Ride to Hanauma Bay!
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Follow bikes lanes from Waikiki all the way to Hanauma Bay and the Koko Head hike. Pass Diamond Head, through Kahala, along the parks and beaches on the Kalaniana’ole bike lane to Hanauma Bay for an underwater marine park experience with beaches and snorkeling in a protected bay. Hanauma Bay is open 6:00 am to 6:00 pm every day except Tuesday.
Distance: 25 miles, or half that if you return on the #22 bus
Difficulty: Moderate endurance ride, mostly flat with a steep 1-mile climb at the end entering Hanauma Bay.
Terrain: Dedicated bike lanes; quiet streets on the first half and a very busy urban street on the second half.
Time: 3 hours to all day. 90 minutes riding to get there, yet you can spend the much of they day.
Best Bike: We recommend the sport or basic road bike. Try an e-bike if you decide to add Koko Head or Makapu’u Point.
What to see and do along the way:
Diamond Head Lighthouse, Kuilei Cliffs, a dozen waterfront parks, ocean views, Hawaii Kai residential area, hiking the Koko Head trail for panoramic views, Hanauma Bay Marine Park Visitor Center and education program, and world-famous snorkeling. After a full day, take the hourly #22 bus back to Waikiki ($2.50, bikes ride on the rack for free).
This ride has an option to continue to Makapu’u Point–the eastern most point on O’ahu. Please be an experienced cyclist for this optional section as there is a steep descent past Hanauma Bay with no bike lane or shoulder. Along this option you’ll pass the Halona Blowhole and Lookout, Sandy Beach and the Makapu’u Lighthouse. Only bikes and pedestrians are allowed the last 1.5 miles to the edge of the island. Makapu’u option adds 12 miles for a total of 37 miles round trip.