AYA Niseko - Official sponsors of Niseko Classic 2018

Now in its 5th year, the Niseko Classic has rapidly become one of the largest and most prestigious cycle road races in Hokkaido.

Niseko Classic

AYA Niseko - Official sponsors of Niseko Classic 2018

The Niseko Classic provides one of the few opportunities for cyclists in Asia to qualify for the prestigious Gran Fondo World Championships. Taking place in the height of July, riders will have the chance to ride through eclectic terrain, including the beautiful Panorama Line, picturesque Rankoshi and Kyowa areas, and even the coast of the Sea of Japan.

Why not enjoy the Niseko Green season in comfort and luxury in a spacious AYA Niseko apartment before gearing up and hitting the road for the 2018 Niseko Classic race weekend! (July 6th - July 8th 2018)

Book early to save on your summer stay!

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Summer stay campaign

Whether you’re competing as a rider or joining the Niseko Classic crowd to show your support, AYA offers expansive, roomy condominiums designed with Niseko’s natural beauty in mind. Experience captivating views and sumptuous surroundings; a relaxing escape in the midst of nature with comfortable furnishing and thoughtfully appointed contemporary finishes.

AYA Niseko offers a host of high-end in-house facilities which concierge service, spa, onsen, gym, restaurant, and much more, allowing you to rest, prepare, and unwind both before and after Niseko’s most prestigious road race.

Promotion details

Discounted green season rates are now available — book early to secure the lowest rates!

Save on selected summer apartment stays (Apr 27 - Nov 30, 2018).

Apartment typeApplicable datesDiscount
Penthouse / ResidenceApr 27 - Nov 30, 2018Save up to 35%
Studio / 1.5 / 2 / 3 BedroomApr 27 - Nov 30, 2018Save up to 25%

Terms & conditions can be found below.

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World-class cycling in the heart of Hokkaido

The Niseko Classic offers three distinct courses set within a series of incredible backdrops, with the first ever time trial race making its debut this summer.

Each race offers inspiring views of one of Hokkaido’s most beloved and recognisable sights, the inactive volcano, Mount Yotei, and run through some of the region's most breathtaking greenery. For those interested in a more casual romp through the area's attractions, the Yotei Fun Race is also available for signups.

The main event of the Niseko Classic is the 140km course, offering winding mountain roads clean, crisp air, stunning alpine vistas, and over 2,300m of gruelling vertical climbs. The combinations results in a race worthy of both Hokkaido’s captivating presence, and of the ever-growing international acclaim.

A shorter race is also being offered in the form of the Niseko Classic 70km course, with vertical climbs of up to 1,125m. The shorter course will have riders competing in an extended sprint to the Sea of Japan, before a challenging climb back to Annupuri and the Hirafu Resort.

The Yotei Circuit Fun Ride provides a shorter 58km race, perfect for bicycle families, cycling enthusiasts, and those wanting to test their racing mettle in a slightly less lengthy setting. Admission also provides entry into the Yotei Circuit prize draw, and grants entry to the After Ride party.

New for 2018 is the Niseko Classic time trial, a 3.2km sprint through the centre of Hirafu, across the area's most famous bridge, the St. Moritz Bridge. Individual riders battle themselves and other riders for the quickest possible time, with entrants starting every 30 seconds.

Find out more about the Niseko Classic or click here to secure your summer stay.

Terms & conditions

  • Discounts available on selected 2018 apartment stays.
  • Applies to a limited number of units, and is subject to booking availability.
  • Applicable to standard rates only, and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers.

Reservations & enquiries

For reservations and enquiries, or to find out more about AYA Niseko specials, please do not hesitate to contact us directly.

Email: [email protected]
Telephone: (+81) 136-23-1280

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