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.