Some rough easterly swells swirling round & round this interesting spot of rocks in the foreground. Lumahai Beach, Kauai, Hawai

Coffee Plantation Road in Kailua Kona, Hawaii. Photo via Flickr:jai Mansson

Hawaii - Island Dreams

United States Bike Tours

A bike tour on the sunny side of the Big Island!

A bike tour in Hawaii? What could be more perfect? Hawaii is on everyone's bucket list and why not combine an active, involved vacation with one of the top destinations in the world? Everyone knows that Hawaii is a paradise, but on this tour, you will not be the typical tourist. You will pedal the roads less traveled on which you will delight in a palette of colors and textures; austere blue of the sea, the lush green of the tropical forests, and the splash of colors of a sunrise over jagged peaks.

The gastronomy is a smorgasbord of colors and textures as well. Picture fresh pink Ahi Tuna laid out on crisp salad greens and sipping a Blue Hawaii as you relax at day's end.

Your adventure will begin in the renowned Kona coffee countryside and will lead through macadamia plantations, past Punalu'u Black Sand Beach, into the clouds of Volcanoes National Park, through tropical forests. Your route will even follow the famed Ironman cycling course as you return back to Kailua Kona.

Come and discover Hawaii with all the charm and scenic wonders you have heard about but in a most unique and non traditional way. Trust us, this is not your parents' Hawaii! Come and see!


  • Wonderful itinerary
  • Full guide and van support
  • Charming accommodations
  • Stunning scenery
  • Hawaiian cuisine

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Skill Level

The entire ride is on paved roads, with some stretches on narrow lanes. Traffic is moderate to light. The route is suitable for performance road, sport road and touring bikes. Terrain is hilly; small coastal hills in the beginning, with some larger climbs in the later part on the volcanoes. This tour is fully guided and fully supported. Remember that if a climb proves to be just a bit too difficult, you can use the "sag" wagon for support.

Where You’ll Stay

Boutique inns and resorts of three and four star level.

What’s Included

  • 7 nights accommodations in boutique hotels, inns and resorts
  • 4 dinners, 5 picnic lunches, 7 breakfasts
  • Rental bike
  • Cycling guide
  • Air conditioned van support
  • Daily route descriptions and maps
  • Sightseeing and cultural activities
  • Airport pick up & drop off

What’s Not Included

  • Tips
  • Personal expenses
Length8– days
From$3470 Rates
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Tour Dates

March 26, April 16, April 30, October 15, October 29 and November 12, 2016

Private tours can be arranged for as little as one person!


Day-To-Day Itinerary

Day 1:  Kailua Kona
Day 2 : Kailua Kona - Pahala, 59 mi. (94 km)
Day 3: Pahala - Volcano Village, 25 mi (40 km)
Day 4: Volcano Village - Hilo, 29 mi. (46 km)
Day 5: Hilo - Honoka'a, 43 mi. (69 km)
Day 6: Honoka'a - Hawi, 40 mi. (64 km)
Day 7: Hawi - Kailua, 32 mi. (51 km)
Day 8: Departure

*All distances are approximate.

Day 1:  Kailua Kona
Your Island Dream tour begins in Kailua Kona with an included transfer from the airport to you first hotel. There are no activities planned on this first day so you are free to explore town or relax poolside after the long flight. The group will gather for  orientation later in the day, then enjoy the sunset and dinner at a nearby cafe that features local grinds (food) and a big assortment of island micro-brews.

Day 2 : Kailua Kona - Pahala, 59 mi. (94 km)
Rather than cycling through the morning rush, a transfer will be provided to coffee country to start your active vacation!  The rolling ride leads past numerous coffee farms, quaint country towns and vast lava fields, enroute to the southern most city in the USA, Waiohinu. Continuing along the coast, the day's destination is to the plantation town of Pahala with its vast Macadamia orchards where you will be accommodated in some historic plantation houses. 

Day 3: Pahala - Volcano Village, 25 mi (40 km) 
Today is a short ride  up to Volcanoes National Park. It is a continuous climb, but only about a 2% grade so easily done by even beginner cyclists. Before the group begins, there will be warm-up side trip to the Punalu'u Black Sand Beach. If you are lucky, you may encounter Honu or sea turtles. Upon reaching Volcano Village, the afternoon is free to explore! Perhaps you would enjoy a wine tasting at Volcano Winery or a spin into the Volcanoes National Park. If conditions are good, an early dinner is scheduled, followed by a hike out to see the fresh flowing lava at sunset. 

Day 4: Volcano Village - Hilo, 29 mi. (46 km)
Another leisurely day is in store today.  After breakfast you will explore the Crater Loop Road inside the park, enjoy lunch at Lava Rock Cafe and reward yourself with a 30 mile downhill ride to Hilo. There is a visit to an orchid farm scheduled and then upon arrival in historic Hilo, you have the balance of the day free to do as you please. (Dinner is on your own this evening)

Day 5: Hilo - Honoka, 43 mi. (69 km)
Hawaii's scenic Hamakua Coast highlights today's ride. This region, which was heavily dependent of agriculture, still reflects traditional Hawaii. Small communities line the winding road, with wooden walled, tin roofed houses. Via small side roads, the route leads through lush tropical forests. You will have opportunity to enjoy Hawaii's best smoothies and take in the sweeping vistas of blue Pacific waters. Overnight this evening is in Honoka'a, another old plantation town in a hotel that was originally the Plantation Manager's Club.

Day 6: Honok - Hawi, 40 mi. (64 km)
Cattle and cactus, sights not expected in Hawaii, highlight the ride today across Parker Ranch, the largest privately held ranch in the US. After lunch in the Paniolo town of Waimea (paniolo is a Hawaiian cowboy), you cycle along the Kohala Mountain Road, a quiet road that hugs the shoulder of the Kohala Mountains, offering dramatic vistas of the Big Island's southern shores. You relax and refresh in the old sugar cane town of Hawi this evening.

Day 7: Hawi - Kailua, 32 mi. (51 km)
Your last day of riding starts with breakfast at the Soda Shop, with pancakes big enough  to satisfy anyone! Your cycling begins along the Kohala Coast, pedaling through the dry landscapes that mark the southern side of the island. The historic sites of Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site and Lapakahi Historical Park, provide some diversions from the cycling, before reaching Hapuna Beach and  the end of  riding.  You will end your tour at one of Kailua's best seaside restaurants. What better way to say goodbye!

Day 8: Departure
Sadly, all things must end! Shuttles to Kailua Kona Airport will be provided. 

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