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Summit to Sea - Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Biking Tours (from Hilo)

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Get ready to pedal on a mountain bike adventure at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park as you comfortably cruise down and around Kilauea's active volcanic landscape.

Description

Whether you are looking for a half day adventure at the summit or a full day park summit to sea excursion, this downhill biking trek will have you cruising around the crater of an active volcano! Explore the summit crater, lush Puna rain-forests and the famous Thurston Lava Tube. Enjoy panoramic ocean views and miles of lava landscapes and, if Madame Pele allows, the rare sight of new land being formed as lava meets the ocean.

Includes

  • Professional interpretive guide

  • Bicycle

  • Biking equipment

  • Commercial park entrance fee

  • Helmet

  • Snacks
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Bike & Hike to Active Lava Flow
199722

There is nothing quite as exciting as watching the glowing molten lava! Bike through Volcanoes National Park to witness the fiery red glow of Madame Pele’s magnificent creation! The tour ends with a 4-mile round-trip hike to the active surface flows.

  • Bike mileage ranges from 7.6 to 9.6 miles round trip.
  • Hike mileage is up to 4 miles round trip.

Please Note: Lava viewing is unpredictable and is not guaranteed. The active flow status is constantly changing and is not always accessible.

Please Click Here for active lava proximity.


Duration: 5:30 - 8 hour(s)
Available: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu and Fri
Pick-up: Available
Inclusions: Professional interpretive guide / Bicycle / Biking equipment / Commercial park entrance fee / Beverages / Helmet / Snacks

Schedule

Starting time: 05:00 - 12:00 (Show more)
  • 04:40

    Pick-up

  • Bike Trek

    Trek approximately 7.6 miles (roundtrip) on a gravel coastal road.

  • Hike to the active surface flows

    Approximately up to 4 miles hiking roundtrip, the hiking distance will vary as the lava flow constantly changes.

  • 10:30

    Drop-off

  • 11:40

    Pick-up

  • Bike Trek

    Trek approximately 7.6 miles (roundtrip) on a gravel coastal road.

  • Hike to the active surface flows

    Approximately up to 4 miles hiking roundtrip, the hiking distance will vary as the lava flow constantly changes.

  • 19:20

    Drop-off

Adult ( Age & over ) From Observer ( Age & over ) From
Full-Day Volcanoes National Park Adventure
Lehua Blossom

Head out on a fantastic volcano biking adventure where you will get to explore the breathtaking vistas of Kilauea! Soak in the beautiful panoramic ocean views and lava landscapes as you relax and travel the last four miles to the ocean by van for a delicious ocean-side lunch.

  • Deli-Lunch Menu: Choice of Roast Beef, Pastrami, Ham & Cheese, Turkey, Tuna, and Veggie. All comes with vegetables, dill pickle, cookie, chips, and a beverage. All condiments are served on the side.
  • Beverage Choices: Assortment of Island Juices, Bottled Water, Diet Coke, or Coke.

Duration: 5:30 - 7:30 hour(s)
Available: Daily
Pick-up: Available
Inclusions: Professional interpretive guide / Bicycle / Biking equipment / Commercial park entrance fee / Beverages / Lunch / Helmet / Snacks

Schedule

  • 09:45-08:30

    Pick-up from Select Hilo Hotels & Pier or Check-in

  • Full Day Bike Adventure (5 hrs)

    Experience an amazing 15-mile bicycle adventure around Volcanoes National Park, starting at Jaggar Museum, then beginning your bike ride at Kilauea Overlook. The journey continues through the rainforests to the Kilauea Iki Crater Overlook, the famous Thurston Lava Tube, and the Mauna Ulu lava flow.

  • 15:00-16:00

    Check-out & Drop-off

Adult/Child ( Age & over ) From Observer ( Age & over ) From
Half-Day Summit Tour Special
Volcano And Lehua

Don't have all day? Not to worry! This half-day package includes the best of the Volcano National Park with visits to the Jaggar Museum and lookout for views of the Summit Caldera to the Thurston Lava Tube.

