<p>Experience Kilauea up-close and personal as you pedal your 21-speed mountain bike on an eight-mile ride on paved roads around the crater rim. This fully narrated adventure is truly one of a kind! </p> <br> <p>Begin with a scenic drive to the Visitorâs Center at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, where you will collect your bike. The route is mostly level terrain with a couple of small uphill sections. After the ride, hike through a dense rainforest that leads you directly through an amazing lava tube. Other mini hikes will be made to scenic overlooks to observe the heart of the volcano and its most active crater. </p> <br> <p>Make a stop at the Jaggar Museum with its real time seismographs and eruption footage. Snack on fresh island fruit and macadamia nuts during the tour. </p> <br> <strong> Note: </strong> 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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5 of 5(100%)guests would recommend this to a friend.
It was extremely windy at the top of the crater where the ride began, but the wind died down as we progressed. As avid cyclists, we found this short ride very easy and enjoyable, and wished the ride was longer. The guides were knowledgeable and friendly, and the mountain bikes were in good condition. We made several stops during the ride at overlook points. We also had a stop for refreshments that included excellent fresh fruit, along with canned drinks, nuts, and chips. The short hike through the lava tube was just OK - we actually liked looking at the trees and other plants surrounding it more than the tube itself. It was also fun to walk on a lava field, and see the plants that had sprung up there. Oh, the stop at the Big Island Candy Company on the way back was a plus - lots of free samples!
Mike & P where great guides. Funny, Informative & engaging. The ride its self is wasn't to strenuous with only 3 little hills to climb. You recommend this for a family or just a solo run.
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Review 3 for Kilauea Volcano Biking
Party size: 2
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 4 for Kilauea Volcano Biking
Location: Toronto, ON, Canada
Party size: 1
I traveled with: Friends
Cruise Date Month: February
Favorite activities: Educational
Favorite port: Kahului
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!