Kilauea Volcano Bike and Lava Tour

Volcano
Transportation Available
Lunch & Dinner Included
2 men with bikes in front of scenic volcano lookout point

Highlights

  • Visit the most active & accessible volcanoes on earth
  • Bike option is a fun and easy way to explore the Park on paved surfaces
  • Walk through a lava tube
  • See active lava at night
  • View past lava flows outside Park and learn about their impact on local communities
  • Walk on newly created land, including black sand beach
From
$139 per adult
  • Starts Morning
  • Duration 4 - 15 hours

Biking in National Park

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.

Kalapana and Lava Viewing at Night

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.

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TravelShack's Choice

Why we recommend this option over others
Review by TravelShack Team
  • Fully experience the broader volcano region by also visiting the Puna Region outside the Park where the most recent flows have been
  • View lava flowing down volcano in Kalapana (if conditions allow)
  • Biking is a fun (and easy) way to explore the sights of the Park while spending more time outdoors
  • 6 different sizes of bicycles so your comfort and safety are ensured and so children as short as 4’6” can ride
  • Biking is not just about covering ground but is combined with in-depth commentary at each stop
  • Restaurant dinner catered by a handpicked local favorite
  • Pick-ups available in Kona and Waikoloa
  • Small group tour with a maximum of only 11 people (often less) in a van designed for 14
  • Private observation deck in Kalapana provides easy/safe lava viewing from high vantage point

Location

  • Volcano
  • Hilo, Kona, Waikoloa
Tour Location
Volcano & Puna Region

Driving Distance to Volcano
2 hr from Waikoloa & Kona
45 min from Hilo
Guidebook Reviews

Hawaii Big Island Revealed Guidebook:

If you had to name the one thing the Big Island is most famous for, it would undoubtedly be Kilauea Volcano. Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park is the most fascinating place you may ever visit.

Lonely Planet Guidebook:

Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park: Hawaii’s Top 20

Fodor's Guidebook:

If you do nothing else on the Big Island, do the volcano.

Option 1
Biking in Park
Option 2
Biking in Park & Lava Viewing
Tour Duration
Not including transport to/from lodging
4 hours 10 hours
Puna Region & Night Lava Viewing No Yes
Pick-up & Drop-off Times
Oct 1 – April 31 / May 1 – Sept 30
  • Waikoloa*
    7 / 7:45 am to 6-6:30 pm
  • Central Kona*
    7:45 / 8:30 am to 6-6:30 pm
  • Keauhou (south Kona)*
    8:10 / 8:55 am to 6-6:30 pm
  • Hilo Airport
    9:30 / 10:15 am to 3 pm
  • Hilo Hawaiian Hotel
    (main Hilo pick-up with free parking)
    9:45 / 10:30 am to 4 / 4:30 pm
  • National Park**
    10:45 / 11:30 am to 3:15 / 3:45 pm
  • Waikoloa
    7 / 7:45 am to 10-10:15 pm
  • Central Kona
    7:45 / 8:30 am to 10:15-30 pm
  • Keauhou (south Kona)
    8:10 / 8:55 am to 10-10:45 pm
  • Hilo Airport
    9:30 / 10:15 am to 9 pm
  • Hilo Hawaiian Hotel
    (main Hilo pick-up with free parking)
    9:45 / 10:30 am to 8-8:30 pm
  • National Park**
    10:45 / 11:30 am to 7:15-7:45 pm
Minimum Age *** Age 12 for biking Age 12 for biking
Food & Drink
  • Sandwich lunch
  • Snacks & drinks all day
  • Sandwich lunch
  • Snacks & drinks all day
  • Restaurant catered dinner
Price $139/person
Pick-up from Kona/Waikoloa: $30/person
$209/person****
Pick-up from Kona/Waikoloa: $30/person
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Frequently Asked Questions
  • Local family owned & operated business since founded over 10 years ago
  • A portion of proceeds are shared with Hawaiian families in need through the Hawai’i Food Bank
  • Office is 100% solar powered
Terms and Conditions
Cancellation Policy
  • No refunds after 48 hours prior to activity time (1 week for private tours)
Tax added at checkout
  • 4.166% Hawaii sales tax (GET)
Restrictions
  • For biking, guests must be 12 years or older, 4’6” tall, and comfortable riding a bike. See tour FAQ for exceptions.
  • All children less than 18 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Persons with severe asthma are not recommended to take part
  • For biking, pregnant women are not permitted, and it is not recommended for persons with heart, neck, back, or joint problems
  • Due to volcano conditions that do change, lava viewing cannot be guaranteed. However, if the lava flow changes before the tour starts and it is no longer expected to be seen, you will be contacted and have the opportunity to cancel with full refund.