Why Our Kyoto Cycling Tours?

We Cycle Through the Heart of Kyoto’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites


No need to cycle across town in search of famous attractions, we are conveniently located in the heart of Kyoto’s celebrated UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE cultural sites. A cycling tour through Kyoto city should be more than just a simple ride-around, we take you deep inside. A NORU tour means experiencing, exploring, and discovering Kyoto’s best-kept secrets, all in a short riding distance from our shop. Tranquil and contemplative Zen gardens, magnificent temples and shrines, we have carefully curated a selection of routes that offer uniquely contrasting environments showcasing Kyoto’s distinctive history, culture, design, and craft.

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“This was our third tour and certainly our favorite. Ross is easy to be with, knows and loves Kyoto, and shares it in a laid back manner. A comfortable pace, seeing beauty we wouldn’t have found on our own. Quality bikes, and quiet, colorful side streets, the magic of the golden temple and the serenity of the gardens made for the perfect outing.”

Visited January 2017trishm706 (TripAdvisor)

Secret Kyoto Route

Our Secret Kyoto Route starts and finishes at our shop in north-western Kyoto city. This is a boutique journey, designed for those who seek a more in-depth understanding of Kyoto’s culture, heritage and craft. It features a visit inside the famous Golden Pavilion, but also takes time to stop and relax at other unique meditative Zen Gardens that are off the beaten path.

Highlights

  • Stroll through the beauty of the Golden Pavilion
  • Cycle through Kyoto’s oldest Geisha district and Kyoto’s shrine of knowledge
  • Sit, relax, and expand your mind on the verandah of meditative Zen Gardens

Kinukake World Heritage Road

Our Kinukake World Heritage Road route also starts and finishes at our shop in north-western Kyoto city. This route is crafted with the same principles as our other boutique tour, exploring tranquil Zen garden settings.  It visits larger garden environments including the legendary Ryoanji Temple.

Highlights

  • Experience Japan’s most photographed gardens and learn about their designs
  • Cycle quiet backstreets off the beaten path while we talk about Kyoto’s history
  • Navigate through ancient monasteries that are a vital part of the modern city

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“The best way to get around Kyoto is on a bicycle! We booked two tours with Ross. He’s very knowledgeable not only on the best routes and temples outside of the usual tourist itinerary but also on the different culture and practices in Kyoto. Our Noru tours were definitely the highlight of our Kyoto stay! Thanks Ross and Josh!”

Visited September, 2016jpabermd (TripAdvisor)

Kyoto City Adventures

Our Kyoto City Adventure Route is designed for people who want to acquaint themselves with this historical capital through a moderate 15km bike ride. Allow us to navigate you through Kyoto’s daily life, giving you insight into the city’s rich history, culture, and customs. Take in the sights along the way and enjoy the fresh air. Meeting point is outside the famous Kyoto Tower.

Highlights

  • Ride along the Kamo River, the lifeblood of the city
  • Cycle through Gion’s quiet backstreets and explore it’s ancient tea house neighbourhoods
  • Take in the majestic grounds of Tofukuji Temple and Explore the Tori gates at the famous Fushimi Inari Shrine
Treat yourself to a new and unique understanding of Kyoto, put down the guidebook, and allow us to give you a truly unforgettable experience!

Small Groups


Forget the other tours that herd you through the tourist tracks. We take only a maximum of 8 travellers.

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Best Bikes in Kyoto


Our top of the range folding bikes offer a safe, fun, and comfortable experience to riders of any height, skill, or fitness level.

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Our rides are designed for anyone over the age of 10 who can ride a bicycle.

Private bookings? adventures?

Get in touch with one of our trip planners

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Ride with just your family, friends, or colleagues.

Have the experience all to yourself

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No matter what you want to do in Kyoto, we can put something together for you.

We are all avid road cyclists and can introduce you to all kinds of hidden routes and epic adventures.
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Price List


Our urban routes can be booked directly online.  For anything else, please get in touch.

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Secret Kyoto Route


9,000¥ for 1 person
16,000¥ for 2 people
21,000¥ for 3 people
24,000¥ for 4 people
6,000¥ per person for groups 5 or more *maximum 8
9 am from our shop
8 Kilometers
3.5 Hours

  • English-Speaking Route Coordinator
  • Attraction Fees
  • Bike, Helmet, Water
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Kinukake World Heritage Road


9,000¥ for 1 person
16,000¥ for 2 people
21,000¥ for 3 people
24,000¥ for 4 people
6,000¥ per person for groups 5 or more *maximum 8
9 am from our shop
8 Kilometers
3.5 hours

  • English-Speaking Route Coordinator
  • Attraction Fees
  • Bike, Helmet, Water
Book Now!

Kyoto City Adventures


6,000¥ per person

minimum 4 people

9am from Kyoto Tower corner

15 Kilometers

4 hours


  • English-Speaking Route Coordinator
  • Attraction Fees
  • Bike, Helmet, Water
Book Now!