• 2014 Optum Pro Cycling Training Camp |   Photo C. Sam Wiebe

Hawaii – The Big Island

Hawaii Bike Tour Overview

The Hawaii ‘Big Island’ tour takes us to one of the most spectacular locations in the world to spend time both on and off the bike. This tour is a partnership between Ride and Seek and Big Island Tours, Hawaii’s premier tour provider, headed by cycling ex-pro Alex Candelario.

The Big Island of Hawaii is a diverse place to cycle. With 7 volcanoes, the Ironman course, coffee plantations and a spectacular coastline riddled with some of the best beaches in the world, it truly is a cyclists paradise.

Our tour will ride this variety of classic roads as we work towards the ascent of Mauna Loa at the end of the week. At 4169 metres it towers over the European classics which ring in our ears like Mont Ventoux and Tourmalet. Lets not also forget that the Mauna Loa climb has the option of starting with dipping our toes in the Pacific Ocean – elevation 0 metres, which makes this a truly epic KOM test.

Hawaii Bike Tour Highlights

> Mauna Loa, one of the great climbs in the world and a truly amazing place to ride a bike.

> Riding with volcanoes and touring the Volcanic national parks – the ‘Big Islands’ scenery has to be seen to be believed.

> Riding with ex-pro Alex Candelario in his favourite training territory.

> The beauty and contrasts of the ‘big island’ – stunning beaches and volcanic Mars-like scenery

> The roads of the Hawaiian Ironman – true contrasts to the big climb at the end of the week but still memorable for the stunning scenery.

> An insight into Hawaian culture though our genuine local connections.

> The naturally heated tide pools of Kapoho, what a way to finish a ride.

> The views….everywhere we ride they are spectacular!

Hawaii Bike Tour Dates and Prices

Start Date 2016 End Date 2016 Days/Nights Cost US
5th November 12th November 8/7 $3900
Start Date 2017 End Date 2017 Days/Nights Cost US
4th November 11th November 8/7 $3900

Hawaii Bike Tour Essentials


Transport to and from Kona airport

7 nights hotel

6 days riding

4 Dinners

All Breakfast and Lunch

Bike-Giant Advanced Carbon Defy


Clif Bars

Skratch Hydration mix

Full Sag Support

Professional Guide Ratio of 6:1

Possible hikes after 3 rides to explore beaches and Volcano National Park

Rain Gear

Use of Stand Up Paddle Board, snorkel equipment while at Hapuna Prince Resort

1 Sunset Canoe Paddle


2 Dinners

All Alcohol

Stay before or afterward


Room incidentals

The Trip

Truly unique, this tour takes in the culture and exceptional landscape of Hawaii with a test at the end of the week - Mauna Loa, the volcano at the heart of The Big Island.

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The Stages at-a-glance

Trip Difficulty
Medium/Hard – average 40 km per day
Day 1 – Warm up ride
Distance: 25km
Day 2 – Kohala to Hawi
Distance: 70km / 44 miles
Day 3 – Waimea to Vanilla Factory
Distance: 37km / 23 Miles
With extra loop 68km / 43 miles
Day 4 – Kona to Holualoa
Distance: 24km / 15 miles
With extra loop 60km / 38 miles
Day 5 – Wood Valley to South Point
Distance: 117km / 73 miles
Day 6 – Red Road
Distance: 51km / 32 miles
Day 7 – Mauna Loa
Distance: 85 km / 53 miles
Day 8 – Au revoir

Daily non-rider options available