Bike Tour of Mount Tantalus
Bike to summit of Mount Tantalus
This guided bike tour takes you to the Mount Tantalus Lookout; the highest point on O’ahu. Towering up over the hills behind Honolulu, Mount Tantalus rewards those willing to make it to the top with some of the most fabulous views on the island. With this guided bicycle tour, you’ll climb around 1500 feet to the summit of the hill, making your way through switchbacks and canopy-lined roads.
What you’ll see along the way:
President Obama’s high school (Punahou School), Spalding House museum and restaurant, Punchbowl Cemetery, Tantalus lookout with incredible panoramic views. Look for the hidden swing!
$ 99 per person sport road or electric-assist bike
$129 per person pro road bike
What to Expect:
The tour starts at our convenient location on the corner of Kaiulani and Kalakaua. We’ll make sure everyone is on the right sized bicycle and give you a safety introduction. From there we’ll head out through Waikiki and Honolulu to the bottom of Tantalus. We ride past Obama’s childhood home and high school, as well as other historical landmarks. We’ll climb up Round Top Drive and stop for views of Pearl Harbor and the Waianae mountain range. On the way down we’ll stop by the Puʻu ʻUalakaʻa State Wayside and learn some history about the area, as well as take in the unique views of Diamond Head below. We’ll finish the decent and make our way back to Waikiki. This is a challenging, yet rewarding climb. The road can be slippery and bumpy at points, plus rain is possible at the top. This is not recommended for beginners or children. We have different pedals (Look, Shimano, Speedplay) if you bring your cycling shoes or we can install flats or toe-cages. You have two bikes to choose from, our sport road bike or our pro road bike. Sport is an aluminum disc brake road bike, while pro is a carbon rim brake bicycle. Both are great options for climbing Mt. Tantalus. Let’s go climb a mountain!
Experience the view from the top of Mount Tantalus!
A photo memory of your visit
Spectacular views along the ride
Distance: 21 miles round trip
Difficulty: Hard, with a strenuous 5-mile, 1500′ climb. For experienced cyclists.
Terrain: Mostly bike lanes on the way to the base of the climb; no bike lanes on the climb or descent. Twisty roads with switchbacks.
Tour Starts: 8:00 am, daily
Time: 2 hours, with option to extend
Best Bike: Our Performance Road bike is the best choice for this ride.
Experience this ride on an electric-assist bike!
- Guided bike tour
- Use of bicycle and helmet
- Friendly, helpful, local guide
- Water and snacks
- Amazing scenery
- Some of the best views on the island
- Lifelong memories
How about a side-trip to the visit Punchbowl National Cemetery of the Pacific. Honor our fallen heroes and view the tile mural of the WWII Pacific War Theater. Ask us about a customized tour.