Distance: 45km | Ascent: 336m | Paved: 100% | ↓ GPX file
Today makes use of the excellent Shiroishi Cycling road (information here) to launch us out of Sapporo’s bustling metropolis into the quiet Naganuma plains.
Accommodation: Furusan Chosui Auto Campground (古山貯水池自然公園 オートキャンプ場) | 500 yen per tent | 1000 yen per person
Onsen: Yuni Onsen (ユニの湯) | 650yen | 3.5km from accommodation
Distance: 45km | Ascent: 460m | Paved: 100% | ↓ GPX file
The route climbs up along the Yubari River valley today towards Hobetsu. Highlights include melon stalls (in summer) and the waterfalls on the Yubari River here.
Accommodation: Hobetsu Campground (穂別キャンプ場) | 520 yen per tent
Onsen: Jukai Onsen Hakua (樹海温泉はくあ) | 520yen | 2.7km from accommodation
Distance: 65km | Ascent: 680m | Paved: 75% | ↓ GPX file
Today includes the option of hitting some dirt roads up behind the Hobetsu Campground, as an alternative to the paved Route 74. Regardless of whether you choose the dirt or pavement, you’ll end up riding through Hobetsu Town, famous for dinosaur fossils. The museum is worth a look. It is then on to Abira Town, to a campground replete with a decent-sized slide to bring out your childish side.
Accommodation: Abiracho Tokiwa Camping Ground (安平町ときわキャンプ場) | 400 yen per person
Onsen: Tsuru-no-Yu Onsen (鶴の湯温泉) | 500yen | 3.5km from accommodation
Distance: 42km | Ascent: 230m | Paved: 100% | ↓ GPX file
From Abira it is back to the Shiroishi Cycling road to get transported back to the bustle of Sapporo City.
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