Hawaii, USA

Hawaii Big Island Bike Tour

DURATION

6 Days

PRICE

$3,678

LEVEL

All Levels

DAILY DISTANCE

35-60 Miles

INCLUDED ACTIVITIES

Cycling (bikes included), manta ray snorkeling and stargazing tour

INCLUDED MEALS

All breakfasts. One lunch and dinner on your own.

Discover and explore what we ultimately strive for in a cycling vacation–which is to simply “Pedal Happy”.

“Hawaii is not a state of mind, but a state of grace.” – Paul Theroux

Experience Hawaii’s warmth, color and history on two wheels. Bicycle banyan-lined roadways past lush coffee plantations and immense lava fields pummeled by the surf. Witness the volcanic majesty of Kilauea. Snorkel with manta rays. Enjoy the best stargazing in the world from high up on Mauna Kea. Be awed by the island’s astonishing biological diversity. Visit many of its historic and sacred places. Dine at its most famous restaurant. Hawaii is Paradise, perfected on a bicycle!

OCTOBER 2021 UPDATE: Lava is again visible in the Kilauea crater! And the Park is open for viewing.

This tour is operated under special use permit/s with the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Pu’uhonua O Hōnaunau National Historical Park (“City of Refuge”). Bicycle Adventures is an equal opportunity provider.

Day 01

Ride to the City of Refuge and Kona’s coffee country.

Meals

– Lunch
– Dinner

Lodging

Royal Kona Resort

Distance

20 miles

Elevation

+1,673 ft / -1,663 ft (options for more)

Ability Level

All Levels

Meet us at the Royal Kona (public shuttle is available from/to the Kona airport) in the heart of downtown Kona. Bicycle south through Kona’s coffee plantations. Continue past mango, banana and avocado trees down to the ocean. Lunch at the white sands of the City of Refuge, Pu’uhonua O Honaunau National Historic Park. Long-ago Hawaiians who had displeased their king fled to this sacred place; many of its ancient ruins remain. This afternoon, stop for a tour and tasting at Greenwell Coffee Farm. Then head to the Royal Kona Oceanfront Resort to get ready for an early dinner, followed by a night snorkel with manta rays!

Day 02

Visit South Point and bike to Punalu’u black sand beach for an encounter with green sea turtles.

Meals

– Breakfast
– Lunch
– Dinner

Lodging

Chalet Kilauea

Distance

27 miles (or more)

Elevation

+1,280 ft / -2,997 ft (options for more)

Ability Level

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Shuttle to South Point in the morning to explore the scenic bluffs of the southern-most point in the United States. Pedal from near South Point to Punalu’u Black Sand Beach for a picnic lunch. The route takes us along the scenic southern flank of Mauna Loa to the macadamia and coffee farm-rich village of Pahala. Watch for the Hawaiian goose, the Nene, strutting here and there. Spy some honu (green sea turtles) bobbing in the waters or sunning on the rocky beach. Shuttle (or pedal) to Volcano for tonight’s stay at Chalet Kilauea Rainforest Hotel.

NOTE: The highway up to Volcano is open and safe for visitors, as are businesses and amenities in the town of Volcano.

Day 03

Spectacular Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park!

Meals

– Breakfast
– Lunch
– Dinner

Lodging

Hilo Hawaiian Hotel

Ability Level

All Levels

Distance

15-30 miles (or more)

Elevation

+2,199 ft / -2,198 ft (or more, or less)

Enjoy Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park today! The Park protects some of the most unique geological, biological, and cultural landscapes in the world and encompasses the summits of two of the world’s most active volcanoes – Kīlauea and Mauna Loa. Craters, lava tubes, lava fields, and more – there is so much to explore! Park geology has been quite active lately, so we will see what options are available to us and choose the best (cycling and/or hiking). In the afternoon, shuttle (or keep pedaling) to the Hilo Hawaiian. Enjoy oceanfront views overlooking beautiful Hilo Bay for the next two nights.

Day 04

Explore historic Hilo, make an offering to Pele, and cruise up Mauna Kea for stargazing

Meals

– Breakfast

Lodging

Hilo Hawaiian Hotel

Ability Level

All Levels

Spend the morning exploring the historic town of Hilo by bike or on foot. Sample as much as you like of the farmer’s market, the Arboretum, Tsunami museum, shopping, and majestic Rainbow Falls. After lunch on your own, shuttle up to Mauna Kea to take in the sights and then join a local tour company to learn about the large telescopes and many observatories on Mauna Kea. Then enjoy sunset and dinner before stargazing.

Day 05

Explore storied Akaka Falls and dramatic Waipio Valley. Ride the Kohala Coast to Waimea and dine at Merriman's!

Meals

– Breakfast
– Lunch
– Dinner

Lodging

Kamuela Inn

Distance

22-55 miles

Elevation

+ 2500-5500 ft
– 1250-2900 ft

Ability Level

All Levels

Bicycle gentle side roads through banana and papaya plantations along the rugged tropical coastline. Cruise under hanging vines along with the botanic gardens and local surf spots. Feeling like a challenge? Cycle up to Akaka Falls – or hop in the van to the view the home of the waterfall-climbing goby fish. Shuttle to the iconic viewpoint overlooking the thousand-food cliffs of the Waipio Valley. Walls swathed in tropical green stand tall, protecting this ancient valley on three sides; the fourth is the sapphire sea. Feel like a bit more cycling? Continue on through the “cowboy country” ranchlands of Waimea to the Kamuela Inn. Be sure to work up an appetite. Tonight we celebrate a wonderful adventure with dinner at the best restaurant in Hawai’i. Now world famous, Merriman’s has been serving delicious, locally sourced and sustainable, island cuisine for over 30 years!

Day 06

Ride the stunning Kohala Coast from the breathtaking Pololu Valley Overlook to Hapuna Beach.

Meals

– Breakfast
– Lunch

Ability Level

All Levels

Distance

33 miles

Elevation

+2,164 ft / -2,151 ft

After breakfast, shuttle to hidden Keokea Beach Park on the Kohala Coast to begin cycling. Pedal first to the Pololu Valley Lookout for breathtaking views. Then ride along the famous Queen K Highway – the most scenic part of the Ironman Kona course. At Hapuna Beach we will celebrate with lunch – and a final dip in the ocean, if you like! – before heading back to Kona for return flights home.

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