Bike Tours on "The Big Island" of Hawaii

See All Activities See All Activities By Vendor Bike tours on Hawaii, the Big Island are one of the most personalized ways to visit the active volcanoes.

There are 5 tours in this category with adult prices that range in price from $138.90 to $239.00.

"The Big Island" of Hawaii Bike Tours

Seeing the Big Island on a bike is truly one of the best ways to do it.


The Big Island is full of sporty, outdoor types.


Have you ever heard of the Kona Ironman Triathlon? Now we're talking a bike ride! There is just so much to see on the Big Island and viewing it on a bike gives you so much more of a sensual feast then enclosed in an automobile, a bus or a van.


This is no-more evident than on the bike tours we have that tour through the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.


The rain-forests, lava flows, lava tubes and often molten lava just a few feet from view make these bike tours some of the most exotic to be experienced anywhere in the world and biking the volcanoes with a tour is much more convenient than arranging for a bike rental.


The Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is by far the single best location to be toured by bicycle on the Big Island.


The tour companies will pick you up in a van and bring you up to where all the action is.


Viewing this portion of Hawaii from the vantage point of a bike is a slow and pleasurable experience.


You won't miss a thing as your Hawaii bike ride will glide you through the sights, sounds and smells of a truly active volcano.


If you choose not to ride the bike at all times, don't worry, you can spend time in the chase van for as long as you'd like.


Even non-bike riders can enjoy the Hawaii bike tour in this way and be able to enjoy the bicycle experience with the rest of their family who would choose to ride bikes.


One further thought is that you should be aware that these Hawaii bike rides to the volcano are generally on flat ground or downhill since they start at the highest part of the bike tour at the beginning.


Also, don't think of these bike tours simply as a bike ride because there are many areas you will be encouraged to get off your bike and do some hiking into the lava interior of the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.


You'll most likely have an opportunity to walk through a huge extinct lava tube and often depending upon the flows of the lava when you arrive may also be able to walk over close to some of the slow moving lava coming from the summit.


These Hawaii bike tours are some of the richest experiences you are likely to have on your Big Island holiday and are worth their weight in adventure.



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Some Big Island of Hawaii Bike Tours do pick up at the Cruise Ship Dock and others do not. Please refer to the specific tours below. The ones that can provide pick up for our Tom Barefoot Tours customers will be listed in bold print on the page.

Look for this symbol in the tour descriptions below to indicate if it is Pride of America compatible.

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Nui Pohaku Adventure Tours

4 Activity Options

Experience the Volcano's National Park, Sightseeing Tour, Zipline along with Sightseeing Tours

The tours offered by Nui Pohaku Adventure Tours cover the gamut between driving and hiking the areas around the live volcano; Biking through the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park; and tours of the beautiful Hamakua Coastline in addition to taking-in a full 7-stage Zipline course. Professional tour guides are informative and interesting. They have extensive knowledge of the Hawaiian Culture, geography, and the flora and fauna in the area.
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Bike Volcano

1 Activity Option

Breathtaking tours of Hawaii visiting lava activity zones old and new.

When is the last time you had an opportunity to ride a bike and cruise alongside the flowing lava of an active volcano? This may be something to add to your "bucket list" and can be done on the Bike Volcano lava tour. Mostly downhill and flat surface terrain make this a comfortable bicycle and hike adventure that you will remember for a lifetime.
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So Bike Tours on the Big Island are all about the volcano. They all take place in the Volcanoes National Park. This is found over in Kilauea on the slopes of Mau Loa just above Hilo and this is one of the most incredible areas to actually do a sightseeing tour via bicycle. It makes all the difference in the world.

Let me first show you where this is. Hopefully. So here's the Big Island and the Kilauea volcano, the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, is in this area right here. And so what's going to happen is that there's a couple different companies and a couple different types of tours that you can do. We have tours that will actually pick you up in Hilo and then bring you up here, and we have tours that will bring you from Kelowna or from Waikoloa and then bring you across to this area as well.

But on either one of them if you're going from the Kelowna side you're going to actually have a tour of the various places that you're going to be seeing on the way across, so you've got that aspect of it. And the same thing, a bit shorter though, coming from Hilo, you're gonna get a sightseeing tour out to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

But the whole point on both of these is that when you get there you're gonna switch from a van onto some bikes, and actually cruise through this area for the most part on bikes. And really get to see that area in a way that is really unique from the standpoint of a bike.

So much nicer in may ways to cruise through this area and to see it, to absorb it, to take it in on a bicycle that's outside and in the air. It's like a hike but a little bit faster right? You're not in a van, you're not enclosed, you're not just looking through a window, but you're really out there and you can see it. You can smell it. You can kind of feel the atmosphere surrounding the volcano as you're going through these areas. It brings out all the sensory perceptions of what it's like to be at the volcano. I love this way to do it and the park is not so large that it's too big to see a lot of what you want to see via a bike.

So you're partially gonna be seeing it by van, partially be seeing it by bike, but there's a lot to see there. This is an area that we have active lava flows. We've got Halemaumau craters, so you're going to be up at the rim, you're gonna be looking at that. Everywhere you go you've got these steam vents that are just kind of coming up from everywhere. You've got, depending upon what's happening with the lava, you might be lucky enough to get actually up close enough to lava to be able to see it as it kind of creeps.

Here in Hawaii we don't have that explosive type of volcano. It's more of an oozing kind that kind of emits lava and it just kind of slowly creeps along. You can oftentimes get fairly close to it and that may happen on one of these as well.

You'll be able to go up and enjoy the Jaggar museum, which has all the exhibits about the volcano and things that you'll want to see. This is also kind of the area that they have all the seismic activity that they can register all the many, many, many earthquakes that happen throughout the course of days and weeks that aren't even perceptible in many cases, but there's lots of activity born from the fact that we've got the volcano that's happening and emerging from the bottom. So you've got this instability of the earth that it's measuring.

Anyway, there's so much that's very, very interesting to see and to understand through this area. The bike trips are primarily on fairly level ground. There's not an incredible amount of up and down so you don't have to worry about that. So you're just really kind of cruising through on mountain bikes. Some even have like 21 speed mountain bikes, that kind, and others, not quite as fancy but they're gonna be adequate for you to really participate in seeing this great natural phenomenon that we have in the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

So these are an excellent tour. In some ways they're so much better than either hiking or just taking a tour in a van. It's one of the things that we really like to recommend to clients. Most people have the capability of doing this. If you can ride a bike, you're probably in good shape, good enough shape, to be able to take one of these tours on these bikes of the park.

So if you have any questions about tours or activities in Hawaii, just give us a call or check out TomBarefoot.com. We're here to help.

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