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Intermediate CourseIntermediate CourseGreat Nature Ride

A long ride on the hills of Furano and Biei

Cross an ever changing landscape!View the colorful flower beds and hills painted by the seasons in Furano - Biei, or visit the nationally famous Asahiyama Zoo in Asahikawa. Each is a popular northern Hokkaido sightseeing area.

A long ride on the hills of Furano and Biei

A long ride on the hills of Furano and Biei

This is one of Hokkaido's most famous sightseeing areas. In addition to the many flower fields to see in Furano and Biei from July-August, the colorful hills themselves spread out in beautiful scenery. The course passes flat and hilly areas, keeping the ride from ever getting boring. There are plenty of sweet shops and restaurants along the route, so it's perfect if you're planning a gourmet cycling tour! A one night stay to soothe your tired body in a hot spring is sure to give you a true vacation feeling.

Course
Guide

  • ■Depart Asahikawa Airport - Arrive Asahikawa Airport
  • ■2 days 1 night
  • ■Lodging/Furano
Riding Distance
Approx. 155km
Required Time
Approx. 10 hours 22 minutes
Level
Intermediate-Advanced
Start / Goal
Asahikawa Airport (Higashi Kagura-cho)
Number of Bicycle Racks
9 Locations
Route
  • Day 1.Asahikawa Airport
  • Ken & Mary Tree
  • Mild Seven Hills
  • Senbo Pass Flower and Rest plaza
  • Furano
  • Day2.Furano
  • Furano Station
  • Torinuma Park
  • Blue Pond
  • Hokusei no Oka Observatory Park
  • Asahikawa Airport

Intermediate Course

Furano - Biei AreaSightseeing SpotsTourist Favorites!Must-See Spots

lavender at Furano

Come see the lavender at Furano.

Prime viewing season is from early July to early August along highway 237, connecting Biei to Furano, called the "Florist's Highway" due to the flower gardens lining it.

lavender
  1. 1Tomita Farm
    Peak lavender season is mid-July. Blooming periods differ by variety, but it's usually best from late June to early August. Also, planting locations, e.g. sloped or flat, and styles differ, so there is a huge variety of flower gardens to enjoy. There are souvenir shops and places to eat, so plan to spend a good 2-3 hours wandering around.
    Tomita Farm

    Summer sees not just lavender, but a huge variety of flowers blooming.

  2. 2Irodori Field
    Here, the gentle hills are covered in purple lavender and other brilliant blossoms. We recommend checking the view from the Forest House Viewing Deck.
    Irodori Field

    You can enjoy the scenery from Spring to Autumn./p>

  3. 3Hanabito Field
    The gently curved flower beds are abloom with countless flowers from Spring to Autumn. It's found behind the Hanabito House.
    Hanabito Field
  4. 4Sakiwai Field
    This field in front of Potpourri House is planted with 4 different colors of lavender. Walkways are available.
    Sakiwai Field
  1. 2Irodori Field
    Here, the gentle hills are covered in purple lavender and other brilliant blossoms. We recommend checking the view from the Forest House Viewing Deck.
    Irodori Field

    You can enjoy the scenery from Spring to Autumn.

  2. 3Hanabito Field
    The gently curved flower beds are abloom with countless flowers from Spring to Autumn. It's found behind the Hanabito House.
    Hanabito Field
  3. 4Sakiwai Field
    This field in front of Potpourri House is planted with 4 different colors of lavender. Walkways are available.
    Sakiwai Field

Scenic Biei Hill Riding

湿原、独特な温泉が楽しめる豊富

The hills of Biei are basically divided in 2. The northwest side is a patchwork region often used for commercials and product packages, while the southeast has panoramic views of beautiful hills against the backdrop of Mt. Tokachi. The Biei countryside is wide open with gentle hills, and highly recommended for cycling.

  1. 1Shikisai-no-oka
    This enormous, very popular flower garden boasts over 50 kinds of blossoms. Their soft-serve made from fresh Biei milk and beef and potato croquettes are also a big hit!
    Shikisai-no-oka
  2. 2Seven Stars Tree
    This is a lone Japanese Oak standing at the top of the hill. It was featured on a special tourist cigarette pack in 1976.
    Seven Stars Tree
  3. 3Hill with a Red Roof
    A single red-roofed house lies nestled in the rolling hills. As if made to be photographed, this scene might be the purest symbol of Biei.
    Hill with a Red Roof

Must Eat Treats!Must Eat Treats! Famous Foods

Furano - Biei Curry Highway

There are any number of curries made with local ingredients. Among the most popular are Biei Curry Udon and Furano Omelet Curry.

Furano - Biei Curry Highway
Furano - Biei Curry Highway