Distance: 80km | Ascent: 773m | Paved: 100% | ↓ GPX file
On the first day of this mad dash across Hokkaido from Abashiri to Sapporo, you’ll have your sights firmly set on the free campground at Onneyu. There’s an onsen hotel nearby, so you’ll be in for a good soak at the end of the day too. The main road (Route 39) is a fairly busy road with plenty of trucks, so it’s best to jump off the Route 39 and onto one of the parallel farming roads. They’re all paved, and much more pleasant to ride on. As far as scenery is concerned, this Kitami City valley is not much to look at, so it’ll be a bit of a head-down-and-go sort of day.
Accommodation: Onneyuonsen Tsutsuji Park Camping Ground (おんねゆ温泉つつじ公園キャンプ場) | Free
Onsen: Ōe Honke (大江本家) | 800yen | 1km from accommodation