Kyoto Cycling Tour Project
Kyoto Cycling Tour Project-KCTP
Sounds more like a university project than a bicycle rental company. However, KCTP meshes an entrepreneurial spirit with social initiative to promote bicycle culture in Kyoto. It has a few rental shops around town and provides bicycle tours in English.
Bicycle Rentals & Tours
Bicycles range from ¥1,000-2,000/day to rent. They have three categories of bicycles broken down into Comfort, Mountain, and MiniVelo. Within each category they are reduced further into Standard and High (Special) Class. Bicycle Types
Length of Rental (Daily: 9:00-19:00)
◊ Extra ¥500 insurance that covers theft and flat tires etc.
◊ Accident Insurance is not included in rental cost
◊¥400 extra fee if bicycle is returned to a shop other than original shop designated upon rental
◊ Bicycles impounded due to illegal parking are the responsibility of the renter and additional costs of ¥3,300 or more will be added (costs to return bicycle)
Of course you are able to explore Kyoto by yourself on a bicycle. However, you can also decide to arrange a tour and choose 1 of any 6 tours KCTP offers (KCTP Tour Packages).
Tours usually start at 9:15-9:30 am and run till about 17:30. They are generally divided into:
half-day (short course) 3 hours
full day (long course) around 7 hours
Related to number of people and length of tour. The more people you have, the cheaper it becomes. Accident insurance is included in the tour price.
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◊ Information referenced from KCTP Homepage