Hawaii's Big Island Family Multi-Adventure Tour – Older Teens & 20s

 
Walking/Hiking
 
Biking
 
Kayaking
 
Snorkeling
 
Canoeing
 
 
 
 
 

The Big Island—Kilauea Crater to the Kohala Coast

  • Explore some of the Big Island's most scenic routes where natural, historic and cultural splendors abound
  • Hike with a local expert through the Kilauea Iki Crater and learn about this incredible geological formation
  • Bike through the black lunar landscape of Volcanoes National Park and on the famous Ironman Route
  • Swim, snorkel and kayak in Puako Bay for an up-close perspective on Hawaii's fascinating marine life

This trip is a perfect blend of flavors, colors and everything Hawaiian. Behold an active volcano from afar, then explore it up close. Bike through lava fields along the coast, kayak on a sparkling bay, then finish off the day lounging oceanside beneath the palms. Your family is engaged, entertained and exhilarated by your Hawaiian experience.

Hawaii Multisport Map

Itinerary

Day 1 Hike along the coast from Hookena Beach Park | Hawaii's best scenery is on display—sweeping ocean vistas, beautiful valleys, lush tropical gardens and dramatic cliffs | Visit Puuhonua, an ancient place of refuge and a sacred healing ground for locals today | Splash around in the warm waters of the Pacific | Stargaze as you soak in a hot tub at our charming bed-and-breakfast.

Days 2-3 Explore a caldera with a local guide and walk through a lush forest in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, taking in the beauty of Kilauea, the most active volcano on Earth | Spin past giant tree ferns on Crater Rim Drive and discover Mauna Ulu, the “growing mountain” | Ride the Red Road, some of the Big Island's most scenic coastal riding.

Day 4 Kayak past rocky cliffs and secluded sea caves in the crystal-clear waters around Puako | Snorkel among colorful parrot fish, Moorish idol and Hawaiian lionfish | Bask on our hotel's half-moon beach.

Days 5-6 Spin along the sun-soaked Kohala Coast, tracing 30 miles of the Kona Ironman Triathlon's cycling course | Back at the hotel, snorkel, find your balance on a stand-up paddleboard or bliss out on white sand | Venture out in an outrigger canoe onto the Pacific at sunrise | Learn about historic petroglyphs and King Kamehameha the Great on a coastal walk.

More than just gorgeous beaches and swaying palm trees, Hawaii's Big Island has rain forests, volcanoes, coffee plantations and countless opportunities for stellar biking and hiking. And then there's the great snorkeling, swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding, surfing and... well, you get the picture. In other words, it's the ultimate realm for an amazing family vacation!
Pam Fritz- Regional Manager - Hawaii

We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception. Read the Straight Talk

Straight Talk
We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Traffic & Highway Riding

Because the Big Island is rugged and covered in lava fields, there are a limited number of paved roads traversing the island. While Backroads strives to find roadways that are quiet and off-the-beaten-track, many of the routes on this trip follow highways with traffic. Of course, you are always welcome to jump in the shuttle to avoid the busier roads.

Shuttle Distances

In order to bring you the full gamut of the Big Island's splendor, we spend more time shuttling on this trip than on many other Backroads trips. Our time in the shuttles will allow us to experience the incredible variety of ecosystems, scenery and activities that Hawaii has to offer. So sit back and relax, knowing that someone else is doing the driving, and enjoy the beauty of the journey.

Volcanoes National Park – Climate

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is famous for its renowned volcanoes, Kilauea and Mauna Loa. The Park has distinct climate zones that vary by elevation and despite the tropical latitude it can be rainy and chilly any time of the year. While in the park, we will be approximately 4,000 feet above sea level and you should be prepared for a wide range of weather conditions.

Accommodations

Kilauea Lodge is a fairly rustic property in a stunning location near Volcanoes National Park. Although clean and comfortable, the guest rooms are basic and are not equipped with phones or televisions.
$3,198 - $4,298
pp dbl. occ.
(+$1,100 to $1,550 for sgl. occ.)

