Sara Carrrigan invites you to enjoy the best of cycling in Japan
Sara is sharing her knowledge, skills and passion for cycling on this Japan Cycling Tour which mixes some of the best highlights of Japan with a Japanese Alps location in the town of Hakuba – the home of the 1998 Winter Olympics. Experience the warm hospitality of the Japanese people, Mt Fuji, the Japanese cuisine, culture, ancient castles, temples & shrines, ride through rice paddies alongside the wildlife (mountain goats & snow monkeys), and of course sit back and relax in the soothing onsens (natural hot springs). Ride your bike through some of the world’s most unique landscape and over some of the best routes found anywhere in the world.
1. The ‘Adventure Tour’ provides a nice balance of challenging yourself through the Japanese Alps & relaxed tourist time. - 8 Nights / 9 Days – Friday 3rd May to Saturday 11th May
2. The ‘Big 3 Tour’ is the ultimate challenge & altitude training camp conquering Japan’s biggest 3 mountains! - 8 Nights / 9 Days – Saturday 11th May – Sunday 19th May
Strictly limited numbers apply. Limited to 16 people per week.
- Tour Rider Support provided by Sara Carrigan Cycling
- Cycle instruction including climbing & descending techniques
- Meals in Hakuba – breakfast, lunch & 3 dinners included
- Breakfast and closing ceremony dinner at Mt Fuji
- Post ride meals
- Ride Feed Packs daily
- All transfers & transport within Japan
- Cycling support vehicle following each ride
- Recovery & stretching area
- Natural spring water Onsen style bath at Aqua Alpine
- Laundry facilities available
- Souvenir tour cycling Jersey & Mussette bag
AUD $4,250 ($500 Early Bird Discount until 31Dec 2012)
9 Days and 8 Nights
Optional extras such as a personalised 12 week pre-tour training program provided by Sara Carrigan; Fujikyu Highlands Theme Park Visit; Daily massage services; Soba noodle making experience…and much more are available. Please enquire when booking.
Testimonials“Thanks for the experience, the challenge, the motivation, the friendship , everyone got on extremely well and many new friendships were forged or cemented. This tour is an experience we will all have and remember fondly.” -Paul “The accommodation, meals provided, and support were perfect, we wanted to eat more at Aqua the meals were so good.” -Kate “The Tour and experience was fantastic and I couldn’t fault it, see you next year.” -Bernie “Sara and the team did an awesome job. When the organisers are having fun so are the riders!” -Gary
Download Tour Brochure- Sara Carrigan Tour Brochure (6304 KB)
Questions ? Or for more details email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or call 1300 527 267, Or to register your interest visit: risingsunadventures.com/packages/sara-carrigan-tour
GOLD medal Olympian cyclist Sara Carrigan OAM will combine her cycling expertise with the tour guiding skills and charm of fellow gold medallist, speed skater Steven Bradbury OAM when they lead a cycling tour to Japan in May this year.
Despite competing at two different Olympics, in completely different disciplines the long time friends share a passion for cycling with Bradbury, also an accomplished cyclist, insisting the region was perfect for riding at all levels with great flats and serious mountains.
Following a recent visit to the Hakuba region Carrigan conceded Bradbury’s confidence that it represented some of the best riding and scenery in world was well founded.
“It was just so beautiful pedalling through the rice paddies on quiet country roads, and then up some of Japan’s famous mountains, some over 2000m high.
“We rode by ancient temples and shrines, enjoyed lunch at restaurants that were over 1000 years old and even stopped at the natural hot springs that were perfect for relaxing and easing sore muscles.
“I have ridden my bike all over the world and riding up Mt Fuji is right up there as one of my most favourite experiences.
“We decided then and there that we wanted to share such a unique Japanese experience with others but combine it with cycling support and expert instruction along the way,” Carrigan said.
“The tour will include direction in climbing and descending techniques, recovery and stretching programs and we’ll have maintenance and mechanical support on hand the whole way.
“But it won’t be all serious riding – Bradbury’s Bar will be open each evening before we tuck into gourmet Japanese cuisine, and I have no doubt there will be some tall tales told and some great fun rapping up the daily highlights.
“It will be one of those once in a life time experiences and a definite to tick off the bucket list for cycling enthusiasts of all ages and abilities,” Carrigan said.
Gold Coast cycling enthusiast Paul said he couldn’t wait to combine his two great loves in life – cycling and travel.
“This is an amazing opportunity that I couldn’t resist – I will extend my cycling experience and enjoy some of the most picturesque scenery in the whole world – accompanied by two of our greatest Olympians,” Paul said.
Sara Carrigan OAM won Olympic gold in the 130km cycling road race at the 2004 Athens Summer Olympics and is a multiple Australian Champion, Commonwealth Games medallist and World Cup winner.
Steven Bradbury OAM won Olympic gold in the 1000m short track ice speed skating event at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics. He is a four time Olympian and World Champion who was part of a relay that won Australia’s first ever winter Olympics medal at Lillehammer in 1994.
The Japan Cyclng Tour will depart 4th May – 12th May 2012.
Questions? Email- firstname.lastname@example.org or Sara@saracarrigan.com
Or call: Phone 1300 527 267
Sara Carrigan invites you to enjoy the best of Cycling in Japan! In conjunction with ‘Rising Sun Adventures’, this Japan Cycling Tour mixes the best highlights of Japan with a Japanese Alps location in the town of Hakuba – the home of the 1998 Winter Olympics. Experience the warm hospitality of the Japanese people, experience Mt Fuji, the Japanese cuisine, culture, ancient castles, temples & shrines, ride through rice paddies alongside the wildlife (mountain goats & snow monkeys), and of course sit back and relax in the soothing onsens (natural hot springs). Ride your bike through some of the world’s most unique landscape and over some of the best routes found anywhere in the world.
• Register your interest – www.risingsunadventures.com/sara-carrigan-tour
- Email: email@example.com OR firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call: Phone 1300 527 267
• For more info see below or download flyer here
• Friday May 4th to Saturday May 12th 2012
• 9 days & 8 nights
• Strictly limited numbers apply
• Aqua Alpine Resort – Hakuba Nagano – 7 Nights
• Fujikyu Highland Resort – Mt Fuji – 1 Night