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Hawaii Big Island Tour

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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 surf. Hike into the volcanic moonscape of Kilauea Iki's crater. 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 and discover Kilauea’s secrets in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Hawaii is paradise - perfected on a bicycle.

Recreational, Road bike
6 days
362 km / 225 mi
$ 3,678.-
  • Can be tailored to all levels.
  • All meals include except one dinner.
  • Pu’uhonua O Hõnaunau (City Of Refuge )National Historic Park included.
  • Kilauea (Hawaii volcanoes) National Park included.
  • Sailing trip to great snorkel and dive spot included+ snorkel equipment, instructions, food and drinks.
  • Hiking.
  • Deposit for this tour is 25%

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Details

Type
Recreational, Road bike
Duration
6 days
Level
Easy = untrained, normal physical condition
Moderate = regular cyclist, good condition
Challenging = experienced, well trained
Easy
Support
Guided = with cycling guide(s) - support van
Self Guided = individual - directions+maps
Guided
Daily distance
60-80 km / 37-50 mi
Total distance
362 km / 225 mi
Lodging
Deluxe = 4-5 star hotel or excellent B&B
Basic = 1-2 star hotel/motel or B&B
Camping = tent, sports hall or campus
Deluxe, full board
Luggage transport
Daily luggage transfers
Bicycle
Included
Dates
18 Oct 2020 - 23 Oct 2020
25 Oct 2020 - 25 Oct 2020
27 Dec 2020 - 27 Jan 2020
03 Jan 2021 - 08 Jan 2021
17 Jan 2021 - 22 Jan 2021
07 Feb 2021 - 12 Feb 2021
14 Feb 2021 - 19 Feb 2021
28 Feb 2021 - 05 Mar 2021
14 Mar 2021 - 19 Mar 2021
Start
Waikoloa
Finish
Kona
Airport at start
Kona International Airport
Airport at finish
Kona International Airport

Prices

Price per person
The tour price per person
$ 3,678.-
Single supplement
If you travel alone a single supplement is charged. With some group tours you can avoid a single supplement by sharing a room with another rider.
$ 993.-

Itinerary

Day 1:

The start of your Big Island bike tour: Meet in Kona. Ride to the City of Refuge and Kona’s coffee country.
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.
Meals L D Distance 20 miles Elevation +1673 ft / -1663 ft

Day 2:

Visit South Point, the southern-most point of the United States. Bike to Punalu’u black sand beach for an encounter with Honu (green sea turtles).
Shuttle to South Point, explore the scenic bluffs of the southern-most point in the United States. Pedal to Na’alehu for lunch at the Sweet Bread Bakery, which happens to be the southern-most bakery in the U.S. 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.
Meals B L D Distance 35 miles Elevation + 2662 ft / -2683 ft

Day 3:

Spectacular Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park
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.
Meals B L D

Day 4:

This morning: Explore historic Hilo. This afternoon:Make an offering to Pele and cruise up Mauna Kea for stargazing.
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.
Meals: B

Day 5

Explore storied Akaka Falls. Visit dramatic Waipio Valley. Ride the Kohala Coast and Waimea ranchland.
Bicycle gentle side roads through banana and papaya plantations along the rugged tropical coastline. Cruise under hanging vines along 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 an 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 lush countryside into cowboy country before shuttling over the shoulder of Kohala to quiet Hawi village. Stay tonight at the Kohala Village Inn.
Meals B L D Distance 22 - 55 miles Elevation +2500 - 5500ft / -1250 - 2900 ft

Day 6:

Celebrate a week well spent with a cruise aboard a luxury catamaran to snorkel a hidden bay.
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.
Meals B L Distance 38 miles Elevation +1978 ft / -2528 ft


* This is a general itinerary. Tour itineraries are subject to change based on the group, available accommodations and other unforeseen circumstances such as the weather, local conditions, government intervention, that may affect the quality of the trip and/or safety of the participants. Please view this itinerary as an outline as to what to expect on this tour.

Map & Routes

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Bicycle

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We start with a fleet of premium quality, lightweight bicycles with frame sizes from 44 to 64 cm on road bikes. Hybrid flat-bar bike sizes range from 15 to 22.5 inches. Our road bikes have custom Shimano drivetrains with a gear range we call “Better than Triple” which gears our bikes the range of a trip with the performance and reliability of the compact double while hybrids feature Shimano Deore/LX 27 speed components.
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