Perhaps the most serene, scenic ride on the Big Island of Hawaii, aptly finishes at the Buddhist temple in Wood Valley. We’ll grab a sweet treat at Punalu’u bakery, the southern-most bakery in the U.S., and then roll out on old cane haul roads that meander above the coast. After ascending through Naʻālehu we’ll begin a steep climb up quiet country roads past small farms and ranches. Keep an eye out for ‘Io, native Hawaiian hawks, as we cut across the mountain region of Enuhue and then descend into the town of Pahala. From here, we’ll climb up to Wood Valley where we’ll visit the Buddhist temple and refuel at the historic Ka’u Coffee Mill, rated one of the top ten coffee roasters in the world. It’s all downhill from Wood Valley to the Black Sand Beach of Punalu’u, where we’ll refresh our legs with a swim and some local snacks. Want more miles? Return along the ocean, where the rugged coastline creates a dramatic backdrop for your climb back up to Naʻālehu.
- Friendly, professional, CPR-certified guide
- Support vehicle
- High end carbon road bike
- Complimentary Big Island Bike Tours water bottle
- Skratch hydration drink
- Trailside snack
- Rain gear (if needed)
- Lots of Aloha
We ask guests to meet at either the Big Island Bike Tours mauka (mountain) location at Anna Ranch, or makai location at the Moana Lani. We’ll have your selected bike sized and adjusted, ready for a practice ride. We’ll double check your fit on the bike and go through a basic safety assessment. We will then shuttle to Punalu’uto begin our ride.