Are you looking for an active and adventurous tour that offers sweeping views provided by Mother Nature? Then this is the excursion for you! Meet your friendly, professional, local nature guide who will transport you to the base of a tropical rain forest in the Ko'olau Mountains where your exploration will begin.
Your exciting bike route includes a 10-mile paved loop with 5-miles of uphill riding and a 5-mile descent over paved, jungle road. Your electric-assist bicycle provides an 11-speed drivetrain, 250-watt motor and a 500-watt battery providing a serious boost of climbing power while preserving the feel of riding a mountain bike. This E-Bike tour above Honolulu makes uphill riding a lot of fun and easy with a thrilling descent for a course with a ton of fun.
Be outfitted with a Kona electric-assist mountain bike and Bell helmet and be provided safety instructions and then it's time for the fun to begin (rain gear is also provided if necessary). Start by ascending the 5-mile paved jungle road high above Honolulu. As you ride you will soon have several scenic viewpoints along the route before coasting down to Pu'u Ualaka'a. Views include Ko'olau and Wai'anae Mountains, Le'ahi Crater (Diamond Head), Waikiki, Honolulu, Reef Runway, Makakilo and Red Hill. Total elevation gain is just over 1,600 feet above Honolulu, and you will make stops at all the best viewpoints so you can take pictures to preserve the memories of this lush rainforest riding experience.
Surrounded by changing forest, you will ride thru eucalyptus forest, swamp mahogany, bamboo, banyan, all while listening to the sounds of various birds singing in the trees. Enjoy the magnificent, sweeping views from Manoa Valley to Ewa Beach and hear narrative from your guide before finishing the ride. Once you reach the grassy park at the bottom of the hill, you'll then return to Waikiki by van.
This tour is eco-friendly and earth conscious and therefore does not use single-use plastics on tour. In order to protect our precious environment and begin to cutdown the use of plastics we encourage all guests to bring their own water bottle, reusable container. This is a true nature biking experience in the rainforest of Oahu and one not to be missed, sign up today and reserve your bike before they are all gone.
Please Note: Riders must be a minimum age of 14 years old and a minimum of 5'0" tall to ride the bike and able to demonstrate ability. Maximum weight allowed is 250lbs.
Shore Excursions Group was created with one goal in mind: to provide exceptional travel experiences to cruise passengers in the ports they visit around the world. To accomplish this, we have compiled an exceptional array of tours delivered by local experts with decades of experience serving travelers and delivering excellent tours. Our owners and management team are comprised of seasoned travel industry executives who leverage their considerable experience to deliver memories of a lifetime.
We are experts in providing exceptional shore excursions. We understand that in today's fast paced world, vacations have become an increasingly important way to relax, reconnect with family and friends, and experience new and interesting places. With this in mind, we provide the highest quality tours by performing extensive research, and detailed reviews. While other companies also offer excursions, we strongly believe our expertise and approach set us apart. The large cruise lines sell shore excursions - typically in very large groups visiting high traffic sites. We focus on smaller groups visiting more interesting and authentic locations using more personalized local operators. While the cruise lines are experts in delivering cruises, we are experts in delivering shore excursions.
We believe quality service is not only highly valued by customers, but ultimately leads to better experiences and higher satisfaction. Unlike the cruise lines and other tour companies that rely almost entirely on websites, we encourage customers to call us. We want to invest our time answering your questions, providing input, and selecting the excursions that best meet your needs.
Our goal is to provide customers a wide array of exciting, appealing, and enriching tours. For those customers who prefer to travel in smaller groups with more personalized service, we offer a wide variety of small group tours around the world. These tours generally range in size from 2-12 people compared to larger tours which can number up to 50 people. While exploring the destinations and ports on this website, feel free to search for these "Small Group Tours". For those customers interested in private tours, we offer many outstanding excursions that allow you to travel with your party alone and, in many cases, to fully customize your tour. Search for "Private Tours" if you are interested in this experience. Our "Scenic" tours provide up close and personal access to some of the most spectacular natural environments on Earth from majestic glaciers in Alaska to spectacular reefs in the Caribbean. Our "Cultural" tours allow customers to experience local customs, entertainment and culinary delights ranging from tribal dances in Alaska to an outstanding local meal in Santorini, Greece. Our "Active" tours offer a multitude of exciting and adventurous ways to experience our destinations. Our customers can kayak the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, hike to a spectacular waterfall in Hawaii, or bicycle through quaint villages in France. Our "City" tours allow travelers to see the highlights of great cities around the world with unique insights provided by our expert tour guides.
In our experience, exceptional travel experiences are almost always delivered by exceptional people. With that in mind, we utilize a comprehensive approach to select and employ the leading tour guides and tour providers around the globe. We hold our people to very high standards which we measure by our comprehensive Quality Control process and, most importantly, by our customer feedback, which we will actively seek from each of our customers.
Shore Excursions Group is owned by seasoned travel executives possessing extensive experience across many sectors within the travel industry.
Bradford J. Miller
Mr. Miller is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer for Abercrombie & Kent, the World's leading luxury travel company. In that role, Mr. Miller was responsible for contributing to Abercrombie & Kent's international growth through the development and acquisition of tour products and travel experiences around the world with a specific focus on cruising and land based experiences. Prior to joining Abercrombie & Kent, Mr. Miller held a variety of executive positions with Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises for more than a decade. These positions included Vice President of Guest Sales & Service, Vice President of Brand Development, and Vice President of Onboard Revenue (which included shore excursions). Mr. Miller also led Celebrity Expeditions, a collection of outstanding and unique tours around the World.
Mr. Bonner has over a decade of experience working in the cruise industry in a variety of roles for both Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and Viking River Cruises. Most recently, Mr. Bonner was the Chief Operating Officer for The Scholar Ship, a Royal Caribbean program aimed at providing college students onboard educational programs in conjunction with enriching shore excursions around the world. Mr. Bonner also helped co-manage Viking River Cruises U.S. Operations, and he ran the corporate, strategic, and deployment planning functions at Royal Caribbean. While at Royal Caribbean, Mr. Bonner was responsible for forming Royal Celebrity Tours, Royal Caribbean's land-based tour operation in Alaska, which takes cruise passengers on multiple day tours through the interior of Alaska either before or after their cruises. Prior to working at Royal Caribbean, Mr. Bonner was a consultant for Booz Allen & Hamilton.