CYCLING ROADMAP INFO

SENIOR
Tour de Kunisaki A & B Course 257km
Nio Rindo (Peninsula Circuit) Course 130km
Yamanami Highway Course 124km
Tour de Yunohira Course 70km
Tour de Saiki S Course 190km
Coastal Roads of Beppu Bay / Kunisaki Peninsula Course 152km
AMATEUR
Kunisaki Peninsula cycle Routes -
Maple Yaba Cycling Road 36km
Yufuin Ride Course 72km
Around Kuju Touring Road Course 68km
Access Yamanami (Yufuin Connection) Course 42km
Yamanami Access (Kuju Kogen Connection) Course 60km
Around Onyujima Island Course 17km
TOURISM
Spa Ride Course 81kkm
Tour de Saiki Course 31km
Taketa Kuju Course 43km
Nio Rindo Course 78km
Maple Yabakei Course 11km

  1. COURSE 01

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  2. COURSE 02

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    Feel the wind through the Kunisaki Peninsula, where abundant nature and unique religious traditions come to life!

    Tour de Kunisaki is one of the best ways to enjoy Kunisaki Peninsula. The A Course takes you around the whole peninsula on the coast, giving you great views of the Seto Inland Sea. You can also enjoy the easy-to-ride Orange Road, known for its lack of traffic. The B Course runs through the center of the peninsula.Take Prefectural Road 31, which cuts through the Ota region, for some beautiful scenery of serene rice fields. Crossing its highest point, Hashirimizu Toge (428m) will bring you to the coastal portion of this relatively tough 100 km course.

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    Distance to Travel
    257km
    Average Incline (Climbs)
    3.8%
    Average Incline (Descents)
    4%
    Elevation Gain (Climbs)
    3,105m
    Elevation Gain (Descents)
    3,100m
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  3. COURSE 03

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    Of the 9 main Nio Rindo courses, this long course takes cyclists around the whole peninsula

    The Kunisaki Peninsula is home to the elegant castle towns of Kitsuki and Hinode, and Bungo Takada, famous for its retro cityscape. It also boasts many sightseeing spots such as the Satoyama area, selected as a Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System, and the beautiful rias coastline. The route circling the peninsula is full of ups and downs with steep climbs requiring true pedal power, but is also perfect for those who enjoy long rides. There are also several locations offering rental bikes for beginners to enjoy.

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    Distance to Travel
    130km
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  4. COURSE 04

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    A cycling road filled with exciting variety, including tunnels and bridges once used for the railway

    Utilizing the tracks of the Yabakei Railway which went out of service in 1975, and sporting relatively gentle climbs, this cycling road is great for beginners. Enjoy the beautiful valleys and rural scenery of Yabakei Gorge, or come during the fall foilage season for a plethora of like-minded cyclists.

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    Distance to Travel
    36km
    Average Incline (Climbs)
    2.3%
    Average Incline (Descents)
    2.9%
    Elevation Gain (Climbs)
    238m
    Elevation Gain (Descents)
    98m
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  5. COURSE 05

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    Relaxed riding through a special location with mountains for miles!

    Selected as one of Japan's best roads, the Yamanami Highway connects Oita and Kumamoto. Surrounded by 360 degrees of nature, it is one of the best cycling roads in Kyushu.

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    Distance to Travel
    124km
    Average Incline (Climbs)
    4.7%
    Average Incline (Descents)
    4.7%
    Elevation Gain (Climbs)
    2,497m
    Elevation Gain (Descents)
    2,312m
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  6. COURSE 06

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    From the atmospheric streets of Yufuin to the world of dazzling highlands!

    Yufuin is known as one of the best onsen hot spring towns in Japan. There are two courses: an appx. 70 km course that circles Yufuin and Ajimu, and the 20 km Tsukahara Kogen strolling short course that boasts steep climbs. Once you complete the course of your choice, enjoy a delicious meal and a dip in a Yufuin hot spring to rest your weary muscles.

