Biking by means of Shiroyone Senmaida requires you to get off and push. Not as a result of the terrain is hard, however since you’ll need to pause and admire these 1,004 historic rice terraces that snake up the hillside. It’s fairly a sight to behold – and is only one of many desirable pit stops on Intrepid’s new 14-day Cycle Japan journey.

Mixing average train with cultural visits, this guided tour sees you pedal between 10km and 75km per day, crossing a few of Honshu’s most diverse landscapes. The route begins in