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Adam Cobain

Cycling is my passion. With over 30 years experience in and around all things bike and over 10 years living and racing in Japan, I have turned my attention to sharing this wonderful country and its magical roads through RideJapan Cycling Tours.
My Approach is passionate people doing the things they love. Cyclists are a unique mob and we often go out of our way to find experiences that generate a sense of freedom that is in harmony with our surroundings. That perfect road, that perfect ride, that perfect moment. I hope to create those moments for my guests.
I am a premium tour operator and guide that specializes in tours for cyclists that want to experience something special. We cater to riders of all levels and design tours that showcase the best of Japan and its amazing scenery and culture.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"I live and operate throughout the central Alps region, but also design tours for anyone who wants an amazing cycling adventure. The tours are varied and from our simple Mt. Fuji cycling experiences to a 'length of Japan' self-navigated journey for a customer from Hong Kong. He wanted some local experience to make sure he was on the best and safest roads and this is what we specialize in, taking the hassle out of riding a bike in Japan."

How did you get involved in travel?

"Developing itineraries and tours to showcase the best that Japan offers the cyclist has been a dream since 2005. I lived, rode, trained, and raced the roads of Japan for years and I had the want and desire to use that knowledge and experience to bring other like-minded cyclists to these unknown and at times difficult areas to access and ride. "

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"Off-grid, sleeping in a cave for 5 days, hunting and gathering on an island off the coast of Fiji. Then as a tropical low came through, getting off that island in a small boat that made a kayak look safe. We made it!"

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Recent trip reviews for Adam

Japan, Japan - Aug 8 - Aug 23, 2018

Traveler: wilma b. - Local specialist: Adam Cobain

Adam chose very quiet, scenic routes which we loved. The accommodation he chose was also very good. We never would have found these incredibly peaceful roads on our own.