Looking to climb a mountain?! Take a guided tour of Mount Tantalus. Located on the hills behind Honolulu, this is a great residential climb that offers rewarding views of Diamond Head, Honolulu, Waikiki, and west towards Pearl Harbor ... More info ›
Looking to climb a mountain?! Take a guided tour of Mount Tantalus. Located on the hills behind Honolulu, this is a great residential climb that offers rewarding views of Diamond Head, Honolulu, Waikiki, and west towards Pearl Harbor. Climb 1500' (450m) over a number of switchbacks on tree canopied roads. We'll stop at several look outs and enjoy the climb.
The tour starts at our convenient location on the corner of Kaiulani and Kalakaua. We'll make sure everyone is on the right sized bicycle and give you a safety introduction. From there we'll head out through Waikiki and Honolulu to the bottom of Tantalus. We ride past Obama's childhood home and high school, as well as other historical landmarks. We'll climb up Round Top Drive and stop for views of Pearl Harbor and the Waianae mountain range. On the way down we'll stop by the Puʻu ʻUalakaʻa State Wayside and learn some history about the area, as well as take in the unique views of Diamond Head below. We'll finish the decent and make our way back to Waikiki. This is a challenging, yet rewarding climb. The road can be slippery and bumpy at points, plus rain is possible at the top. This is not recommended for beginners or children. We have different pedals (Look, Shimano, Speedplay) if you bring your cycling shoes or we can install flats or toe-cages. You have two bikes to choose from, our sport road bike or our pro road bike. Sport is an aluminum disc brake road bike, while pro is a carbon rim brake bicycle. Both are great options for climbing Mt. Tantalus. Let's go climb a mountain!