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Hawaii's Big Island Family Breakaway Multisport Adventure Tour

 
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From the Kilauea Crater to the Kohala Coast

  • Amid sheer emerald-green cliffs and dramatic waterfalls, enjoy an eyeful at the Waipio Valley Lookout
  • Hike with a local expert through the Kilauea Iki Crater and learn about this incredible geological formation
  • Bike from the black lunar landscape of Volcanos National Park Kilauea to the stunning Kau Coast
  • Big on great coffee? Maybe some beach time? There's plenty on this trip!
  • Go snorkeling and sea kayaking 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 from rain forest to a black-sand beach, 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.

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Itinerary

Day 1 Bike along sensational rolling hills on the slopes of Mauna Kea, where beautiful valleys and lush tropical gardens greet you around every turn  Visit the charming artists' community of Volcano Village.

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 before descending 4,000 feet to the stunning Kau Coast  Wander down one of the Big Island's wonders: the black-sand beach at Punaluu  Stroll in sunny Kona, famous for coffee, manta rays and historic Hawaiian landmarks.

Day 4 Get to know Kailua-Kona on foot or on the water  Kayak past rocky cliffs and secluded sea caves in crystal clear Keauhou Bay  Want a closer look? Plunge in for a snorkeling adventure among colorful parrot fish, Moorish idol and Hawaiian lionfish  There's nothing like the flavor and aroma of authentic Kona coffee—enjoy a taste at a small independent farm.

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, paddle an outrigger canoe or bilss our on white sand  Visit a temple rising majestically above the Pacific, a testament to Kamehameha the Great, Hawaii's most renowned king.

Amazing first Backroads trip - we should have done it sooner! Great service and experience from the first phone call through the entire trip.
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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

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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

While Backroads strives to include routes that are quiet and off the beaten track, the Big Island's rugged topography limits the number of smooth paved roads. Our shuttle is always available to help you bypass more heavily trafficked or rough sections.

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

Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park is famous for its 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

This Casual & Premiere Inn Trip includes one night at the Sheraton Kona, a large resort outside of Kona that is both bigger and busier than the typical Backroads hotel. We've chosen this property because of its impressive ocean views and convenient location for starting our kayaking journey in Keauhou Bay.
$3,498 - $3,798
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(+$1,100 for sgl. occ.)

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Kilauea Lodge

Kilauea Lodge

Volcano Village (2 nights)

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

Sheraton Kona Resort and Spa at Keauhow Bay

Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa - Keauhou Bay

Kailua-Kona (1 night)

This renovated full-service resort overlooks an ancient lava flow on the Kona coast. (pool, spa)

Fairmont Orchid

Fairmont Orchid

* Premiere Inn
Kohala Coast (2 nights)

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

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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.

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Amazing first Backroads trip - we should have done it sooner! Great service and experience from the first phone call through the entire trip.

 
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How do you make traveling with your teens easy, carefree and memorable? Take a trip with Backroads. They take care of all the details, making sure that you concentrate on seeing the island, taking in culture and cuisine and having a great time. And, Backroads is such an easy sell for my son & daughter. They know we'll stay in fantastic place, meet other great families and just have some plain old fun!

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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.

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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.

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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 Biking 12* 200 23* 600
2 Biking 10 500 37 2400
Biking 20* 700
Walking/Hiking 5 900
3 Biking 13* 1200 30* 200 37 1600
Other Optional Stand-Up Paddleboarding in Kona Bay
4 Other Kayaking and Snorkeling in Keauhou Bay (3 Hours)
Other Coffee Tour (1 Hour)
5 Biking 16* 1100 35* 1600 44* 2300
Other Optional Tennis, Golf or Snorkeling
6 Other Cultural Walk (1 Hour)
 

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* Includes shuttle.

Learn more about how we determine our route ratings 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

You Want to Be Close to the Volcano

To position you perfectly for exploring the southern part of the Big Island, we avoid the bustling Hilo area and instead stay right in Volcano National Park, giving you easy access to the crater and its nearby trails and attractions. After more than 30 years in Hawaii, backed by our team of superb Trip Leaders and a network of local experts, we offer the most thoroughly researched, carefully designed and seamlessly executed trips on the Big Island – or any of the islands.

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 multisport 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 20-somethings. Our Family Breakaway 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 multisport 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.

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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.

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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

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