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E-BIKE Model Course

Madarao Round Trip Course
Beginner Friendly


Distance: 11.1km
Elevation difference: approx. 170m
Duration: Approximately 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes Average speed: 11.6km/h 1 hour course 100% paved road

Map available here

This course goes around the perimeter of Numanohara Marsh in Madarao, and is 100% paved, with very few cars on the single lane road.

You can see Iiyama city, Myoko city, and Joetsu city.

Gravel climbing up Mt. Madarao (gravel road experience)
For intermediate learners


Distance: 23.2km
Elevation difference: approx. 330m
Duration: Approximately 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
Approximately 2 hours at an average speed of 13km/h
Course: 80% paved road, 20% gravel road

Map available here

From the Madarao Highlands, go through Tangram Madarao, and turn onto a gravel road just before the Furumi village. (Above the corn shop) The gravel road is mostly uphill. It is a forest road that runs around Mt. Madarao. About halfway down, the paved road descends to Lake Nojiri. The cedar trees at the shrine in the village along the way are spectacular.

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