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There is some great cycling and wonderful scenery in and around Kona. Home of the world-famous Ironman Triathlon, Kona bike trails offers leisurely, fairly flat pleasure cycling as well as grueling, thigh-busting adventures. Though Kona bike lanes are not abundant, locals are used to seeing cyclists and are generally quite polite about sharing the road. There are numerous Kona bike rental outfits and a handful of bike tour operators who are passionate about the sport. One of the best in-town rides is the length of Ali‘i Drive, which is level and starts in downtown Kona, runs south past White Sands Beach, and on down to Keauhou Bay. One note for those who wish to get around Kona solely by bicycle: all of the grocery stores require steep uphill climbs, so you may want to lock up your bike and take a trolley to go shopping for goods.
Kona Bike Rentals
Renting a bike anywhere in Kona is affordable and easy. Most Kona bike rental companies can fill you in on the best trails and destinations and answer any questions you have about what to expect when cycling locally. Cycle Station in the Hale Ku‘iu Plaza has everything you need for cycling and a great selection of bikes to choose from. Kona Beach and Sports on Ali‘i Drive is conveniently located and rents cruising bikes; their subsidiary, Bike Works, can outfit you with any type of bike and has a full line of rental gear. They are located in the Kona industrial area. If you are a serious cyclist, it is highly recommended that you bring your own pedals and shoes.
Kona Bike Tours
Orchid Isle Bicycling offers four excellent Kona bike trail tour packages, from daily Kona town cruises to a seven-day adventure that follows part of the Ironman Triathlon route. Bike Works Kona offers free community mountain bike and road bike tours every weekend. For avid cyclists looking for serious long distance/uphill cycling, the best is Velissimo Cycling Destinations. These guys are serious cyclists, and have a seven-day, six-night Kona Coast Tour that is an unforgettable way to bike Kona.
Biking in Kona is a popular activity, so we strongly advise reserving your bike or booking a cycling tour well in advance. Contact our reservation specialists at Kona Coast Vacations today to book your very own Kona vacation rentals and enjoy an amazing Kona cycling experience!