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Central Kyoto eco-friendly bike ride

bike ride

Central Kyoto eco-friendly bike ride

5 reviews
Paused until 14 June. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
3.5 hours
Group size
Up to 5 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English, Italian
bike ride

Central Kyoto eco-friendly bike ride

bike ride

Central Kyoto eco-friendly bike ride

5 reviews
Paused until 14 June. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
3.5 hours
Group size
Up to 5 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English, Italian

What you'll do

A pleasant half-day cycling tour filled with ancient streets, quiet streams, shrines, temples, gardens and cherry trees in the less crowded part of the Higashiyama district. Some of the most impressive sights Kyoto has to offer are packed in this short ride. NOTE: the route changes slightly depending on the time of the day. MORNING RIDE: we'll ride through the Geisha districts of Miyagawa-cho and Gion (before the crowds arrive) and then head North following the charming Shirakawa river. We'll stop at Heian shrine, the impressive Sanmon gate at Nanzenji zen temple, then follow the Philosopher's path all the way to Ginkakuji (Silver Pavillion) bridge but not before a quick visit at Honen-in temple. Later we'll follow the Kamo river and head back to the our starting point near the centrally located Sanjo Keihan Station. AFTERNOON RIDE: we'll follow the same route but skipping the Gion geisha area (too crowded by then) and adding instead Chion-in temple gate.

Your host

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Luca

I was born in a town in the north-east of Italy and I have always had a great passion for traveling, an interest that has led me to visit over 30 countries all over the world. For the past 18 years I have been living in Japan, which I have visited far and wide, especially by bicycle. After moving to Kyoto I discovered many hidden gems in the city and the beauty of the mountains and the countryside that surround it. I would like to share my experience and passion with you.

What's included

Equipment
Fitness Bike Helmet (optional)

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Where you'll be

We'll leave from Sanjo Keihan Station, conveniently located in central Kyoto. We'll mostly ride on bike lanes or less trafficked roads avoiding crowds and traffic as much as possible.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

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

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Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 14 and up can attend. Experience riding bicycles with gears is a plus. Generally, fitness bicycles are used, but it is possible, at an additional cost, to prepare city bikes even with child seats, if necessary. Please contact me in…

What to bring

Bring your own camera, wear comfortable clothes appropriate for the season, sneakers, sunglasses, sunscreen.

More tips

The tour has a length of about 12 km, is completed in about 3-3.5 hours and is mostly flat. It is suitable for all levels of fitness. The tour will be canceled in case of very inclement weather.

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Luca
Central Kyoto eco-friendly bike ride
5 reviews
£47/person
5 reviews
£47/person