Kilauea Volcano Bike Tour
Experience the main highlights of Hawaii Volcano National Park, from lush ancient Hawaiian rainforests to dynamic lava formation. You will travel through a variety of micro-climates, huge craters, stand by steaming vents, walk through a lava tube and if Madame Pele (the Volcano Goddess) allows, see active lava flows pouring into the Pacific Ocean.
Bike as much or as little as you wish during the majestic Kilauea Volcano bike tour. A support van will always be close by. If you prefer not to cycle at all you have the option of joining the tour by van and riding along the same trails.
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- Port of Hilo (cruise passengers only)
- Hilo Hawaiian Hotel
- Kilauea General Store, Volcano Village
- Visitors Center, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
- Port of Hilo (cruise passengers only): 8:30am
- Hilo Hawaiian Hotel: 8:40am
- Kilauea General Store, Volcano Village: 9:30am
- Visitors Center, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: 9:45am
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Tour by Van only
USD $136.36Pricing details
Tour by Bike
USD $147.36Pricing details
Kilauea Volcano Bike Tour
- Rain jacket
- Fresh Baked Deli Sandwich Lunch (Roast Beef, Pastrami, Ham, Turkey, Tuna, or Veggie)
- DOT approved helmets
- Giant Sedona Comfort Hybrid Bicycle
- Pickup and drop off from select locations (see departure point field)
- Hotel pick up and drop off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Adult pricing applies to all travelers
- Van pricing requires at least one cyclist in your party. All van riders must have the ability to access the historic sites at the group’s pace and enter/exit the van independently.
Please advise the following information at time of booking in the "Special Requirements" field:
- Local contact number in Hawaii
- Lunch Choice
- Meeting location selection
What to Bring
Riders should wear layered clothing to ensure your comfort while bicycling. Local weather at Kilauea's summit (4000') varies daily and may be rainy and chilly any time in the year. At the summit of the volcano, temperatures may be 12 to 15 degrees cooler than at sealevel. The coastal plain at the end of Chain of Craters Road, where lava is entering the ocean, is often hot, dry, and windy with the possibility of passing showers.
- Layered Clothing (shorts, t-shirt, jacket/sweatshirt, pants)
- Closed Toed Shoes
- Your Sense of Adventure
Your exciting day begins at the Visitors Center in the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, where you will receive a tour orientation. The next stop will be our biking starting point will be at the Kilauea Overlook, where you will get your first glance of the incredible Summit Caldera eruption.
Here you will also receive an informative overview of the eruption history at the summit. Next, you'll be fitted for a 2008 Giant Sedona DX comfort mountain bike and safety equipment, and receive a safety briefing. Then your expert Interpretive Guide will escort you on an historical tour of the currently erupting Kilauea Caldera.
Off you go on an off-road trail to Jagger Museum, the closest point to the eruption. We will explore the museum, see interpretive exhibits on Hawaiian volcanoes and the work of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. From the museum you will continue on a off road trail along the rim of the Caldera to the Steam Vents, where you'll literally feel the heat of the volcano.
The adventure continues through the native Hawaiian rainforest section of the Summit. You will travel on a paved trail along the edge of the Summit Caldera on roads that partially collapsed in 1982 earthquake.
Our bike course then rejoins Crater Rim Drive where you will bike through a lush, ancient Hawaiian Fern Forest. Your next stop will be at the Kilauea Iki Crater Overlook. Here you will see the cinder cone Pu'u Pua'i and an incredible view of this crater.
The voyage continues as you wind your way through the rainforest and down the Chain of Craters Road. You will see several large pit craters, a lava shield volcano, and lava trees during this part of the tour.
Our bike trail ends at Mau Loa O Mauna Ulu where you'll experience the massive Mauna Ulu lava flow. There are many stops along bike course to view and photograph this incredible volcanic scenery, and learn about the history of this ever-changing dynamic landscape.
Time to relax, our air condition van will take you the rest of the way to the ocean to the end of the Chain of Craters Road where the 2003 lava flow has crossed the road. Along the way you will see awesome panoramic views of the Ka'u coastline.
You be served a delectable lunch oceanside where there is a good possibility of spotting the amazing Humpback Whales that visit the Hawaiian islands during the months of October through May. If Madame Pele (Volcano Goddess) allows, you will also see active lava flowing into the Pacific Ocean.
We will then return to the summit by van and pay a visit to the famous Thurston Lava Tube. At this stop we will take a short optional walk through the giant fern forest and literally walk through this outrageous lava tube.
Reviewed by: Marie M, September 2015
Would highly recommend this trip activity to see the big island - if you do nothing else DO THIS! . We had Pretti and Michael as our hosts and learnt so much amazing stuff about the island that we wouldn't have known just exploring on our own. The bike ride was so well organised, with water and snacks for us on the journey down, then a cracking lunch at the bottom. There is one steep ish hill which was challenge in the heat we had - but not one batted an eye when I started walking!!! Cant thank Bike Volcano team enough!!!
Reviewed by: deegibbsnh, August 2015
Pretty and Mike did a great job! Loved this tour and would highly recommend. They provided great commentary on the history of the volcano. Enjoyed the combination of biking and stops at highlights along the route.