Our clients can see ‘Old Hawaii’ from the best vantage point: two wheels. There’s an intimacy and sensitivity to this type of travel that make it a great way to enjoy one of the most beautiful and unspoiled parts of a uniquely American paradise.
(PRWEB) March 12, 2012
LifeCycle Adventures (http://www.lifecycleadventures.com), a premier bicycle tour company known for its customized, self-guided tours in California and Oregon, is now offering tours in Hawaii. Tours start and end at Kona Airport on the Big Island and are booking now for departure dates from September, 2012.
“We’re thrilled to offer a way to experience Hawaii that’s more than just the run-of-the-mill hotel, beach and pool package,” said Tony Blakey, LifeCycle Adventures founder. “Our clients can see ‘Old Hawaii’ from the best vantage point: two wheels. There’s an intimacy and sensitivity to this type of travel that make it a great way to enjoy one of the most beautiful and unspoiled parts of a uniquely American paradise.”
LifeCycle Adventures launched in 2006 to provide tailored, self-guided bike tours throughout Napa and Sonoma Counties, primarily for couples and small groups. By 2010 the company expanded to offer tours in Oregon’s Willamette Valley & Columbia River Gorge. Unlike most bicycle-vacation companies, which require guests to join a group, LifeCycle Adventures’ on-the-ground staff works with travelers to create custom itineraries, arrange lodging, move luggage and provide bikes – and to find those “hidden gems” that only locals know about. They also provide private transfers from regional airports to maximize the time guests have for riding.
High-touch service and attention to detail are the hallmarks of LifeCycle Adventures tours, traits that have been recognized in the industry; National Geographic Adventure Magazine has named the company as one of their “Best Outfitters on Earth.”
Pricing varies depending on accommodation choices and length of stay, but commonly ranges from $1,000-3000 per person. Guests can book a tour by calling 1.888.NOW.BIKE in the U.S. (0800-587-8663 in the U.K.) or visiting Lifecycle Adventures on the Web at http://www.lifecycleadventures.com. As tours fill up quickly, especially in peak season, it is recommended that guests book their tours at least three months in advance.
BIG ISLAND, HAWAII TOURS
Big Island, Hawaii is a tropical paradise but there’s so much more to this island than white sand beaches and palm trees. These Hawaii bike tours focus on the north and west of the island, home to the best weather and the best cycling. Guests get to experience four very distinct areas in terms of landscape, climate, history and culture. Sample rides include:
•Waikoloa to Hawi (pronounced Ha-vee) – On this ride, lava fields give way to grasslands, and then the landscape becomes lush before arriving in Hawi. Hawi is tropical, relaxed Hawaii at its best – and home to a vibrant artist community. En route you visit a National Historic Site as well as world-renowned beaches.
•Hawi to Waimea (Kamuela) – Great for those who like climbing hills on two wheels. In just a few miles, you transition from the lush, tropical world of Hawi to the open cattle ranches of Waimea highlands – with its rolling hills and quiet lanes. In the distance you’ll see Mauna Kea – at 13,796 feet it’s the highest point in the state.
•In and around Waimea -- Cruise down to Honokaa on the east coast and on to the stunning Waipio Valley Lookout. The return ride is on the Old Mamalahoa highway – a great opportunity to ride along quiet lanes under hanging vines and tropical flowers.
•Waimea to Captain Cook -- you cruise downhill to the coast while enjoying stunning views out to the ocean. From here, you head south along the oceanfront past many small beaches to the town of Captain Cook. Captain Cook is in the heart of Kona coffee country and has some of the best snorkeling on the island. Ideal for those wanting to end the trip with a sip & splash!
CALIFORNIA & OREGON TOURS
LifeCycle Adventures continues to offer its signature California Wine Country cycling tours. Here guests explore the classic wine regions of Napa & Sonoma. The gateway city for these California bike tours is San Francisco.
Oregon’s Willamette Valley is a patchwork of vineyards as well as scenic hop farms, orchards and the wheat fields of the French Prairie. Bike tours of the Columbia River Gorge, also in Oregon, include the stunning, snow-capped peaks of Mount Hood and Mount Adams, bucolic fruit orchards and the magnificent waterfalls of the Gorge. The gateway city for these Oregon bike tours is Portland.
ABOUT LIFECYCLE ADVENTURES
LifeCycle Adventures is an owner-operated bicycle tour company based in San Francisco that offers cyclists some of the most personalized and well-supported tours in the industry. The company is meeting a growing demand by travelers for tailor-made vacations; combining local knowledge previously only found on group tours with the flexibility of individual travel. Visit LifeCycle Adventures on the Web at http://www.lifecycleadventures.com, email info(at)lifecycleadventures(dot)com or call 888-NOW-BIKE/888-669-2453 (from outside the U.S. call +1 415 366 3806).