Bike Volcano
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Join Bike Volcano on an Guided or GPS E-Bike Tour/E-Bike Rental of the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and the Active Lava Viewing area on the Big Island of Hawaii. Why Walk when you can E-Bike to see Active Lava? It's a great adventure in Hawaii packed with fun. See the historic changes to Kilauea Volcano's Caldera and Halema'uma'u Crater, feel the volcano's heat at the Steam Vents, bike through a native rain forest, see a variety of volcanic craters, walk through a Lava Tube, and see Active Lava in the Summit Crater. With over 15 years of experience leading bicycle tours in the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Bike Volcano's Guides or GPS will direct you on a picturesque adventure. Customize your GPS E-Bike Volcano Tour with a sit down lunch midway at the Volcano House Rim Restaurant with incredible Crater views. We provide secure parking and restrooms for our guests. Park your car at our headquarters in Volcano Village then E-Bike to National Park less than 1 mile away.
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Kayci M
28 contributions
Jun 2022
Our party of 7 (all adults) really enjoyed this experience! Gwendolyn was our guide and was absolutely fantastic. She was so friendly and knowledgeable about the park, geological features, and routes. We loved the additional information she gave us about each site and she was able to answer all of our questions about the park and the volcanic features.

We booked the 1-5 tour and got back right before 5. The biking itself was tons of fun, not too difficult. There are some uphill moments and some paths with roots, but since they are E Bikes it isn't strenuous. The E Bikes themselves are easy to learn to ride if you haven't ridden them before, nothing to worry about. You do spend a lot of time biking on roads that to do not have any bike lane or shoulder, so be very aware of cars attempting to pass your biking group. Some of the paths are also rather narrow and are shared with pedestrians, which felt sketchy at times.

We thought this was the best way to see the park. You get to travel on paths pedestrians and car tourists don't get to see through the foliage and get so close to the crater. We were even able to see some active lava! You get to see lots of the park at once, including the Thurston Lava Tube (so cool). It rained on our way back to the HQ, but it was actually really fun to bike through the light rain. The company provides free rain jackets if you don't bring your own, and they actually kept us drier than our own raincoats did. They also give you a backpack with a good sized waterbottle and snacks. Remember to sunblock! We really enjoyed our experience and highly recommend it to other travelers - we can't imagine experiencing the park any other way! If you want to go to the gift shops or other park buildings, make sure to go before the tour, since they will close at 5.
Written June 3, 2022
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JetCityMama
Seattle62 contributions
Our family of five took the full day Kīlauea bike tour, around Crater Rim Drive and down Chain of Craters Road. This was a great way to spend our first day In the park, as we got an overview of the history of eruptions. Chris was a delightful and knowledgeable guide, and Matt was a cheerful and reliable driver. The uphill portions were a little more challenging than we expected, but we were always rewarded with a nice downhill portion. We also stopped frequently, so the trip was never overwhelming. Highly recommend.
Written August 23, 2019
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SammySki
Scottsdale, AZ1,091 contributions
Aug 2016
We're cyclists, so naturally thought this would be a fun way to see Volcano National Park. We discovered that you don't need to be a cyclist for this to be the highlight of your Big Island vacation. As long as you remember how to ride a bike reasonably well, there isn't a better way to enjoy the wonders the park offers. You'll see and experience much more than you would by car.

The two-person team meets you at the visitor's center, where there's plenty of parking for your car. You jump in the van for a ride to the top of the Kilauea crater to see the cauldron and begin your downhill tour from there. Your guide leads the group on bikes and you make frequent stops at key spots to see and learn more from the guide about the volcano's amazing history. You just ride into each of the small parking lots, line the bikes up together and walk in the path to see the feature of that location. They keep you well watered and fed over the course of the morning, and any extra gear you might have brought along rides in the van that follows you every step of the way. So it's really easy to add or subtract a layer, change your sunglasses, or whatever else you might have brought along.

This was absolutely my top highlight of our week on the Big Island. Let me leave you with a couple tips.

Do bring along some layers, including a rain jacket. We experienced many different changes in weather, including sun, rain, mist and fog, which I expect is pretty common. This tour includes significant changes in altitude and microclimates. Do wear sunscreen. Kilauea has some significant elevation and you can get fried before you know it in the thinner air. Do bring your kids. In our group, the best bike riders were the kids, and they all seemed to have a great time seeing the volcano this way.

