Unique insights from the longest operating cycling tour business on the Big Island of Hawaii
If you enjoy cycling, vacationing in paradise, amazing sunrise and sunsets, and creating lasting memories… this might be the most important web page you could ever read.
We are Velissimo, the longest operating local cycling tour business on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Our unique insight into the history, geography, culture, flora, and fauna of our Hawaiian island has enabled us to create Hawaiian cycling tours that stand alone from what any other cycling tour company can offer.
3 reasons your Velissimo Tour will be unforgettable
Reason one: Velissimo is based in Kailua-Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii (home of the IRONMAN World Championships and the most active volcano in the world – Kilauea). We are locally owned and operated by a staff of cycling enthusiasts and athletes, and we love cycling Hawaii! Our passion is felt by everyone who takes one of our tours.
Reason two: We’ve been offering daily bike tours, multiple day vacation tours, and custom tours for all abilities, for the last 13 years. No matter what you’re looking for, we have an experience to meet and beat your expectations on every level.
Reason three: We offer the “Worry-Free” Hawaii cycling experience. Our high standards, well-designed routes, and all-inclusive service will ensure your Hawaii bike tour is a safe and unforgettable adventure of a lifetime.
What you receive…
- Fully Planned Routes (accommodations and dining when applicable)
Spend your time enjoying the island and your cycling adventure, rather than worrying about where you’re going.
- Knowledgeable Staff
Don’t forget, we live and ride here year round. We know the roads and the history of the area. Ask us questions about your surroundings and terrain specifics, and get answers.
- Experienced Tour Guides
Operated by avid cyclists, who ride the island daily.
- Full Support Vehicle Following You
In case anything unexpected arises, you’ll have the peace of mind knowing that our support vehicle will be there to take care of your needs.
- Pick-up and Drop-off
Your transportation is covered. We’ll come and pick you up you at your hotel in the morning and take you back when you’re finished riding.
- Equipment and Accommodations
Quality equipment, personalized service, deluxe accommodations (when applicable), and every detail along the way are handled by us. You ride, eat, relax, and enjoy Hawaii!
Why is Hawaii such an excellent place for cycling?
Cycling Hawaii is where it’s at! The Big Island is one of the most ecologically diverse places in the world. With 4 out of the 5 major climate zones, 8 out of 13 of the sub-climate zones, 350 sunny days a year, and over 500 miles of smooth paved roads, it’s a year-round cycling paradise. Our cycling tours can venture through lush tropical rain forests, along lava-covered landscapes, over dramatic mountain passes, or inside an active volcano park. Let us know what you want to see, and we’ll either fit a tour for you or design one.
DO NOT book a cycling tour in Hawaii online, unless the online travel company meets the following 6 criteria
There’s a lot of confusion surrounding what you actually get when you book a cycling tour online with so much competition and “fine print” in this industry. We’d like to give you 6 criteria you absolutely want to be aware of when or before you book a cycling tour in Hawaii:
- Are they locally owned and operated?
We are. Hawaii’s logistics can be tricky. We’re local experts.
- Are they only providing you with cue sheets?
We don’t hand you a cue sheet or map and tell you where or when to meet us. On a Velissimo tour, our guides are always with you, guaranteeing the enhancement of your experience, comfort, safety, and support.
- Is their vehicle support close by?
We’ll be right behind you to set your mind at ease.
- Are you being shuttled around or riding?
We give you the chance to ride! We wont force you to shuttle if you don’t meet a deadline on some cue sheet. That’s what the competitors do. We want you to experience the island from the saddle of a bike, not the back seat of a van bouncing around to and from hotels.
- Attention to detail
Small groups, personal service, well-thought out tours. That’s how we operate!
- Personal tours?
At Velissimo, we don’t just collect your money, hand you a map and pick you up at the end of the day. Our staff is always there with you to guide and inform you, and above all, enhance your experience with a tour tailored to your needs and experience. Personalized service like this is included in your tour price. At Velissimo, there is no charge for excellent service.
Hope to see you soon in paradise!!
Founders and Cycling Passionates
We had a great time on the bicycle trip. Your husband and his buddy made it one of the highlights of our trip. We will recommend it to anyone who goes to Kona. Thanks again for a wonderful morning on the Big Island. ~Don Koppenhaver and family