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    Distance to Travel
    72km
    Average Incline (Climbs)
    4.4%
    Average Incline (Descents)
    4.7%
    Elevation Gain (Climbs)
    1,256m
    Elevation Gain (Descents)
    1,261m
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  7. COURSE 07

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    A hill climb course that starts in a hot spring town

    This course connects Yudaira Onsen, a hot spring resort famous for its elegant stone roads, to the Kusumi Plateau with its magnificent views of the nature of Aso-Kuju National Park.Though you'll be surrounded by verdant, relaxing nature, the two courses are sure to provide excitement. One is a 70 km long course with 2,200 meters of elevation gain, while the other is a short 29 km course that partway through goes back through the deep underground waters of Asono. The traffic on these courses is relatively low, making them perfect for those who want to enjoy the scenery on their ride. After a tough ride with a pleasant fall breeze at your back, why not enjoy a long dip in a hop spring?

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    Distance to Travel
    70km
    Average Incline (Climbs)
    7.3%
    Average Incline (Descents)
    7.1%
    Elevation Gain (Climbs)
    2,217m
    Elevation Gain (Descents)
    2,216m
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  8. COURSE 08

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    Feel the plateau's pleasant breeze while circling around the Kuju Mountains!

    The mountains that spread out at the southern end of the Iida Kogen plataeu on the border of Oita and Kumamoto prefectures, with some peaks reaching 1,700 meters, are known as the Kuju Mountains. This course takes you around the Kuju mountains, letting you enjoy the changing expressions of the seasons as you cycle along the beautiful plateau. Relax your muscles at an onsen, or try some shaved ice to sate a dry throat. Some farms along the way serve delicious soft-serve ice cream—why not take a break on your cycling adventure?

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    Distance to Travel
    68km
    Average Incline (Climbs)
    4.9%
    Average Incline (Descents)
    5.8%
    Elevation Gain (Climbs)
    1,521m
    Elevation Gain (Descents)
    1,552m
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  9. COURSE 09

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    A Gentle Detour Course to Yufuin

    This course takes you from Oita city to Yufuin, but with less ups and downs than the Yamanami Highway Course—perfect for a relaxing ride. It's recommended for cyclists who would like to make it to Yufuin, but don't have the confidence to ride the Yamanami Highway.

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    Distance to Travel
    42km
    Average Incline (Climbs)
    3.6%
    Average Incline (Descents)
    3.4%
    Elevation Gain (Climbs)
    744m
    Elevation Gain (Descents)
    187m
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  10. COURSE 10

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    A Gentle Detour Course to Kuju Plateau

    This course takes you from Oita city to the Kuju Kogen plateau, but with less ups and downs than the Yamanami Highway Course—perfect for a relaxing ride.
    It's recommended for cyclists who would like to make it to Yufuin, but don't have the confidence to ride the Yamanami Highway.

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    Distance to Travel
    60km
    Average Incline (Climbs)
    4.8%
    Average Incline (Descents)
    4%
    Elevation Gain (Climbs)
    1,483m
    Elevation Gain (Descents)
    539m
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  11. COURSE 11

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    A Special 190 km Course with 2,269 m of Elevation Gain

    This is a tough course whose 190 kilometers must be completed in 9 hours for the Tour de Saiki. Adventure around Saiki City, now Kyushu's largest city by land area.
    This course is recommended for those who want a challenge.

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    Distance to Travel
    190km
    Average Incline (Climbs)
    4%
    Average Incline (Descents)
    4.1%
    Elevation Gain (Climbs)
    2,269m
    Elevation Gain (Descents)
    2,263m
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  12. COURSE 12

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    Cross over to Onyujima by Ferry and Circle its Coast!

    Onyujima is located in Saiki Bay, which faces the Bungo Channel. This course provides views of Saiki's beautiful sparkling waters while circling the island's coast. The "Shokusaikan" food market on Onyushima rents out tandem bicycles. Go with the family, or as a couple and enjoy the island sea breeze on your cycling journey.

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    Distance to Travel
    17km
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  13. COURSE 13

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    A cafe tour around Yufuin, Bepu and Oita!

    This is a sightseeing course that takes you around the prefecture's three main areas. Visit cyclist-friendly cafes, catch breathtaking of Yufuin from Sagiridai Overlook, or ride the coast on Betsudai National Road on this adventure filled course.