This is a sensational adventure on the Big Island. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did.
Written September 2, 2016
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love2ski2008
Sydney, Australia26 contributions
May 2011
We decided to book this tour for my birthday while on the Big Island. Horrible idea, this was by far the worst experience we had on our honeymoon. We drove 3 hours from all the way around the other side of the island and got to the National Park only to find it was very windy and pouring rain. For some reason, this tour was not cancelled when it should have been-we were the only tour group in the whole place as most other groups had cancelled because of the conditions! When talking to the owner, she was extremely unhelpful and rude to us, and to the rest of the group as well. No one can ride a bike in those conditions, are you serious!?! Then, they ended up charging us for 2 hours of standing in the rain talking to the owner on the phone. However, 5 stars to the poor guide who had to be the middleman in this situation, he was very professional and kind considering how unhappy the whole group was. Don't be fooled, money is all this company cares about-not quality customer service. Skip this and rent a bike in Kona instead-
Written May 30, 2011
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Bike Volcano company policies are as follows: CHANGES, CANCELLATIONS, & INCLEMENT WEATHER Day of Tour - Weather conditions in Volcano can be unpredictable. Occasionally, Madame Pele decides she’d like the Volcano to herself for the day, in which case if we have advanced knowledge of unsafe weather conditions we’ll notify you to reschedule your tour or we will offer you an alternative bike course. - If we cancel your tour due to extreme weather conditions 3 hours before the tour's starting time, you will receive a full refund. - If the weather conditions become unsafe to bike on the day of your tour, you will receive a van tour with additional hikes at market price and refunded the remainder. - Please be advised the tour course will be adjusted as necessary, dependent on weather conditions, ability of group, and the timing of tour. - Please be advised that we bike rain or shine. We do provide rain jackets. Please dress appropriately. Bring extra layers in case of a change in weather conditions. - Bike Volcano does not issue refunds for those who opt out of a tour of their own volition. Unfortunately, the weather did cooperate on this customer's tour date. This customer was disappointed that Bike Volcano did not predict this localized weather system and cancel the tour in advance. We informed the customer of our company policies and she was offered a van tour due to the unsafe weather conditions but the customer decided to opt out of the tour altogether. As a courtesy, the customer was given her lunch, beverages, and snacks and refunded for the remainder of the tour time she did not participate in. Her time on the tour consisted of more stops than the customer alludes to in her review. At Bike Volcano our number one concern is safety and providing fun quality guided bicycle tours. The weather in the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is generally good due to its location between two climate zones: the rainforest and the desert. Occasionally, we do get rained out approximately once a year. We encourage all of our guests to read our company policies before agreeing to join our tours which are listed on the Details Page our website . Should you have any questions regarding our company policies, please feel free to contact us. Mahalo, Bike Volcano
Written July 25, 2011
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Amber S
1 contribution
Mar 2018 • Family
Usually don't write reviews, but this is one review I would have liked to have read before I went with my family of 6.
We had a great time on tour with Lauren and Todd, but day after when got our incidental charges were frustrated. It was raining the day of tour and our 14 year old slid off road when drove over slippery cattle gate and have no problem with charges due to him scratching bike and tearing rain jacket. But do find it ironic that I was given a ripped rain jacket repaired with yellow duck tape and then charged $40 when he ripped it.
The frustrating part to us is that we were charged for damage to another bike. We were not even aware that we damaged another bike. After several e-mails with Gwendolyn (who is very frustrating to communicate with), we were told that we had damaged to all of our bikes and were basically lucky that we are just charged for damage to 2 bikes.
My advice if you go on the ride, take a picture of bike when you get it, always make sure you know what number of bike you are riding, and take picture of bike before you turn in. We had no leg to stand on to prove that we only damaged one bike. Another lady in our party wiped out on her bike and apparently had no damage done to her bike? Could they have scratched bike when loading in trailer? Gwendolyn told us there was nothing in trailer to get a bike scratched.
Over all, we had a good experience turn sour. We truly believe that they are trying to recoup some money for their newly purchased bikes. We also think that there should be some inspection of bike with customer before and after ride. Also, if you have a child from 7-9 year old range. They really have no great bike for that child.