Reviews

6 days, 5 nights
Activity Level

Share
Open 7 Days a Week
6 am - 6 pm Pacific time

Start / End
Kona, Hawaii/Kona or Kohala Coast, Hawaii

Meals
All breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners included

Bikes


F Family Dates - Older Teens & 20s

Videos

Sign up for our email newsletter

Stay up to date on the latest Backroads news. You're free to opt out at any time.

Premiere & Casual Hotels*

Accommodations may vary based on departure date. Any difference from what is listed below can be found by clicking on your desired date on the Dates & Prices tab.

800-462-2848 Open daily, 6 am - 6 pm Pacific time

Kilauea Lodge

Kilauea Lodge

* Casual Hotel
Volcano Village (2 nights)

An up-country bed-and-breakfast with ideal access to Volcanoes National Park.

Fairmont Orchid

Fairmont Orchid

Kohala Coast (3 nights)

A blissful resort on a half-moon beach offering abundant amenities and exceptional aloha hospitality. (pool, spa)

Guest Reviews

There's no better way to find out about Backroads than by hearing it from the people who have traveled with us. For more about the Backroads Experience, read our Guest Testimonials.

800-462-2848 Open daily, 6 am - 6 pm Pacific time

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Hawaii's Big Island Family Multi-Adventure Tour � Older Teens & 20s
 
5.0

(based on 1 review)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

Reviewed by 1 customer

Displaying review 1

Back to top

 
5.0

Countless Opportunities for Stellar Biking and Hiking

By 

from Hawaii

Staff Reviewer

Comments about Hawaii's Big Island Family Multi-Adventure Tour � Older Teens & 20s:

More than just gorgeous beaches and swaying palm trees, Hawaii's Big Island has rain forests, volcanoes, coffee plantations and countless opportunities for stellar biking and hiking. And then there's the great snorkeling, swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding, surfing and... well, you get the picture. In other words, it's the ultimate realm for an amazing family vacation!

Displaying review 1

Back to top

Dates & Prices

The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind—you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due.

Please click on a date below for specific pricing and possible itinerary variations.

800-462-2848 Open daily, 6 am - 6 pm Pacific time

AVAILABLE TO BOOKi GOING FASTi CONTACT USi PRIVATE TRIP - RESERVEDi

Interested in a Private Trip? Check out the Make It Private tab for private dates available, or call us at 800-462-2848.

This Trip Is Rated Levels 1-3

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next—and your traveling companion's may differ somewhat from yours. So we present a range of mileage options, and each day you decide exactly what and how much you want to do.

800-462-2848 Open daily, 6 am - 6 pm Pacific time

Daily Route Options
Day Activity EASYGOING ACTIVE AVID
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain
1 Walking/Hiking 3* 100 4 200
2 Biking 10 500 18 600 30 2000
Walking/Hiking 5 700
3 Biking 10* 300 21* 600 31 1500
4 Walking/Hiking 2 50
Other Kayaking & Snorkeling in Puako (3 Hours)
Other Beach Activities
5 Biking 16* 1100 34* 1600 44* 2300
Other Optional Tennis, Golf or Snorkeling
6 Walking/Hiking 2 100
Other Sunrise Outrigger Canoe (30 Minutes)
 

Note:

* Includes shuttle.

Learn more about how we determine our activity levels and fully support a range of abilities and interests.

Please note that our distance and elevation figures come from Ride with GPS. Other sources (such as Map My Ride and Garmin devices) may give differing elevation figures due to different GPS and mapping technologies. Readings from a Garmin or a smart phone are influenced by other factors such as air pressure.

Why Travel with Backroads in Hawaii

Everyone at Their Own Pace

We design and support our Hawaii trips to suit mixed abilities and varied interests—so you can set your own pace, then change things up as the day unfolds. And all guests are free to do the same, traveling together or apart, with no one cramping anyone else's style. Which sounds easy in theory, but it's hard to pull off. Here's more on how we do it.

More Leaders to Support You

On our Hawaii trips we have an extra leader supporting you along the road and trail—for a total of three, compared to the industry standard two. So we can be in more places at once, giving personal attention to guests traveling at their own pace. Here's more on our Trip Leaders.