Duration: 4:30 - 5:30 hour(s)
Available: Daily
Pick-up: Available
Inclusions: Professional interpretive guide / Bicycle / Biking equipment / Commercial park entrance fee / Soft drinks / Juice / Bottled water / Helmet / Snacks

Schedule

Starting time: 10:00 - 12:00 (Show more)
  • 09:45-08:40

    Pick-up from Hilo & Check-in

  • 10:00

    Half Day Bike Adventure

    Take an 8.5-mile bicycle tour around Volcanoes National Park with expert guides! This 3-hour adventure takes you from Jaggar Museum to the Thurston Lava Tube, riding through such attractions as the Summit's rainforest and the Kilauea Iki Crater Overlok.

  • 13:00-13:45

    Check-out & Drop-off in Hilo

  • 11:45-10:40

    Pick-up from Hilo & Check-in

  • 12:00

    Half Day Bike Adventure

    Take an 8.5-mile bicycle tour around Volcanoes National Park with expert guides! This 3-hour adventure takes you from Jaggar Museum to the Thurston Lava Tube, riding through such attractions as the Summit's rainforest and the Kilauea Iki Crater Overlok.

  • 15:00-15:45

    Check-out & Drop-off in Hilo

The Bike Tour was really alot of fun. Our guide was very informative about the volcano and what its activity and history were. Was hot and tired by the end and did not want to really participate in the wine part, but that was good as well.

Leslie

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  • (For Pick-Up) Hilo Hawaiian Hotel (71 Banyan Drive Hilo, HI 96720) Time: 04:40:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Keaau Town (16-0573 Old Volcano Road, Keaau, HI 96749) Time: 05:10:00

  • (For Drop-Off) Hilo Hawaiian Hotel (71 Banyan Drive Hilo, HI 96720) Time: 10:30:00

  • (For Drop-Off) Keaau Town (16-0573 Old Volcano Road, Keaau, HI 96749) Time: 10:40:00

Pick-up Time & Location

  • (For Pick-Up) Hilo Hawaiian Hotel (71 Banyan Drive Hilo, HI 96720) Time: 04:40:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Keaau Town (16-0573 Old Volcano Road, Keaau, HI 96749) Time: 05:10:00

Drop-off Time & Location

  • (For Drop-Off) Hilo Hawaiian Hotel (71 Banyan Drive Hilo, HI 96720) Time: 10:30:00

  • (For Drop-Off) Keaau Town (16-0573 Old Volcano Road, Keaau, HI 96749) Time: 10:40:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Hilo Hawaiian Hotel (71 Banyan Drive Hilo, HI 96720) Time: 11:40:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Keaau Town (16-0573 Old Volcano Road, Keaau, HI 96749) Time: 12:10:00

  • (For Drop-Off) Hilo Hawaiian Hotel (71 Banyan Drive Hilo, HI 96720) Time: 19:20:00

  • (For Drop-Off) Keaau Town (16-0573 Old Volcano Road, Keaau, HI 96749) Time: 19:30:00

Pick-up Time & Location

  • (For Pick-Up) Hilo Hawaiian Hotel (71 Banyan Drive Hilo, HI 96720) Time: 11:40:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Keaau Town (16-0573 Old Volcano Road, Keaau, HI 96749) Time: 12:10:00

Drop-off Time & Location

  • (For Drop-Off) Hilo Hawaiian Hotel (71 Banyan Drive Hilo, HI 96720) Time: 19:20:00

  • (For Drop-Off) Keaau Town (16-0573 Old Volcano Road, Keaau, HI 96749) Time: 19:30:00

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Notes

Restriction(s)
All Packages
  • Cyclists with heart or respiratory problems are not permitted.

  • Pregnant women are not permitted to bike, however expecting mothers can come along as a van riders.

  • Children under the height of 4 ft 10 in (147 cm) will ride a tag along bicycle which attaches to the parent's bicycle.

  • Children (5 -11) must weight at least 85 lbs (39 kg) to ride their own bicycle.

  • Individual Cyclist height requirement: 4 ft 10 in (147 cm) and above (the smallest bike frame has 26 in (66 cm) wheels).

