Cycle through picturesque villages and spot wildlife on a full-day ecotour through the foothills of Fuji
Enjoy a leisurely ride on an e-bike (electrically assisted bicycle) through Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park with Mount Fuji as your backdrop. The full-day tour begins at the En-Ya Mount Fuji Ecotours basecamp. After meeting your guide, you will have a short e-bike lesson and safety briefing. The tour kicks off at Lake Tanuki, where you can see glorious views of Mount Fuji when the weather is clear.
Your guide will point out the birds inhabiting the area, which vary depending on the season. Some species you may see include mallard ducks, common merganser, herons, cormorants, wagtails, and pheasants. There is the possibility of seeing Japanese serow, a cloven-hooved animal resembling an antelope adapted to living on hillsides. In spring and summer, you may catch a glimpses of green tree frogs, if you’re lucky. Fill up your water bottle from a natural spring fed by snowmelt and rainwater from Mount Fuji before continuing your ride through the countryside.
For lunch, you will stop at a local fishery-cum-restaurant that uses hydroelectric power generated from Mount Fuji’s springs. Try the freshly-cooked rainbow trout that has been raised in the spring water. During the visit, you will learn about how local businesses use natural resources around Mount Fuji for renewable energy, fish farming, and agriculture in a sustainable way.
Before cycling back to the En-Ya basecamp, you'll stop by beautiful Shiraito Falls, learn about its history, and take photos of the stunning scenery. Back at basecamp, relax, enjoy views of Mount Fuji, and try locally brewed craft beer. Make a toast to celebrate having cycled 23 kilometers.
|7 hours 30 minutes
|This tour is available for ages 10 and above. Recommended for those who are over 150 centimeters tall.
|Adults and children 16,500 yen per person + tax
|En-Ya Mt. Fuji Ecotours