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Hawaii Lava Bikes

Kalapana, HI, USA
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About Hawaii Lava Bikes
Aloha and welcome to Hawaii Lava Bikes! We specialize in ELECTRIC BIKE RENTALS and GUIDED ELECTRIC BIKE TOURS on the east side of the Big Island of Hawaii. Located in sunny Kalapana, Hawaii Lava Bikes offers e-bike rentals for riding out to view the active lava flow as it pours into the ocean. We also have several guided e-bike tours available for you to choose from. Mahalo Nui Loa!
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julespins wrote a review Apr 2018
Mokena, Illinois7 contributions5 helpful votes
Two things I really wish I knew about this bike and hike tour. First, the beginning of the bike and hike is about one hour 15 minutes from the entrance of Volcano National Park. I should have figured that out sooner! I thought we would have more time to explore the national park than we ended up having. Second, we buzzed out of the park to get to our tour on time, to find out that it really wasn't feasible to go for the hike. After over an hour of driving, we pulled up their rental tent to find out that if we wanted to see the lava it would take about 10 hours round trip and we would be hiking until about midnight. The lava was that far away from where we were starting. The young man at the rental tent was very kind and up front that he would be willing to take us, but that it would take 10 hours well into the dark. I was glad he was up front about it, but extremely frustrated that a call was not made to us before we drove there. We did receive a confirmation email the day before, so I thought we would be all set. While we were really looking forward to this experience, my recommendation would be to call the day before to see where the lava is located and if the hike is do-able.
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Date of experience: April 2018
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mmmm_8 wrote a review Mar 2018
Canada27 contributions21 helpful votes
This e-bike rental is located before the other vendors. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable. The other vendors have a bus and actually try to get tourists off the main road, advertising "free parking" and shuttle you to their rentals. Our family of 4 loved the e-bikes and appreciated having them after the long walk over the lava fields. The bikes are new and reliable, well worth renting! Cheers:)
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Date of experience: March 2018
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Craig H wrote a review Feb 2018
Hamilton, Canada1 contribution1 helpful vote
Our group (8 people, ranging between 18-65 years old) rented the bikes and it made getting to and from the lava field hike much more enjoyable. For groups of 8 or more they also offer slightly discounted group rate. The electric bikes are tons of fun. After hiking for ~2 hours on the rough lava rock you will be very relieved to have the pedal assist for the way back to your car. They also provide a bottle of water, a backpack, and a head light with the rental, which are very helpful, especially if you go to see the lava for sunset (start at 4 pm), since that hike back to the main road would be awful in the dark without a light. Sunset is also the best time to go because the orange glow from the molten lava is far more visible in the dark. I recommend wearing good hiking shoes and some gloves, since a couple of our group slipped on the lava rock and cut up their hands a little breaking their fall. Overall this experience was one of the best during our vacation on the big island. The staff were also very friendly and helpful.
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Date of experience: February 2018
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VEE1225 wrote a review Feb 2018
Raleigh, North Carolina1,288 contributions373 helpful votes
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Hawaii Lava Bikes was a lifesaver on our trip to the lava flow. We had NO idea what we were getting into when we drove in and parked right at sunset. We thought we'd have a quick walk, see the lava and then go home. We had no idea it was a 4 mile walk/bike past the car park to get to the lava. We walked past all the bike rentals and thank goodness stopped to look at the map of where we were before we continued on. I was 31 weeks pregnant and did not think I could ride a bike, so these electric bikes were such a treat. I was really scared and thought I'd fall and break my face/hurt the baby, but the ride was great. The crew that grabbed our bikes and headlamps were so nice! They showed us the ins and outs of the bikes and gave us confidence to do this. And off we went in the dark for our adventure. Thank you so much Hawaii Lava Bikes! Because of the electric bikes, I was able to see that amazing flowing lava that a 7.5 month pregnant lady wouldn't have been able to see otherwise!
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Date of experience: October 2017
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Susan E wrote a review Feb 2018
Seattle, Washington37 contributions32 helpful votes
I highly recommend Hawaii lava bikes. Shawn was our guide and he made sure we were all safe and had a great experience. This hike has uneven footing, hot lava under your feet and running down the mountain, the terrain is unmarked. The price is well worth your life. The electric bikes were so cool and an experience in themselves. Thanks Shawn for making sure we had a great time! Take the sunset tour and wear hiking shoes and light weight long pants. Have fun!
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Date of experience: February 2018
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