Hawaii

Hawaii Big Island Bike Tour

DURATION

6 Days

PRICE

$3,678

LEVEL

All Levels

DAILY DISTANCE

35-60 Miles

INCLUDED ACTIVITIES

Cycling (bikes included), snorkeling, hiking & 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 dappled banyan-lined roadways, past lush coffee plantations and immense lava fields pummeled by the surf. Witness the volcanic majesty of Kilauea. Take a luxury catamaran to a private snorkeling bay. Be awed by the island’s astonishing biological diversity. Visit many of its historic and sacred places. Hawaii is paradise – perfected by a bicycle.

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. Tonight, stay at the Royal Kona Oceanfront Resort and enjoy the oceanside pool, take advantage of the full-service on-site spa, or visit the local shops.

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

35 miles

Elevation

+2,662 ft / -2,683 ft (options for more)

Ability Level

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Shuttle to South Point, explore the scenic bluffs of the southern-most point in the United States. Pedal from South Point to Punalu’u Black Sand Beach for a picnic lunch. After lunch, ride 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. Continue on to the black sand beaches of Punalu’u. Spy some honu (green sea turtles) sunning on the rocky beach. Shuttle 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

Enjoy Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park today, either on a hike or a bike ride. 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. In the afternoon, we shuttle to the Hilo Hawaiian for the next 2 nights’ stay with oceanfront views overlooking Hilo Bay.

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.

NOTE AS OF 2019: Due to the protests on Mauna Kea, we will be exploring the Red Road and Pohoiki Beach instead of stargazing until further notice.

Day 05

Explore storied Akaka Falls. Visit dramatic Waipio Valley. Ride the Kohala Coast and Waimea ranchland.

Meals

– Breakfast
– Lunch
– Dinner

Lodging

Kohala Village 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 through the lush countryside into cowboy country before shuttling over the shoulder of Kohala to quiet Hawi village. Stay tonight at the Kohala Village Inn.

Day 06

Ride the Kohala Coast then celebrate a week well spent at Hapuna Beach Park.

Meals

– Breakfast
– Lunch

Ability Level

All Levels

Distance

38 miles

Elevation

+1,978 ft / -2,528 ft

After breakfast, bike to the western Kohala Coast and enjoy scenic coastal views along the famous Queen K Highway, part of the Ironman Kona course. Finish the ride at beautiful Hapuna Beach Park to relax and relive the week over a final lunch. We’ll hold our closing ceremonies on the beach before heading back to Kona for return flights home.

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