Nozawa Onsen Cycling & Mountain Biking

Nozawa Onsen is a great cycling destination for everyone from serious road warriors to MTB trail blazers and families looking for some activity, fun and fresh air in the mountains. Cycling in Nozawa Onsen varies from short bike rides to nearby lakes and villages, to fun single-track mountain bike and E-bike trails to downhill mountain biking at Nozawa Onsen Snow Resort. Local guides can take you to great trails to fit your fitness and experience level.

In spring you can literally ski in the morning and enjoy some Nozawa cycling in the afternoon. In summer enjoy mountain biking and exploring  nearby lakes, rivers and terraced rice fields. Autumn offers amazing cycling conditions with dry sing-track trails, temples, shrines and hills in glorious fall colors. The new gondola in Nozawa Onsen opens in December 2020 and will extend gondola-accessed mountain biking in Nozawa Onsen through Autumn. Cross-country, downhill, fat-tire bikes or E-bikes are available in the village or bring your own and hit the roads and trails.

Ride Madarao and Nozawa Onsen!
Cycling in Nozawa Onsen


Explore the Nozawa Onsen mountain bike trails and logging roads from the top of the mountain down through the hills and nearby lakes. Nozawa Onsen Resort has groomed, well-marked trails that end up in the village. To get the most out of your first-time mountain biking in Nozawa Onsen, hire a local, professional MTB guide to take you to the trails that fit your riding level and fitness.

Nozawa Onsen MTB Rentals

Compass House has mountain bike, e-bike and downhill mountain bike rentals in Nozawa Onsen. They also offer mountain bike guiding in and around Nozawa Onsen. Be sure to let them know you are staying at Yoji Nozawa.

E-Biking in Nozawa Onsen

Nozawa Onsen E-Biking

If you have yet to try an E-bike you don’t know what you are missing. Nozawa Onsen is a great place to enjoy E-biking and e-mountain biking. Compass Village has a fleet of electric mountain bikes that give you that little extra boost when you need it. They are incredibly fun and easy to ride on the trails in Nozawa Onsen, just be warned, once you try one, you won’t want to go back!

E-bike Rentals

Compass House has some great e-bike rentals and guided E-bike tours in Nozawa Onsen. Be sure to let them know you are Yoji Nozawa guestss.

Experiences Nozawa Onsen

Japan Eco Track

Japan Eco Track is a guide to selected areas around Japan to help travelers enjoy outdoor activities and the natural environment. Nozawa Onsen is located within the Shin’etsu Shizenkyo area and Japan Eco Track highlights cycling and hiking routes throughout the area as well as has information on local restaurants, tourist spots and tons of other valuable information for travelers. Check out the guide online and download the free PDF. Eco Track is brought to you by Japan’s leading outdoor equipment brand, Montbell with the support of local tourism areas.

Japan Eco Track: Shin’etsu Shizenkyo

Check out Japan Eco track for more excited off the beaten path adventures throughout Japan & Nozawa Onsen.


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