Ride to Historic Honolulu!
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- Rack & Bag
- Detailed Map
- Friendly Local Advice
- Phone & GoPro Mounts
- Grocery Panniers
- Insulated trunk bag
Follow dedicated bikes lanes to downtown’s historic Honolulu where buildings stand from the days when Hawaii was ruled by a monarchy. Cultural history, architecture, museums, Hawaii’s State Capitol and the shops of Chinatown fill your day. Return via scenic waterfront parks on off-street bike paths.
Distance: 11 miles round trip
Difficulty: Moderate; for people comfortable riding on busy urban streets with good bike lanes.
Terrain: Good urban bike lanes, completely flat.
Time: 2 hours to all day, depending on what museums parks or building visited.
Best Bike: Our Basic or Basic with low step-through. Try an e-bike if you decide to include Manoa Falls.
What to see and do along the way:
Hawaiian Monarchy Government Center, ‘Iolani Palace and Barracks, King Kamehameha statue, Ali’iolani Hale/Hawaiian Supreme Court Building (TV’s Hawaii 5-O HQ); Hawaii State Art Museum, Honolulu Museum of Art, Blaisdell Concert Hall, Kawaiaha’o Church, Chinatown and the Kaka’ako Arts District. Ride on the city’s first cycle track (protected ‘green lane’); visit waterfront parks with beaches, swimming and snorkeling on the return.
This ride has an option to visit the ‘Punchbowl’ National Cemetery to honor our war dead and view the tile mural of the WWII Pacific War Theater. Out of respect, bicycles must be locked at the front gate or walked throughout the site. The Punchbowl option adds 7 miles for a total of 18 miles round trip.
An additional option is to ride to Manoa Falls for a rainforest hike to the waterfall. The Manoa Falls option is an extra 8 miles, making this a 19-mile round trip