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Hawaii Trip Itinerary and ideas

5 day Hawaii trip

Dates to be confirmed and discussed.

The plan is to go to Hawaii and ride for a few days before the families join us.

Staying a Hilo Hawaiian Hotel for 5 nights. Fly to Honolulu and then into Hilo. Bikes cost an additional US$35 on Hawaiian Airlines.

Also there’s an option for flying to Maui and riding Haleakala.

The rides for the next 5 days are as follows:

1000 km in 5 days with over 18,000 metres climbing.

Day 1: The big one. Hilo to Mauna Kea. I’d suggest either a supported ride with Mid-Pacific Wheels, or a bike setup of MTB, or similar gearing 24/40. The ride is 140km with 4200 metres elevation.

Day 2: Hilo to Mauna Loa. Paved all the way. 140km with 3200 metres elevation.

Day 3: Hilo to Waimea. A circuit starting at Hilo and riding along the coast towards Waimea, then returning along the saddle road. 200km 3400 metres climbing.

Day 4: Hilo to Volcano. A true sightseeing tour of volcano national park. 188km and 2950 metres climbing.

Day 5: Hilo to Kona and back. A long day in the saddle, on Saddle Rd. 250 km and 4600 metres climbing, albeit it very steady.


Definitely a Camelbak 3 litre pack. Plenty of gels. Either a gravel bike with 40+ tyres on, or hire a Mountain Bike for the Hilo Mauna Kea ride. The rest of the rides can be done on a road bike. A large saddle bag, or handlebar bag is advisable for jackets and gloves etc.

Let us know if you’re keen on joining us.

Rough costs

Flights: Flying Air New Zealand/Qantas $1000 return (Can be cheaper)
Hotel: Staying at Hilo Hawaiian US$125/night
Food: Food around Hilo can be fairly cheap, and eating out is good value.



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