Experience the wonder of the world famous Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park in a unique way! On 21-speed mountain bikes, you'll traverse the Park on a 8-mile leisurely ride on mostly flat or downhill paved trails and roads in the comfortable higher elevation climate, with plenty of stops along the way for sightseeing and short walks. With knowledgeable and friendly local guides, you will see and learn about the geology and history of all the main sights, including the active Halema’uma’u Crater of Kilauea, the Thurston Lava Tube, Jagger Museum, and recent eruptions and lava flows, as well as explore off-the-beaten-path overlooks among the lush rainforest.
If you have the time, it is highly recommended to extend the day to more fully see the volcano region (Option 2). The tour continues to the Puna district (about 1 hour drive from the Park), where you will witness and learn about the powers of both destruction (of property) and creation (of land) from eruptions over the past 50 years, including a lava flow in 2015 that put the town of Pahoa on edge as it crept towards it. Walk over land that is likely younger than you, including a black sand beach.
After a catered local dinner, you will visit one of two locations, depending on the best conditions that day, for a once-in-a-lifetime experience viewing glowing red lava under the night sky! Currently lava can be seen flowing down the volcano at Kalapana, and you will be viewing the spectacle safely from a private observation deck, with binoculars for some close-ups. Alternatively, you will return to the Park to see the glow of bubbling lava in the active crater.