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A real challenge for the enthusiastic cyclist! Cycle on your performance bike around the Big Island in only 4 days. Feel like a professional cyclist on this 300+ mile ride of grueling hill climbs, gorgeous descents and rolling hills. This adventure awaits the avid cyclist with a fitness level of 100 miles or more per week for the last several months. Discover why the Big Island is one of the best places in the world to ride your bike.
The Big Island Cycling Challenge includes 5 nights accommodations, breakfast each morning, bicycle, helmet, full support vehicle, personal tour guide, energy nutrition and custom souvenir water bottle.
The Big Island of Hawaii is more than twice the size of all of the other Hawaiian Islands combined! It is made up of five volcanoes and is over 4,000 square miles and still growing. It has the worlds tallest mountain, Mauna Kea, at 13,796 feet above sea level and 30,000′ measured from its base under the sea. It is also home of Kilauea, the planets most active volcano, having earned that title because it has been erupting since January 3, 1983; it has added over 575 acres, creating new landscape, including several black sand beaches which are quite amazing to trek on. This island offers a tremendous amount of geographic excitement to enjoy as you ride your mountain bike along on your tours. A few miles cycling in any direction, or a few hundred feet in elevation, often places you in a whole new climate and ecosystem.
The Tour de Paradise guides you completely around the Big Island. Upon your arrival, you will begin an awesome 9-day/ 8 night, fully supported bicycle tour designed for the cycling enthusiasts.
On this extraordinary adventure, you will circle the Big Island on your mountain bike, exploring waterfalls, active and inactive volcanoes, black sand beaches and lush tropical rainforests. Hawaii is famous for an amazing variety of climates and ecosystems. Vegetation and ocean vistas change within a few miles, or within a few hundred feet of elevation. Join fellow adventurous cyclists for an unforgettable cycling vacation.
The Tour de Paradise Tour includes 8 nights accommodations, breakfast each morning, some lunches, bicycle, helmet, full support vehicle, personal tour guide, energy nutrition and custom souvenir water bottle.
The Tour de Paradise offers the following cycling experience:
Day of Arrival
Upon your arrival you will be met at the airport by our unique meet and greet service where you will then be shuttled to check in to your hotel. In the afternoon, there will be a welcome meeting where you will meet with your tour guide for an informative discussion on safety, the tour schedule, and routes for the following day.
Your first day of riding your performance bike will be approximately 40 easy miles. Spend the rest of your day enjoying the amenities of a world-class resort featuring a dolphin show, golf, a top ten rated spa, white sand beaches, shopping and cultural artifacts.
As you ride along the Big Islands Gold Coast you will see historic sites and tropical valleys. This day’s ride will be approximately 40 miles.
A worthwhile challenge! Ride your bike into the Kohala Mountains and across part of the famous Parker Ranch, one of the largest privately owned cattle ranch in the USA. Your reward? Stunning oceans views as you drop into the green headlands of tropical valleys on the windward side. Approximately 55 miles.
Continue along the green Hamakua Coast, descending the scenic route toward Hilo, the largest town on the island. Lush tropical land sites and waterfalls in giant river gulches will make your day special. Approximately 55 miles.
Gain elevation gradually over thirty-five miles to be rewarded with exploring terrain on the most active volcano in the world. See the Kilauea Caldera, lounge in front of a large fireplace where Mark Twain watched an eruption in the last century.
Rest on a thirty-five mile, forty-five hundred foot descent back to sea level. Restore your energy at the beautiful Punalu’u Black Sand Beach, home of the hawkbill turtles. Heading north, we will pass the southern most point of the USA. Approximately 55 miles.
On this last day of riding your Trek bike (or whichever bike you have!) heading northward up the Kona Coast. Roads alternating between straight and winding take you across breathtaking sea cliffs, lava flow vistas, Ohia forest reserves and world famous Kona coffee farms. This incomparable variety of scenery is compensation for gains and losses of elevation as you make your way to your hotel. Approximately 55 miles.
