A ride with something for everyone: secret beaches, historic Diamond Head Crater hike, great shopping and delicious food.
Distance: This is an easy, 8-mile round trip; add an extra 6 miles to ride to the Kahala Hotel.
Difficulty: Easy, perfect for people who ride once a year while on vacation.
Terrain: Dedicated bike lanes, mostly flat, 200' gain over 8 miles. (GPS route below)
Time: Allow 3-4 hours, including the hike. Make it a day and enjoy lunch along the way.
What to See: Honolulu Zoo, Waikiki Aquarium, Dillingham Fountain, Kapiolani Park, 5 waterfront parks, 10 beaches with swimming and snorkeling, Diamond Head Lighthouse, Kuilei Cliffs, Fort Ruger Bike Path, Diamond Head Tunnel & Visitor Center. Hike to the crater rim for panoramic views! Return via Monsaratt and Kapahulu Neighborhoods with cafes, coffee shops and famous Leonard's Malasadas.
Local tip: visit tiny, quiet beaches along Kahala, visit the dolphins and other sealife at the Kahala Hotel; visit Kapiolani Community College Saturday Farmer's Market.