Oshima Island Biking, Trekking and Snorkeling

2016 June 25-26 (Saturday-Sunday)

Oshima Island, Tokyo

Come join us for a fun but challenging 52km cycling around the beautiful island of Oshima; the biggest island amongst the seven islands in the Izu Hanto region.

This trip features:

  • 52km cycling around a beautiful volcanic island
  • Outdoor onsen with a gorgeous ocean view and amazing sunset
  • Trekking up Mt. Mihara; an active volcano 764m above sea level, located in the middle of the island
  • Snorkeling tour
  • Black sandy beaches
  • Very cheap trip due to the Local Government support

A perfect weekend getaway!

Trip Itinerary

52k biking around a volcanic island

Friday (Jun 24)

  • Meet at Takeshiba pier at 9:15pm
  • Orientation/distribution of ferry tickets
  • Get on the ferry at 9:45pm
  • Drink and party on the deck
  • Overnight ferry ride (sleep on comfortable reclining seats)

Saturday (Jun 25)

  • Arrive in Oshima island around 6am
  • Put luggage in the service van
  • Take the local bus (or bike) to Motomachi
  • Check-in at our lodge
  • Take a short nap
  • Have breakfast at 7:30am (not provided)
  • Get the gear on/check the bikes
  • Biking around the island (8:30am-4:30pm)
  • Enjoy the outdoor onsen
  • Dinner at 6pm
  • Group party until you drop

Sunday (Jun 26)

  • Breakfast at 7:30am
  • Check-out of the cabin
  • FREE TIME (8:30am-2pm) *Trekking, or snorkeling or just relax on the beach
  • Get on the ferry at 2:15pm
  • Ferry ride (we'll drink and party on the boat deck)
  • Arrive back in Tokyo around 7pm

Trip Inclusion - Extras - Discounts

Snorkeling and outdoor onsen

Price includes;

  • Round-trip ferry fare (reclining seats) *Bunk bed upgrade possible
  • One (1) night shared accommodation
  • Dinner for Saturday
  • Breakfast for Sunday
  • Bus fare (Pier~Lodge only)
  • Bike/trekking guides
  • Travel insurance
  • Oshima government subsidy (6,000yen)
  • 8% consumption tax
  • Chance to meet a lot of people and make new friends

Extras;

  • Mt. Mihara trekking (2,000yen) *Includes shuttle van/bus (Lodge - Mt. Mihara - Pier) and trek guide
  • Snorkeling tour (3,000yen) *Includes shuttle van/bus (Lodge - Snorkeling spot - Pier) and guide
  • Mountain bike rental (2,000yen/day)
  • Helmet rental (500yen/day)
  • Snorkeling mask/tube rental (1,000yen)

Discounts;

  • Birthday on Jun 26-28 (3,000yen)
  • Group of 4 or more (1,000yen/person) *Group leader required
  • Regular member (1,000yen) *Joined a TG outdoor trip more than 5 times
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Important Notes

Mt. Mihara Trekking
  • Itinerary may vary due to the weather, traffic conditions, and other unavoidable circumstances.
  • We made this trip very cheap due to the financial support we will receive from the government for helping the local economy recover (by bringing tourists to the island) from the natural disaster occurred in October 2013. The casualty numbers were about 40 deaths and 80 houses were half or completely destroyed. It was caused by the large scale typhoon and following landslide.
  • You MUST have your own insurance (health, social, company, etc.) to be able join.
  • Reasonable fitness required.
  • Takeshiba pier is 10 minutes on foot from JR Hamamatsucho or Daimon station on the Oedo line and a minute from Takeshiba station on the Yurikamome line.
  • Ferry seats upgrade possible, just let us know upon booking.
  • Rooms will be allocated to your preference.
  • Minimum of 3 and maximum of 6 persons per room.
  • Male/Female only rooms are available.
  • Group of friends can have their own room.
  • You need a proper bike bag to bring your own bike.
  • Bike helmet is a MUST!
  • Most of the roads we will be on are paved rather than dirt tracks.
  • We'll stop for breaks at any interesting diversions so don't forget to wear your swimsuit under your clothes, always ready to strip off when we spot one of the gorgeous black sand beaches along the coast.
  • There will be one long and challenging climb (about 5kms). Don't worry, if you cannot ride uphill, you can walk your bike with one of the guides.
  • After climbing up the challenging hill, you will be rewarded with an awesome 20mins downhill ride (Please be really careful!).
  • Swimsuit is required in the outdoor onsen.
  • You can go scuba diving or snorkeling and/or just hangout on the beach if you are not up for biking and trekking.
  • Vegetarians will be accommodated!
  • Final details will be sent to the participants by email two days before the event.

What to wear/bring

  • Breakfast for Saturday
  • Picnic lunch (for the bike trip)
  • Mountain bike
  • Bike bag (if you have any)
  • Helmet
  • Sneakers or flips-flops with strap
  • Repair kit (if you have any)
  • Small backpack (for the bike trip)
  • Cycling and spare clothes (appropriate to the weather)
  • Raincoat (in case of bad weather)
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water bottle
  • Swimsuit
  • Towels
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Eye masks
  • Ear plugs
  • Camera
  • Cellphone
  • Cash

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