Downhill Bike Tour - Waimea Canyon
Sunrise Tour (6:00am checkin) or Sunset Tour (2:30pm checkin) Adults: $104; Children 12-14 $84
Minimum age is 12 and maximum rider weight is 275 pounds.
The sunrise tour is typically held 4 days a week on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The sunset tour is typically held 3 days a week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
downhill and 100% fun! Enjoy an exhilarating bike ride down 13 miles
of winding, paved roads from the rim of spectacular Waimea Canyon
(elevation 3500 feet) to the shores of the blue Pacific Ocean.
Comfortable helmets and safe operating procedures make for a ride
that is safe and controlled, but still fun and exciting. You will be
riding through one of the most beautiful and interesting places on
the planet. Your guide will stop along the way for photos and share
with you the history, culture, folklore, and legends of the area.
You will get to identify native plants, birds, and trees and learn
about what makes Kauai so special!
The bikes you will be riding are great "comfort
cruisers" that are fun and easy to ride …. wide, comfy
saddles, hi-rise handlebars, and smooth, powerful drum brakes built
into the hub of the wheels. Participants will need to pass a basic
bicycling test to ensure you can balance, steer, and brake a bike.
This is not a difficult ride, and because it is all downhill it is
not physically demanding ... just lots of fun!
Sunrise Tour check-in is at 6:00 am the Sunset Tour
check-in is at 2:30 pm. Both trips depart from the Outfitters
Kauai location in Poipu and the tour is about 4 hours in length.
Sunrise event guests are served fresh brewed Kauai Coffee and hot
out of the oven blueberry muffins as you ride up in their van.
Spring water is also provided. Sunset event guests are served cold
drinks, spring water, and Kauai Cookies.
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The Waimea Canyon Bike Tour is
available for cruise ship passengers who are on one of the NCL ships
that overnight in Nawiliwili. You can do the sunset tour on day 1 or
the sunrise tour on day 2. You will need a
since the check-in
location is about 30 minutes from the harbor. We recommend doing
a bike tour on Maui instead since it is a much longer ride and
cruise ship pick-up is included ... see the
or Day Bike Tour on Maui
Waimea Canyon is
known as the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific" and when you
stand at the overlook you'll see why. The canyon's colors are
brought out by early morning and late afternoon light, when the
sun's rays have farther to travel through the atmosphere and pick up
color from dust in the air. Sunrise time is best as it is typically
clearer in the morning. If you aren't an early riser, then go for
the sunset tour ... just keep in mind that it might be cloudier in
This tour is led by a
guide on a bicycle, and your group of bikers is followed by the
van that took you up the mountain. This van keeps cars from passing
you while you are doing the ride, and provides a huge measure of
safety for riders. You have the entire downhill lane to yourself ...
you don't have to worry about looking over your shoulder to see if a
car is coming. Occasionally the guide will pull the entire group
over for a photo stop and let the traffic pass.
You want to dress in
layers for this ride; it is cool at the top and warms up as you come
downhill. Any extra clothing will go in the van that is following
you down the mountain. Closed-toed shoes are required.
This bike ride is
patterned after the famous downhill bike tour on the island of Maui
... where you can tour the summit of Maui's 10,000 foot
Haleakala, then bike down from the 6700 foot level all the way to the ocean (a 23 mile ride). If you are
visiting both Kauai and Maui and want to do one bike tour, do the
one on Maui ... you can read about that tour on our Maui website by