Road biking in the Okutama and the greater Tama area is very popular. Many people coming up from Tokyo to cycle along Lake Okutama, up to Taba or Kosuge villages, or even challenging the 1,100m high Kazuhari pass (between Okutama and Hinohara).
Of course the cycle from central Tokyo along the River Tama cycle path is relatively simple, it’s the trek from Hamura (the end of the path) to Okutama is along busy major roads can be tiring.
One option is to bring your bike on the train to Okutama and cycle from there, but in busy times this too can be rather troublesome especially when you need to make connections.
The BEST option is renting a bike from Trekkling, we have 4 road / gravel road bikes available.
These are the bikes we have:
SPECIALIZED Diverge – Gravel road
With a premium E5 alloy frame and a full carbon FACT fork the Diverge E5 delivers a fast confident and comfortable ride on road in the dirt and over thick gravel. Shimano’s Claris 2×8 group gives a wide range of gears for any terrain while Axis Elite alloy wheels and gravel tires provide an efficient ride on pavement with the versatility for hard pack dirt riding.
52 – S (163-170cm) – 1 available
54 – M (170-175cm) – 1 available
Bridgestone Anchor RA3
The aluminium frame is designed with the rider’s fitness in mind and features a carbon fork for improved riding comfort and vibration absorption. The bike is equipped with a light 34x27T gear ratio for easy uphill riding.
M (160-170cm) – 1 available
The ALUXX Butted Aluminum frame makes the OCR series affordable and versatile enough for touring, charity rides, serious commuting, and spirited enough for entry level racing.
ALUXX butted aluminum frame, Compact Road Design. FormulaOne Composite forks w/aluminum steerer.
M (165-175cm) – 1 available
① Lake Okutama – 35km
Cycle along the old road to Lake Okutama and explore to the further reaches.
Okutama (Trekkling) > Old road > Lake Okutama (East end) > Lake Okutama (West end) > Okutama
② Lake Okutama / Ome – ~60km
Cycle along the old road to Lake Okutama then back down to Ome, dropping your bike off near Ome station or Kabe station.
Trekkling (Okutama) > Old road > Lake Okutama (East end) > Lake Okutama (West end) > Okutama > Ome.
③ Taba / Kosuge – 54km
Take a trip up to Taba or Kosuge in Yamanashi Prefecture. Or cycle to both over the punishing Imagawa pass connecting them.
Trekkling (Okutama) > Old road > Lake Okutama > Taba / Kosuge > Trekkling.
④ Kazahari Pass – 65km
Challenge the 1,100m Kazahari pass into Hinohara village, then down to Ome.
Trekkling (Okutama) > Old road > Lake Okutama > Kazahari > Hinohara > Akiruno > Ome.