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Get a ride to the top and coast all the way down!

Downhill Bike Tour



Highlights

  • 5 Mile downhill coast from the top of Mt. Tantalus
  • Panoramic views of downtown Honolulu and the Pacific Ocean
  • Bicycle tag-along trailer for younger riders
  • Combos available with Waterfall Hike and Snorkel cruise

Description

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.


Packages


DOWNHILL BIKE TOUR

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

Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday all year, with additional days added during peak travel periods.

Duration: 3 hours (12:00pm to 3:00pm)

Oahu Downhill Bike Adventure Rate (BOH1)

$82.18 per Adult, $62.08 per Child (under 15)   (plus 4.72% Hawaii sales tax)


DOWNHILL BIKE AND WATERFALL HIKE COMBO

Combine the downhill bike tour with a hike to a cascading waterfall! A professional nature guide will shuttle you by van to the lush Ko'olau Mountains on the windward side of O'ahu. Then take a 1.5-mile roundtrip hike along a privately-owned jungle trail. At the end of the trail, enjoy a spectacular view of Oahu's windward coast and a 30ft waterfall. This hike has less than 100' elevation gain throughout the hike to falls. Experience the Ko'olau Mountains, native and introduced species of flora and fauna, streams, pools and a cascading waterfall. Following your hike, you'll head up the mountain for the biking portion of the tour.

Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday all year, with additional days added during peak travel periods.

Duration: 6 hours (9am to 3pm)

Downhill Bike / Waterfall Hike Combo Rate (BOH2)

$152.80 per Adult, $114.60 per Child (under 15)   (plus 4.72% Hawaii sales tax)


DOWNHILL BIKE AND SNORKEL COMBO

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, with additional days added during peak travel periods.

Duration: Approximately 5.5 hours (12:00pm to 5:30pm)

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 / Snorkel Sail Combo Rate (BOH3)

$152.80 per Adult, $114.60 per Child (under 15)   (plus 4.72% Hawaii sales tax)


DOWNHILL BIKE, WATERFALL HIKE, AND SNORKEL COMBO

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, with additional days added during peak travel periods.

Duration: Approximately 8.5 hours (9:00am to 5:30pm)

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 / Snorkel Sail Combo Rate (BOH4)

$233.98 per Adult, $152.80 per Child (under 15)   (plus 4.72% Hawaii sales tax)


Details

Transportation: Provided from Waikiki / Kohala hotels.

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 and Wear: Wear casual outdoor wear for biking; closed toed shoes are required. Bring bottled water and any snacks you would like. Combo tours no longer include lunch, so pack a lunch and bring swimwear and a towel for combo tours.

Reservations: Advanced reservations required ... A credit card is required to secure your space but for those who are planning ahead our office does not charge your card until a few days before your vacation. This event is "Reserve Now Pay Later."

Minimum Notice for Cancellations / Changes: At least 48 hours before the start of the event.


Kevin at Falls

Kevin's Activity Tips:

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 detached 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 exercise … 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.

These biking tours are not difficult … but they do require average bike riding ability. Occasionally 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.

The downhill bike tour by itself is a good, laid-back activity for a day when you don't feel like getting up early. This event is run in the middle of the day … which seems odd because so many tours in Hawaii are early-morning events. The reason for this is that the light is better for the view from the Tantalus overlook. In the morning the view of downtown Honolulu is backlit and not as pretty ... in the middle of the day with our typical sunny weather the color of the ocean just POPS against the contrast of the white and gray and black skyscrapers. The view is fantastic too, stretching from Diamond Head to the east all the way to the Honolulu Airport and Pearl Harbor (and beyond!) to the west.

If you want to do this bike tour on a "less-lazy" day, you can combine it here with one of their waterfall hikes, snorkel trips, or BOTH!