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Hawaii Bike Tour Plantation Road

Multisport ⇒ Bicycling, sea kayaking & hiking
Classic Inn to Inn 6 days Moderate  From $3995
Award winning Hawaii cycling tours since 1996

Hawaii Bicycle Tour: Plantation Road

Embark on a Hawaiian multisport odyssey with Pedalers, immersing yourself in the breathtaking beauty of Hawaii's diverse landscapes. Feel the excitement as your fellow cyclists gather in Kona, getting geared up for an unforgettable journey. Together, shuttle to coffee country, where historic sites and lush volcanic slopes set the stage for an unforgettable journey.

Feel the thrill of sea kayaking Kealakekua Bay, guided by a local expert weaving tales of Captain Cook's legacy. As you descend to Pahala, former plantation buildings provide a unique night's rest, while the southernmost town in the USA beckons with the aroma of Hawaiian Sweetbreads. Pedal to Kilauea Volcano, weaving through macadamia groves, the Ka'u Desert, and rainforests, with a wine-tasting pause at Volcano Winery.

Enjoy a free day at Volcano National Park, where volcanic craters and ancient petroglyphs invite exploration, or simply relax in the lodge's hot tub surrounded by nature's wonders. The grand finale unfolds cycling the historic Mamalahoa Highway, a picturesque route winding through lush forests and charming towns.

Pedalers' unique expertise ensures a seamless blend of adventure, cultural immersion, and gastronomic delights. This Hawaiian bicycling experience is not just a trip; it's a celebration of life, a thrilling escape into nature's wonders, and a gastronomic journey through the heart of Hawaii. Come join us and discover the allure that awaits on this unforgettable cycling expedition. Your adventure begins here.

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Scheduled Dates
3 Mar 2024
2 Apr 2024
1 Sep 2024
30 Sep 2024
17 Mar 2025
14 Apr 2025
Classic Inns $3995 per person

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Dive into Kona: Coffee, History, and Time-Tested Tastes
Get ready for an epic start to your Pedalers adventure! Meet up with your crew in Kona, where your bikes await for a fitting that'll make them an extension of you. We'll then shuttle up to coffee country, perched on volcanic slopes, visiting the historic Painted Church and an older coffee plantation. Tonight's cozy spot is at the Manago Hotel in Captain Cook, offering stellar views over Kealakekua Bay. Cap off the day with a feast at Hawaii's oldest restaurant, a culinary gem since 1917, serving up Hawaiian-style delights.
Meet: Lobby of Royal Kona Resort  
Sightseeing: 4 hours
Eat: Lunch, Dinner
Sleep: Manago Hotel  
 

Paddle and Pedal Paradise: Kayaking and Downhill Bliss
Rise and shine for an unforgettable day! After breakfast, meet Iwa, your kayaking guide and Kealakekua Bay native, for a paddle across the scenic bay to prime snorkeling spots. Shuttle out of the bay, cross vast lava fields, and kick off an afternoon ride to the former plantation town of Pahala, where you'll bed down in historic plantation buildings. Along the way, visit Na'alehu, the southernmost town in the USA, and savor Hawaiian Sweetbreads. Dinner? Delights prepared by our hosts with locally sourced goodness.
Paddle & Snorkel: 3 hours
Ride: 29 mi, Land: mostly downhill
Eat: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Sleep: Pahala Plantation  
 

Goddess of Fire Beckons: Cycling to Volcano with a Splash of Wine
Today, Tūtū Pele calls! Embark on a gradual uphill ride through macadamia groves, the Ka'u Desert, and rainforests to reach Kilauea Volcano. Pause for a wine tasting at Volcano Winery before settling into a hotel dating back to 1937 in Volcano Village. Cap off the day with dinner at the local favorite, Lava Rock Cafe.
Ride: 25 mi, Land: long slow climb
Eat: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Sleep: Kilauea Lodge  
 

Your Volcano Playground: Free Day at Volcano National Park
Unleash your adventurer! Explore Volcano National Park—hike across the crater floor of Kilauea Iki, wander through the Thurston Lava Tube, or marvel at the petroglyphs at Pu'u Loa. Alternatively, bask in relaxation around the lodge, soak in the hot tub, or take a stroll through the rainforest trails.
Free Day
Eat: on your own
Sleep: Kilauea Lodge  
 

Historic Highways and Coastal Charms: Ride the Hamakua Coast
Saddle up for our last island ride! Cruise along stretches of the historic Mamalahoa Highway, a gem from the 1920s winding through gorges and lush forests. Revel in the old road's charm as we wind down the ride in Waipio at a bed & breakfast housed in a 1920s plantation house. Cap the adventure with an exclusive chef-created dinner.
Ride: 35 mi, Land: hilly
Eat: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Sleep: Waipio Wayside B&B  
 

Aloha and Adieu: Shuttle to Airport
Wrap up your Pedalers escapade with a delicious breakfast, courtesy of the same culinary genius. We'll then shuttle you back to Kona Airport, bidding fond farewells to an unforgettable Hawaiian cycling adventure. a hui hou kakou
Travel: Shuttle to airport
Eat: Breakfast

Tastes of Hawai'i

Dining on our Plantation Road is one of contrasts, but always delicious. We visit a number of different eateries during our tour, some small little local style "drive-ins" (Hawaiian style cafes not actual drive ins), some nights we enjoy chef prepared dinners featuring locally grown and produced foods.


Good Gear

Pedalers provides Specilaized Cirrus, a flatbar sport road bike. The bikes are equipped with beefier tires to handle all roads, disc brakes, flat handlebars for more upright posture to enjoy the landscapes and a wide range of gearing for the rolling terrain.

As a safe health measure, guests are asked to bring their own helmets and waterbottles for cycling.


Getting There

The Plantation Road Hawaii Bike Tour meets at Royal Kona Resort in Kailua Kona, Hawaii. Guides will meet guests in the lobby at 9am. The tour ends at Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport in Keahole, Hawaii.

Guests should plan their flights to arrive in Kona before 07:00 (7 am) on Day 1 of the tour and their departing flights after 12:00 (12 noon) on Day 6.

Ellison Onizuka Kona Airport code: KOA     Local Time: GMT-10

  Travel Tip:   Arriving the day before is a good idea to allow time to relax after the long flights and explore historic Kona.

Sometimes better fares can be found to Honolulu, with a separate inter-island flight to KOA. But do leave sufficient time between flights (3 hours suggested).

 

Documents Please

Passports are required for all guests who do not hold US citizenship. Visas maybe required depending on your nationality, check with the nearest American embassy.

Whatcha Gonna Get

  • Expert local guides
  • Entrance and activity fees
  • Handpicked lodges, ensuite rooms, double occupancy
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, snacks*
  • Dinners featuring fine local cuisine*
  • Unlimited drinking water**
  • Support van for baggage and lifts
  • Free use of bicycles
  • Airport drop off

*as noted in itinerary
**during activity

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