Kilauea Volcano Bike and Lava - Nui Pohaku Adventure Tours
Ride a bike through the Volcanoes National Park and explore the lava in the Puna district all on one tour! Experience the volcano up close and personal as you ride through plush rainforest and lava frozen in time on your 21 speed mountain bike. Your cycling adventure takes place around the rim of the Kilauea Volcano and down a portion of the Chain of Craters road. It consists of mostly level terrain with a couple of small uphill and downhill sections thrown in for fun! Along with the cycling portion, you will hike through the rainforest that leads directly through an amazing lava tube. Also witness the heart of the volcano exploding at Halema'uma'u Crater. During your ride, you will stop at the Jaggar Museum, home to many seismographs, which monitor every twitch of the earth. After the bike tour of the Volcanoes National Park, journey to the Puna District by van. Travel down the "Red Road" where the scenery is amazing as you weave through the rainforest and take in the jagged cliffs over-looking the crystal blue waters of the Pacific Ocean. Walk out to the new black sand beach at Kaimu, which has forever been changed by the lava flows in the early 1990's. Depending on the volcanic activity at the time of the tour, we will try to locate "flow or glow" either at the coast or with a trip up to Halema'uma'u Crater. A pool of lava below the surface creates the glow in one of two main vents. Our tour guides specialize in taking the "road less traveled" through the Puna area to show you wonderful sights that most travelers never see on their own or with other tour companies.
Enjoy a special lunch during the bike ride and dinner on the evening portion. Assorted snacks and drinks will also be served during the tour.
Operates: Daily at 7:00am. Tour times may vary depending on the time of year.
Departure Point: Kona: in front of the IHOP restaurant in the Lanihau Shopping Center on Palani Road. Waikoloa: Roy's in Waikoloa Kings Shops and Hilton Hawaiian Village. Keauhou: at the KTA Market in Keauhou Shopping Center.
Duration: Approximately 14 hours.
Equipment: 21 speed mountain bikes in 5 sizes to suit your height, helmet, gloves, waterproof rain jacket (if needed) and custom water bottle to take home as a gift. For the evening lava hike, flashlights are provided.
Capacity: Minimum of 6 to confirm transportation. Total of 26 guests, split into two groups of 13.
Lunch choice of ham, tuna, turkey or veggie sandwich with assorted snacks and drinks. Gluten free salad by request.
1) Hawaiian Nachos: Homemade Wonton Chips covered with Kalua Pork, Lomi Lomi Salmon and the Chef's Secret Sauce (these are award winning nachos!)
2) Tofu Vegetable Stir Fry with Rice (Our Vegetarian Option) - Tofu and assorted vegetables stir fried and placed over steamed white rice.
3) Pineapple BBQ Pork Ribs (Our Gluten Free Option) - Bone in Pork Ribs in a special Pineapple BBQ Sauce, served with steamed white rice and your choice of a Macaroni-Potato Salad or a Fresh Green Salad with Mango-Lilikoi, Ranch, Caesar or Balsamic Dressing
4) Shoyu-Ginger Chicken - Bone in Chicken Thighs in a special soy/ginger sauce served with steamed white rice and your choice of a Macaroni-Potato Salad or a Fresh Green Salad with Mango-Lilikoi, Ranch, Caesar or Balsamic Dressing.
Inclusions: Transportation from Waikoloa or Kona, use of all necessary equipment, gourmet picnic style lunch, custom water bottle and entrance fee into Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. A light dinner is included on all evening lava hikes.
Exclusions: Gratuity is not included.
Serves Alcohol: There is not any alcohol available during the activity.
Foreign Language Translation: There is no foreign language translation available.
Handicapped Accessible: This tour is not suitable for handicapped individuals.
Required Certifications: The participant is not required to have any certification or special license in order to participate.
What to Bring: It is recommended that you bring a camera with you. We suggest bringing your camera in a ziplock bag in case you need to protect it from the elements. It is required that everyone wears closed toed shoes on this activity. We recommend that everyone in your group wears long pants. We recommend that everyone in your group brings sunglasses. We recommend that everyone in your group brings warm clothes.
Restrictions: Children whose age is less than twelve years old are not permitted on this activity. Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. People with with conditions involving their back, knees, neck, shoulders or other joints, women who are pregnant, people who have had recent surgeries or any other individuals with conditions that make them unable to handle sudden, jarring impacts are not permitted on this activity. People who have gone SCUBA diving within twenty-four hours of the scheduled check in time are not permitted on this activity. Cancellations of this reservation cannot be made within forty-eight hours of the scheduled check in time.
This activity is not accessible by wheelchair or walker. All guests are required to sign a risk acknowledgement and waiver form before the tour. Guests must be at least 12 years old, 54 inches tall and comfortable riding a bike. Natural sulfur gases may affect those with respiratory problems. The tour's content or itinerary may change due to weather conditions or volcanic activity. The elevation is 4,000 feet, so wear comfortable clothing in layers and wear sunscreen. Tour vans will follow the cyclists during the bike ride. Cameras and other personal belongings may be left in the van if you wish. We also provide packs for those guests wishing to carry their cameras at all times. You may rack your bike and ride along in the van with our guide during any portion of the tour. If you have someone in your party who does not wish to ride at all, we welcome them to enjoy the tour with us in the van. They will make all the scheduled stops with the cycling group, thus receiving the full tour.
Ages 12 and Up
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- # Mountain Bikes
- # Van
- # 16-30 People
- # Hilo Area
- # Volcanoes National Park
- # 8+ Hours
- # Tours With a Guide
- # Not Handicapped Accessible
- # Includes Dinner
- # Includes Lunch
- # No Swim Stop Included
- # No Certification or Special License Required
- # Does Not Serve Alcohol
- # Moderate
- # Morning
- # Land
- # No Translation Available
- # 12-15 Year Minimum Age
- # Kona Area
- # Waikoloa Area
There have been 2 reviews written about the Kilauea Volcano Bike and Lava - Kona with Nui Pohaku Adventure Tours.
Average Product Rating: 4.0 / 5
This is basically an around the island Tour. . Up early we began our tour in Kona, Traveling to the VNP by van. Our guide for this part of the trip was Daniel who seemed an almost endless resivor of physical, and cultural history of the island. Once we reached the Volcano, and finished with the visitors center, we were greeted by our bike guide Nathan. The bikes were excellent, and the ride was leisurely paced . It is designed to let you enjoy the volcano area, and along with our frequent side walking trips, let you enjoy the force of nature that surounds you. Our day was wet, but no one seemed to mind. Once we finished up at the park. It was back on the road to the 1991 lava flow to explorer the newest land mass in America with our new guide, Grey.. A sunset dinner at the local restaurant and we returned to the Volcano to see it's glow at night. Obviously a trip that takes three different guides is a long one. At times you can almost be overwhelmed by the amount of information presnted, but the Volcano and beauty of Hawaii seemed to make the rain, and the volume of information go away. Come ready for a long day, and several changes of weather and you will have a good time.
Spent a day with the crew doing a bike trip around Kilauea caldron. Fantastic time on the bikes and the tour afterwards was very entertaining. Going back to the volcano at night to see the lava glowing was really cool.
We were paired with an amazing family from Arizona for the day and they really made the day a perfect adventure.