Written March 28, 2018
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As with any bike or car rental the customer is responsible for any damage to the equipment rented. Each person is assigned a bicycle and is responsible to return the equipment in the same condition. Two people in this party had accidents during the tour and their bicycles and other equipment assigned were returned damaged. Unfortunately, this party did not want to take responsibility for the damaged that they caused to our brand new bicycles. Our bicycles are inspected each day before and after each tour, each customer agrees to follow our Bicycle/Equipment Damage Agreement, and customer's are given a chance to inspect their bicycles when the equipment is assigned and returned. To our knowledge we are the only bicycle tour company who allows children under 12 years of age on our tours. We do provide bicycles for children 7 to 9 years: heights up to 4'1" are assigned a tag along bicycle which attached to the parent's bike or heights around 4'10" are assigned and extra small bicycle. It is unfortunate that this party was not truthful in their review: that 2 persons in their party had accidents; this party did not want to pay for the damage that they caused to 2 bicycles and equipment assigned; and essentially this party did not want to follow the Bicycle Equipment Damage Agreement in which they gave their consent.
Written August 15, 2018
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megs0607
Houston, TX52 contributions
Sep 2011 • Couples
I was very disappointed that a company that requires a 48 hour cancellation from their customers can't do the same service FOR their customers. Their excuse was there was not enough people who booked the tour. Sorry Bike Volcano, but the decent thing to do would be to suck it up and do the tour anyways if you couldn't inform us in the time you allow us to inform you. Just poor business.
Written September 14, 2011
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Aloha: Bike Volcano offers guided bicycle tours of Kilauea Volcano seven days a week. We require a minimum of 5 participants registered to operate our tours. We make every effort to group parties together in order to meet our minimum participant requirement by requesting an alternative date if possible. Customers can monitor the number of people registered for their tour date via our website's booking calendar. All registered guests are contacted 48 hours in advance if a tour's minimum number is unmet: to reschedule their tour date or to advise them of the tour's current participant count. We also contact all registered guests on the day prior to their tour date as a courtesy reminder call and to advise the guests of any volcanic updates. All participants are required to provide a cell contact phone number or local hotel phone number. Guests are also sent a confirmation email when their tour date is confirmed and the payment for their tour is processed. In the past, several of our customers have provided a partial or incorrect contact number or provide a hotel number where the hotel's voice mail system's does not relay our message. We encourage all of our guest to be sure to provide an accurate contact number when they place their reservation and reconfirm their tour with us if they do not receive an confirmation email or phone call from us, as I suspect happened in this customer's case. Mahalo, Bike Volcano
Written September 18, 2011
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rhctraveler
san francisco160 contributions
Jun 2011 • Solo
I was trying to go on the 1/2 day tour and there was not one slot available for the entire last week of June. The people on the phone seemed nice.
Written June 30, 2011
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Chilling44
Summerland, Canada24 contributions
Apr 2014 • Family
Our family took in this bike tour (2 preteens, 1 teenager) during a trip to the Big Island. We all enjoyed the sights, but my wife and I left with the feeling that it simply wasn't value for the amount of money put out for this tour. The guides (Pretty -- knew lots about the local customs and history, and Meghan -- a trained geologist with extensive background in rock formations, volcano effects, etc) were really great, and the group we ended up cycling with bonded really well. The biking itself was disappointing for my wife and I (both love cycling) as it was mostly coasting downhill on roads from parking lot to lot, but our youngest two children loved it (not too much work :)). The sights of the park are really quite worth seeing. I understand running these tours are expensive (a driver, a guide, van, bikes, food, park entrance, insurance, etc) and I'm not sure one could run it on a cheaper budget. However, when we compared the experience of the park by foot (all the sights could be taken in easily and one would get a lot more exercise), or other island experiences (e.g. we could have rented bikes for our family for 3.5 days from BikeWorks, at least 3 nice dinners out for our family, or even a nice mountain bike purchase for a child), we were left with a bit of a sick feeling about the money we had put out for the trip. I would not recommend this to a couple/ family looking for a "ride" that requires much effort. It is more appropriate for someone looking for a stroll and tour that doesn't usually bike much.

