Annual Shiga Kougen Long Ride

Tour de Nippon Series

  • Date and Start TimeSeptember 2019 (TBA)

  • CategoryBike
    115KM Mountain Course, 85KM Forest Course, 50KM Plateau Course
  • Start LocationShiga Kougen Panorama Parking Lot
    〒381-0401 Nagano Prefecture, Shimotakai District, Yamanouchi-machi, Hirao
  • IncludedEnglish Registration, English Athlete Guide, English Email/Phone Support, and Post-Race Follow-up (link to results, photos)

About the Event

Shiga Kougen (aka Shiga Highlands) is a popular destination for ski resorts and hot springs, but it is also home to fantastic cycling routes! The Shiga Kougen Long Ride is hosted amidst an immense natural environment where each location boasts unique experiences throughout the day, including beautiful sunsets, mesmerizingly starry skies, and a sea of fluffy clouds surrounding the course. This challenging ride includes steep climbs reaching an altitude of 2,200 meters (7,217 feet).

Although the initial hill climb is a challenge, you won't regret the spectacular picture-perfect view of autumn in Japan. Participants can look forward to the aid stations with Shiga Kougen's delicacies that will be prepared specifically for this event! While you're there, visit the famous snow monkeys at the Snow Monkey Park, various hiking trails, and of course, the Onsen Village - just to name a few.

View photos from the 2017 Shiga Kougen Long Ride.

View the official event poster (in Japanese).

History of the Town

Nagano Prefecture
Shiga Kougen Ski Resort

Registration Period

June 6, 2018 - September 17, 2018

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