Get the Most Out of Each Day

Coordinating multiple activities throughout a single day can be tricky, but with Backroads you'll never know it. When you explore Hawaii with us, you switch activities seamlessly without missing a beat. We invented the multi-adventure concept, and we're constantly adding new dimensions and fine-tuning the experience to make it even more enjoyable.

Kids Who Aren't Kids Anymore

Only Backroads offers active trips in Hawaii designed for families with older teens and 20s. These trips are aimed at you and the amazingly grownup members of your clan—whether they're almost high school grads, already in college or further along. Find out more in this blog post.

Our Superb Bikes Included

A great bike is obviously critical for a great multi-adventure trip; you don't want to gamble on one that's been sourced locally to trim costs. This trip features our acclaimed Backroads Custom Titanium bikes, expertly tuned and fitted, and included in your trip price. Learn why our titanium bikes are ideal for most riders.

Your Hotels Are Locked In

It may seem obvious to say the great hotels we tell you about are the ones you'll actually stay in. But the fact is many companies haven't even booked the places they promise and are later forced to settle for inferior alternatives. We book our hotels and exact rooms long in advance—often over two years—so you stay where you expect to stay.

Your Trip Will Run. Period.

Under our Book with Confidence policy, your Backroads trip will run even for a single family of three or four people, subject to a nominal extra fee. Or transfer to another trip, and we'll give you a credit. It's all part of our trademark commitment to treating guests with integrity, transparency and total accountability. Read all the details.

Quality You Can Measure

Since 1979, Backroads Founder and President Tom Hale has shown that staying #1 means constantly evaluating our performance using the best possible source of information: our guests. As we systematically analyze your feedback on our trip consultants, leaders, hotels, meals and on-trip activities, we never stop working to make a great company even better.

The Best Leaders in Hawaii

Backroads has the best-qualified people to lead your trip in Hawaii, and our guests back that up, rating our Trip Leaders an average of 9.75 out of 10 for all-around quality of performance. Get the facts (and no fluff) on how we recruit and develop the very best people for your trip.

A Variety of Routes Each Day

In Hawaii you head off each morning after choosing among several expertly designed routes—all with detailed directions, mileage and shuttle options. Unlike trips with one fixed daily route (or worse, one guide that everyone's obliged to follow), you're free to enjoy the best of the region at your pace, stopping wherever you want to explore further.

We Were Born Here (in 1979)

Backroads has been inviting active travelers to explore our own backyard since Jimmy Carter was in the White House. We offer more trips than anyone else in Hawaii, and we've spent more years finding the best ones. What keeps it real is having a consistent vision and the same passionately committed leadership for nearly four decades.

800-462-2848 Open daily, 6 am - 6 pm Pacific time

Private Trips Options & Pricing

Gather your favorite people to share a Backroads adventure on a ready-to-book Private Trip - featuring all the legendary Backroads hallmarks from expert leaders to unforgettable activities. You can pick from a large selection of dates for your group of 8 or more. Call us for date availability. If your party has fewer than 8 guests, or if your preferred date is not available, we'll create a departure just for you.

800-462-2848 Open daily, 6 am - 6 pm Pacific time

Pricing for Private Trips

2017

  • 10 or more guests: from $3,198 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $3,498 pp dbl occ
  • 6 - 7 guests: from $4,598 pp dbl occ
  • 4 - 5 guests: from $5,198 pp dbl occ
  • 2 - 3 guests: from $6,698 pp dbl occ

2018

  • 10 or more guests: from $3,198 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $3,698 pp dbl occ
  • 6 - 7 guests: from $5,198 pp dbl occ
  • 4 - 5 guests: from $5,998 pp dbl occ
  • 2 - 3 guests: from $7,498 pp dbl occ

Click on a date below for specific pricing and possible itinerary variations.

8 AVAILABLE TO BOOK FOR 8 OR MORE GUESTS 16 AVAILABLE TO BOOK FOR 16 OR MORE GUESTS RESERVED

Don't see your ideal travel date? Make a Date! i

F 2017 Family Trips - Older Teens & 20s Trips
2017 December
F 2018 Family Trips - Older Teens & 20s Trips
2018 July
2018 August

Other Trips in Hawaii

Easy to Book Private Trips

Invite your family and friends on an adventure that's entirely your own - for your group of 8 or more. Find out more