Mt. Fuji is the most popular mountain for international visitors to Japan. In order to make its exciting tour plan for the visitors and verify the battery performance of our E-bike to climb from the base of Mt. Fuji to 5th step, I tried trekking of "Subaru Line", montain road of Mt. Fuji on June 3rd. The result was;
(1) Various scenes along with the route of "Subaru" Line were so magnificent. Advantage to go by bicycle is to stop and enjoy viewing wherever you prefer while viewpoints for people going by car are limited.
(2) My E-Bike worked more than I expected. For emergency back-up, I took one extra battery with me, however, just single battery could lift the E-bike and myself from base of Mt. Fuji at 872 meter high to the 5th step of Mt. Fuji at 2,305 meter high.
Time & Battery Consumption Record for Climb-Hill
|Mt. Fuji Northern Base Parking||Depart||7:54||872||100|
|1st Step Parking||Pass||8:42||1,291||80|
|Jukaidai (Forest View) Parking||Pass||9:19||1,663||50|
|Okuniwa Park (0.6km trail)||Arrive||10:44||2,238||9|
|Okuniwa Park (0.6km trail)||Depart||11:24||2,238||9|
|5th Step (Destination)||Arrive||11:44||2,305||7|
|5th Step (Destination)||Depart||11:51||2,305||7|
|Mt. Fuji Northern Base Parking||Arrive||13:00||872||30|
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Down-Hill from the 5th step
It took me about 3.5 hours to climb up 1,400 meters. For the down-hill of the same route, it took about an hour. Power recovery brake of the front wheel controlled quite well the bike speed.