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Waimea Canyon Bicycle Downhill

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Kauai, United States
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icon4 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

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.
  • 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
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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Great experience
mleintn
, Aug 2018
We were scheduled for Monday but due to weather, Outfitters Kauai called and rescheduled us for today (Friday)! WHAT an experience!!! Issac and Falcon were phenomenal guides! We did the 6am trip (getting up at 4am to make the hour drive to meet). It was gorgeous, entertaining, very enjoyable and we even saw double rainbows!! Safety was a priority and they were very conscientious about making everyone feel comfortable! Thanks from your TN visitors...and Go Broncos!!! Thank you both for a great experience!!!
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Awesome!
Rodfamilia
, Jul 2018
Kieth n Falcon were excellent. They were very informative, knowledgeable, and entertaining. Beautiful, breathtaking views. Fun, fun, fun!!!
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An interesting and fun way to see the mountain!
0Familytraveler0
, Jun 2018
This was an interesting and fun way to see the mountain! The guides were informative and at the same time fun! Great for the whole family!
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This is a really fun experience...
workaboo
, Dec 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!
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This was indeed fun but nearly an...
Bill G
, Dec 2017
This was indeed fun but nearly an hour to get to the starting point and all in a fully packed 15 passenger van with poor ventilation was not enjoyable. The bikes were worn out looking beach combers, although did have very good disc brakes of course. Expected a bit better bike for the ride being all down hill and at time fast. The guides were colorful and fun, just not sure of all the historical facts about Kauai were correct. One fact I'm sure of from them, you can live off Spam and Ramon with a pinch of Soy sauce for 1 a day. :
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The Canyon is breathtaking and the...
Wayne T
, Nov 2017
The Canyon is breathtaking and the down hill run is a hoot. The leaders correctly emphasized safety, especially important for novice riders. My only criticism is that the number people exceeded the capacity of the van used to transport the riders to and from the site.
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This was an amazing excursion. Keith...
plumcobuy
, Nov 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.
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We had a blast! Bikes were...
Stephanie S
, Oct 2017
We had a blast! Bikes were safe. Tour guides were amazing! Fun and full of Island recommendations . Great family excursion , especially for teens!
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loved the bike ride. The day we...
bamcgovney
, Sep 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.
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I enjoyed this tour much more than...
Megan B
, Aug 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.

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