Hawaii's Big Island Family Multi-Adventure Tour

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

Best for ages 9+ (Ages 4+ ok) | Min. age to ride own bike: 9+

From $4,049 - $4,899 /person

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 1-3

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Premiere & Casual Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

Hawaii's Big Island Family Multi-Adventure Tour

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

Best for ages 9+ (Ages 4+ ok) | Min. age to ride own bike: 9+

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 1-3

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Premiere & Casual Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

2024: Jun-Jul, Dec 2025: Mar-Apr, Jun-Aug, Dec 2026: Mar-Apr, Jun-Aug

From $4,049 - $4,899 /person

Volcanoes National Park & the Kohala Coast

The Big Island has all the elements for a great family adventure vacation. Swaying palms, rugged volcanoes and whimsical rain forests. Plus crystal waters, colorful reefs and sleeping turtles. Experience it all as you paddle the Pacific, trek around craters and bike along the coast. Add aloha, sunshine, island cuisine and luxurious hotels. Find your element in Hawaii.

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Biking
Walk/Hike
Kayak
Snorkel

Highlights

  • Bike along some of the Big Island's most scenic routes, where natural, historic and cultural splendors abound
  • Paddle a kayak with your family, learn about ancient petroglyphs and enjoy time by the beach
  • Snorkel with sea turtles and colorful fish in Kona's coral reefs, then kick back on the Hawaiian sand
  • Hike through the black lunar landscape of Volcanoes National Park with mighty Kilauea as the backdrop
Hawaii Family Multi-Adventure Tour map

Hawaii

Start Kailua-Kona

End Kailua-Kona or Kohala Coast

Airports & Travel details*

* Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.

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Itinerary

Days 1-2

Description

Visit Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park, an ancient place of refuge • Dip your toes in the warm water at a black-sand beach • Adults explore the islands' South Coast on two wheels, where Hawaii's most verdant and dramatic scenery is on display • Kids head to a black sand beach for a scavenger hunt with the Kids Adventure Leader • Walk through a dense forest in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, taking in the beauty of Kilauea, one of the most active volcanoes on Earth • ​Experience a dramatic landscape sculpted by centuries of volcanic eruptions from Pele, the Hawaiian Goddess of Fire • ​Discover the lush tropical side of the island, where rugged cliffs, brilliantly colored flowers and fragrant guava trees abound • ​Watch for colorful birds such as the iiwi, with its bright red body and salmon-colored bill • Ride along some of the Big Island's most scenic roads • ​Check out a newly formed caldera with a local guide.

Accommodations
Kilauea Lodge

(2 nights)

Nights 1-2

Kilauea Lodge
Volcano Village
*Casual Hotel

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

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Days 3-6

Description

Hike along the flanks of the world's largest active volcano, the famed Mauna Loa • Kayak past rocky cliffs and secluded sea caves in the crystal-clear waters around Puako • Visit a coffee farm for a tour and tasting • Snorkel among colorful parrotfish, Moorish idols and Hawaiian lionfish • At our oceanfront retreat, swim, find your balance on a stand-up paddleboard or bliss out on the hotel's half-moon beach • Discover historic petroglyphs and King Kamehameha the Great on a coastal walk with a local guide • Learn the time-honored art of hula with your family from expert instructors during a private lesson • Adults ride along the sun-soaked Kohala Coast, tracing 30 miles of the Kona Ironman Triathlon's cycling course while kids hang ten during a day at the beach • A walk along the beautiful coastline is the perfect start to our final morning on the Big Island.

Accommodations

Nights 3-5

Fairmont Orchid
Kohala Coast
Premiere Hotel

A blissful resort on a half-moon beach offering abundant amenities and exceptional aloha hospitality. Travel + Leisure World's Best. (pool, spa)

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

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Straight Talk

We want to make sure you're on the trip that's right for you. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Traffic & Highway Riding

There are a limited number of paved roads traversing Hawaii's rugged landscape. While Backroads strives to find quiet roadways off the beaten track, many of this trip's routes include sections along highways with fast-moving traffic. You're always welcome to jump in the shuttle to avoid the busier roads.

Shuttle Distances

In order to bring you the best of the Big Island, we spend more time shuttling on this trip than on many other Backroads trips. We want to make the most of your time on this beautiful and diverse island, and our itinerary—complete with shuttles—has been specifically designed to do just that.

Peak Season
The holiday and spring break months are a great time to travel; however, with days off and the desire to escape for sunshine many others have the same idea. While we always aim to get off the beaten path, during certain times of the year crowds and delays are unavoidable.
Weather on the Big Island

Hawaii encompasses an astonishing array of climate zones. You should be prepared for a wide range of weather conditions during our stay near Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, including heavy rain and strong winds. The Kohala Coast also experiences powerful winds, which may make cycling coastal roads difficult or require us to alter our planned activities.

From $4,049 - $4,899 /person

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Hotels

World-Class Hotels

Our hand-selected Premiere hotels offer exceptional hospitality and experiences as special as the regions we explore.

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Nights 1-2

Kilauea Lodge
Volcano Village

*Casual Hotel

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

Nights 3-5

Fairmont Orchid
Kohala Coast

Premiere Hotel

A blissful resort on a half-moon beach offering abundant amenities and exceptional aloha hospitality. Travel + Leisure World's Best. (pool, spa)

From $4,049 - $4,899 /person

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Bikes

Choose Your Perfect Bike

Our bikes are designed and built with specific cyclists and riding styles in mind, so we can always offer you a perfect ride. Please note that bike requests are subject to availability and prioritized based on the date they're submitted.

Touring Bike with drop handles
Touring Bike with Drop Handlebars

Included in your trip price

Backroads Touring Bike
Backroads Touring Bike

Included in your trip price

  • Suited for a wide range of cyclists
  • Comfortable ergonomic seat
  • Long wheel base adds to the bike's control and stability
  • Upright handlebars only
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike

Included in your trip price

  • One of the lightest e-bikes available
  • Provides plenty of power and more than enough battery
  • Lower top tubes for easier mounting and dismounting
  • Upright handlebars only

Min. age to ride e-bike: 16+

Child's Bike
Kids' Bikes

Included in your trip price

  • Backroads is the only travel company to manufacture it's own line of kid's bikes.
  • Features smaller wheels -- the perfect choice for kids.
  • On our Family Trips, you'll find 20"" and 24"" bikes.
Burley Kazoo Trailer Bike
Backroads Trailer Bike

Included in your trip price

  • For children up to 85 pounds
  • Attaches to an adult bike with your child providing some of the pedal power for a real team effort!
  • Ideal for kids who aren't yet ready for bike touring.
  • Cannot be pulled by an e-bike.

From $4,049 - $4,899 /person

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