Farewell and Aloha. You are free to relax and enjoy yourself, organize your mountain bike gear and prepare for your departure.
Participation in any or all tours is optional.
Live Aloha as an enthusiastic cyclist when you ride the Kona and Kohala Coasts – the same route used by the 1500 participants of the annual Ironman World Championship.
Enjoy 7 days, 6 nights exploring the Big Island of Hawaii, also known as the Orchid Isle the largest and most distinctive island of the Hawaiian chain.
The riding schedule includes 6 rides in 5 days. This tour is designed for the cycling vacationist.
Upon arrival, which marks the beginning of an unforgettable Hawaiian vacation where you will encounter lava covered landscapes, breathtaking ocean views and easy climbs with long gorgeous descents. Each day of cycling ends early allowing you time to relax on beautiful white sand beaches, swim in the warm waters of the blue Pacific, learn about Hawaiian culture, or try a variety of other activity options such as, diving, golf, or even a helicopter flight to the most active volcano in the world.
Experience Pacific Rim cuisine just a minute’s walk away from your accommodations overlooking Kailua Bay.
The Kona Coast Tour includes 6 nights accommodations, breakfast each morning, lunch, bicycle, helmet, full support vehicle, personal tour guide, energy nutrition and custom souvenir water bottle.
The Kona Coast Tour runs for seven days and offers the following cycling experience:
Day of Arrival
Upon your arrival you will check in to your hotel, and if you have opted to rent a bicycle you will pick one up at a local bike shop. In the afternoon there will be a welcome meeting where you will meet with your tour guide for an informative discussion on safety, the tour schedule, and routes for the following day.
Both a morning and an afternoon tour are offered – morning tour consisting of an easy ride and the afternoon tour offering a bit more challenge. Approximately 26 miles each.
You’ll enjoy a nice easy ride, we recommend a giant anthem bicycle or a Kona bicycle, along the beautiful Kona Coast and return back to the hotel in the early afternoon so you can relax and prepare for the next day’s adventure. Approximately 40 miles.
Get ready for a real challenge! This day will greet you with lots of climbs, spectacular scenery and long gorgeous descents. Approximately 45 miles. Bring your performance bike!
This route leads you up the Kohala Coast, rolling gently through lava-covered landscape to one of the most scenic hotels here on the island. Tall mountains reach up from the shores – Hualalai, Mauna Kea, and the Kohalas. Often Haleakala, the”House of the Sun”, can be seen across the ocean on Maui. Approximately 55 miles.
The final tour day will consist of the most demanding ride of the week, with a 2700′ climb to cool Waimea Town and back to sea level. Approximately 90 miles. This is certainly specialized mountain bike territory.
At the farewell breakfast you can reminisce about the past week and say, “Aloha” to all of the friends you’ve made during your tour. Then you are free to relax and prepare for your departure.
Participation in any or all tours is optional.
We are proud to offer you the best cycling tours available on the Big Island of Hawaii. Whether it’s your summer vacation or winter escape, you will enjoy exploring the Big Island of Hawaii while riding a bike.
Orchid Isle Bicycling, located in Kailua Kona, is locally owned and operated by a staff, which has lived here on the island for a number of years. Over the years, we have developed a vast knowledge of the history, geography, culture and the flora and fauna that makes our island paradise unique. We offer a large variety of daily bike tours, as well as, custom cycling tours.
The Big Island of Hawaii is one of the most diverse places in the world. With over 350 sunny days a year and over 500 miles of smooth paved roads, it is a year-round rider’s paradise. We tour through lush tropical rainforests, along lava-covered landscapes, over dramatic mountain passes or inside an active volcano park. From the novice cyclist looking for a leisurely scenic ride to the experienced cyclist seeking a challenge, our elite staff will make your Hawaiian Cycling Tour a life long memory.
At Orchid Isle Bicycling, we do our utmost to provide you with the best “Worry Free” cycling experience. Our high standards, well-designed routes and all-inclusive service, will ensure that your cycling tour with us is a safe and unforgettable adventure.
Hope to see you soon in paradise!!