Bike Activities

At NORTHSTAR we use a beginner curriculum which is based upon the International Mountain Bike Instructor Course (IMIC). It’s designed for those who have never ridden a mountain bike and want to start mountain biking and those who have mountain bikes but have not had a chance to ride trails. The 1 hour course covers basic techniques of riding on the trail such as: how to break, shift, understand correct balance and other needed skills. This will allow you to enjoy a genuine mountain biking experience in a safe manner.

Mountain Bike Fun Ride

If you are looking for a fun and exciting way to get outdoors and see all the best spots in beautiful Norikura Kogen, our Fun Ride mountain bike tour is an excellent way to see it all. This tour is open to all beginner mountain bikers and safe and fun for the whole family. Give mountain biking a try with our trained mountain bike guides today!
This activity starts and finishes at Norikura BASE.

Start Times: AM: 9:30 / PM: 1:30

Registration: 15 Minutes prior to start time.

Cost:
¥3,900 / person
*All prices are including sales tax.

Conditions:

  • 6 years old and up
  • Taller than 115cm
  • Those who can stand while riding on a bike.

Beginner Mountain Bike

Ready to get off the road and onto the trails? NORTHSTAR’s Beginner Mountain Bike Lesson is designed to help you learn how to ride your bike and the trails. Our experienced guides will teach basic techniques of riding on the trails so you are prepared to enjoy a genuine mountain biking experience.

This activity starts and finishes at Norikura BASE.

Start Time: AM: 9:30 / PM: 1:30

Registration: 30 Minutes prior to start time.

Cost:
¥5,900 / person
*All prices are including sales tax.

Conditions:

  • 10 years old and up
  • Taller than 130cm
  • Those who can stand while riding on a bike.

Intermediate Mountain Bike Tour

Confident on a mountain bike but want to improve your riding level? Norikura Kogen offers a compelling set of trails through virgin conifer and birch forest making it one of best mountain biking locations in Japan. Our experienced guides will assess your riding level and provide a safe, fun tour designed to challenge you as a mountain biker.

Start Times AM: 9:00

Registration: 30 Minutes prior to start time.

Cost:

  • Private (1 person): ¥18,000/person
  • Semi-Private (2 people): ¥14,500/person
  • Regular (3 or more people):¥9,500/person

*All prices include guiding fee, insurance and sales tax.

Age:
13 years old and up

Advanced Mountain Bike Tour

Confident on a mountain bike but want to improve your riding level? Norikura Kogen offers a compelling set of trails through virgin conifer and birch forest, one of best mountain biking locations in Japan. Our experienced guides will assess your riding level and provide a safe, fun tour designed to challenge you as a mountain biker.

Start Time: AM: 9:00

Registration: 30 Minutes prior to start time.

Cost:

  • Private (1 person)
    ¥18,000/person – Full day tour
  • Semi-Private (2 people)
    ¥14,500/person – Full day tour
  • Regular (3 or more people)
    ¥9,500/person – Full day tour

*All prices are listed included guiding fee, insurance and sales tax.

Age:
13 years old and up

Mountain Bike Rental

Bringing your bike up to Norikura can be a hassle, or maybe you do not own a mountain bike. We understand, and want to provide the best bikes for the best cycling experience. Our lines of KONA MINA and GIANT TALON bikes are easy for anyone to ride but also tough. Come ride with us and enjoy a real Canadian Mountain Bike experience or just head out for an adventure on our own.

Sizes:

  • Kid’s 20”: For 115-130cm tall (1st-3rd Grade.)
  • Kid’s 24”: For 130-145cm tall (3rd-6th Grade.)
  • Adult XS : For 145-160cm tall
  • Adult S : For 150 – 165cm tall
  • Adult M : For 165 – 175cm tall
  • Adult L : For 175 – 190cm tall

*Sizes are rough standard. Bikes will be fit to each person on site.

Cost:

  • Half Day: ¥2,500
  • Full Day: ¥4,000

*All prices are including sales tax.