Biking on Kauai

Flat roads and a lack of big hills make the Ke Ala Hele Makalae trail a leisurely bike ride along parts of Kauai’s east shore. The shared-use path stretching along the eastern coast of Kauai was completed in 2009. Ke Ala Hele Makalae 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 Kapaa and Ahihi Point in Kealia, as well as bike through 2.5 miles through Lydgate Park. When fully complete, Ke Ala Hele Makalae will create an uninterrupted bridge between Anahola in the north to Nawiliwili 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.