Your exciting day begins with a scenic narrated drive from the cruise ship pier to the Visitor’s Center at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park by way of the famous Banyan Drive and Liliuokalani Gardens in Hilo. Fill your senses with the ride of a lifetime! Experience the volcano up-close and personal as you ride through lush rainforest and lava frozen in time on your 21-speed mountain bike. Your cycling adventure is an eight-mile ride on paved roads around the crater rim. It consists of mostly level terrain with a couple of small uphill sections. Along with the cycling portion, you’ll hike through an incredible rainforest that leads you directly through an amazing lava tube. Other mini hikes are to scenic overlooks to witness the heart of the volcano exploding at Halemaumau Crater. Enjoy island fresh fruit, macadamia nuts and other assorted snacks during the tour. This fully narrated adventure is truly one of a kind! After your ride, stop at the Jaggar Museum where you’ll see videos of the volcano erupting. The Jaggar Museum is also home to many seismographs, which monitor every twitch of the Earth. Your day will include a stop at the famous Big Island Candies known for its famous handmade Hawaiian treats. Throughout the tour your guide will share with you history and geology of the area during the frequent stops along the way – an exciting and active way to spend the day at the volcano. Note: Participants must be at least 12 years of age, a minimum of 4'6" in height and know how to ride a bicycle. Please be advised that while at Volcanoes National Park, you may encounter natural sulfur gases which can affect those with respiratory problems. Bike, helmet, gloves and rain jacket are provided. Closed toe shoes are required. You won't see molten lava on this tour. Tour itinerary may change due to severe weather or volcanic activity.
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7 of 7(100%)customers would recommend this to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Kilauea Volcano Biking
Review 1 for Kilauea Volcano Biking
Cruise Date Month:April
Cruise Date Year:2014
Date:May 22, 2014
This tour was as described. If the bike guide recommends wearing the provided rain gear, take his or her advice! We had light rain on and off and were glad for the extra layer. I was pleased that before departing on the bike tour, we were required to ride around the parking lot a few times to test the bike settings, assess the riding skills of the group, and secure our balance.
The only suggestion I have is to guides (in our case, just the bus driver): without being asked, please don't launch into tales of your life story, about your wife, your kids, your pets. More bus time should be spent describing the island, the scenery. And, it's OKAY for some quiet time, no need to be constantly talking nonsense just to fill the time. Maybe we just got the chatty one, who knows!
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Review 2 for Kilauea Volcano Biking
Location:Toronto, ON, Canada
I traveled with:Friends
Cruise Date Month:February
I want to go here next:Europe
Date:February 13, 2014
Best excursion of the cruise
The guides were so helpful and informative and it was the best excursion of the whole cruise.
Pleased with the fact that this excursion did not cancel because of a light down pour of rain all day long. Really wanted to spend the day off the ship seeing the island. Very informative tour guides, beautiful views, the bikes, helmet, gloves, jacket if you need it and water bottles are an added plus! If you're looking forward to the fresh fruit you will be disappointed, there was none in sight or mentioned! Snacks are lame, but I wasn't there for the food! The end of the excursion goes to the Big Island Candy Co. they have plenty of samples of candy and coffee to fill the void! Not my favorite excursion but definitely would recommend and glad I went, even in the rain!
This was the best and most fun excursion of our holiday. The route cycled is mainly flat with only one short uphill section. Both in our early 50's we had no trouble. Our driver Shaun and tour guide Allen were very friendly, helpful and informative. I would recommend this trip to anyone who can ride a bike.
October 2012. Highly recommend this trip! Our tour/bike guides, Po & Alan both accomplished riders who clearly enjoyed their job. The bikes were in excellent condition & helmets & water were provided for the ride. Plenty of photo opportunities. We learned a lot about the geology & history of the area including the town of Hilo throughout the tour.The descent is gradual with stops along the way for different vews of the volcano crater. There is a walk through the Thurston lava tube at the end & snacks provided that included fresh fruit, juice, crackers. A nice touch also was the cool peppermint scented towel to clean up with when we were finished riding. Last stop on the way to the pier was Big Island Chocolates which was a nice way to end the day. Mahalo!
The guides are very well versed in geology and you learn so much. You start at the vistors center then bike the rest of the day. The bikes were in good condition, but the seats are typical. Suggest bike shorts if you're not used to riding that much. While you do get snacks, after riding 8 miles, I needed something more substantial. You will get a good workout!