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  • Location:Hilo, Hawaii
  • Duration:4 - 5 hours

Kilauea Volcano Bike Tour

Join an amazing guided Kilauea Volcano bike tour in the Hawaii Volcano National Park. You'll explore Kilauea Volcano, from its summit to the sea, as you bike down this active crater! A great family friendly adventure in Hawaii packed with thrills and fun!


  • Guided Hawaii Volcano National Park bike tour
  • Cycle through Volcano National Park to Kilauea Volcano
  • Rainforest, lava tube, steaming vents and huge craters
  • Learn about the Big Island's geography
  • Professional interpretive guide
  • Lunch and beverages
  • Pickup and dropoff from select locations

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What You Can Expect

Kilauea Volcano Bike Tour

Rainforest trail

Your professional interpretive guide will take you through fantastic terrains, on mostly downhill and leveled paved roads/trails, while sharing geological and mythological information about the park. You will be provided with all the equipment necessary for your adventure including lunch, beverages and van support.

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.


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.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Excellent! We were picked up on time. Tour was as described. Tour guide was fantastic. Driver was also top notch. Lunch was delicious. Weather was perfect. Views and history were beautiful and so interesting. Worth doing.

Jason B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

My family and I had a wonderful time on this bike tour. My husband and I live in Oahu and we traveled to the Big Island with his parents who were visiting from out of state it was great for both those who live here and those visiting. Our guides, Nainoa and Pretty did a fantastic job!! The bike ride was paced well with excellent stops and snack/water breaks along the way, kept fun and informative by our guides, and got to see some wonderful sites of the volcano. It ended on a wonderful note, eating our lunches on previously formed lava patches overlooking the ocean.

Joseph K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This was one of the highlights of our trip! The guides were great and it was a wonderful way to see the park.

Marie M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 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!!!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended 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.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

So much fun! The best way to explore the beautiful volcanos. The guides, Andrea and Pretty were amazing, informative and fun.. The Highlight of our Hawaii family vacation

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Priddy and Mike had us for the day and it was totally awesome.The bikes fit well and we had lots of narative about the area that we wouldn't have known otherwise.It was a beautiful and very fun ride all day that ended on the rocks of the coast at the southern end of the park with food that we picked for ourselves earlier in the booking.It couldn't have been more fun and will not be forgotten!!

Patrick C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Tour was great they knew a ton about the volcanoes!

William G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Excellent trip, enough exhiliration to keep it interesting! Robbie was great, the day was perfect and the sights were amazing! Thank you!

Ophelia J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Tour guides Robbie and Pretty are so informative! Great to hear about the volcano history, local cultural folklore, and ride bikes! 15 mile biking went by fast. Will do again!

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