For a fun adventure, take a guided bike tour of Hilo. From the beautiful ocean scenes to lush parks, there is a lot to see and do on this cycling journey. We pick you up at the port and drop you off at the Kanākea Ponds of Hilo. Hear stories of old Hawaii and watch locals jump into the cold water below. From here, you will cycle towards the Mokuola Heiau on Coconut Island. Explore Coconut Island and Liliuokalani Gardens. The road takes you through some of Hilo’s most scenic areas along the bayfront. Visit the local fish market. Hawaii’s fishermen bring most of their catch here to the auction. Next, go over the bridge toward downtown Hilo.
Make a stop at the Farmers Market for trinkets and goodies, then take off toward the Mokuapapa Discovery Center, or you can also choose to go to the Tsunami Museum. After learning about the Atolls and Sanctuaries of the Northern Hawaiian Islands, ride around the oldest buildings in Hilo. The Kress Building, the Armory, and end at the Post Office. This was the Federal building for many years. The building is still used even though it was built in 1917. Take a break at Kalakaua Park. From the beautiful relaxing park, head off towards another beautiful Hilo park, called Wailoa. Afterward, take a break and walk around this beautiful area. The King Kamehameha statue stands proudly overlooking his beloved Hilo Bay. Enjoy the art center or walk over bridges crossing ancient fishponds. Here you will ride to the Clock of Doom. Its name might be frightening, but it is called this because the time stopped when a tsunami hit Hilo at 1:04 am in 1960. Enjoy learning about Hilo and its ties to the Golden Era of Hollywood as you ride through Banyan trees planted by celebrities Ronald Reagan, John Wayne, Marilyn Monroe, Emelia Earhart, George Herman, and Samuel Clemens. We stop at Reeds Bay for a little look around at the ocean park and towards the area of Hilo called 4 Miles. From here, you can see the cruise ships and many of the fishing/sailing vessels that frequent this quiet bay. Finish with a short ride back towards ice ponds and enjoy a nice hot lunch with one of Hilo’s favorite spots. This is a reasonably comfortable ride. Most of it is flat. Quite a bit of the road has bicycle lanes. There will be two or three times that we will need to get off the bikes and maneuver traffic through a crosswalk for safety. The total time is around 6 hours. Lunch is included. We will provide the bikes and helmets need for this tour. The tour is approximately 7 miles long.