HAWAII BICYCLE TOUR
Around The Big Island, Kona to Kona.
days total / 10 nights accommodation / 9 riding days
Hawaii offers ocean, sunshine, hills, warm rain, good shoulders, incredible vegetation, and of course volcanoes. Hope you can join us for some good riding through lava fields, world class beach side roads, great volcanic climbs & descents into Hawaiian magic towns.
GETTING THERE AND BACK:
Our trip starts and finishes in Kona also known as Kailua. Riders need to get themselves to our hotel in Kona on November 9 or 19. This is our start and finish city. Best to fly into Kona International Airport- Keahole (KOA). Most airport taxis are vans, so can easily accommodate a bicycle, if you are planning to bring your own. Our first riding day is November 10 but we meet on the afternoon of November 9. Our last riding day is Saturday November 18 or 28 you could leave after the ride but best if you stay to celebrate together the end of our adventure, also, this night's hotel is also included in the package.
We will ride close to 470 K, all around The Big Island, but more is possible if you choose to ride any optional side trips. See itinerary. A lot of the riding is along an old highway that circles the island, although sometimes we have to use the main highway that, offers a 3 or sometimes 8 feet shoulder. There is the odd stretch with minimal to no shoulder. Some days we will ride on very quiet side roads that parallel the highway. This island is not flat, but grades are typically gentle and roads are in good shape. All participants are expected to cycle the full distances, although if your knees are sore or if your legs need a day of rest arrangements can be made for a shuttle.
A support vehicle will carry luggage from hotel to hotel but will not trail behind cyclists. We will stop as we go by every rider to make sure all is going well; if none of us is riding with you on a given day and need assistance or need to be picked up we will be reachable by cell phone at all times.
We carry a set of tools and a floor pump. Helmets are mandatory. To wear a safety vest or a bright shirt while riding your bike is always a good idea.
Given the distances, it is best to bring (or rent) a road bike although if you are not used to it, a light hybrid bike would be fine too. Your bike should have the capacity to carry a minimum of 2 water bottles.
Good quality bicycle rentals are available in Kona; we will provide you details if you wish.
You will ride through about 12 different Climatic Zones. Parts of the island receive less than 6 inches of rain a year (Kona side), the other side of the island receives over 200 inches a year (Hilo side). We have had rain on past trips, it actually feels good, when it rains (often in the evening or late afternoon), it is not cold, but refreshing. Winds can blow on the headlands. Our two nights up in Volcano, evenings can be cool due to high elevation (4,000 ft).
5 breakfasts and 1 dinner are included in this package, fruit & snacks will be available for your rides. There are many choices of restaurants in Hawaii for healthy meals including seafood, fruit smoothies and great Hawaiian coffee for you to experience every day. Food is a little pricier in Hawaii than what you might be accustomed to. Expect to pay 15-20% more than Canadian norms.
We will rest in a variety of hotels and B & B’s that are comfortable, clean and well situated. Rooms are booked on a double occupancy basis; if traveling solo, we will try to find you a same sex roommate, if this is not possible you will have single occupation; due hotel pricing we will collect 50% of the single supplement fee on the final payment, ($262.5) if a roommate is found we will refund you the supplement fee. Nights from November 9 or 19 to November 18 or 28 are included in the package.
Note, if you are arriving early or staying a few extra days and want us to book extra-hotel nights at our chosen hotels, please give us lots of notice.
$ 1795 CAD or $1460 USD per person. Based on double occupancy.
Add $ 525 CAD or $ 450 USD per person. Single occupancy, if wishing a room to yourself.USD rates subject to change if major fluctuation.
HOW TO RESERVE:
$200 per person, non-refundable deposit reserves your spot. Full payment is due 60 days before the tour starts (September 9 /or 19). We do not process credit cards. Please make cheques payable to GABRIOLA ISLAND CYCLE & KAYAK or if you prefer, e-transfers are also possible.
Cancellation fee 31-60 days prior to the start: Full deposit + 20% final payment.
Cancellation fee 1-30 days prior to the start: Full deposit + 40% final payment.
To register please send us your deposit along with your details using our our application form.
Note: Price is subject to change in the case of exchange rate increase.
- 10 nights in basic/moderately priced hotels (double occupancy)
- 5 breakfasts
- 1 dinner
- Support vehicle
- Luggage transport from hotel to hotel.
- Bike Log / Maps
- 2 staff
- Airfare to and from Kona, Hawaii.
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Accommodations before and after the trip
- Alcoholic beverages (we keep a cooler full, everyone chips in)
- Incidentals during the trip.
Note: Minimum 10 to run the trip. Please check for availability.
Nov. 9 -19-full/ 19-29-ok
10 nights accommodation / 9 riding days
$ 1795 CAD or $1460 USD based on double occupancy.
Add $525 CAD or $450 USD for single occupancy.
There is no tax charged on trips outside
USD rates subject to change if major fluctuation.
19-29 Welcome to join!
Nov. 9-19 Full. Thanks! / waiting list
Please check for availability
and make sure to send in your deposit to secure your spot.