This was an epic ride with breathtakingly beautiful scenery and a rainstorm of biblical proportions.
We did this bike ride in February 2020, less than two years after Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupted and lava covered 35 square-kms of land in the Puna area. It turned out to be our favourite ride on the The Big Island!
Our first day in Hawaii was a crash course in taking the Hele-On Bus! We also saw our first black-and-white sand beach, found some petroglyphs, and discovered how unrelentingly steep Hilo’s streets are en route to our AirBnB.
Everyone says you need to rent a car to tour Hawaii, but not us! Despite The Big Island’s extremely limited transit system, we’re going to do a combination of cycling and taking the bus.