Mount Norikura (乗鞍岳), Gifu Prefecture, Japan
The Norikura Skyline is the highest paved road in Japan. Reaching 2800m from a 500m valley altitude in Takayama, this was basically our stage today. I helped all the guests to get to the top of their biggest climb ever, and so made more than 10 bonus kilometers on the slope. But in such an environment, despite the slope, they are what we call “free kilometers”.