  • Children's Tag Along Bicycles (typically fit children 5 to 8 years old, maximum weight of 85 lbs (39 kg) that attaches to the parent’s Medium bike frame for persons 5 ft 7 in. (140 cm) or above. Parent’s must have the ability to ride with a tag along at the group’s pace. Children above the maximum tag along weight must have the ability to ride a 26 in (66 cm) wheel bike.

  • Guests with asthma or other respiratory problems are not permitted to participate in this activity.

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

  • If less than 8 participants are booked, the activity may not operate.

Bike & Hike to Active Lava Flow
  • Children 12 years old and above can participate in this activity.

Full-Day Volcanoes National Park Adventure,
Half-Day Summit Tour Special
  • Children 5 years old and above can participate in this activity.

Required Items to Bring & Attire
Bike & Hike to Active Lava Flow
  • You are allowed to bring your own snacks, but will be required to carry everything you bring on the tour.

All Packages
  • Credit card

  • Closed toe shoes

  • Long pants

  • Hat

  • Sunglasses

  • Sunscreen

Requirement(s) - Others
All Packages
  • All cyclists need to have the ability to balance, steer and stop a bike (i.e. experienced cyclists only or for safety reasons inexperienced riders may be asked to ride along in the van.

  • Van Riders (Observer) require 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.

  • You will be required to provide a credit card at the time of check-in and you are liable for any damages to the bicycle.

  • Participants are required to sign a liability waiver at the time of check-in.

Bike & Hike to Active Lava Flow
  • As there is no van support on this activity, guests must be capable to meet the physical demands of biking and hiking in and out of the park, with no health conditions or prior surgeries.

Additional Note(s)
All Packages
  • Please be advised that bike tours go out rain or shine.

  • Lava viewing is unpredictable and is not guaranteed. The active flow status is constantly changing. The lava viewing area can close at anytime due to hazardous conditions.

  • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.

  • The menu is subject to change without notice.

  • Gratuity is not included in the price.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are you required to wear a helmet during this activity?

Yes, all riders are required to wear a helmet for their safety.

How far in advance should I book this activity?

We recommend booking at least 1-2 weeks in advance. If you have very specific schedule requirements and are not flexible, please book sooner. Last minute availability is often possible, but limited.

What is the difficulty level of this activity?

This is a moderate bike ride, it is mostly down hill and level with two small hills.

What kind of bicycles will we be riding?

Bike Volcano uses Giant Sedona comfort hybrid bikes.

Will I see molten lava?

The active flow status is constantly changing, therefore lava viewing is unpredictable and is not guaranteed. On the Bike and Hike to Lava Tour you will be visiting the lava fields and the tour guide will search for the most recent lava flows. On the Full-Day & Half-Day Tours you will bike around the rim of the erupting crater and there is a chance of seeing active lava in the crater’s lava lake.

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Reviews

The Bike Tour was really alot of fun. Our guide was very informative about the volcano and what its activity and history were. W...as hot and tired by the end and did not want to really participate in the wine part, but that was good as well. more

Leslie

It was the most unique and enjoyable activity we did in Hawaii. The guides were very helpful and informative. I am so glad my gi...rlfriend and I found this activity. more

Angelo Cici

The bike the volcano tour was sooo much fun. My cousin & I are both in our 20's and we had a blast. The age ranges of o...ur group were teen's - 50's. The Guide was very knowledgable & both him & the driver were fun. The sights were awesome, The lunch was tasty, & there was some good downhill spots where you were going pretty fast. Definately want to do it again & probably will do it again. more

Mr. Anonymous

What an experience! The best way to see the park. The guide was great - knew his stuff and was able to adapt when the volcano de...cided to erupt while we were there. This was the best thing we did while on the island. more

Rob & Nancy

I really enjoyed this trip and it was well worth it. We toured the park on bike and enjoyed the beautiful day. The ride was not ...too difficult for those who aren't in the best of shape like myself. The staff is prepared for rain and also provide snacks and water to keep you refreshed. The only thing I wasn't happy about was that we did not go to *closely* see where the lava hits the ocean; however, it would have been another 16 miles round-trip, so I can understand :). Guide did recommend where we could go park and see it later that evening. All in all it was a great trip with awesome guides! more

