• Location: Kauai, Hawaii
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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Take an exciting downhill ride from Waimea Canyon on this Kauai mountain bike tour! After riding in a van to the rim of the ‘Grand Canyon of the Pacific,’ hop on a bike and cruise down 12 miles (19 km) of paved trail while taking in views of the magnificent lava rock landscape. Cycle through beautiful Koke’e State Park and end your ride at the island’s coast, stopping for plenty of photo ops along the way.

Highlights

  • Downhill bicycle tour through Waimea Canyon State Park on Kauai
  • Cycle through Koke'e State Park
  • Wildlife spotting
  • Snacks and refreshments
  • Knowledgeable guides
  • Comprehensive narration
  • Choice of sunrise or afternoon tours

What You Can Expect

Waimea Canyon Bicycle Downhill

Bicycle Downhill Canyon to Coast

Rising an impressive 3,600 feet (1,100 meters) above sea level, Kauai’s Waimea Canyon is a natural geologic wonder formed by the passage of water through lava rock over thousands of years. Your half-day tour of this incredible landscape begins with your choice of early morning or afternoon departure. 

Meet your guide at Poipu Plaza, where you’ll be fitted for a mountain bike and helmet, then board a minivan for the ride up to the top of the canyon. Along the way, enjoy aromatic Hawaiian coffee and blueberry muffins (morning tour) or cold drinks and locally made cookies (afternoon tour).

At the lip of the canyon, take in majestic views of jagged red lava rock cutting through a blanket of greenery in the valley below. Then, it’s time to hop on your bike and begin the thrilling 12-mile (19-km) descent down smooth paved roads that wind through Waimea Canyon State Park. Stop at several points along the way to admire spectacular views and take photos while your guide shares information about the area’s geology, history and legends. 

Once you’ve made it down the mountain, cycle through the beautiful flatlands of Koke’e State Park and learn about the native island plant and wildlife species you see. Admire views of the expansive Pacific Ocean, then return to the original departure point at the end of your 4.5-hour tour.

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Customer Reviews

workaboo

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

This is a really fun experience. You take a van that seats 12 up the canyon and then bike down it. It can be fast going around curves that can be 90 degree angles, but super fun! Im 63 and managed quite nicely! After stopping for photo ops part way down in a few locations, you end up riding to the beach to watch the sunset and enjoy water and a snack. Our guides were Isaac and Kevin, who were both a lot of fun, super informative, and made the trip a super delight! Highly recommend this adventure!

plumcobuy

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

This was an amazing excursion. Keith and Zach were our guides and they made sure we were safe and comfortable the entire time. They also provided some history and even a little botany.
The bikes are beach cruisers and they keep several spares available in case there are any issues on the ride down. They give you a little practice run before you get on the road in order to test your bike riding ability as well as let you feel what the bikes are like.
You don't have to be terribly physically fit because mostly you are gripping your brakes as you fly down 12 miles of paved road. Although there was traffic coming up the hill while we rode down, no one ever passed us going down the hill which might have been because we had the early morning excursion. We liked in the early morning excursion because the weather was perfect without being hot.
The guys provided coffee and great blueberry muffins for the drive up which took about 45 minutes . If you get car sick, I'd suggest sitting closer to the front of the van because we were in the back row and its definitely a twisty road. I generally don't get motion sick, but even I was a little nauseous on occasion.
It is a great trip and I'd suggest it to anyone looking for some time away from the beach and the opportunity to see some wonderful landscape.
The guys were also very good about pointing out local gems for food and sightseeing. They even swung by the coffee plantation by mutual agreement of all of us on the tour. They really want you to have a good time and it shows. Zach and Keith are very laid back and easy to interact with. They are super knowledgeable And have great anecdotes to tell on the drive up. Above all, your safety is key and they keep the tour size relatively small, which makes for a better, more specialized experience.
You won't regret taking this tour.

Stephanie S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

We had a blast!
Bikes were safe.
Tour guides were amazing! Fun and full of Island recommendations .
Great family excursion , especially for teens!

bamcgovney

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

loved the bike ride. The day we went the weather was wonderful, beautiful and breathtaking scenery. If I go back to the island I will do this tour again.

Megan B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

I enjoyed this tour much more than expected. So much fun. Literally we coasted, well, braked, down the canyon. It was exhilarating. I recommend this for a different type of tour. Scenery was breathtaking.

Lana L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

Fun trip, great guides, something to get off the beaten path if at a meeting.

Adam M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

This was a great trip with Muppy and Ryan - nice and cruisey not a rushed or hectic tour. They also have great knowledge of the local area.

Diane B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

What a fun experience! The bicycle trip was very well organized, the guides well-versed and expert in their fields.
The bike trip is a great family event...mostly downhill, making the need only to brake the bike to slow it down and some flat riding.
The day starts with a trial for each of us on the bikes, then we travel 40 minutes to the top of the canyon, stopping to take in some views and photos along the way. Once we get to the top, the bikes are unloaded and you begin your descent down, stopping regularly along the way. You travel close to 12 miles in a bit over an hour or so. Fun for all!!!

Kevin F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Great ride, excellent crew.

John G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Ryan and Dee ROCK!!! Okay, so you know its an easy ride downhill on a cruiser bike. But if you want to really see the canyon and you do, on this tour, someone else drives you to the top at sun rise and you get the 360 view you want riding down on the bike. But even better, Ryan keeps you entertained the entire trip while at the same time giving you an excellent flavor of Kauai history and culture with timely tip ins by Dee. Then Dee after a brief trial period reorganizes the group, allowing the more experienced riders to the front. Then the last few miles, she lets those with the need for speed actually to the descent! Exhilarating and Awesome. A to Ryan and Dee!!

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