International tour operator Ride & Seek
has partnered with Big Island Bike Tours to offer cycle enthusiasts a new, eight-day product on Hawaii Island.
The biking itinerary includes rides on the Ironman Kona bike course along with trips through Kona coffee plantations and the district’s Holualoa Town, which sits at an elevation of 1,200 feet. The tour also includes rides along the scenic coastline in Puna and a chance to climb the world's largest active volcano, 13,677-foot Mauna Loa.
Organizers have labeled the trip “medium to hard,” proposing about 25 miles of riding a day, and they are advertising luxury accommodations for participants. Other scheduled highlights include: “cliff jumping, soaking in the naturally heated tide pools of Kapoho and delicious local cuisine.”
Tours, which start at $3,900, are scheduled for March 19 to 26 and Nov. 5 to 12.