Lisa

Both of the guides were outstanding!!! They were knowledgable and entertaining!!! We went 12 miles which seemed to go by in only m...inutes... we had fequent stops tons of Hawaiian and volcano history. A longer ride would not have been an issue for me and would have been very enjoyable!!! The food was outstanding and our day was absolutely awesome!!! The views were amazing and we would have missed so many of them if we had not taken the bike ride! I highly recommend the trip and I hope you have the same guides. They truely made the trip more than a bike ride! Have fun, I did!!! more

Robert

This was a really enjoyable day. The staff was friendly and informative. We felt like we had made new friends by the end of the ...day. Definitely recommend taking more than one day to see the Volcano National Park, though. There a lots of trails to hike that can not be accessed by the bikes. A big Mahalo to the staff for putting together a lovely "adventure". more

Orlando Resident

When my fiancee told me that he wanted to take a bike tour of a volcano, I was like, "NO WAY!" but I am SOOO glad that I... went since it was literally the BEST tour that we went on while on the Big Island! The guides are soooo informative and all the places we were able to go was way awesome. It was so nice to feel the sun and the breeze while touring instead of being cooped up in a bus! :) My favorites were seeing the old lava flows, the smoking crater and the visit to the winery. I brought back a few bottles and everyone LOVES them! I can't wait to try this again and have reccomended this tour to all of my friends! Yay! :) more

Becca Vorez

We did the Volcano Bike Tour in late May 2011. We had a great time. Fred, our tour guide, was very knowledgable about volcanos, ...the land, and history of what we toured. The ride was very doable with a few inclines to be challenging and make one feel like they accomplished something. We had a nice deli lunch by the ocean when we finished riding. I suggest you bring a jacket or sweatshirt as it is cooler at that altitude. Also, check out driving time to the meeting point. We stayed on the Kona side and it took 1 1/2 hr. to get to the general store. more

Alexander

This bike tour was one of the most fun experiences of our trip to the Big Island! Our tour guides, Emily and Willy, were stellar!... Very safe, informative, and very personable. Because of the bike tour, you were able to see a lot of sights that would not be available by just hiking through the facility. The bike ride was mostly level and downhill so most participants could totally do this tour! The lunch package was great as well as the last stop to the beach! Many thanks to our guides which made this trip so unique! A most memorable trip, do not miss this!! more

jan

This was by far the best activity I have experienced in both my visits to Hawaii. The tour guide (Eric) was exceptionally knowled...geable and he was also very patient with the group. His assistant (Willie) could not do enough for us. The activity was fun, enjoyable and conducted in a very safe manner. Both guides did everything possible to ensure we all had an equally good time. We learned a lot, burned some un-needed calories and had a fun time too! I would give this activity my highest recommendation. You won't be sorry you did it. more

Donald

Our guides, Willy and Eric, were extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Eric took the time to point out a million different peculia...rities of the Hawaiian landscape and Willy was very funny and entertaining. The two of them are a great team. The sights on the volacano were amazing and my wife and I took tons of pictures. We never felt rushed and enjoyed it thoroughly. The food was very well prepared and quite delicious. My wife and I ate the turkey club sandwich and were impressed when we received a gourmet sandwich, not some week old mystery meat thing. I would highly recommend this event not only because of the beautiful sights, but also because of the best service one could ask for. more

Ed Gallagher

THIS WAS A BEAUTIFUL BIKE RIDE! I CAN'T IMAGINE A BETTER WAY TO SEE THE BEAUTY OF THIS NATIONAL PARK AND ITS VOLCANO! I ABSOL...UTELY WOULD RECOMMEND THIS TOUR FOR ANYONE WHO LOVES TO REALLY GET CLOSE TO THE ACTION AND WHO ALSO LOVES TO EXPERIENCE ISLAND BEAUTY AND EVERYTHING FIRSTHAND. BIKING DOWN THE RIM, WITH THE WIND IN MY HAIR, IS A MEMORY I WILL NEVER FORGET. REALLY ENJOYED LEARNING THE HISTORY AND INFO ABOUT THE VOLCANO AND PARK ITSELF TOO more

