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Flat roads and a lack of big hills make the Ke Ala Hele Makālae trail a leisurely bike ride along parts of Kauaʻi’s east shore. The shared-use path stretching along the eastern coast of Kauaʻi was completed in 2009. Ke Ala Hele Makālae is Hawaiian for “The Path that Goes by the Coast.” Visitors can now walk, bike or run 4.1 miles between the Lihi Boat Ramp in central Kapaʻa and Ahihi Point in Keālia, as well as bike through 2.5 miles through Lydgate Park. Ke Ala Hele Makālae creates an uninterrupted bridge between Anahola in the north to Nāwiliwili in the south, perfect for biking. On the West Side, you can also take a downhill bike tour 3,600 feet down to sea level along Waimea Canyon. Half-day tours are available.
Remember to always wear a helmet, gloves, appropriate bike shoes, and sunglasses. Travel safely and wear sunscreen. Take a map, water, snacks, sunscreen, bike repair kit and any other accessories that will ensure a friendly, uneventful, but wonderfully scenic ride.