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    Distance to Travel
    81kkm
    Average Incline (Climbs)
    5%
    Average Incline (Descents)
    5%
    Elevation Gain (Climbs)
    999m
    Elevation Gain (Descents)
    998m
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  14. COURSE 14

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    Enjoy the Bounty of the Sea with the new Tour de Saiki Sightseeing Course!

    This sightseeing course was born from the cycling event Tour de Saiki, and offers stunning views of the seas, mountains and rivers, and excitement around various areas with Saiki city as the stage! A cycling route friendly for beginners and families, there are plenty of spots to have fun with the kids. Try the local cuisine born from the amicable climate and bountiful nature of the area.

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    Distance to Travel
    31km
    Average Incline (Climbs)
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    Elevation Gain (Climbs)
    51m
    Elevation Gain (Descents)
    52m
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  15. COURSE 15

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    Take in scenic views on a ride from the Kuju Kogen Plateau to Taketa Castle Town

    This is an advanced downhill course that takes cyclists from the Kuju Kogen Plateau down to Taketa Castle Town. Known as one of Kyushu's foremost sightseeing areas, visitors can enjoy its bountiful nature, natural hot springs, and exquisite food. Road bikes, e-bikes and mountain bikes are available for rentals, making it easy to enjoy with little preparation. Relax in an onsen hot spring between rides, or enjoy nature while trying some local cuisine.

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    Distance to Travel
    43km
    Average Incline (Climbs)
    2.1%
    Average Incline (Descents)
    2.1%
    Elevation Gain (Climbs)
    409m
    Elevation Gain (Descents)
    1,122m
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  16. COURSE 16

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    A 2 day 1 night relaxing ride on an e-bike

    Rent an e-bike from Kitsuki Furusato Sangyo Hall and experience the various sights of the Kunisaki Peninsula. Aboard an e-bike, even beginners can tackle the gentle slopes of the coastline and mountains. With rental batteries available as well, visitors can enjoy a relaxing and safe one day, two night cycling journey. Try Kunisaki's local cuisine, visit Futagoji, the iconic temple of the Kunisaki Peninsula, or visit Tashibu-no-sho, selected as a Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System for its traditional rice agriculture on this sightseeing course jam packed with adventure.

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    Distance to Travel
    78km
    Average Incline (Climbs)
    1.1%
    Average Incline (Descents)
    1.1%
    Elevation Gain (Climbs)
    1,122m
    Elevation Gain (Descents)
    1,122m
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  17. COURSE 17

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    A local ride through Nakatsu city's Yabakei Gorge, highly recommended by local guides!

    This beginner-friendly course runs along a cycling road that utilizes the tracks of the old Yabakei Railway. Discover local cuisine and cafes that come highly recommended by local guides. The Yabakei Cycling Terminal starting location offers rentals for electronically assisted bikes, road and hybrid bikes, children cycles, bikes with child seats attached, and even tandem bicycles amongst a plethora of other choices. Take in the spectacular views at Yabakei Gorge while meeting locals for a fulfilling experience.

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    Distance to Travel
    11km
    Average Incline (Climbs)
    0.5%
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    0.5%
    Elevation Gain (Climbs)
    55m
    Elevation Gain (Descents)
    96m
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  18. COURSE 18

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    Escape the bustle of the city in Beppu and Oita, and ride along the coast

    This road goes along the Kunisaki Peninsula coast through Beppu, Oita, and Saganoseki. Enjoy a refreshing ride with the cool sea breeze at your back. Visit venerated shrines and temples along the Kunisaki Peninsula, which is home of the unique and ancient Rokugomanzan culture. Along the bay, view the sunset at Madama Beach, selected as one of the "100 best sunsets in Japan." Also, Betsudai National Road has a cycling road that many cyclists enjoy riding on every day. Though it is a 152 km long course, it has relatively few ups and downs, and can be enjoyed by beginners, or those who wish to use e-bikes on their journey.

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    Distance to Travel
    152km
    Average Incline (Climbs)
    3.4%
    Average Incline (Descents)
    3.3%
    Elevation Gain (Climbs)
    1,204m
    Elevation Gain (Descents)
    1,095m
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