Mr. Anonymous

We didn't quite know what to expect when we signed up for the bicycle tour of Volcanoes National Park, but were very pleasant...ly surprised to meet and interact with our guides, Meghan and Pretty. We learned things about volcanoes that we wouldn't have on our own. The short bike parts of the tour weren't too much, but enough to get the blood pumping. Meghan's stories and knowledge of the National Park were entertaining and very informative. She has extensive experience in the park's history and we could have listened to her for more time than the tour allowed. We would highly recommend this tour to anyone with an adventurous spirit and a thirst for volcanic knowledge. more

T Feldstein

WAS ONE OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE ENTIRE TRIP! Pretty and Beth were outstanding! Trails were easy for everyone and nobody was rus...hed. Scenery was incredible and the trails were 95% paved. A few small hills but mostly flat and downhill. Highly recommend this, and see if you can get both Pretty and Beth! more

MICHAEL LOVEJOY

Thoroughly enjoyed this bike ride. Great way to learn and see the volcano area. Our guide Steve had an excellent knowledge base ...of the park which added to the experience. Great excercise too, but not too strenuous. more

Chris and Sue

This event was outstanding in all respects. Our guide, Steve, was very knowledgeable about bot scientific and historic aspects of... the volcano, which really enriched the remarkable things we saw. George, his helper, was always available for help with bikes, water, etc. The equipment was very good - sturdy and reliable. The ride really is 98% down hill - only a couple of hills to climb - I made the first one (58 years old, huffing and puffing) and walked half of the second one). Lunch was good. Only downer: if you are expecting to see molten lava, you won't. more

Charlie S., Little Rock

We had a great time. The ride is relatively easy and mostly downhill. We enjoyed the views during lunch along the shoreline. The w...ine at the winery was certainly "different." more

Liz & Marco

Great guides, very knowledgeable. See the best of volcano national park

Timothy

My teen aged son and I enjoyed the bike tour of Volcanoes National Park very much. Pretty, who drove the van, passed out snacks a...nd handled logistics, was super well organized and very friendly. She also gave us some interesting "tid bits" of Hawaiian culture. Megan, our guide was a recent geology graduate with a specialty in Volcanology. She was fantastically knowledgable about all of the geology and we learned much more than we would have if we had toured the park on our own. The cycling is mostly down hill and anyone in reasonable physical condition should be able to enjoy this tour. The weather varies from fairly cool, windy and damp (rainy) to sunny and warm. I would recommend dressing in layers with a water resistant jacket, in order to be comfortable the whole tour. All in all this is a great way to see all of the highlights of Volcanoes National Park and learn far more than you would without an expert geologist. more

Pilot01

Great way to see the park

Mr. Anonymous

Eric and Willy were super fun and very knowledgable. It was fun going off roading along with the street path. I loved how they poi...nted out very unique things along the course that other tour guides were skipping over. The winery wasn't that great but was a nice way to wrap up the day. The sandwhiches were sooo good! more

Becky and Sean

This was a lot of fun, even with the bit of rain we got. (getting rain in my eyes, not so fun... almost wrecked) It was a shame ...half the trip got cancelled due to high winds. Got to see the half of Volcanoes Nat'l Park that we didn't see the day before on our own, so that was a lucky happenstance. more

Christy

I was expecting to see items of interest that we couldn't see from driving the park in a car. This was not the case, we only... passed through one area that was not accessible by car (but a short hike would have taken us there). Bikes need to be tuned. I mountain bike fairly often and our bikes' shifting was poor. All bikes had Grip Shift. My partner's bike was very bad and she fought the problem the entire trip. Overall I think that the bike ride was not worth the money. more

Mr. Anonymous

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  • Any cancellations made after 18:00, 3 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 50% of the total amount.

    Any cancellations made after 18:00, 2 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

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