Road Condition 710 Matsuda to Tanzawa Lake

Malte

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Sep 26, 2011
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Hello guys,

is it possible to ride the 710 from Matsuda to Tanzawa Lake on a road bike (is it a paved road)?

Thanks a lot,
Malte
 

Ludwig

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Oct 9, 2008
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I assume you mean the rindo leading over Hadano Toge to the lake. Actually a very scenic rindo - the views of Fuji-san (and also many of the Tanzawa mountains) are fantastic when the weather is good.

The rindo is paved, but is prone to landslides. I've done it a couple of times and it was never a clean ride. My most recent one involved very frequent crawls across big landslides. Some of them were so big and getting across them so cumbersome I doubt they have all been cleaned up by now and I cannot recommend trying it.

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/101303993
 

Ludwig

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Oct 9, 2008
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Right, this will not be fun because of the landslides and all the debries on the rindo.

You could go over Ashigara Toge instead.

BTW, I would recommend doing this loop in opposite direction.