There are several ways to explore the Island of Hawaii’s natural beauty, including flightseeing, hiking, and boating, but perhaps our favorite method of exploration is the sport of cycling. Whether you’re an avid cyclist hoping for six straight days of adventure or a beginner looking for a calming mid-day activity, you’ll find a tour that perfectly suits your skill level at Big Island Bike Tours. Cycling is one of the most popular Hawaii activities because it provides jaw-dropping natural scenery, rewarding exercise, and lifelong memories. Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, one of the best hotels in Hawaii, has a strong relationship with Big Island Bike Tours – simply ask our knowledgeable concierge upon arrival to arrange a shuttle to a tour’s starting point.
The 4 Best Big Island Bike Tours
Big Island Bike Tours offer anything from a six-day expedition to a 90-minute leisurely downhill trek. Most of these tours are perfect for those hoping to combine a half-day of cycling with several on-site Hawaii activities, such as tennis, swimming, or golfing, here at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. We’ve hand-selected four of our favorite tours to showcase the many options at Big Island Bike Tours:
- Anna Ranch – The two-hour Anna Ranch tour is ideal for families with adventurous children as well as beginners with some basic knowledge of the sport. While the terrain is reasonably straightforward, there are some challenging climbs along the way. You’ll peddle past Kohakohau Stream, jaw-dropping waterfalls, and wind-swept pastures where you’ll make occasional stops to observe the surrounding mountain ranges and distant volcanoes, including Mauna Kea!
- Hawaiian Vanilla Factory – We urge avid cyclists to book a three-hour, 24-mile “Hawaiian Vanilla Factory” bike tour, which features a downhill cruise to Honoka’a and a steep climb to Pa’auilo. The expedition finishes at The Hawaiian Vanilla Company, home to the only commercially-grown vanilla in the United States. The tour peddles along tranquil roads that are enclosed by coffee groves, fruit trees, and sprawling valleys.
- Holualoa Loop – Big Island Bike Tours describes this flexible excursion as an “old school Hawaiian ride” because you’ll be led through uninhabited backcountry for much of the trip. The Holualoa Loop also features some of the best Pacific Ocean views imaginable as you’ll peddle along the Island of Hawaii’s western coast from Kahalu’u to Kailua. This flexible, breathtaking trek can take anywhere from 2-4 hours, depending on the group’s skill level.
- Waipio Valley Lookout – Cycling is one of the most popular Hawaii activities for many travelers, mainly because the scenic overlooks are so incredibly awe-inspiring. You’ll start in nearby Waimea and journey 19 miles through a diverse, untouched wilderness. The seven-mile trek from Waimea to Honokaa is mostly downhill, but then you’ll switch gears for the next 12 miles on your journey to the famous Waipio Valley Lookout. It’s no secret that the Waipio Valley is among the most beautiful landscapes on the island.
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It’s worth noting that Big Island Bike Tours also offers bicycle rentals which can be hand-delivered to Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. After a half-day spent peddling, photographing, and recharging your batteries, retreat to our beachfront hotel for signature cocktails, well-deserved relaxation, and an authentic luau. Finish each full day of adventurous Hawaii activities with a golden sunset above the vast Pacific Ocean. To book a much-needed Hawaiian escape to Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, please give us a call today at 1-877-880-6524, or visit us online.