We were scheduled for Monday but due to weather, Outfitters Kauai called and rescheduled us for today (Friday)! WHAT an experience!!! Issac and Falcon were phenomenal guides! We did the 6am trip (getting up at 4am to make the hour drive to meet). It was gorgeous, entertaining, very enjoyable and we even saw double rainbows!! Safety was a priority and they were very conscientious about making everyone feel comfortable! Thanks from your TN visitors...and Go Broncos!!! Thank you both for a great experience!!!
This was an amazing excursion. Keith and Zach were our guides and they made sure we were safe and comfortable the entire time. They also provided some history and even a little botany.
The bikes are beach cruisers and they keep several spares available in case there are any issues on the ride down. They give you a little practice run before you get on the road in order to test your bike riding ability as well as let you feel what the bikes are like.
You don't have to be terribly physically fit because mostly you are gripping your brakes as you fly down 12 miles of paved road. Although there was traffic coming up the hill while we rode down, no one ever passed us going down the hill which might have been because we had the early morning excursion. We liked in the early morning excursion because the weather was perfect without being hot.
The guys provided coffee and great blueberry muffins for the drive up which took about 45 minutes . If you get car sick, I'd suggest sitting closer to the front of the van because we were in the back row and its definitely a twisty road. I generally don't get motion sick, but even I was a little nauseous on occasion.
It is a great trip and I'd suggest it to anyone looking for some time away from the beach and the opportunity to see some wonderful landscape.
The guys were also very good about pointing out local gems for food and sightseeing. They even swung by the coffee plantation by mutual agreement of all of us on the tour. They really want you to have a good time and it shows. Zach and Keith are very laid back and easy to interact with. They are super knowledgeable And have great anecdotes to tell on the drive up. Above all, your safety is key and they keep the tour size relatively small, which makes for a better, more specialized experience.
You won't regret taking this tour.
The guides where great once we got out of bus and on the bikes. During bus ride to top of trail/road, they talked a lot but I sat in back of bus and could not hear what they said. Bikes very. Comfortable. They correct, only part of body that got any exercise were the hands using the breaks. Whole trip down hill. Was fun ride. They would stop and give a lot of good island info. Very few scenic sights off the road so found that a little disappointing. Overall was happy with it, but I really enjoy being on a bicycle.
What a fun experience! The bicycle trip was very well organized, the guides well-versed and expert in their fields.
The bike trip is a great family event...mostly downhill, making the need only to brake the bike to slow it down and some flat riding.
The day starts with a trial for each of us on the bikes, then we travel 40 minutes to the top of the canyon, stopping to take in some views and photos along the way. Once we get to the top, the bikes are unloaded and you begin your descent down, stopping regularly along the way. You travel close to 12 miles in a bit over an hour or so. Fun for all!!!