this place so special, a bit of history, the onsen culture, the food and peoples lifestyle :) Please check our other experiences as well! We usually start around 9:00 in the morning. If your desired date/time for this experience is not available or if you are more than 3 people please contact us to see what we can do.

What's included

Food
A small snack along the way at one of our stops near the hells of Beppu. Please note that food is not covered, there are…
Drinks
A small bottle of water
Tickets
One entrance fee to a local private hot spring (indoor or outdoor) OR if you decide not to bathe in the private onsen, an…
Equipment
Quality cross or mountain bicycle with 21 gears and a helmet. Towel and shampoos for the foot bath and hot spring.

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Where you'll be

The tour can be fully customized according to your needs and interests. We will be visiting: -Local areas which tourists never visit -Steam vents, pipes & hot spring installations -The often missed backstreets of Kannawa and Myoban -Less known local hot springs (private or/and public) -Sulfur fields & traditional sulfur crystal harvesting huts -Some of the big sights. If the dates you wish are not available please contact us to work it out!

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 3 guests ages 18 and up can attend. -Guests need to be confident riding a bicycle in town and going up a few uphills (the bikes have 21 gears). -Ability to cycle at least 12km (7.5 miles) at a light pace. The full route is 22km (13.7 miles)…

More tips

In case you are more than 3 people please contact us. Guests should be confident riding a bicycle. In case of bad weather the activity will either become a walking tour or get canceled. We meet at 09.00am in Beppu station.

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Diagoras & Yayoi
Cycling: local adventure & onsens
10 reviews
From $64/person
10 reviews
From $64/person