Niseko Classic

Experience the thrill of cycling through closed roads, breathing in the fresh mountain air, and taking in the stunning vistas of Hokkaido at the highly anticipated Niseko Classic cycling race.

This three-day race, celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, will take place from Friday 16 June to Sunday 18 June 2023, marking its return after a three-year hiatus.


The event features two courses, a 140km long course and a 70km shorter course, both starting and finishing in the heart of Niseko.

The 150km road race course includes 2,609m of vertical, while the 85km race offers a challenging 1,426m of climbing. Both races finish in the Niseko Hirafu Resort, with KOM and Sprint challenges and prizes for all age categories.

Mechanical support and product demos will also be available during the race weekend.

Where to stay in Niseko

Staying in Hirafu will put you in the centre of all the action.

Several hotels around Hirafu are supporting the event, including Ki Niseko, who are offering participants a 10% discount on their stay and a range of complimentary services for riders on the day of the race.

Don't miss out on this chance to experience the beauty of Hokkaido while pushing your limits on the bike!