JAPAN: HOKKAIDO EXPLORER
During the Hokkaido Japan motorcycle tour you will experience the island that every Japanese motorcyclist dreams of riding. Hokkaido offers perfectly manicured scenic roads, large national parks, wildlife, natural hot springs, steaming volcanoes and wildlife. It is known for having 20% of the land of Japan and 5% of its population. The tour is designed to stay for two nights at each location, so each rider may explore each section of the island on their own or with the guide.
NOTE* There is a list of MOTORCYCLE UPGRADE CHOICES at the bottom of this page.
Road Conditions: This motorycle tour features all paved roads winding through forests, past mountains, rivers, lakes and along the ocean coast. The quality of the roads on Hokkaido are exceptional, and feature some sections where there there is little or no traffic.
|Arrival||Departure||*Double Occupancy||*Single Occupancy||*Couples Package|
|May 30, 2023||June 11, 2023||$9,600||$11,700||$17,100|
|June 13, 2023||June 25, 2023||$9,600||$11,700||$17,100|
|May 28, 2024||June 09, 2024||$10,080||$12,280||$17,950|
|June 13, 2024||June 23, 2024||$10,080||$12,280||$17,950|
*Double Occupancy - Base Bike with a Shared Room
*Single Occupancy - Base Bike with Your Own Room
*Couples Package - Two Participants on One Base Bike in One Private Room
|Yamaha XSR 700||Included|
|Yamaha MT09 ABS||Included|
|Kawasaki Ninja 650||Included|
|Kawasaki W800 Street||Included|
|Honda NC750X DCT||Included|
|Kawasaki Ninja 400||Included|
|Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS||Included|
|Harley Davidson Iron 1200||Add $440|
|Kawasaki Ninja 1000||Add $440|
|Honda CB1300SB||Add $440|
|Honda CRF1000L||Add $440|
|Kawasaki Z900RS||Add $440|
|Yamaha Tracer 900||Add $440|
|Yamaha TMAX 560||Add $440|
|BMW F750GS||Add $440|
|Honda CB 1000 R||Add $660|
|Suzuki V Strom 1000||Add $660|
|BMW R 1250 GS||Add $660|
|HD Electra Glide Classic||Add $1,200|
|HD Ultra Limited||Add $1,200|
|Honda Gold Wing Tour||Add $1,200|
DAY 1 - Your motorcycle tour will begine when you arrive in Chitose, Hokkaido. We will come meet you at the airport this day and transport you to Sapporo, the main city of Hokkaido. Later, join all the MotoQuest riders at a welcome dinner, first class. Stay in Sapporo
DAY 2 - Sapporo Free Day: Sapporo is a rarity in Japan as it was designed before it was built. Its wide boulevards, spacious parks and general layout make it an easy city to get around. Take advantage of this day to catch up on jet lag and explore the city of Sapporo. Visit a bike shop or two, go shopping, get accustomed to the time change and walk the main park during this leisurely day. Stay in Sapporo.
DAY 3 - Sapporo to Furano: Today you will pick up bikes in Chitose, and ride to Tokachi Dake area near Furano. Furano is know for its lavendar fields in the summer and its ski area in the winter. It hosted the 1970 Winter Olympics and is know for some of the best snow in the world for downhill skiing. The road today is through a forest with virtually no traffic. This is ubiquitous for Hokkaido and you will soon realize that there are many faces of Japan, with Hokkaido leading the way in wild, open spaces. Stay in the Furano area.
DAY 4 - Furano to Bifuka: The motorcycle adventure continues as we pick out some more great backroads of Hokkaido. Enjoy the serenity of perfectly manicured paved roads with little or no traffic. Stop at a biker cafe and take in the atmosphere. Marvel at the hospitality of the Japanese. Stay in Bifuka area.
DAY 5 - Free Day Bifuka: Ride the coast of the Sea of Japan today! Venture to the most northern tip of Japan at Cape Soya. Ride through the busy port city of Wakkanai. Experience solitude as you ride the coast of the Sea of Japan. Stay in Bifuka.
DAY 6 - Bifuka to Mt. Io area: Ride through countryside and over mountains. These roads are twisty and and in excellent condition, with virtually no stop lights. This island is made for riding! Stay in Iozan area.
DAY 7 - Free day in Mt. Io area: Ride a terrific loop out to epic Shiretoko Peninsula and back, home to Shiretoko National Park. Gaze out over Russian Islands and ride sweepers by steaming volcanoes. Stay in Mt. Io area.
DAY 8 - Iozan to Minami Furano Town: Take some twisty backroads by serene lakes and over heavily forested mountains. You will find that sparsely trafficed roads are almost without limits on Hokkaido. Stay in Minami Furano Town.
DAY 9 - Free Day in Minami Furano Town:There are alot of activities to enjoy in this little mountain town: canoeing, rafting, hiking...just to name a few. You may also consider taking a day ride out to Cape Erimo, and ride the epic "Golden Road" along the Pacific Ocean...a ride you will not soon forget!! Stay in Minami Furano Town.
DAY 10 - Minami Furano Town to Niseko: Ride past conical volcanoes, clear water lakes and to the outdoor recreation capital of Hokkaido, Niseko. Stay in Niseko.
DAY 11 - Free Day in Niseko: There are many outdoor activities to choose from. This is the rafting capital of Hokkaido. You may also join the guide for a loop ride around the area of Niseko. The volcanoes set up an exotic backdrop to some incredible paved roads winding through the mountains and along the rugged coast. Stay in Niseko.
DAY 12 - Niseko to Sapporo: Ride the scenic Sea of Japan coast back towards Chitose. Sadly, we will be turning in our bikes today. Farewell Dinner this evening in Chitose. Stay in Chitose.
DAY 13- Fly Home or keep the dream alive. The next motorcycle adventure vacation awaits.
THE GEAR TO BRING
MotoQuest guides wear KLIM helmets, jackets, pants and gloves, and we outfit our motorcycles with luggage and accessories from Twisted Throttle. You can view and download our complete MotoQuest packing list here.
MotoQuest Staff on Tour
Included With the Tour
- Hotel Accommodations
- Premiere Welcome and Farewell Dinners
- Professional MotoQuest Guide(s)
- Support Vehicle
- Support Vehicle Driver
- Staff Trained in First Aid with Satellite Phone
- MotoQuest Swag Bag
- Photos Taken on the Trip
- Automatic Enrollment in Global Rescue
- Meals on the Road
- Alternative Tours
- Travel Insurance
- National Park Entrance Fees
There is a list of MOTORCYCLE UPGRADES on the left for you to choose from.