RIDE THROUGH THE CITY & MOUNTAINS FOR FABULOUS VIEWS.
Tantalus is an awesome half day ride through the mountains of Oahu. Not very popular, because the roads are too narrow for tour buses, but perfect for an experienced rider. A lot of cutbacks through the rain forrest with unobstructed panoramic views of Diamond Head, Pearl Harbor and the Punchbowl Cemetery. There are plenty of hiking trails along the way also. Check out this awesome writeup about Tantalus from Dig this Jive!
THIS RIDE: TANTALUS
Estimated Tour Time:
4 hour Ride
Make a right on Paoakalani Ave. From the shop, you make a right on Paoakalani Ave. Make a left at the Ala Wai Blvd and follow the Canal. At the first bridge make a right on McCully St. Ride through traffic until you make a left on Wilder Ave. Make a right on Makiki St. Stay to the right when the road splits and begin ascending the mountain. From that point it is exactly three miles until you reach PU’U UALAKA’A STATE PARK. There you will find the most awesome panoramic views of Honolulu. Continue climbing the mountain through the ROUND TOP FOREST RESERVE or come back into town the same way you came.Turn left and cross over McCully Bridge and left on Kalakaua Ave. Make another left onto Kapahulu Ave and left at Lemon Road to return to the shop.