Specifically, there was no family or student discounts offered. Children that are between 4ft3in and 4ft10in are difficult to accommodate -- they are too big for the Trail-a-bikes and too small for the smallest bike they have available (Adult XS). The guides were very accommodating and we were able to rig the smallest bike to fit our youngest, but it was a bit dicey at the beginning.
Written April 16, 2014
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Stevie154913
Calgary, Canada8 contributions
Mar 2014 • Family
You can accomplish the full day trip offered by this company under 2 hours by car or 3 hours by walking in the Volcano National Park for free.
It will cost you a whole valuable day from your Hawaii vacation, and the biking part is on the public paved roads mostly downhill.
Nothing extra you could not do it in the park by yourself, free of charge.
Written April 2, 2014
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The reviewer's description of Bike Volcano's Full Day Bike Adventure is incorrect. The Full Day Bike Adventure is a GUIDED Bicycle Tour of Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. We will provide you with all of your equipment, lunch (a deli fresh sandwich, dill pickle, chips, a cookie, and and a beverage), snacks, water, a Professional Interpretive Guide, and Van Support (which follows the group throughout the tour and brings you back up the volcano to your meeting location when we are finished biking). The Full Day Tour course is 15 miles and offered from 10am to 3pm on paved roads and trails (the trails are not accessible by car). The Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park in generally is accessible to all and certainly visitors can choose to explore the Park on their own. However on our Full Day Guided Bicycle Tour our Professional Interpretive Guide will share geological and mythological information with you. In addition to leading you to significant historical places, explain Hawaiian cultural practices, and point out native Hawaiian flora and fauna. The sights you see in the Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park are large-scale and breathtaking. Touring the Park by bicycle is absolutely the most unique and exciting ride anywhere on the Big Island of Hawai`i. Please feel free to join us if you would like a full service GUIDED bicycle tour of Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. Also, we have a shorter and lower priced Half Day Bike Tour - Summit Special 3 hour Bicycle Tour available for those who only have a short time period to explore the volcano. BIKE DOWN AN ACTIVE VOLCANO!!!
Written April 3, 2014
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diver858
La Jolla, CA22 contributions
Mar 2013 • Couples
We had one full day on the Hilo side of the island to begin our vacation, booked a bike tour more than one month in advance, with the understanding that a minimum number of participants were required. The company confirmed 48 hours in advance that we were good to go, only to call again the day before - while we were in the taxi to the airport - that there was only 2 other people, we would have to pay for 2 more spots or the trip would be cancelled; when we declined, they reduced the demand to 1 additional spot; when we again declined, they sent an email, cancelling our reservations. Had they informed earlier, we would have booked with a competitor, who did not answer their phone that afternoon.
Fortunately, I found Frank at Mid Pacific Wheels in Hilo, who rented us bikes, a car rack and all accessories at a very reasonable price (20% of the tour), we found a bicycle brochure with maps on the National Park website, spent the day riding on our own. The rangers in the Visitor's Center were very helpful in selecting routes, related details. Should you choose this option, bring everything you need - foods, water, energy bars, etc. - as options in the Park are limited, expensive.
Written March 8, 2013
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The reviewer placed their reservation online with the knowledge that their desired tour date had not been confirmed as the minimum 6 participant requirement had not been met. All Bike Volcano reservations are 100% refundable if cancellations are received prior to the 48 hour period of their tour date. If we receive a cancellation that effects the tour minimum we will contact you. As a result, we request that all customers contact Bike Volcano at least 48 hours prior to their tour date to confirm their tour. According to our records the reviewers tour date was not confirmed as a total of 4 participants signed up for their requested tour date. We did attempt to contact the reviewer at the contact number provided prior to the 48 period before their tour date to inform the customer that the tour minimum had not been met and to advised the customer of other confirmed tour dates that were available. The reviewer informed us that they only had one day to tour with us. In attempt to make the tour a go we sometimes ask if the customer would like to buy an additional spot so that the tour minimum requirement is met. According to the reviewer's comments he declined to so, therefore we were forced to cancel their tour. Bike Volcano offers guided bicycle tours of Kilauea Volcano seven days a week. We require a minimum of 6 participants registered to operate our tours as posted on our website. We make every effort to group parties together in order to meet our minimum participant requirement by requesting an alternative date if possible. Customers can monitor the number of people registered for their tour date via our website's booking calendar. All registered guests are requested to contact Bike Volcano at least 48 hours prior to their tour date to confirm their tour. If a tour's minimum number of participants is unmet: we will attempt to reschedule their tour date to next confirmed tour date available. It is the participant's responsibility to check in with Bike Volcano to confirm their tour date as posted on our website and on the booking receipt. In addition, all participants are required to provide a cell phone number or local hotel contact number. Guests are also sent a confirmation email when their tour date is confirmed and the payment for their tour is processed. We encourage all of our guests to be sure to provide an accurate contact number or email when they place their reservation and confirm their tour with us if they do not receive an confirmation email. If a tour is cancelled due to a lack of the minimum required participants registered we will contact you in advance to advise you of the cancellation 48 to 24 hours prior to your tour date and refund 100% of tour payment if you pre-paid for your tour using your Paypal account. As previously mentioned we made every attempt to accommodate this reviewer's tour date. Should you have any questions regarding or company's policy or tour participant minimum requirements, please feel free to contact us. Mahalo, Bike Volcano
Written March 18, 2013
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