Bike Hawaii downhill bike tour on Mount Tantalus

A fun downhill bike tour on scenic Mount Tantalus

Bike Hawaii downhill bike tour overlooking Diamond Head

Overlooking Diamond Head, Honolulu and Waikiki far below

Bike Hawaii downhill bike tour watefall hike combo

Combine biking with a hike to a private 200 foot waterfall

Bike Hawaii downhill bike tour waterfall hike and snorkel combo

Or combine the downhill biking with an afternoon snorkel/sail

Bike Hawaii mountain biking tour

You can also mountain bike on the all-dirt track

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Downhill bike tours offer vacationers a unique opportunity to coast through tropical rainforest. Your guide will pick you up at your Waikiki hotel (or at an arranged meeting place if you aren’t staying in Waikiki) and then shuttle you to the top of a road high above downtown Honolulu. After being fitted with your bicycle and helmet and receiving a safety briefing, you’ll start your cruise down the mountain. Along the way you’ll stop at overlooks that feature panoramic views of the skyline and beaches of Honolulu and Waikiki, with iconic Diamond Head Crater as a backdrop. A support van follows bikers down the mountain as you descend from high on the slopes of Mount Tantalus through the Pu‘u Ohia rainforest. This 5 mile ride is available as a stand-alone activity, or combine it with a waterfall hike or a snorkel / sail (or both) for an adventure-filled day.

Downhill Bike Adventure

Round trip transportation from Waikiki (or a prearranged meeting point), shuttle to the top of Mount Tantalus, the bike, helmet, support vehicle, deli lunch, and 5 mile ride down the mountain.

Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday all year, and Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday for summer months.

Time: Approximately12pm to 3pm

Tour includes: Complimentary round-trip transportation from Waikiki, Kahala, or Aloha Tower. Bottled water, and trail snacks.

Gear provided: Kona mountain bike and helmet.

Downhill Bike & Waterfall Hike

Combine the downhill bike tour with a 2 mile round trip hike in Manoa Valley to a private 200 foot waterfall! Round trip transportation from Waikiki (or a prearranged meeting point) is included. You will be shuttled to the trailhead and fitted with rain jackets (just in case). The hike follows a jungle stream with ancient rock terraces and mountain pools. Following your hike, you’ll head up the mountain for the biking portion of the tour, including a deli lunch served partway through your ride.

Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday all year. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday for summer months.

Time: Approximately 9am to 3pm

What to Bring & Wear: Dress comfortably and wear good walking shoes.

Tour includes: Complimentary round-trip transportation from Waikiki, Kahala, or Aloha Tower. Bottled water, and trail snacks.

Gear provided: Rain poncho, hip pack, optional rubber boots (bring your own high socks), mosquito repellant, Kona mountain bike, and helmet.

Downhill Bike & Snorkel/Sail

Combine the downhill bike tour with an afternoon snorkel / sail on board a 38 foot catamaran! At the conclusion of the bike ride you’ll be shuttled to Kewalo Basin and board the sail boat.

Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday all year. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday for summer months.

Time: Approximately 12pm to 5:30pm

Tour includes: Complimentary round-trip transportation from Waikiki, Kahala, or Aloha Tower. Bottled water and deli lunch.

Gear provided: Kona mountain bike, helmet, and snorkel gears

Note: Snorkeling and sailing is weather / ocean conditions permitting. If conditions cause the boating portion of the tour to be canceled, you will be charged the cost of the bike tour as a single event.

Downhill Bike, Waterfall Hike, & Snorkel / Sail

For those looking to squeeze a lot of adventure into one jam-packed day, there is a combo that does all three … start off with the waterfall hike, followed by the downhill bike, and finish the day with the snorkel/sail.

Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday all year, and Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday for summer months.

Time: Approximately 9am to 5:30pm.

Tour includes: Bottled water and trail snacks. Lunch is served during the biking portion of the tour.

Gear provided: Kona mountain bike, helmet, and snorkel gear.

Note: Snorkeling and sailing is weather / ocean conditions permitting. If conditions cause the boating portion of this three item combo to be canceled, you will be refund back down to the price of the bike / hike tour.

Dirt Track Mountain Biking

For those looking for an all-dirt mountain biking experience, a special tour is available for you in Ka’a'awa Valley at Kualoa Ranch on Oahu’s eastern shoreline. Featuring front-suspension Kona mountain bikes, this location offers easy-to-ride and VERY scenic dirt roads, and an optional single track course for more advanced riding. You’ll pass movie set locations from Jurassic Park, 50 First Dates, Godzilla, and more … stop at a military bunker that has been turned into a movie museum and ride along a scenic trail overlooking the ocean. It is approximately 6 mile bike ride.

Schedule: Wednesday and Sunday

Time: Approximately 9am to 3:30pm

Tour includes: Deli lunch and cold beverages

Gear provided: Kona mountain bikes with front-suspension and Bell helmets

Restrictions: Minimum height to bike is 4 feet and no tag along trailers are permitted on this tour. This tour is a stand-alone event; due to its length it cannot be combined with the waterfall hike or snorkel/sail.

General Information
Reservations: Select between different packages above

Restrictions: Children must be a minimum of 4 feet tall to ride a bike of their own, but tag-along trailers are available for younger children who are a minimum height of 3’5″ and are able to demonstrate bike riding ability (only for downhill biking)

What to Bring & Wear: Biking attire, swimwear. Closed toed shoes are required for all biking tours.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be made at least 48 hours before the start of the event.

Mount Tantalus
Downhill bike tour on Mount Tantalus
bike and snorkel combo tour
Combine biking with an afternoon snorkel & sail

CDownhill Bike Toursruise Ship Passengers

All of these bike tour packages are available for cruise ship passengers docked in Honolulu, and pickup at the Aloha Tower Marketplace is included! Go for it!

Activity Tips

Kevin Ditamore – Owner / Manager

There are longer downhill bike rides on other islands in Hawaii, but none is more scenic than the cruise down Mount Tantalus. With unparalleled views of downtown Honolulu, this ride is a “must do” in our opinion. The most popular tour option is to combine it with the rainforest waterfall hike to a private 200′ cascade. The trek through the thick bamboo forest is peaceful and serene … and seems completely detatched from the bustle of the city that is just a few miles away.

The biking on this tour is not strenuous … it is a downhill coast. For those looking to get some actual excercise … consider the all dirt track tour offered at Kualoa Ranch. Please note though that all the combo options … biking and waterfall hike … biking and snorkel / sail … and biking with both the waterfall hike and snorkel / sail … all these combos include the downhill bike. Due to its length and distance from Waikiki the all dirt mountain biking is not available as a combo … only as a single event of mountain biking.

These biking tours are not difficult … but they do require average bike riding ability. Occassionally someone will fall and get hurt while riding on a bike tour, and often it is someone who hasn’t been riding a bike for a LONG time. But even experienced riders can get hurt in a moment of inattention; all riders must wear helmets and liability waivers are required for everyone.