Bikers: Saddle Up, Ride ’Em Out
Just because you’re on the seat of a Harley doesn’t mean you’re ready to go everywhere. Even the most seasoned bikers need to plan their Big Island trips carefully.
Think of the island as circular in shape with a few zigzagging connector roads. There are two key highways (11 and 19), while Saddle Road (Highway 200) provides the shortest route from Kailua-Kona to Hilo.
Hawai‘i Island offers great day trips. You’ll find the roadways well marked and signage easy to follow.
Kilauea Volcano is a must-see and a unique drive. You can see snow on Mauna Kea and experience 90-degree temperatures on the Chain of Craters road all on the same day!
Parker Ranch is a great step back in time and a nice cruise up the coast. Ali‘i Drive in Kailua-Kona is the best place to cruise at night.